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
(Father of Modern Physics)

14 March 1879

German,American

James DeanJames Dean
(Actor)

08 February 1931

American

Emmett TillEmmett Till
(African-American teenager)

25 July 1941

American

Charlie ParkerCharlie Parker
(Jazz saxophonist, composer)

29 August 1920

American

Alexander FlemingAlexander Fleming
(Biologist, Pharmacologist, Discovered Penicillin)

06 August 1881

British,Scottish

Shemp HowardShemp Howard
(Actor, Comedian)

11 March 1895

American

Dale Breckenridge CarnegieDale Carnegie
(Self-Help Writer, Motivational Guru, Public Speaker)

24 November 1888

American

Paul Thomas MannThomas Mann
(Novelist, Short Story Writer)

06 June 1875

Swiss,German

Matthew HensonMatthew Henson
(First African-American to explore the North Pole)

08 August 1866

American

Pierre Teilhard de ChardinPierre Teilhard de Chardin
(Philosopher & Jesuit Priest)

01 May 1881

French

Cy YoungCy Young

29 March 1867

American

Wallace StevensWallace Stevens
(Poet)

02 October 1879

American

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Cordell HullCordell Hull
(Secretary of State, USA)

02 October 1871

American

Fernand LégerFernand Léger
(Cubist Painter)

04 February 1881

French

Shanti Swaroop BhatnagarShanti Swaroop Bhatnagar
(Father of research laboratories)

21 February 1894

Indian

Arthur KeithArthur Keith
(Father of Modern Nationalism)

05 February 1866

Welsh

James B. Sumner James B. Sumner
(Chemist)

19 November 1887

American

Hermann Klaus Hugo WeylHermann Klaus Hugo Weyl
(Mathematician and Theoretical Physicist)

09 November 1885

German

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Saadat Hasan MantoSaadat Hasan Manto
(Screenwriter, Journalist, Writer)

11 May 1912

Indian,Pakistani

Carmen MirandaCarmen Miranda
(Actor, Singer, Dancer)

09 February 1909

Brazilian,Portuguese

Mary McLeod BethuneMary McLeod Bethune
(Teacher, Journalist, Politician)

10 July 1875

American

Jim CorbettJim Corbett
(Writer, Hunter, Naturalist)

25 July 1875

British

Ira HayesIra Hayes
(Paratrooper)

12 January 1923

American

Theda BaraTheda Bara
(Actress)

29 July 1885

American

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Sadako SasakiSadako Sasaki

07 January 1943

Japanese

Calouste GulbenkianCalouste Gulbenkian
(businessperson, entrepreneur)

23 March 1869

British

Paddy MaynePaddy Mayne
(Solicitor, Rugby union player, Military personnel, Boxer)

11 January 1915

British

Rupprecht, Crown Prince of BavariaRupprecht, Crown Prince of Bavaria

18 May 1869

German

José Ortega y GassetJosé Ortega y Gasset
(Philosopher, Educationist, Writer, University teacher, Sociologist, Mathematician, Literary critic)

09 May 1883

Spanish

S. Z. SakallS. Z. Sakall
(actor, screenwriter, writer, stage actor)

02 February 1883

Hungarian

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George EnescuGeorge Enescu
(Romanian composer)

19 August 1881

French,Romanian

Hermann WeylHermann Weyl
(Mathematician, Physicist, Philosopher, University teacher, Psychologist)

09 November 1885

German,American

Oswald AveryOswald Avery
(Biologist, Physician, Geneticist)

21 October 1877

Canadian

James AgeeJames Agee
(Author, Screenwriter, Poet)

1909 AD

Alberto AscariAlberto Ascari
(Italian racing driver)

13 July 1918

Italian

Yves TanguyYves Tanguy
(Painter, Draughtsperson)

05 January 1900

French,American

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Emma JungEmma Jung
(Psychologist)

30 March 1882

Swiss

Alfred Radcliffe-BrownAlfred Radcliffe-Brown
(Anthropologist, Sociologist)

17 January 1881

British

Walter WhiteWalter White
(American civil rights activist)

01 July 1893

American

James P. JohnsonJames P. Johnson
(composer, pianist, jazz musician)

01 February 1894

American

Arthur HoneggerArthur Honegger
(Composer, Musicologist, Music educator, Film score composer)

10 March 1892

Swiss,French

Paul ClaudelPaul Claudel
(Playwright, Poet, Diplomat, Writer, Diarist, Poet lawyer, Translator)

06 August 1868

French

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Maurice UtrilloMaurice Utrillo
(Painter)

26 December 1883

French

Robert R. McCormickRobert R. McCormick

30 July 1880

American

Leonid GovorovLeonid Govorov
(Military commander)

22 February 1897

Russian

Robert RiskinRobert Riskin
(Screenwriter, Film director, Film producer, Playwright, Writer)

30 March 1897

American

Hubert Cecil BoothHubert Cecil Booth
(Engineer)

04 July 1871

British

John MottJohn Mott
(Protester, Activist)

25 May 1865

American

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Teilhard de ChardinTeilhard de Chardin

01 May 1881

French

Alexander PapagosAlexander Papagos
(Politician, Military personnel)

09 December 1883

Greek

Egas MonizEgas Moniz

29 November 1874

Portuguese

Georg AgricolaGeorg Agricola
(German mineralogist)

24 March 1494

German

Maud Wood ParkMaud Wood Park
(feminist)

25 January 1871

American

Kim Seong-suKim Seong-su
(Former Vice President of South Korea)

11 October 1891

South Korean

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Bernarr MacFaddenBernarr MacFadden
(Activist, Writer)

1868 AD

Sōtarō YasuiSōtarō Yasui
(Painter)

17 May 1888

Japanese