Famous People Who Died In 1953

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.

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 
Joseph Stalin
(Revolutionary)

Joseph Stalin
82
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
13
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
15
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: March 26, 1881
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Florence
Died: January 2

 5 
Dylan Thomas
(Poet & Writer)

Dylan Thomas
6
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 27, 1914
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Swansea
Died: November 9

 6 
Ibn Saud
(King of Saudi Arabia (1932-53))

Ibn Saud
6
Birthdate: January 15, 1875
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Died: November 9
Height: 6'9" (206 cm)

 7 
Sergei Prokofiev
(Composer and pianist)

Sergei Prokofiev
30
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: April 23, 1891
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Krasne, Ukraine
Died: March 5
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 8 

Django Reinhardt
2
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: January 23, 1910
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Liberchies, Belgium
Died: May 16

 9 
Edwin Powell Hubble
(Astronomer & Mathematician)

Edwin Powell Hubble
4
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: November 20, 1889
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Marshfield, Missouri, USA
Died: September 28

 10 
Eugene O'Neill
(Playwright)

Eugene O'Neill
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 16, 1888
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Longacre Square, New York, United States
Died: November 27

 11 
Syama Prasad Mookerjee
(Indian Politician)

Syama Prasad Mookerjee
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 6, 1901
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Calcutta, India
Died: June 23

 12 
Herman J. Mankiewicz
(Screenwriter)

Herman J. Mankiewicz
3
Birthdate: November 7, 1897
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: March 5
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 13 
Derek Bentley
(Epileptic British Man Convicted and Hanged for the Murder of a Policeman, at the Age of 19)

Derek Bentley
2
Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: June 30, 1933
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Southwark, London, England
Died: January 28

 14 

Robert Andrews Millikan
1
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: March 22, 1868
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Morrison
Died: December 19

 15 
Carol II of Romania
(King of Romania (1930-40))

Carol II of Romania
1
Birthdate: October 15, 1893
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Peleș Castle, Sinaia, Romania
Died: April 4

 16 
Robert A. Taft
(Politician)

Robert A. Taft
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 8, 1889
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
Died: July 31

 17 
Maude Adams
(Actress)

Maude Adams
0
Birthdate: November 11, 1872
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
Died: July 17

 18 
Gerd von Rundstedt
(Military Officer)

Gerd von Rundstedt
9
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)

 19 
Maud Gonne
(English-born Irish Republican Revolutionary, Suffragette & Actress)

Maud Gonne
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 21, 1866
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Tongham, England
Died: April 27

 20 

Jonathan M. Wainwright
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 23, 1883
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Walla Walla, Washington, United States
Died: September 2

 21 
James Finlayson
(actor, comedian, stage actor)

James Finlayson
0
Birthdate: August 27, 1887
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Falkirk
Died: October 9

 22 
Abdullah Yusuf Ali
(Translator)

Abdullah Yusuf Ali
0
Birthdate: April 14, 1872
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Mumbai
Died: December 10

Hugh Grosvenor, 2nd Duke of Westminster
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: March 19, 1879
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Cheshire
Died: July 19

 24 
Jorge Negrete
(Actor, Singer, Film actor)

Jorge Negrete
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: November 30, 1911
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Guanajuato
Died: December 5

 25 
Ivan Bunin
(Writer)

Ivan Bunin
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 22, 1870
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Voronezh, Russia
Died: November 8

 26 
Iuliu Maniu
(Politician)

Iuliu Maniu
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 8, 1873
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Badacin, Romania
Died: February 5

 27 
Florence Price
(Composer)

Florence Price
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: 1887 AD
Birthplace: Little Rock, Arkansas, United States
Died: 1953 AD

 28 
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)

 29 
Tazio Nuvolari
(Racing Driver)

Tazio Nuvolari
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 16, 1892
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Castel d’Ario, Italy
Died: August 11

 30 
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

 31 

Francis Picabia
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 22, 1879
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: November 30

 32 
Mary Anderson
(inventor)

Mary Anderson
1
Birthdate: February 19, 1866
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Greene County
Died: June 27

 33 
Helene Mayer
(Fencer)

Helene Mayer
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 20, 1910
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Offenbach am Main, Germany
Died: October 15
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 34 
Toni Wolff
(Psychologist)

Toni Wolff
0
Birthdate: September 18, 1888
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Zürich
Died: March 21

 35 
Vera Mukhina
(Sculptor)

Vera Mukhina
0
Birthdate: July 1, 1889
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Riga, Latvia
Died: October 6

 36 
Hans Fritzsche
(Journalist, Politician)

Hans Fritzsche
2
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 21, 1900
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Bochum
Died: September 27

Prince Oscar Bernadotte
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 15, 1859
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
Died: October 4

 38 
Alice Prin
(Model)

Alice Prin
0
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: October 2, 1901
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Chatillon-sur-Seine, France
Died: March 23

 39 
Julian Tuwim
(Lyricist)

Julian Tuwim
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: September 13, 1894
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Łódź, Poland
Died: December 27

 40 
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

Princess Françoise of Orléans
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 25, 1902
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: February 25

 42 
Étienne Balsan
(horsebreeder, jockey)

Étienne Balsan
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 11, 1880
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Paris
Died: 1953 AD

 43 
John Marin
(painter, architect)

John Marin
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 23, 1870
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Rutherford
Died: October 2

 44 
Arnold Bax
(Composer)

Arnold Bax
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: November 8, 1883
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: London, England
Died: October 3

 45 
Richard von Mises
(Mathematician, Physicist, Philosopher, Engineer, University teacher)

Richard von Mises
2
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: April 19, 1883
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Lviv
Died: July 14

 46 

Ruth Crawford Seeger
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: July 3, 1901
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: East Liverpool, Ohio, United States
Died: November 18

 47 

Yasuo Kuniyoshi
0
Birthdate: September 1, 1889
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Okayama, Japan
Died: May 14

 48 
George Edalji
(solicitor)

George Edalji
0
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: September 1, 1889, 1876
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: West Midlands
Died: June 17

 49 
Emil August Fieldorf
(Military officer)

Emil August Fieldorf
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 20, 1895
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Kraków, Poland
Died: February 24

 50 
René Fonck
(Aviator)

René Fonck
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: March 27, 1894
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Saulcy-sur-Meurthe, France
Died: June 18