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.
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Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Physicist
Birthdate: March 14, 1879
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Ulm, Germany
Died: April 18
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 2 James Dean

James Dean.
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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.
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: African-American teenager
Birthdate: July 25, 1941
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: August 28

 4 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

 5 Shemp Howard

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

 6 Charlie Parker

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

 7 Frank Hamer

Frank Hamer.
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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)
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 8 Alexander Fleming

Alexander Fleming.
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Listed In: Physicians
Famous As: Biologist, Pharmacologist, Discovered Penicillin
Birthdate: August 6, 1881
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Lochfield, Ayrshire, Scotland
Died: March 11

 9 Honus Wagner

Honus Wagner
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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)

 10 Thomas Mann

Thomas Mann.
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Novelist, Short Story Writer
Birthdate: June 6, 1875
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Lübeck, Germany
Died: August 12

 11 Dale Carnegie

Dale Carnegie.
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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

 12 Ruth Ellis

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

 13 Carmen Miranda

Carmen Miranda
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Actor, Singer, Dancer
Birthdate: February 9, 1909
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Marco de Canaveses
Died: August 5
Height: 5'0" (152 cm)

 14 Cy Young

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

 15 Jim Corbett

Jim Corbett.
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Hunter, Naturalist, Writer
Birthdate: July 25, 1875
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Uttarakhand
Died: April 19

 16 Ira Hayes

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

 17 Saadat Hasan Manto

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

 18 Theda Bara

Theda Bara
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: July 29, 1885
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Cincinnati
Died: April 7

 19 Sadako Sasaki

Sadako Sasaki
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 7, 1943
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Hiroshima
Died: October 25

 20 Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

Pierre Teilhard de Chardin.
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Famous As: Philosopher
Birthdate: May 1, 1881
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Orcines, France
Died: April 10

 21 Olga Khokhlova

Olga Khokhlova.
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Listed In: Dancers
Famous As: First Wife of Picasso
Birthdate: June 17, 1891
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Nizhyn, Chernigov Governorate, Russian Empire.
Died: February 11

 22 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

 23 Matthew Henson

Matthew Henson.
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: First African-American to explore the North Pole
Birthdate: August 8, 1866
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Nanjemoy
Died: March 9

 24 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

 25 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, Portugal
Died: December 13

 26 George Skakel

George Skakel
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Listed In: Business People
Famous As: Businessperson
Birthdate: July 16, 1892
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: October 3

 27 Mary McLeod Bethune

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

 28 Alberto Ascari

Alberto Ascari
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Italian racing driver
Birthdate: July 13, 1918
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Milan, Italy
Died: May 26

 29 Wallace Stevens

Wallace Stevens.
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: October 2, 1879
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Reading
Died: August 2

 30 Paddy Mayne

Paddy Mayne
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Solicitor, Rugby union player, Military personnel, Boxer
Birthdate: January 11, 1915
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Newtownards
Died: December 14

 31 Cordell Hull

Cordell Hull.
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Secretary of State, USA
Birthdate: October 2, 1871
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Olympus, Tennessee
Died: July 23

 32 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

 33 José Ortega y Gasset

José Ortega y Gasset
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Famous As: Philosopher
Birthdate: May 9, 1883
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Madrid, Spain
Died: October 18

 34 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

 35 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

 36 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

 37 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

 38 Aline Frankau Bernstein

Aline Frankau Bernstein
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Famous As: Costume designer
Birthdate: December 22, 1880
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Died: September 7

 39 Calouste Gulbenkian

Calouste Gulbenkian
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Listed In: Business People
Famous As: businessperson, entrepreneur
Birthdate: March 23, 1869
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Üsküdar
Died: July 20

 40 Bernarr MacFadden

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

 41 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

 42 Emma Jung

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

 43 Fernand Léger

Fernand Léger.
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Cubist Painter
Birthdate: February 4, 1881
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Argentan
Died: August 17

 44 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

 45 John W. Davis

John W. Davis
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: April 13, 1873
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Clarksburg, West Virginia, U.S.
Died: March 24
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 46 St. Katharine Drexel

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

 47 Frank Merrill

Frank Merrill
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Army general
Birthdate: December 4, 1903
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Hopkinton, Massachusetts, United States
Died: December 11

 48 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

 49 Princess Clementine of Belgium

Princess Clementine of Belgium
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Famous As: Princess
Birthdate: July 30, 1872
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Royal Castle of Laeken, Laeken, Brussels, Belgium
Died: March 8

 50 Leo Amery

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