Famous People Who Died In 1954

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Discover the most famous people died who died in the year 1954. This list includes people like Frida Kahlo, Alan Turing, Henri Matisse, Robert Capa, Enrico Fermi and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include political leaders, artists, journalists and novelists who died in 1954. This list includes people from United States, France, Germany & Italy and many more countries.
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 1 
Frida Kahlo
(Mexican Painter Known for Her Brilliantly Coloured Self-Portraits)
Frida Kahlo
102
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 6, 1907
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Coyoacán, Mexico City, Mexico
Died: July 13
 2 
Alan Turing
(English Mathematician Who is Considered as the Father of Theoretical Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence)
Alan Turing
106
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: June 23, 1912
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Maida Vale, London, England
Died: June 7
 3 
Henri Matisse
(French Visual Artist Known for His Paintings: ‘Woman with a Hat’, 'The Dance', and 'Red Room’)
Henri Matisse
5
Birthdate: December 31, 1869
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Le Cateau-Cambrésis, France
Died: November 3
 4 
Enrico Fermi
(Italian Physicist, Nobel Laureate and Creator of the World's First Nuclear Reactor)
Enrico Fermi
6
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: September 29, 1901
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
Died: November 28
 5 
Lionel Barrymore
(Actor & Director Best Known for His Role as ‘Mr. Potter’ in the Film ‘It's a Wonderful Life’)
Lionel Barrymore
2
Birthdate: April 28, 1878
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Philadelphia
Died: November 15
 6 
Colette
(Best Known for Her Novel 'Gigi')
Colette
5
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 28, 1873
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Saint-Sauveur-en-Puisaye, France
Died: August 3
 7 
Maurice Tillet
(Wrestler)
Maurice Tillet
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 23, 1903
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Ural Mountains, Russia
Died: September 4
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 8 
Sydney Greenstreet
7
Birthdate: December 27, 1879
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Sandwich, Kent, England
Died: January 18
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 9 
Robert Capa
(Photographer, Photojournalist)
Robert Capa
5
Birthdate: October 22, 1913
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary
Died: May 25
 10 
Charles Ives
(Composer)
Charles Ives
2
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: October 20, 1874
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Danbury, Connecticut, United States
Died: May 19
 11 
Pop Warner
(American Football coach)
Pop Warner
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 5, 1871
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: New York, United States
Died: September 7
 12 
Pierre S. du Pont
(Entrepreneur)
Pierre S. du Pont
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 15, 1870
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Wilmington, Delaware, United States
Died: April 4
 13 
Agnes Macphail
(Member of Ontario Provincial Parliament (1943-45, 1948-51))
Agnes Macphail
2
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 24, 1890
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Dundalk, Canada
Died: February 13
 14 
Mary Church Terrell
(African-American Suffragist, Civil Rights Activist)
Mary Church Terrell
2
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: September 23, 1863
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Memphis, Tennessee, United States
Died: July 24
 15 
Claude Cahun
(French Photographer Known for Her Self-Portraits and Tableaux That Incorporated a Surrealist Style and Gender Fluidity)
Claude Cahun
2
Birthdate: October 25, 1894
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Nantes, France
Died: December 8
 16 
Edwin Howard Armstrong
(American Electrical Engineer and Inventor, Who Developed FM Radio and the Superheterodyne Receiver System)
Edwin Howard Armstrong
1
Birthdate: December 18, 1890
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Chelsea, New York, United States
Died: February 1
 17 
The French Angel
(Two-time American Wrestling Association World Heavyweight Champion who became one of the most popular wrestlers of the 1940's.)
The French Angel
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 23, 1903
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Ural Mountains, Russia
Died: September 4
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 18 
Gladys George
(Actress)
Gladys George
2
Birthdate: September 13, 1904
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Patten, Maine, U.S.
Died: December 8
 19 
Andre Derain
(French Artist, Painter, Sculptor and Co-founder of 'Fauvism')
Andre Derain
0
Birthdate: June 10, 1880
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Garches, France
Died: September 8
Princess Märtha of Sweden
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: March 28, 1901
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
Died: April 5
 21 
Grantland Rice
(Sports writer)
Grantland Rice
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 1, 1880
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Murfreesboro, Tennessee, United States
Died: July 13
 22 
Heinz Guderian
(German General During World War II and Inspector of Motorized Troops)
Heinz Guderian
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: June 17, 1888
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Chełmno, Poland
Died: May 14
 23 
Günther Quandt
(German industrialist who founded an industrial empire that today includes BMW and Altana (chemicals))
Günther Quandt
0
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: July 28, 1881
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Pritzwalk, Germany
Died: December 30
Charles Edward, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
1
Birthdate: July 19, 1884
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Claremont House, Surrey, England
Died: March 6
 25 
Alain LeRoy Locke
(teacher, philosopher)
Alain LeRoy Locke
0
Birthdate: September 13, 1886
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Died: June 9
 26 
Jess McMahon
(American Professional Wrestling and Boxing Promoter)
Jess McMahon
1
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: May 26, 1882
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York, United States
Died: November 22
 27 
Viktor Abakumov
(Russian Minister of State Security 1946 to 1951)
Viktor Abakumov
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 24, 1908
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Died: December 19
 28 
Robert H. Jackson
1
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: February 13, 1892
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Spring Creek Township, Warren County, Pennsylvania
Died: October 9
 29 
Dziga Vertov
(Soviet Documentary Filmmaker and Cinema Theorist)
Dziga Vertov
0
Birthdate: January 2, 1896
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Białystok
Died: February 12
 30 
Marguerite Steinheil
0
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: April 16, 1869
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Beaucourt, France
Died: July 17
 31 
Clyde Cessna
(Aviator)
Clyde Cessna
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 5, 1879
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Montgomery County, Iowa, United States
Died: November 20
 32 
Linda Lee Thomas
(Socialite)
Linda Lee Thomas
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 17, 1883
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: May 20
 33 
James Hilton
(Novelist best remembered for several best-sellers, including Lost Horizon and Goodbye, Mr. Chips)
James Hilton
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: September 9, 1900
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Leigh, Lancashire, England
Died: December 20
 34 
Rabbit Maranville
(Baseball manager)
Rabbit Maranville
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 11, 1891
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Springfield, Massachusetts, United States
Died: January 6
 35 
Oscar Charleston
(Former Baseball Player Center fielder)
Oscar Charleston
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 14, 1896
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
Died: October 5
 36 
Miles Franklin
(Australian Writer and Feminist Best Known for Her Novel 'My Brilliant Career')
Miles Franklin
0
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: October 14, 1879
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Talbingo, Australia
Died: September 19
Princess Margaret of Prussia
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 22, 1872
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: New Palace, Potsdam, Germany
Died: January 22
 38 
Wilhelm Furtwängler
2
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: January 25, 1886
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Schöneberg, Berlin, Germany
Died: November 30
Aristides de Sousa Mendes
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 19, 1885
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Viseu
Died: April 3
 40 
Ivan Ilyin
(Philosopher, Opinion journalist)
Ivan Ilyin
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 9, 1883
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Moscow, Russian Empire
Died: December 21
 41 
Seebohm Rowntree
(British Sociologist and Philanthropist Known for His Studies of Poverty and Welfare)
Seebohm Rowntree
0
Birthdate: July 7, 1871
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: York, England
Died: October 7
 42 
Kalki Krishnamurthy
(Former Writer who founded a magazine, which was also named Kalki)
Kalki Krishnamurthy
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: September 9, 1899
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Manalmedu, Tamil Nadu, India
Died: December 5
 43 
Pudge Heffelfinger
(Football player)
Pudge Heffelfinger
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 20, 1867
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Died: April 2
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 44 
Arthur Greenwood
(Politician)
Arthur Greenwood
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 8, 1880
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Hunslet, Leeds, England, United Kingdom
Died: June 9
 45 
Auguste Lumière
0
Birthdate: October 19, 1862
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Besançon, France
Died: April 10
 46 
Iseult Gonne
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 6, 1894
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: March 22
 47 
Franz Josef Popp
(Engineer, Manager, Entrepreneur)
Franz Josef Popp
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 14, 1886
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Vienna
Died: July 29
Prince Ernst of Hohenberg
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 27, 1904
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: The Konopiste Castle, Benešov, Czechia
Died: March 5
 49 
Jonas Žemaitis
(President of Lithuania (1949 – 1954))
Jonas Žemaitis
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 15, 1909
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Palanga
Died: November 26
 50 
Hannes Meyer
(Swiss architect)
Hannes Meyer
0
Listed In: Architects
Birthdate: November 18, 1889
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Basel
Died: July 19