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.

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 Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein
96
Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Developer of Theory of Relativity
Birthdate: March 14, 1879
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Ulm, Germany
Died: April 18

 2 James Dean

James Dean
27
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: February 8, 1931
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Marion, Indiana, United States
Died: September 30
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 3 Emmett Till

Emmett Till
22
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Victim of Racial Violence
Birthdate: July 25, 1941
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: August 28

 4 Alexander Fleming

Alexander Fleming
8
Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Physician and Microbiologist
Birthdate: August 6, 1881
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Darvel, East Ayrshire, Scotland
Died: March 11

 5 Charlie Parker

Charlie Parker
5
Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Jazz saxophonist, composer
Birthdate: August 29, 1920
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Kansas City, Kansas, United States
Died: March 12

 6 Frank Hamer

Frank Hamer
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Police Officer
Birthdate: March 17, 1884
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Wilson County, Texas
Died: July 10
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)

 7 Shemp Howard

Shemp Howard
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Famous As: Actor, Comedian
Birthdate: March 11, 1895
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York, United States
Died: November 22
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
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 8 Dale Carnegie

Dale Carnegie
5
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Self-Help Writer, Motivational Guru, Public Speaker
Birthdate: November 24, 1888
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Maryville, Missouri, United States
Died: November 1

 9 Cy Young

Cy Young
5
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Baseball player
Birthdate: March 29, 1867
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Gilmore, Ohio, United States
Died: November 4

 10 Carmen Miranda

Carmen Miranda
6
Famous As: Actress, Singer
Birthdate: February 9, 1909
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Marco de Canaveses, Portugal
Died: August 5
Height: 5'0" (152 cm)

 11 Ruth Ellis

Ruth Ellis
9
Listed In: Fashion
Famous As: Model
Birthdate: October 9, 1926
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Rhyl, Flintshire, Wales, UK
Died: July 13

 12 Ira Hayes

Ira Hayes
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Military Leader
Birthdate: January 12, 1923
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Sacaton, Arizona, United States
Died: January 24

 13 Mary McLeod Bethune

Mary McLeod Bethune
3
Listed In: Activists
Famous As: Educator
Birthdate: July 10, 1875
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Mayesville, South Carolina, United States
Died: May 18

 14 Matthew Henson

Matthew Henson
5
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Explorer
Birthdate: August 8, 1866
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Nanjemoy, Maryland, United States
Died: March 9

 15 Jim Corbett

Jim Corbett
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Famous As: Hunter, Naturalist
Birthdate: July 25, 1875
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Nainital, Uttarakhand, India
Died: April 19

 16 Saadat Hasan Manto

Saadat Hasan Manto
6
Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: May 11, 1912
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Samrala
Died: January 18
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 17 Theda Bara

Theda Bara
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Famous As: Former actress of the silent era and one of cinema's early sex symbols
Birthdate: July 29, 1885
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
Died: April 7
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)

 18 Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Jesuit Priest who Co-developed the Concept of Noosphere & was Part of the Discovery of took part in the Discovery of Peking Man
Birthdate: May 1, 1881
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Orcines, France
Died: April 10

 19 Honus Wagner

Honus Wagner
5
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Baseballer
Birthdate: February 24, 1874
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Chartiers, Pennsylvania, USA
Died: December 6
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)

 20 Walter White

Walter White
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Listed In: Activists
Famous As: American civil rights activist
Birthdate: July 1, 1893
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Died: 1955 AD

 21 Barbara Graham

Barbara Graham
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Listed In: Criminals
Famous As: Criminal
Birthdate: June 26, 1923
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Oakland, California, United States
Died: June 3

 22 Olga Khokhlova

Olga Khokhlova
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Listed In: Dancers
Famous As: Ballet dancer
Birthdate: June 17, 1891
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Nizhyn, Ukraine
Died: February 11

 23 Rupprecht, Crown Prince of Bavaria

Rupprecht, Crown Prince of Bavaria
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Prince
Birthdate: May 18, 1869
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Munich, Germany
Died: August 2

 24 Paddy Mayne

Paddy Mayne
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Former Lieutenant colonel and appointed commanding officer of the re-formed 1st SAS Regiment
Birthdate: January 11, 1915
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Newtownards, United Kingdom
Died: December 14

 25 Wallace Stevens

Wallace Stevens
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Modernist poet
Birthdate: October 2, 1879
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Reading, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: August 2

 26 S. Z. Sakall

S. Z. Sakall
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: February 2, 1883
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary
Died: February 12

 27 Hermann Klaus Hugo Weyl

Hermann Klaus Hugo Weyl
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Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Mathematician and Theoretical Physicist
Birthdate: November 9, 1885
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Elmshorn, Germany
Died: December 8

 28 Fernand Léger

Fernand Léger
0
Famous As: Painter, Sculptor
Birthdate: February 4, 1881
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Argentan, France
Died: August 17

 29 Cordell Hull

Cordell Hull
3
Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: 47th United States Secretary of State
Birthdate: October 2, 1871
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Olympus, Tennessee, United States
Died: July 23

 30 St. Katharine Drexel

St. Katharine Drexel
1
Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Philanthropist
Birthdate: November 26, 1858
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: March 3

 31 Rodolfo Graziani

Rodolfo Graziani
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Military officer
Birthdate: August 11, 1882
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Filettino, Italy
Died: January 11

 32 James Agee

James Agee
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: November 27, 1909
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
Died: May 16

 33 António Egas Moniz

António Egas Moniz
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Listed In: Physicians
Famous As: Neurologist
Birthdate: November 29, 1874
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Avanca, Estarreja, Portugal
Died: December 13

 34 George Enescu

George Enescu
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Romanian composer
Birthdate: August 19, 1881
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: George Enescu, Botoşani
Died: May 4

 35 Grace Gifford

Grace Gifford
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Famous As: Artist
Birthdate: March 4, 1888
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Rathmines, Dublin, Ireland
Died: December 13

 36 Yves Tanguy

Yves Tanguy
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: January 5, 1900
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: January 15

 37 Shanti Swaroop Bhatnagar

Shanti Swaroop Bhatnagar
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Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Father of research laboratories
Birthdate: February 21, 1894
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Bhera
Died: January 1

 38 Maurice Utrillo

Maurice Utrillo
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: December 26, 1883
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Montmartre, Paris, France
Died: November 5

 39 Michael Chekhov

Michael Chekhov
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Famous As: Film actor
Birthdate: August 29, 1891
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia
Died: September 30

 40 Hubert Cecil Booth

Hubert Cecil Booth
0
Listed In: Engineers
Famous As: Engineer
Birthdate: July 4, 1871
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Paris
Died: January 14

 41 James P. Johnson

James P. Johnson
1
Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: composer, pianist, jazz musician
Birthdate: February 1, 1894
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: New Brunswick
Died: November 17

 42 Alfred Einstein

Alfred Einstein
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Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Physicist
Birthdate: March 14, 1879
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Munich, Germany
Died: April 18

 43 Emma Jung

Emma Jung
1
Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: March 30, 1882
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Schaffhausen, Switzerland
Died: November 27

 44 Owen Roberts

Owen Roberts
1
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Famous As: Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the US
Birthdate: May 2, 1875
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: May 17

 45 Pak Hon-yong

Pak Hon-yong
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: May 28, 1900
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Yesan-gun, South Korea
Died: December 18

 46 Pierre Levegh

Pierre Levegh
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Racing driver
Birthdate: December 22, 1905
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: June 11

 47 Glenn L. Martin

Glenn L. Martin
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Aviator
Birthdate: January 17, 1886
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Macksburg, Iowa, United States
Died: December 5

 48 Leo Amery

Leo Amery
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: November 1, 1873
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Gorakhpur, India
Died: September 16

 49 Bernarr MacFadden

Bernarr MacFadden
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Publisher, Bodybuilder
Birthdate: August 16, 1868
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Mill Spring, Missouri, United States
Died: October 12

 50 Helena Roerich

Helena Roerich
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: February 12, 1879
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia
Died: October 5