Famous People Who Died In 1953

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Discover the most famous people died who died in the year 1953. This list includes people like Joseph Stalin, Mary of Teck, Lavrentiy Beria, Hank Williams, Jim Thorpe and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include political leaders, artists, poets and physicists who died in 1953. This list includes people from United States, United Kingdom, Germany & France and many more countries.
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 1 
Joseph Stalin
(Soviet Political Leader & Dictator Who Led the Soviet Union from 1922 Until His Death in 1953)
Joseph Stalin
128
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 18, 1878
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Gori, Georgia
Died: March 5
 2 
Hank Williams
(One of the Most Significant and Influential Singers and Songwriters of the 20th Century)
Hank Williams
20
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: September 17, 1923
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Mount Olive, Alabama, United States
Died: January 1
 3 
Jim Thorpe
(Athlete)
Jim Thorpe
7
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 28, 1887
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Lincoln County, Oklahoma, United States
Died: March 28
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 4 
Guccio Gucci
(Italian Businessman)
Guccio Gucci
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Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: March 26, 1881
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Florence
Died: January 2
 5 
Ibn Saud
(King of Saudi Arabia from 1932 to 1953)
Ibn Saud
10
Birthdate: January 15, 1875
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Died: November 9
Height: 6'9" (206 cm)
 6 
Dylan Thomas
(Poet & Writer)
Dylan Thomas
6
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 27, 1914
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Swansea
Died: November 9
 7 
Sergei Prokofiev
(Composer and pianist)
Sergei Prokofiev
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: April 23, 1891
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Krasne, Ukraine
Died: March 5
 8 
Django Reinhardt
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: January 23, 1910
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Liberchies, Belgium
Died: May 16
 9 
Edwin Powell Hubble
(American Astronomer Who is Regarded as the Leading Observational Cosmologist of the 20th Century)
Edwin Powell Hubble
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: November 20, 1889
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Marshfield, Missouri, United States
Died: September 28
 10 
Eugene O'Neill
(American Playwright and Winner of the 1936 Nobel Prize in Literature)
Eugene O'Neill
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 16, 1888
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Died: November 27
 11 
Herman J. Mankiewicz
(American Screenwriter Best Known for His Academy Award Winning Film 'Citizen Kane')
Herman J. Mankiewicz
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Birthdate: November 7, 1897
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: March 5
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 12 
Syama Prasad Mookerjee
(Indian Politician)
Syama Prasad Mookerjee
2
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 6, 1901
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Calcutta, India
Died: June 23
 13 
Robert A. Taft
(Politician)
Robert A. Taft
2
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 8, 1889
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
Died: July 31
 14 
Robert Andrews Millikan
1
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: March 22, 1868
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Morrison
Died: December 19
 15 
Derek Bentley
(Epileptic British Man Convicted and Hanged for the Murder of a Policeman, at the Age of 19)
Derek Bentley
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Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: June 30, 1933
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Southwark, London, England
Died: January 28
 16 
Maude Adams
(Actress)
Maude Adams
1
Birthdate: November 11, 1872
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
Died: July 17
 17 
Carol II of Romania
(King of Romania from 1930 to 1940)
Carol II of Romania
1
Birthdate: October 15, 1893
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Peleș Castle, Sinaia, Romania
Died: April 4
 18 
James Finlayson
(actor, comedian, stage actor)
James Finlayson
0
Birthdate: August 27, 1887
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Falkirk
Died: October 9
 19 
Jonathan M. Wainwright
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 23, 1883
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Walla Walla, Washington, United States
Died: September 2
 20 
Maud Gonne
(English-born Irish Republican Revolutionary, Suffragette & Actress)
Maud Gonne
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 21, 1866
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Tongham, England
Died: April 27
 21 
Ivan Bunin
(The First Russian Writer to Receive the Nobel Prize for Literature)
Ivan Bunin
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 22, 1870
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Voronezh, Russia
Died: November 8
 22 
Jorge Negrete
(Actor, Singer, Film actor)
Jorge Negrete
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: November 30, 1911
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Guanajuato
Died: December 5
Hugh Grosvenor, 2nd Duke of Westminster
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: March 19, 1879
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Cheshire
Died: July 19
 24 
Abdullah Yusuf Ali
(Translator)
Abdullah Yusuf Ali
0
Birthdate: April 14, 1872
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Mumbai
Died: December 10
 25 
Bill Tilden
(Tennis Player)
Bill Tilden
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 10, 1893
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: June 5
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 26 
Julia de Burgos
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 17, 1914
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Carolina, Puerto Rico
Died: July 6
 27 
Florence Price
(Composer)
Florence Price
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: 1887 AD
Birthplace: Little Rock, Arkansas, United States
Died: 1953 AD
 28 
Étienne Balsan
(horsebreeder, jockey)
Étienne Balsan
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 11, 1880
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Paris
Died: 1953 AD
 29 
Alice Prin
(Model)
Alice Prin
0
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: October 2, 1901
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Chatillon-sur-Seine, France
Died: March 23
 30 
Iuliu Maniu
(32nd Prime Minister of Romania Who was Later Convicted of Treason and Given Life Imprisonment)
Iuliu Maniu
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 8, 1873
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Badacin, Romania
Died: February 5
 31 
Gerd von Rundstedt
(Military Officer)
Gerd von Rundstedt
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 12, 1875
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Aschersleben, Province of Saxony, Kingdom of Prussia, German Empire
Died: February 24
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 32 
Richard von Mises
(Mathematician, Physicist, Philosopher, Engineer, University teacher)
Richard von Mises
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: April 19, 1883
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Lviv
Died: July 14
 33 
Vera Mukhina
(Russian Painter and Sculptor)
Vera Mukhina
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Birthdate: July 1, 1889
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Riga, Latvia
Died: October 6
 34 
Tazio Nuvolari
(Former Italian Racing Driver)
Tazio Nuvolari
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 16, 1892
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Castel d’Ario, Italy
Died: August 11
James Jackson Jeffries
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 15, 1875
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Carroll, Ohio, United States
Died: March 3
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 36 
Kid Nichols
(Baseball manager)
Kid Nichols
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 14, 1869
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Madison, Wisconsin, United States
Died: April 11
Ernest Augustus, Duke of Brunswick
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 17, 1887
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Penzing, Vienna, Austria
Died: January 30
 38 
Helene Mayer
(Fencer)
Helene Mayer
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 20, 1910
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Offenbach am Main, Germany
Died: October 15
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 39 
Rudolph Schindler
(One of the Seminal Master Architects Who Defined Modern Architecture in Southern California)
Rudolph Schindler
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Listed In: Architects
Birthdate: September 10, 1887
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: August 22
Prince Oscar Bernadotte
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 15, 1859
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
Died: October 4
 41 
Julian Tuwim
(Polish Poet and Co-Founder of 'Skamander', An Experimental Poetry Group)
Julian Tuwim
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: September 13, 1894
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Łódź, Poland
Died: December 27
 42 
Hilaire Belloc
(Poet and Author Best Known for His Humorous Poem ‘Cautionary Tales for Children’)
Hilaire Belloc
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: July 27, 1870
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: La Celle-Saint-Cloud, France
Died: July 16
Princess Françoise of Orléans
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 25, 1902
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: February 25
 44 
John Marin
(painter, architect)
John Marin
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 23, 1870
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Rutherford
Died: October 2
 45 
Ruth Crawford Seeger
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: July 3, 1901
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: East Liverpool, Ohio, United States
Died: November 18
 46 
Yasuo Kuniyoshi
0
Birthdate: September 1, 1889
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Okayama, Japan
Died: May 14
 47 
George Creel
(Journalist)
George Creel
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 1, 1876
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Lafayette County, Missouri, United States
Died: October 2
 48 
George Herbert Walker
(Banker, Financier)
George Herbert Walker
0
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: June 11, 1875
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: St. Louis
Died: June 24
 49 
Vsevolod Pudovkin
(Russian and Soviet Actor, Film Director, and Screenwriter)
Vsevolod Pudovkin
0
Birthdate: February 28, 1893
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Penza, Russia
Died: June 30
 50 
Francis Picabia
(French Avant-Garde Painter and Poet Who was One of the Early Major Figures of the 'Dada Movement')
Francis Picabia
0
Birthdate: January 22, 1879
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: November 30