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
(American Professional Baseball Player Who Plays as an Outfielder)
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
14
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 29, 1863
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, United States
Died: August 14
 3 
Ludwig Wittgenstein
(One of the Greatest Philosophers of the 20th Century)
Ludwig Wittgenstein
17
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: April 26, 1889
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: April 29
 4 
Ferdinand Porsche
(Automotive Engineer and Founder of the ‘Porsche AG’)
Ferdinand Porsche
11
Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: September 3, 1875
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: ratislavice nad Nisou, Liberec, Czechia
Died: January 30
 5 
Arnold Schoenberg
(One of the Most Influential Composers of the 20th Century)
Arnold Schoenberg
7
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: September 13, 1874
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Leopoldstadt, Vienna, Austria
Died: July 13
 6 
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)
 7 
Will Keith Kellogg
(Founder of the Kellogg Company)
Will Keith Kellogg
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: April 7, 1860
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Battle Creek
Died: October 6
 8 
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
 9 
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)
 10 
Henrietta Lacks
(Source of HeLa Cell Line)
Henrietta Lacks
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 1, 1920
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Roanoke
Died: October 4
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)
 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 
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
 13 
Liaquat Ali Khan
(First Prime Minister of Pakistan)
Liaquat Ali Khan
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 1, 1895
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Karnal
Died: October 17
 14 
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
 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 
Oscar Micheaux
2
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 2, 1884
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Metropolis, Illinois, United States
Died: March 25
 17 
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
 18 
Maria Montez
(Actress)
Maria Montez
3
Birthdate: June 6, 1912
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Barahona, Dominican Republic
Died: September 7
 19 
Abdullah I of Jordan
(King of Jordan (1946 - 1951))
Abdullah I of Jordan
3
Birthdate: February 2, 1882
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Mecca, Saudi Arabia
Died: July 20
 20 
Sadegh Hedayat
(Iranian Writer Best Known for His Novel 'The Blind Owl')
Sadegh Hedayat
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 17, 1903
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Tehran, Iran
Died: April 9
 21 
Arnold Sommerfeld
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: December 5, 1868
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Königsberg
Died: April 26
 22 
Ernest Bevin
(British statesman)
Ernest Bevin
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 9, 1881
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Winsford, Somerset
Died: April 14
 23 
Ivor Novello
(Actor, Playwright, Composer, Writer, Screenwriter, Songwriter)
Ivor Novello
3
Birthdate: January 15, 1893
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Cardiff
Died: March 6
 24 
Jesse E. James
(Lawyer, Actor)
Jesse E. James
1
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: August 31, 1875
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Nashville
Died: March 26
 25 
J. C. Leyendecker
(Illustrator, Painter, Artist)
J. C. Leyendecker
1
Birthdate: March 23, 1874
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Montabaur
Died: July 26
 26 
Zaifeng, Prince Chun
0
Birthdate: February 12, 1883
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Beijing
Died: February 3
 27 
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
 28 
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
 29 
Albert C. Barnes
0
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: January 2, 1872
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: July 24
 30 
Louis Jouvet
1
Birthdate: December 24, 1887
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Crozon, France
Died: August 16
 31 
Robert Flaherty
(Filmmaker)
Robert Flaherty
0
Birthdate: February 16, 1884
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Iron Mountain, Michigan
Died: July 23
 32 
Amy Carmichael
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 16, 1867
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Millisle, County Down, Ireland
Died: January 18
 33 
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
 34 
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
 35 
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
 36 
William, German Crown Prince
(Military commander)
William, German Crown Prince
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 6, 1882
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Potsdam, Germany
Died: July 20
 37 
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
 38 
Mildred Bailey
0
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: February 27, 1907
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Tekoa, Washington, United States
Died: December 12
 39 
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
 40 
Jens Jensen
(Landscape Architect)
Jens Jensen
0
Listed In: Architects
Birthdate: September 13, 1860
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Dybbl, Denmark
Died: October 1
 41 
Sigmund Romberg
(Composer)
Sigmund Romberg
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: July 29, 1887
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Nagykanizsa
Died: November 9
 42 
Serge Voronoff
(Surgeon, Immunologist, Gynaecologist)
Serge Voronoff
1
Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: July 10, 1866
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Voronezh
Died: September 3
 43 
Mohammad-Taqi Bahar
(Iranian Poet, Politician, Journalist and Historian)
Mohammad-Taqi Bahar
0
Birthdate: December 10, 1886
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Mashhad, Iran
Died: April 22
 44 
Val Lewton
(Novelist, Film Producer)
Val Lewton
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: May 7, 1904
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Yalta, Ukraine
Died: March 14
 45 
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
 46 
Harold Ross
(Journalist)
Harold Ross
0
Birthdate: November 6, 1892
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Aspen, Colorado, United States
Died: December 6
Grand Duchess Maria Kirillovna of Russia
0
Birthdate: February 2, 1907
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Coburg, Duchy of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, German Empire
Died: October 25
 48 
Dorothy Dix
(Journalist)
Dorothy Dix
0
Birthdate: November 18, 1861
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Montgomery County, Tennessee, United States
Died: December 16
 49 
Otto Fritz Meyerhof
(German Physician and Biochemist Who Won the 1922 Nobel Prize in Medicine)
Otto Fritz Meyerhof
0
Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: April 12, 1884
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Hanover, Germany
Died: October 6
 50 
Amélie of Orléans
(Queen consort)
Amélie of Orléans
0
Birthdate: September 28, 1865
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Twickenham, London, England
Died: October 25