Famous People Who Died In 1949

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Discover the most famous people died who died in the year 1949. This list includes people like Sarojini Naidu, George Gurdjieff, Wallace Beery, Victor Fleming, Birbal Sahni and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include poets, artists, novelists and political leaders who died in 1949. This list includes people from United States, Germany, India & Russia and many more countries.
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 1 
Richard Georg Strauss
(Considered a Leading Composer of The Late Romantic & Early Modern Eras)
Richard Georg Strauss
6
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: June 11, 1864
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Munich, Germany
Died: September 8
 2 
Sarojini Naidu
(Indian Political Activist, Poet and 1st Governor of United Provinces)
Sarojini Naidu
72
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: February 13, 1879
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Hyderabad, India
Died: March 2
 3 
Margaret Mitchell
(Writer of 'Gone with the Wind')
Margaret  Mitchell
6
Birthdate: November 8, 1900
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Died: August 16
 4 
Lead Belly
(Folk and blues singer)
Lead Belly
3
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: January 23, 1888
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Mooringsport, Louisiana, United States
Died: December 6
 5 
Bill Robinson
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Birthdate: May 25, 1878
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Richmond, Virginia, United States
Died: November 25
 6 
Frank Morgan
3
Birthdate: June 1, 1890
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA
Died: September 18
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 7 
George Gurdjieff
(Russian Philosopher and Spiritual Teacher Known for His Work ‘All and Everything’)
George Gurdjieff
4
Birthdate: 1866 AD
Birthplace: Gyumri, Armenia
Died: October 29
 8 
Wallace Beery
1
Birthdate: April 1, 1885
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Clay County
Died: April 15
 9 
Victor Fleming
(Film Director)
Victor Fleming
3
Birthdate: February 23, 1889
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: La Cañada Flintridge, California, United States
Died: January 6
 10 
Edward Thorndike
(Psychologist)
Edward Thorndike
0
Birthdate: August 31, 1874
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Williamsburg, Massachusetts, United States
Died: August 9
 11 
Angela Hitler
(Half-Sister of Adolf Hitler)
Angela Hitler
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 28, 1883
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Braunau am Inn, Austria
Died: October 30
 12 
Solomon Guggenheim
(Businessman)
Solomon Guggenheim
0
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: February 2, 1861
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: November 3
 13 
James Forrestal
(1st United States Secretary of Defense (1947 - 1949))
James Forrestal
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 15, 1892
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Beacon
Died: May 22
 14 
Charles Ponzi
(Con Artist)
Charles Ponzi
10
Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: March 3, 1882
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Lugo, Italy
Died: January 18
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)
 15 
Elton Mayo
(Australian Psychologist Known for His Industrial Research Including the 'Hawthorne Studies')
Elton Mayo
0
Birthdate: December 26, 1880
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Adelaide, Australia
Died: September 7
 16 
Robert Ripley
(American Cartoonist and Creator of the Newpaper Panel Series 'Ripley’s Believe It or Not!')
Robert Ripley
0
Birthdate: February 25, 1890
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Santa Rosa, California, United States
Died: May 27
 17 
Marcel Cerdan
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 22, 1916
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Sidi Bel Abbès, Algeria
Died: October 28
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 18 
James Ensor
(Belgian Expressionist Painter)
James Ensor
0
Birthdate: April 13, 1860
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Ostend, Belgium
Died: November 19
 19 
Amadeo Giannini
(Founder of 'Bank of America')
Amadeo Giannini
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: May 6, 1870
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: San Jose, California, United States
Died: June 3
 20 
Aurora Quezon
(Former First Lady of the Philippines)
Aurora Quezon
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 19, 1888
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Baler
Died: April 28
 21 
Kim Jong-suk
(Revolutionary)
Kim Jong-suk
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 24, 1917
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Hoeryŏng, North Korea
Died: September 22
 22 
Douglas Hyde
(Former President of Ireland)
Douglas Hyde
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 17, 1860
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Castlerea
Died: July 12
 23 
Sigrid Undset
(Norwegian-Danish Novelist and Winner of 1928 Nobel Prize in Literature)
Sigrid Undset
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: May 20, 1882
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Kalundborg, Denmark
Died: June 10
 24 
Sam Wood
(Director)
Sam Wood
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Birthdate: July 10, 1883
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: September 22
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 25 
Chairil Anwar
(Indonesian Poet Known for His Poems ‘Aku’, ‘Diponegoro’ and ‘Doa’)
Chairil Anwar
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: July 26, 1922
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Medan, Indonesia
Died: April 28
 26 
Ginette Neveu
(Violinist)
Ginette Neveu
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: August 11, 1919
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: October 28
 27 
Antoun Saadeh
(Lebanese Politician and Founder of the 'Syrian Social Nationalist Party (SSNP)')
Antoun Saadeh
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 1, 1904
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Dhour El Choueir, Lebanon
Died: July 8
 28 
Willard Bean
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 16, 1868
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Provo, Utah, United States
Died: September 25
 29 
Birbal Sahni
(Palaeobotanist)
Birbal Sahni
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: 1891 AD
Birthplace: Saharanpur district
Died: April 10
 30 
Prince Carlos of Bourbon-Two Sicilies
(Infante Carlos of Spain and Inspector General of the Spanish Army)
Prince Carlos of Bourbon-Two Sicilies
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 10, 1870
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Gries-San Quirino, Bolzano, Italy
Died: November 11
Joaquín Torres García
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 28, 1874
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Montevideo
Died: August 8
 32 
James Truslow Adams
(Historian of the modern age, Historian, Biographer)
James Truslow Adams
0
Birthdate: October 18, 1878
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: May 18
 33 
Bill Traylor
(Artist)
Bill Traylor
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Birthdate: April 1, 1854
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Benton, Alabama, United States
Died: October 23
 34 
Vasily Degtyaryov
(Former engineer who specialized in weapons design)
Vasily Degtyaryov
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 2, 1880
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Tula, Russia
Died: January 16
 35 
John George Haigh
(English Serial Killer Nicknamed 'The Acid Bath Murderer')
John George Haigh
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Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: July 24, 1909
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Stamford, Lincolnshire, England
Died: August 10
 36 
Kim Gu
(13th President of the Provisional Government of the Republic of Korea)
Kim Gu
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 29, 1876
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Haeju, North Korea
Died: June 26
 37 
Tom Longboat
(Onondaga Athlete Who Specialized in Distance Running)
Tom Longboat
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 4, 1887
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Six Nations of the Grand River First Nation
Died: January 9
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 38 
Al Shean
(Comedian)
Al Shean
0
Birthdate: May 12, 1868
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Kingdom of Prussia
Died: August 12
 39 
Ibrahim Datuk Tan Malaka
(Indonesia Communist Leader Who Became Sukarno's Rival in the Country's Independence Movement)
Ibrahim Datuk Tan Malaka
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: June 2, 1897
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Pandam Gadang, Indonesia
Died: February 21
 40 
John Neville Keynes
0
Birthdate: August 31, 1852
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Salisbury, United Kingdom
Died: November 15
 41 
August Krogh
(Zoophysiologist)
August Krogh
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: November 15, 1874
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Grenå
Died: September 13
Prince Harald of Denmark
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 8, 1876
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Charlottenlund Palace, Gentofte, Denmark
Died: March 30
 43 
Henri Giraud
(Politician, Officer, Military personnel)
Henri Giraud
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 18, 1879
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Paris
Died: March 13
 44 
Elin Pelin
(Bulgarian Poet and Author Known for His Depiction of the Bulgarian Village Life)
Elin Pelin
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: July 8, 1877
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Bailovo, Bulgaria
Died: December 3
 45 
Carmen Lyra
(Writer)
Carmen Lyra
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 15, 1888
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: San José, Costa Rica
Died: May 14
 46 
Wiley Blount Rutledge
(Justice of the Supreme Court)
Wiley Blount Rutledge
0
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: July 20, 1894
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Cloverport, Kentucky, United States
Died: September 10
 47 
Frank Murphy
(jurist-consultant, lawyer, politician, judge)
Frank Murphy
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: April 13, 1890
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: July 19
 48 
Edward Stettinius Jr.
(Secretary of State)
Edward Stettinius Jr.
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 22, 1900
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: October 31
 49 
Stephen Samuel Wise
(American Rabbi)
Stephen Samuel Wise
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: March 17, 1874
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary
Died: April 19
 50 
Ulrich Salchow
(Figure Skater)
Ulrich Salchow
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 7, 1877
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
Died: April 19