Famous People Who Died In 1955

Discover the most famous people died who died in the year 1955. This list includes people like Albert Einstein, Emmett Till, James Dean, Alexander Fleming, Shemp Howard and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include philosophers, artists, mathematicians and composers who died in 1955. This list includes people from United States, France, United Kingdom & Germany and many more countries.

Albert EinsteinAlbert Einstein
German, American
Physicist
James DeanJames Dean
American
Actor

Emmett TillEmmett Till
American
African-American teenager

Alexander FlemingAlexander Fleming
British, Scottish
Biologist, Pharmacologist, Discovered Penicillin

Frank HamerFrank Hamer
American
Police Officer

Charlie ParkerCharlie Parker
American
Jazz saxophonist, composer
Dale Breckenridge CarnegieDale Carnegie
American
Self-Help Writer, Motivational Guru, Public

Shemp HowardShemp Howard
American
Actor, Comedian

Paul Thomas MannThomas Mann
Swiss, German
Novelist, Short Story Writer
Mary McLeod BethuneMary McLeod Bethune
American
Educator

Saadat Hasan MantoSaadat Hasan Manto
Pakistani
Writer
Matthew HensonMatthew Henson
American
First African-American to explore the North Pole

Jim CorbettJim Corbett
British
Hunter, Naturalist, Writer

Ira HayesIra Hayes
American
Military Leader

Cy YoungCy Young
American
 
Wallace StevensWallace Stevens
American
Poet

Cordell HullCordell Hull
American
Secretary of State, USA

Fernand LégerFernand Léger
French
Cubist Painter

Shanti Swaroop BhatnagarShanti Swaroop Bhatnagar
Indian
Father of research laboratories
James B. Sumner James B. Sumner
American
Chemist

Arthur KeithArthur Keith
Welsh
Father of Modern Nationalism
Hermann Klaus Hugo WeylHermann Klaus Hugo Weyl
German
Mathematician and Theoretical Physicist

Carmen MirandaCarmen Miranda
Brazilian, Portuguese
Actor, Singer, Dancer

Ruth EllisRuth Ellis
British, Welsh
Model
Honus WagnerHonus Wagner
German, American
Baseballer

Joe AllenJoe Allen
American
Actor
Theda BaraTheda Bara
American
Actress

Rupprecht, Crown Prince of BavariaRupprecht, Crown Prince of Bavaria
German
 

Sadako SasakiSadako Sasaki
Japanese
 
Olga KhokhlovaOlga Khokhlova
Russian
Ballet dancer

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Paul ClaudelPaul Claudel
French
Playwright, Poet, Diplomat, Writer, Diarist, Poet
José Ortega y GassetJosé Ortega y Gasset
Spanish
Philosopher, Educationist, Writer, University

Alberto AscariAlberto Ascari
Italian
Italian racing driver

Paddy MaynePaddy Mayne
British
Solicitor, Rugby union player, Military personnel,

Calouste GulbenkianCalouste Gulbenkian
British
businessperson, entrepreneur
John W. DavisJohn W. Davis
American
Politician
George EnescuGeorge Enescu
French, Romanian
Romanian composer

S. Z. SakallS. Z. Sakall
Hungarian
actor, screenwriter, writer, stage actor

James AgeeJames Agee
American
Novelist

Oswald AveryOswald Avery
Canadian
Biologist, Physician, Geneticist
Walter WhiteWalter White
American
American civil rights activist

Emma JungEmma Jung
Swiss
Psychologist

Alfred Radcliffe-BrownAlfred Radcliffe-Brown
British
Anthropologist, Sociologist

Yves TanguyYves Tanguy
French, American
Painter, Draughtsperson

Arthur HoneggerArthur Honegger
Swiss, French
Composer, Musicologist, Music educator, Film score
Louis Leon ThurstoneLouis Leon Thurstone
American
Psychologist

Maurice UtrilloMaurice Utrillo
French
Painter
Robert E. SherwoodRobert E. Sherwood
American
Playwright

Robert R. McCormickRobert R. McCormick
American
 

Adolfo de la HuertaAdolfo de la Huerta
Mexican
Politician
James P. JohnsonJames P. Johnson
American
composer, pianist, jazz musician

Owen RobertsOwen Roberts
American
Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the US
Mihály KárolyiMihály Károlyi
Hungarian
Political leader

Ahmad QavamAhmad Qavam
Iranian
Politician

Glenn L. MartinGlenn L. Martin
American
Aviator

Frank MerrillFrank Merrill
American
Army general

Robert RiskinRobert Riskin
American
Screenwriter, Film director, Film producer,
Leonid GovorovLeonid Govorov
Russian
Military commander

Marcel DéatMarcel Déat
French
Politician

John MottJohn Mott
American
Protester, Activist

Alfred EinsteinAlfred Einstein
German, American
Physicist
Peyton C. MarchPeyton C. March
American
Army Officer

Otto BraunOtto Braun
German, Russian
Politician
Lloyd BaconLloyd Bacon
American
Director

Robert W. WoodRobert W. Wood
American
Physicist

Hubert Cecil BoothHubert Cecil Booth
British
Engineer
Max PechsteinMax Pechstein
German
Painter

Charles E. MitchellCharles E. Mitchell
American
Banker
Walter HampdenWalter Hampden
American
Actor

Carl MillesCarl Milles
Swedish
Sculptor

Theodor InnitzerTheodor Innitzer
Czech
Cardinal
Alfréd HajósAlfréd Hajós
Hungarian
Swimmer

Teilhard de ChardinTeilhard de Chardin
French
 
Herbert PutnamHerbert Putnam
American
Librarian

Hans HedtoftHans Hedtoft
Danish
Politician

Alexander PapagosAlexander Papagos
Greek
Politician, Military personnel

Egas MonizEgas Moniz
Portuguese
 
Georg AgricolaGeorg Agricola
German
German mineralogist
Kim Seong-suKim Seong-su
South Korean
Former Vice President of South Korea

Maud Wood ParkMaud Wood Park
American
feminist

St. Katharine DrexelSt. Katharine Drexel
American
Philanthropist

Bernarr MacFaddenBernarr MacFadden
American
Publisher
Sōtarō YasuiSōtarō Yasui
Japanese
Painter

Bernard De VotoBernard De Voto
American
Historian

Aline Frankau BernsteinAline Frankau Bernstein
American
Costume designer

W. J. CameronW. J. Cameron
Canadian
Journalist