Famous People Who Died In 1951

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.

This ranking is based on an algorithm that combines various factors, including the votes of our users and search trends on the internet.

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 1 Shoeless Joe Jackson

Shoeless Joe Jackson
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Baseball Player
Birthdate: July 16, 1887
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Pickens County, South Carolina, United States
Died: December 5

 2 William Randolph Hearst

William Randolph Hearst
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Newspaper Baron
Birthdate: April 29, 1863
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, United States
Died: August 14

 3 Henrietta Lacks

Henrietta Lacks
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Source of HeLa Cell Line
Birthdate: August 1, 1920
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Roanoke
Died: October 4
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)

 4 Ludwig Wittgenstein

Ludwig Wittgenstein
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Famous As: Philosopher
Birthdate: April 26, 1889
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: April 29

 5 Arnold Schoenberg

Arnold Schoenberg
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Composer
Birthdate: September 13, 1874
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Leopoldstadt, Vienna, Austria
Died: July 13

 6 Ferdinand Porsche

Ferdinand Porsche
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Listed In: Engineers
Famous As: Founder of Porsche Automobile Company
Birthdate: September 3, 1875
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: ratislavice nad Nisou, Liberec, Czechia
Died: January 30

 7 Liaquat Ali Khan

Liaquat Ali Khan
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: First Prime Minister of Pakistan
Birthdate: October 1, 1895
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Karnal
Died: October 17
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 8 Will Keith Kellogg

Will Keith Kellogg
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Listed In: Business People
Famous As: Founder of the Kellogg Company
Birthdate: April 7, 1860
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Battle Creek
Died: October 6

 9 Fanny Brice

Fanny Brice
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Famous As: Model, Singer, Actress
Birthdate: October 29, 1891
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York, United States
Died: May 29
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)

 10 Carl Gustaf Emil Mannerheim

Carl Gustaf Emil Mannerheim
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: 6th President of Finland (1944-46)
Birthdate: June 4, 1867
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Askainen, Finland
Died: January 27
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 11 Martha Beck

Martha Beck
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Listed In: Criminals
Famous As: Serial Killer
Birthdate: May 6, 1920
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Milton, Florida, United States
Died: March 8

 12 Robert Walker

Robert Walker
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: October 13, 1918
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
Died: August 28
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 13 Sinclair Lewis

Sinclair Lewis
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Nobel Prize Winner in Literature
Birthdate: February 7, 1885
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Sauk Centre
Died: January 10

 14 Abdullah I of Jordan

Abdullah I of Jordan
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Famous As: King
Birthdate: February 2, 1882
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Mecca, Saudi Arabia
Died: July 20

 15 Pauline Pfeiffer

Pauline Pfeiffer
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Famous As: Journalist & Second Wife of Ernest Hemingway
Birthdate: July 22, 1895
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Parkersburg, Iowa, U.S.
Died: October 1

 16 Charles G. Dawes

Charles G. Dawes
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Vice President of the United States
Birthdate: August 27, 1865
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Marietta, Ohio
Died: April 23

 17 Jesse E. James

Jesse E. James
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Famous As: Lawyer, Actor
Birthdate: August 31, 1875
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Nashville
Died: March 26

 18 Leonard M. Kravitz

Leonard M. Kravitz
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Posthumous recipient of the Medal of Honor
Birthdate: August 8, 1931
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: New York City, United States
Died: March 7

 19 Oscar Micheaux

Oscar Micheaux
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Author
Birthdate: January 2, 1884
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Metropolis, Illinois, United States
Died: March 25

 20 Andre Gide

Andre Gide
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Author
Birthdate: November 22, 1869
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: February 19

 21 Ivor Novello

Ivor Novello
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Famous As: Actor, Playwright, Composer, Writer, Screenwriter, Songwriter
Birthdate: January 15, 1893
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Cardiff
Died: March 6

 22 William, German Crown Prince

William, German Crown Prince
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Military commander
Birthdate: May 6, 1882
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Potsdam, Germany
Died: July 20

 23 Maria Montez

Maria Montez
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: June 6, 1912
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Barahona, Dominican Republic
Died: September 7

 24 Arnold Sommerfeld

Arnold Sommerfeld
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Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Physicist
Birthdate: December 5, 1868
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Königsberg
Died: April 26

 25 Sadegh Hedayat

Sadegh Hedayat
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: February 17, 1903
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Tehran, Iran
Died: April 9

 26 Vincent Mangano

Vincent Mangano
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Listed In: Criminals
Famous As: Criminal
Birthdate: March 28, 1888
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Villabate, Italy
Died: April 19

 27 J. C. Leyendecker

J. C. Leyendecker
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Famous As: Illustrator, Painter, Artist
Birthdate: March 23, 1874
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Montabaur
Died: July 26

 28 Nellie McClung

Nellie McClung
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Writer, Human rights activist, Politician
Birthdate: October 20, 1873
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Chatsworth, Ontario, Canada
Died: September 1

 29 Zaifeng, Prince Chun

Zaifeng, Prince Chun
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: February 12, 1883
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Beijing
Died: February 3

 30 Ernest Bevin

Ernest Bevin
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: British statesman
Birthdate: March 9, 1881
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Winsford, Somerset
Died: April 14

 31 Amy Carmichael

Amy Carmichael
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: December 16, 1867
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Millisle, County Down, Ireland
Died: January 18

 32 S. Mahinda

S. Mahinda
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Monk, Writer
Birthdate: 1901 AD
Birthplace: Gangtok, Sikkim, India
Died: March 16

 33 Algernon Henry Blackwood

Algernon Henry Blackwood
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Broadcaster
Birthdate: March 14, 1869
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Shooter's Hill, Kent, England
Died: December 10

 34 Robert Flaherty

Robert Flaherty
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Famous As: Filmmaker
Birthdate: February 16, 1884
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Iron Mountain, Michigan
Died: July 23

 35 Paul Blobel

Paul Blobel
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Military leader, Criminal
Birthdate: August 13, 1894
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Potsdam, Germany
Died: June 7

 36 Albert C. Barnes

Albert C. Barnes
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Listed In: Business People
Famous As: Chemist
Birthdate: January 2, 1872
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: July 24

 37 Mary White Ovington

Mary White Ovington
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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: April 11, 1865
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: July 15

 38 Riad al-Sulh

Riad al-Sulh
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Statesman
Birthdate: 1894 AD
Birthplace: Sidon, Lebanon
Died: July 17

 39 Agrippina Vaganova

Agrippina Vaganova
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Listed In: Dancers
Famous As: Ballet Teacher
Birthdate: June 26, 1879
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia
Died: November 5

 40 Harald Bohr

Harald Bohr
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Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Mathematician
Birthdate: April 22, 1887
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
Died: January 22

 41 Jean Lee

Jean Lee
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Listed In: Criminals
Famous As: Murderer
Birthdate: December 10, 1919
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Dubbo, Australia
Died: February 19

 42 Louis Jouvet

Louis Jouvet
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: December 24, 1887
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Crozon, France
Died: August 16

 43 Jens Jensen

Jens Jensen
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Listed In: Architects
Famous As: Landscape Architect
Birthdate: September 13, 1860
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Dybbl, Denmark
Died: October 1

 44 Harold Ross

Harold Ross
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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: November 6, 1892
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Aspen, Colorado, United States
Died: December 6

 45 Dorothy Dix

Dorothy Dix
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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: November 18, 1861
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Montgomery County, Tennessee, United States
Died: December 16

 46 Grand Duchess Maria Kirillovna of Russia

Grand Duchess Maria Kirillovna of Russia
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Famous As: Queen
Birthdate: February 2, 1907
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Coburg, Duchy of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, German Empire
Died: October 25

 47 Hermann Broch

Hermann Broch
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: 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)
Birthdate: November 1, 1886
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: May 30

 48 Mohammad-Taqi Bahar

Mohammad-Taqi Bahar
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: December 10, 1886
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Mashhad, Iran
Died: April 22

 49 Mady Christians

Mady Christians
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: January 19, 1892
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria-Hungary
Died: October 28

 50 Louis Adamic

Louis Adamic
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Author
Birthdate: March 23, 1898
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Praproče pri Grosupljem, Slovenia
Died: September 4