Famous People Who Died In 1955

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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.
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 1 
Albert Einstein
(One of the Greatest Physicists of All Time, Best Known for Developing the Theory of Relativity)
Albert Einstein
151
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: March 14, 1879
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Ulm, Germany
Died: April 18
 2 
James Dean
(American Actor Who is Remembered as a Cultural Icon of Teenage Disillusionment and Social Estrangement)
James Dean
38
Birthdate: February 8, 1931
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Marion, Indiana, United States
Died: September 30
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 3 
Alexander Fleming
(Physician and Microbiologist Who Discovered ‘Penicillin’ World’s First Broadly Effective Antibiotic Substance)
Alexander Fleming
19
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: August 6, 1881
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Darvel, East Ayrshire, Scotland
Died: March 11
 4 
Charlie Parker
(Jazz Saxophonist & Developer of the 'Bebop' Style of Jazz)
Charlie Parker
11
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: August 29, 1920
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Kansas City, Kansas, United States
Died: March 12
 5 
Emmett Till
(Victim of Racial Violence)
Emmett Till
31
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 25, 1941
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: August 28
 6 
Shemp Howard
(Comedian, Actor and Member of the Comedy Team ‘The Three Stooges’)
Shemp Howard
7
Birthdate: March 11, 1895
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York, United States
Died: November 22
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 7 
Dale Carnegie
(Self-Help Writer, Motivational Guru, Public Speaker)
Dale Carnegie
7
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 24, 1888
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Maryville, Missouri, United States
Died: November 1
 8 
Cy Young
(Baseball player)
Cy Young
6
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 29, 1867
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Gilmore, Ohio, United States
Died: November 4
 9 
Frank Hamer
(Police Officer)
Frank Hamer
6
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: March 17, 1884
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Wilson County, Texas
Died: July 10
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 10 
Walter White
(American civil rights activist)
Walter White
4
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: July 1, 1893
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Died: 1955 AD
 11 
Ira Hayes
(Military Leader)
Ira Hayes
12
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 12, 1923
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Sacaton, Arizona, United States
Died: January 24
 12 
Carmen Miranda
(Brazilian Actress and Samba Singer Known for Her Signature Tall Hats Made of Real Fruit)
Carmen Miranda
10
Birthdate: February 9, 1909
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Marco de Canaveses, Portugal
Died: August 5
Height: 5'0" (152 cm)
 13 
Mary McLeod Bethune
(American Civil Rights Activist and Founder of the 'National Council of Negro Women')
Mary McLeod Bethune
6
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: July 10, 1875
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Mayesville, South Carolina, United States
Died: May 18
 14 
Jim Corbett
(Hunter, Naturalist)
Jim Corbett
8
Birthdate: July 25, 1875
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Nainital, Uttarakhand, India
Died: April 19
 15 
Thomas Mann
(German Novelist Who Won the 1929 Nobel Prize in Literature)
Thomas Mann
6
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: June 6, 1875
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Lübeck, Germany
Died: August 12
 16 
Matthew Henson
(African American Explorer Who Accompanied Robert E. Peary on Most of His Expeditions)
Matthew Henson
16
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 8, 1866
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Nanjemoy, Maryland, United States
Died: March 9
 17 
Honus Wagner
(Baseballer)
Honus Wagner
7
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 24, 1874
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Chartiers, Pennsylvania, USA
Died: December 6
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 18 
Theda Bara
(Former actress of the silent era and one of cinema's early sex symbols)
Theda Bara
4
Birthdate: July 29, 1885
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
Died: April 7
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 19 
Paddy Mayne
(British Army Officer and Rugby Union Player)
Paddy Mayne
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 11, 1915
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Newtownards, County Down, Ireland
Died: December 14
 20 
Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
(Jesuit Priest who Co-developed the Concept of Noosphere & was Part of the Discovery of Peking Man)
Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
1
Birthdate: May 1, 1881
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Orcines, France
Died: April 10
Sadako Sasaki
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 7, 1943
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Kusunoki, Yamaguchi, Japan
Died: October 25
Rupprecht, Crown Prince of Bavaria
4
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 18, 1869
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Munich, Germany
Died: August 2
 23 
Cordell Hull
(47th United States Secretary of State)
Cordell Hull
3
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 2, 1871
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Olympus, Tennessee, United States
Died: July 23
 24 
Saadat Hasan Manto
10
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: May 11, 1912
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Samrala
Died: January 18
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 25 
Wallace Stevens
(Modernist poet)
Wallace Stevens
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 2, 1879
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Reading, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: August 2
 26 
S. Z. Sakall
(Hungarian-American Actor)
S. Z. Sakall
2
Birthdate: February 2, 1883
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary
Died: February 12
 27 
James Agee
(Novelist)
James Agee
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 27, 1909
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
Died: May 16
 28 
Hermann Klaus Hugo Weyl
(One of the Most Famous and Skilled Mathematicians of the 20th Century)
Hermann Klaus Hugo Weyl
2
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: November 9, 1885
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Elmshorn, Germany
Died: December 8
 29 
George Enescu
(Romanian composer)
George Enescu
4
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: August 19, 1881
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: George Enescu, Botoşani
Died: May 4
 30 
Fernand Léger
(French Painter and Sculptor Best Known for His Painting ‘My Mother's Garden’)
Fernand Léger
0
Birthdate: February 4, 1881
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Argentan, France
Died: August 17
 31 
Olga Khokhlova
(Russian Ballet Dancer and First Wife of Artist Pablo Picasso)
Olga Khokhlova
3
Listed In: Dancers
Birthdate: June 17, 1891
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Nizhyn, Ukraine
Died: February 11
 32 
Rodolfo Graziani
(Italian Military Officer & a Loyal Supporter of Benito Mussolini)
Rodolfo Graziani
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 11, 1882
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Filettino, Italy
Died: January 11
 33 
António Egas Moniz
(Neurologist)
António Egas Moniz
0
Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: November 29, 1874
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Avanca, Estarreja, Portugal
Died: December 13
 34 
Grace Gifford
1
Birthdate: March 4, 1888
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Rathmines, Dublin, Ireland
Died: December 13
 35 
Ruth Ellis
(The Last Woman to be Hanged in the UK)
Ruth Ellis
16
Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: October 9, 1926
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Rhyl, Denbighshire, Wales
Died: July 13
 36 
Hubert Cecil Booth
0
Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: July 4, 1871
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Paris
Died: January 14
 37 
José Ortega y Gasset
(Spanish Philosopher and Essayist)
José Ortega y Gasset
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: May 9, 1883
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Madrid, Spain
Died: October 18
 38 
Alberto Ascari
(Italian racing driver)
Alberto Ascari
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 13, 1918
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Milan, Italy
Died: May 26
 39 
Yves Tanguy
(Painter)
Yves Tanguy
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 5, 1900
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: January 15
 40 
Emma Jung
(Swiss Jungian Analyst and Author)
Emma Jung
1
Birthdate: March 30, 1882
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Schaffhausen, Switzerland
Died: November 27
 41 
Maurice Utrillo
0
Birthdate: December 26, 1883
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Montmartre, Paris, France
Died: November 5
 42 
James P. Johnson
(composer, pianist, jazz musician)
James P. Johnson
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: February 1, 1894
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: New Brunswick
Died: November 17
 43 
Michael Chekhov
(Actor, Director and Theatre Practitioner Best Known for His Academy Nominated Role in the Film 'Spellbound')
Michael Chekhov
0
Birthdate: August 29, 1891
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia
Died: September 30
 44 
Oswald Avery
(Biologist, Physician, Geneticist)
Oswald Avery
0
Birthdate: October 21, 1877
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Halifax
Died: February 20
 45 
Alfred Einstein
(Physicist)
Alfred Einstein
5
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: March 14, 1879
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Munich, Germany
Died: April 18
 46 
Katharine Drexel
(American Heiress, Philanthropist, Religious Sister, and Educator)
Katharine Drexel
3
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 26, 1858
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: March 3
 47 
Barbara Graham
(Criminal)
Barbara Graham
3
Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: June 26, 1923
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Oakland, California, United States
Died: June 3
 48 
Pierre Levegh
(French Formula One Driver)
Pierre Levegh
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 22, 1905
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: June 11
 49 
Leo Amery
(Politician)
Leo Amery
0
Birthdate: November 1, 1873
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Gorakhpur, India
Died: September 16
 50 
Louis Leon Thurstone
(Psychologist)
Louis Leon Thurstone
0
Birthdate: May 29, 1887
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: September 30