Famous People Who Died In 1951

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Discover the most famous people died who died in the year 1951. This list includes people like William Randolph Hearst, Henrietta Lacks, Philippe Pétain, Shoeless Joe Jackson, Ludwig Wittgenstein and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include political leaders, composers, novelists and playwrights who died in 1951. This list includes people from United States, Germany, Austria & France and many more countries.
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 1 
Shoeless Joe Jackson
(Baseball Player)
Shoeless Joe Jackson
6
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 16, 1887
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Pickens County, South Carolina, United States
Died: December 5
 2 
William Randolph Hearst
(Newspaper Baron)
William Randolph Hearst
13
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 29, 1863
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, United States
Died: August 14
 3 
Henrietta Lacks
(Source of HeLa Cell Line)
Henrietta Lacks
8
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 1, 1920
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Roanoke
Died: October 4
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)
 4 
Ludwig Wittgenstein
(One of the Greatest Philosophers of the 20th Century)
Ludwig Wittgenstein
16
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: April 26, 1889
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: April 29
 5 
Arnold Schoenberg
(One of the Most Influential Composers of the 20th Century)
Arnold Schoenberg
6
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: September 13, 1874
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Leopoldstadt, Vienna, Austria
Died: July 13
 6 
Ferdinand Porsche
(Automotive Engineer and Founder of the ‘Porsche AG’)
Ferdinand Porsche
10
Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: September 3, 1875
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: ratislavice nad Nisou, Liberec, Czechia
Died: January 30
 7 
Liaquat Ali Khan
(First Prime Minister of Pakistan)
Liaquat Ali Khan
27
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 1, 1895
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Karnal
Died: October 17
 8 
Fanny Brice
(Model, Singer, Actress)
Fanny Brice
2
Birthdate: October 29, 1891
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York, United States
Died: May 29
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 9 
Will Keith Kellogg
(Founder of the Kellogg Company)
Will Keith Kellogg
4
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: April 7, 1860
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Battle Creek
Died: October 6
 10 
Sinclair Lewis
(Nobel Prize Winner in Literature)
Sinclair Lewis
7
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 7, 1885
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Sauk Centre
Died: January 10
 11 
Robert Walker
1
Birthdate: October 13, 1918
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
Died: August 28
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 12 
Martha Beck
(Serial Killer)
Martha Beck
11
Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: May 6, 1920
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Milton, Florida, United States
Died: March 8
 13 
Carl Gustaf Emil Mannerheim
(6th President of Finland (1944 - 1946))
Carl Gustaf Emil Mannerheim
9
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: June 4, 1867
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Askainen, Finland
Died: January 27
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 14 
Pauline Pfeiffer
(Journalist & Second Wife of Ernest Hemingway)
Pauline Pfeiffer
0
Birthdate: July 22, 1895
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Parkersburg, Iowa, U.S.
Died: October 1
 15 
Charles G. Dawes
(Vice President of the United States)
Charles G. Dawes
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 27, 1865
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Marietta, Ohio
Died: April 23
 16 
Leonard M. Kravitz
(Posthumous recipient of the Medal of Honor)
Leonard M. Kravitz
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 8, 1931
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: New York City, United States
Died: March 7
 17 
Abdullah I of Jordan
(King of Jordan (1946 - 1951))
Abdullah I of Jordan
1
Birthdate: February 2, 1882
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Mecca, Saudi Arabia
Died: July 20
 18 
Oscar Micheaux
2
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 2, 1884
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Metropolis, Illinois, United States
Died: March 25
 19 
Jesse E. James
(Lawyer, Actor)
Jesse E. James
0
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: August 31, 1875
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Nashville
Died: March 26
 20 
Maria Montez
(Actress)
Maria Montez
3
Birthdate: June 6, 1912
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Barahona, Dominican Republic
Died: September 7
 21 
Andre Gide
(French Author and Winner of the 1947 Nobel Prize in Literature)
Andre Gide
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 22, 1869
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: February 19
 22 
Arnold Sommerfeld
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: December 5, 1868
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Königsberg
Died: April 26
 23 
Sadegh Hedayat
6
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 17, 1903
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Tehran, Iran
Died: April 9
 24 
Ernest Bevin
(British statesman)
Ernest Bevin
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 9, 1881
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Winsford, Somerset
Died: April 14
 25 
Ivor Novello
(Actor, Playwright, Composer, Writer, Screenwriter, Songwriter)
Ivor Novello
3
Birthdate: January 15, 1893
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Cardiff
Died: March 6
 26 
J. C. Leyendecker
(Illustrator, Painter, Artist)
J. C. Leyendecker
1
Birthdate: March 23, 1874
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Montabaur
Died: July 26
 27 
Albert C. Barnes
0
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: January 2, 1872
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: July 24
 28 
Nellie McClung
(Writer, Human rights activist, Politician)
Nellie McClung
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 20, 1873
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Chatsworth, Ontario, Canada
Died: September 1
 29 
Zaifeng, Prince Chun
0
Birthdate: February 12, 1883
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Beijing
Died: February 3
 30 
Choudhry Rahmat Ali
2
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 16, 1897
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Garhshankar, Punjab, India
Died: February 3
 31 
Amy Carmichael
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 16, 1867
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Millisle, County Down, Ireland
Died: January 18
 32 
S. Mahinda
(Monk, Writer)
S. Mahinda
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1901 AD
Birthplace: Gangtok, Sikkim, India
Died: March 16
 33 
Robert Flaherty
(Filmmaker)
Robert Flaherty
0
Birthdate: February 16, 1884
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Iron Mountain, Michigan
Died: July 23
 34 
Louis Jouvet
1
Birthdate: December 24, 1887
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Crozon, France
Died: August 16
 35 
William, German Crown Prince
(Military commander)
William, German Crown Prince
3
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 6, 1882
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Potsdam, Germany
Died: July 20
 36 
Jean Lee
(Murderer)
Jean Lee
0
Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: December 10, 1919
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Dubbo, Australia
Died: February 19
 37 
Agrippina Vaganova
(Russian Ballet Teacher Known for Developing the 'Vaganova Method' )
Agrippina Vaganova
0
Listed In: Dancers
Birthdate: June 26, 1879
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia
Died: November 5
 38 
Harald Bohr
(Danish Mathematician and Footballer Known for Founding the Field of 'Almost Periodic Functions')
Harald Bohr
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: April 22, 1887
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
Died: January 22
 39 
Martina von Trapp
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 17, 1921
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Klosterneuburg, Austria
Died: February 25
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 40 
Hermann Broch
(Former writer, best known for two major works of modernist fiction: The Sleepwalkers (Die Schlafwandler, 1930–32) and The Death of Virgil (Der Tod des Vergil, 1945))
Hermann Broch
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 1, 1886
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: May 30
 41 
Serge Voronoff
(Surgeon, Immunologist, Gynaecologist)
Serge Voronoff
1
Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: July 10, 1866
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Voronezh
Died: September 3
 42 
Jens Jensen
(Landscape Architect)
Jens Jensen
0
Listed In: Architects
Birthdate: September 13, 1860
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Dybbl, Denmark
Died: October 1
 43 
Mary White Ovington
(American Journalist and Co-founder of the 'National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)')
Mary White Ovington
1
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: April 11, 1865
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: July 15
 44 
Simon Kimbangu
(Religious Leader)
Simon Kimbangu
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 12, 1887
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Nkamba, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Died: October 12
 45 
Riad al-Sulh
(Prime Minister of Lebanon (1946 - 1951))
Riad al-Sulh
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 1894 AD
Birthplace: Sidon, Lebanon
Died: July 17
Mohammad-Taqi Bahar
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: December 10, 1886
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Mashhad, Iran
Died: April 22
 47 
Harry Heilmann
(Baseball player)
Harry Heilmann
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 3, 1894
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, United States
Died: July 9
 48 
Louis Adamic
(Author)
Louis Adamic
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: March 23, 1898
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Praproče pri Grosupljem, Slovenia
Died: September 4
 49 
Otto Fritz Meyerhof
(Physician and Biochemist)
Otto Fritz Meyerhof
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: April 12, 1884
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Hanover, Germany
Died: October 6
 50 
Harold Ross
(Journalist)
Harold Ross
0
Birthdate: November 6, 1892
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Aspen, Colorado, United States
Died: December 6