Famous People Who Died In 1950

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Discover the most famous people died who died in the year 1950. This list includes people like George Orwell, George Bernard Shaw, Sri Aurobindo, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Walter Huston and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include political leaders, journalists, philosophers and novelists who died in 1950. This list includes people from United States, Germany, United Kingdom & India and many more countries.
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 1 
George Orwell
(Known for His Novels “Animal Farm” and “Nineteen Eighty-Four”)
George Orwell
52
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: June 25, 1903
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Motihari, Bihar, India
Died: January 21
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 2 
George Bernard Shaw
(Irish playwright Who Won the 1925 Nobel Prize in Literature)
George Bernard Shaw
20
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: July 26, 1856
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Portobello, Dublin, Ireland
Died: November 2
 3 
Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel
(First Deputy Prime Minister of India and First Home Minister of India)
Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel
19
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: October 31, 1875
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Nadiad, Gujarat, India
Died: December 15
 4 
Sri Aurobindo
(Philosopher, Spiritual Leader)
Sri Aurobindo
9
Birthdate: August 15, 1872
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Died: December 5
 5 
Al Jolson
(Singer and Comedian Known as 'The King of Blackface Performers')
Al Jolson
4
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 26, 1886
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Seredžius, Lithuania
Died: October 23
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 6 
Edgar Rice Burroughs
(Creator of Tarzan)
Edgar Rice Burroughs
5
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: September 1, 1875
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: March 19
 7 
Charles R. Drew
(Surgeon and Researcher Who Improved Techniques for Blood Storage)
Charles R. Drew
8
Birthdate: June 3, 1904
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States
Died: April 1
 8 
Ramana Maharshi
(Indian Hindu Sage and Jivanmukta)
Ramana Maharshi
9
Birthdate: December 30, 1879
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Tiruchuzhi, Virudhunagar, India
Died: April 14
Edna St. Vincent Millay
2
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 22, 1892
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Rockland, Maine, United States
Died: October 19
 10 
Carter Woodson
(Historian)
Carter Woodson
0
Birthdate: December 19, 1875
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: New Canton, Virginia, United States
Died: April 3
 11 
Henry H. Arnold
(Military Leader)
Henry H. Arnold
11
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: June 25, 1886
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Gladwyne, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: January 15
 12 
Vaslav Nijinsky
(Ballet Dancer, Choreographer and One of the Greatest Male Dancers of All Time)
Vaslav Nijinsky
3
Listed In: Dancers
Birthdate: March 12, 1889
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Kyiv, Ukraine
Died: April 8
 13 
Jan Smuts
(2nd Prime Minister of South Africa)
Jan Smuts
3
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 24, 1870
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Riebeeck West, South Africa
Died: September 11
 14 
Walter Huston
(One of the Modern Theater's Greatest Actors)
Walter Huston
7
Birthdate: April 5, 1883
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Toronto, Canada
Died: April 7
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 15 
Joseph Schumpeter
3
Birthdate: February 8, 1883
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Třešť, Czechia
Died: January 8
 16 
William Lyon Mackenzie King
(10th Prime Minister of Canada (1935 - 1948))
William Lyon Mackenzie King
2
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 17, 1874
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
Died: July 22
 17 
Nicholas Black Elk
(Traditional Healers)
Nicholas Black Elk
3
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 1, 1863
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Powder River, Wyoming, United States
Died: August 19
 18 
Kurt Weill
(German-American Composer Best Known for His Work ‘The Threepenny Opera’)
Kurt Weill
2
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: March 2, 1900
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Dessau, Germany
Died: April 3
 19 
Emil Jannings
(German Actor Who was the First Recipient of the Academy Award for Best Actor)
Emil Jannings
1
Birthdate: July 23, 1884
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Rorschach, Switzerland
Died: January 2
 20 
Grover Cleveland Alexander
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 26, 1887
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Elba, Nebraska, United States
Died: November 4
 21 
Léon Blum
(Former Prime Minister of France)
Léon Blum
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 9, 1872
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Paris
Died: March 30
Princess Victoria of Hesse and by Rhine
3
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 5, 1863
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Windsor Castle, Windsor, Berkshire, England
Died: September 24
 23 
Alan Hale
(Actor)
Alan Hale
3
Birthdate: February 10, 1892
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States
Died: January 22
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 24 
John Rabe
(Rescuer of Civilians During the Nanking Massacre)
John Rabe
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 23, 1882
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Hamburg, Germany
Died: January 5
 25 
Henry L. Stimson
(Politician)
Henry L. Stimson
0
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: September 21, 1867
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: New York City, New York (state) New York, U.S.
Died: October 20
 26 
Gopinath Bordoloi
(First Chief Minister of Assam, India)
Gopinath Bordoloi
14
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: June 6, 1890
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Raha, Assam
Died: August 5
Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah
2
Birthdate: 1885 AD
Birthplace: Kuwait City
Died: January 29
 28 
Cesare Pavese
(A Very Influential Italian Novelist, Poet and Short story writer)
Cesare Pavese
1
Birthdate: September 9, 1908
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Santo Stefano Belbo, Italy
Died: August 27
 29 
Sara Allgood
(Actress)
Sara Allgood
0
Birthdate: November 29, 1879
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
Died: September 13
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 30 
Max Beckmann
(German Expressionist Painter and Printmaker)
Max Beckmann
0
Birthdate: February 12, 1884
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Leipzig, Germany
Died: December 27
 31 
Eliel Saarinen
(A Leading Architect and Urban Planner Known for His 'Art Nouveau' Buildings)
Eliel Saarinen
1
Listed In: Architects
Birthdate: August 20, 1873
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Rantasalmi
Died: July 1
 32 
Rafael Sabatini
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 29, 1875
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Iesi, Italy
Died: February 13
 33 
Karl Renner
(Politician, Librarian, Diplomat, Lawyer)
Karl Renner
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 14, 1870
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Dolní Dunajovice
Died: December 31
 34 
Alfred Korzybski
(Scholar who developed the field of General Semantics)
Alfred Korzybski
0
Birthdate: July 3, 1879
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Warsaw
Died: March 1
 35 
Melitta Bentz
(Entrepreneur)
Melitta Bentz
0
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: January 31, 1873
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Dresden, Germany
Died: June 29
 36 
Werner Haase
(Physician, University teacher)
Werner Haase
0
Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: August 2, 1900
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Köthen
Died: November 30
 37 
Walton Walker
(Army General)
Walton Walker
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 3, 1889
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Belton, Texas, United States
Died: December 23
 38 
Charles Hamilton Houston
(American lawyer)
Charles Hamilton Houston
1
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: September 3, 1895
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States
Died: April 22
 39 
Fats Navarro
(Jazz trumpet player, who was a pioneer of the bebop style of jazz improvisation in the 1940s)
Fats Navarro
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: September 24, 1923
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Key West, Florida, United States
Died: July 6
 40 
Elsie de Wolfe
(Actor, Architect, Socialite)
Elsie de Wolfe
0
Listed In: Architects
Birthdate: December 20, 1865
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: New York City
Died: July 12
 41 
Ransom Eli Olds
(Automotive designer)
Ransom Eli Olds
2
Birthdate: June 3, 1864
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Geneva, Ohio, United States
Died: August 26
 42 
Liane de Pougy
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: July 2, 1869
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: La Flèche, France
Died: December 26
 43 
Constantin Carathéodory
(Greek Mathematician Who Made Important Contributions to the Theory of Real Functions and to the Calculus of Variations)
Constantin Carathéodory
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: September 13, 1873
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Died: February 2
 44 
Dinu Lipatti
(Pianist)
Dinu Lipatti
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: April 1, 1917
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Bucharest, Romania
Died: December 2
 45 
Karolina Olsson
(Swedish Woman)
Karolina Olsson
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 29, 1861
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Oknö, Sweden
Died: April 5
 46 
Karl Guthe Jansky
(American Physicist, Radio Engineer and One of the Founding Figures of 'Radio Astronomy')
Karl Guthe Jansky
1
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: October 22, 1905
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Norman, Oklahoma, United States
Died: February 14
Prince Hubertus of Prussia
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 30, 1909
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Marmorpalais, Potsdam, Germany
Died: April 8
 48 
Edwin Sutherland
(Sociologist)
Edwin Sutherland
0
Birthdate: August 13, 1883
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Gibbon, Nebraska, U.S
Died: October 11
 49 
Émile Jaques-Dalcroze
(Swiss Composer, Musician and Music Educator Who Developed 'Dalcroze Eurhythmics' Method of Learning Music)
Émile Jaques-Dalcroze
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: July 6, 1865
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: July 1
 50 
Belle da Costa Greene
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 13, 1883
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Alexandria, Virginia, United States
Died: May 10