Famous People Who Died In 1956

Discover the most famous people died who died in the year 1956. This list includes people like B. R. Ambedkar, A. A. Milne, Jackson Pollock, Bela Lugosi, Bertolt Brecht and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include political leaders, artists, poets and presidents who died in 1956. This list includes people from United States, France, Germany & United Kingdom 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 B. R. Ambedkar

B. R. Ambedkar
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Famous As: One of the Architects of the Indian Constitution
Birthdate: April 14, 1891
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Madhya Pradesh, India
Died: December 6

 2 Jackson Pollock

Jackson Pollock
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: January 28, 1912
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Cody, Wyoming, United States
Died: August 11

 3 A. A. Milne

A. A. Milne
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Author
Birthdate: January 18, 1882
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: London, England
Died: January 31

 4 Bela Lugosi

Bela Lugosi
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: October 20, 1882
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Lugoj, Romania
Died: August 16

 5 Bertolt Brecht

Bertolt Brecht
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Theatre practitioner
Birthdate: February 10, 1898
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Augsburg, Germany
Died: August 14

 6 Irène Joliot-Curie

Irène Joliot-Curie
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Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Chemist
Birthdate: September 12, 1897
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: March 17

 7 Alfred Kinsey

Alfred Kinsey
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Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Biologist
Birthdate: June 23, 1894
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Hoboken, New Jersey, United States
Died: August 25
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 8 Jim Elliot

Jim Elliot
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Missionary
Birthdate: October 8, 1927
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Portland, Oregon
Died: January 8

 9 H. L. Mencken

H. L. Mencken
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: September 12, 1880
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Died: January 29

 10 Babe Didrikson Zaharias

Babe Didrikson Zaharias
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Two Times Olympic Gold Medalist in 80m Hurdles and Javelin Throw and Professional Golfer
Birthdate: June 26, 1911
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Port Arthur, Texas, United States
Died: September 27

 11 Tommy Dorsey

Tommy Dorsey
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Trombonist
Birthdate: November 19, 1905
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Shenandoah, Pennsylvania, USA
Died: November 26

 12 Alben W. Barkley

Alben W. Barkley
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: 35th Vice President of the U.S
Birthdate: November 24, 1877
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Lowes, Kentucky
Died: April 30

 13 Meghnad Saha

Meghnad Saha
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Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Astrophysicist
Birthdate: October 6, 1893
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Kaliakair Upazila, Bangladesh
Died: February 16

 14 Alfredo Ferrari

Alfredo Ferrari
1
Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Engineer
Birthdate: January 19, 1932
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Modena
Died: June 30

 15 Art Tatum

Art Tatum
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Pianist, Jazz musician, Musician
Birthdate: October 13, 1909
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Toledo
Died: November 5

 16 Fred Allen

Fred Allen
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Famous As: American comedian
Birthdate: May 31, 1894
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Cambridge, Massachusetts
Died: March 17

 17 Elpidio Quirino

Elpidio Quirino
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Former President of the Philippines
Birthdate: November 16, 1890
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Vigan City, Philippines
Died: February 29

 18 Connie Mack

Connie Mack
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Baseball manager
Birthdate: December 22, 1862
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: East Brookfield, Massachusetts, United States
Died: February 8
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 19 Clarence Birdseye

Clarence Birdseye
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Famous As: Inventor, Engineer
Birthdate: December 9, 1886
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Brooklyn
Died: October 7

 20 Pietro Badoglio

Pietro Badoglio
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Former Minister of Italian Africa
Birthdate: September 28, 1871
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Grazzano Badoglio, Italy
Died: November 1

 21 William Boeing

William Boeing
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Listed In: Business People
Famous As: Founder of Boeing Company, Aviator
Birthdate: October 1, 1881
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States
Died: September 28
Height: 4'7" (140 cm)

 22 Ernest Joseph King

Ernest Joseph King
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Naval Officer
Birthdate: November 23, 1878
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Lorain, Ohio, United States
Died: June 25

 23 Anastasio Somoza García

Anastasio Somoza García
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: President of Nicaragua (1937-47, 1950-56)
Birthdate: February 1, 1896
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: San Marcos, Nicaragua
Died: September 29

 24 Preston Tucker

Preston Tucker
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Listed In: Business People
Famous As: Entrepreneur
Birthdate: September 21, 1903
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Capac, Michigan, United States
Died: December 26

 25 Sir Alexander Korda

Sir Alexander Korda
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Famous As: Film Director
Birthdate: September 16, 1893
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Túrkeve, Hungary
Died: January 23

 26 Elisabeth of Romania

Elisabeth of Romania
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Famous As: Princess
Birthdate: October 12, 1894
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Peleş Castle, Sinaia, Kingdom of Romania
Died: November 14

 27 Harold Bride

Harold Bride
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Sailor
Birthdate: January 11, 1890
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Nunhead, London, United Kingdom
Died: April 29

 28 Jules Rimet

Jules Rimet
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Listed In: Business People
Famous As: Football administrator
Birthdate: October 14, 1873
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Theuley
Died: October 16

 29 Frederick Soddy

Frederick Soddy
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Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Radiochemist
Birthdate: September 2, 1877
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Eastbourne
Died: September 22

 30 Princess Marie Louise of Schleswig-Holstein

Princess Marie Louise of Schleswig-Holstein
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: August 12, 1872
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Cumberland Lodge, Old Windsor
Died: December 8

 31 Charles MacArthur

Charles MacArthur
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Playwright
Birthdate: November 5, 1895
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Scranton, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: April 21

 32 Jean Metzinger

Jean Metzinger
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: June 24, 1883
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Nantes, France
Died: November 3

 33 Kenji Mizoguchi

Kenji Mizoguchi
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Famous As: Director
Birthdate: May 16, 1898
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Hongo, Tokyo, Japan
Died: August 24

 34 Charles Joughin

Charles Joughin
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Listed In: Food Experts
Famous As: Chef
Birthdate: August 3, 1878
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Birkenhead, England
Died: December 9

 35 Robert Hotung

Robert Hotung
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: The grand old man of Hong Kong
Birthdate: December 22, 1862
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong
Died: April 26

 36 Robert Walser

Robert Walser
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: April 15, 1878
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Biel/Bienne, Switzerland
Died: December 25

 37 August Kubizek

August Kubizek
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Conductor best known for being a close friend of Adolf Hitler, when both were in their late teens
Birthdate: August 3, 1888
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Linz, Austria
Died: October 23

 38 Lewis Terman

Lewis Terman
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Famous As: Psychologist, University teacher
Birthdate: January 15, 1877
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Johnson County
Died: December 21

 39 Violet Gibson

Violet Gibson
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Listed In: Criminals
Famous As: Criminal
Birthdate: August 31, 1876
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
Died: May 2

 40 Alexander Rodchenko

Alexander Rodchenko
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Famous As: Artist
Birthdate: December 5, 1891
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia
Died: December 3

 41 Thomas J. Watson

Thomas J. Watson
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Listed In: Business People
Famous As: Entrepreneur
Birthdate: February 17, 1874
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Campbell, New York, United States
Died: June 19

 42 Mistinguett

Mistinguett
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: April 5, 1873
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Enghien-les-Bains, France
Died: January 5

 43 Juho Kusti Paasikivi

Juho Kusti Paasikivi
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: President
Birthdate: November 27, 1870
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Hämeenkoski
Died: December 14

 44 Grand Duke Andrei Vladimirovich of Russia

Grand Duke Andrei Vladimirovich of Russia
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Military Personnel
Birthdate: May 14, 1879
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Pushkin, Saint Petersburg, Russia
Died: October 30

 45 Maud Allan

Maud Allan
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Pianist
Birthdate: August 27, 1873
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Toronto, Canada
Died: October 7

 46 Tommy Johnson

Tommy Johnson
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: American musician
Birthdate: December 31, 1896
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Terry, Mississippi, United States
Died: November 1

 47 Konstantin Päts

Konstantin Päts
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: 1st President of Estonia
Birthdate: February 23, 1874
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Tahkuranna, Estonia
Died: January 18

 48 Gerald Finzi

Gerald Finzi
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Composer, Music educator
Birthdate: July 14, 1901
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: London
Died: September 27

 49 William Avery Bishop

William Avery Bishop
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Flying Ace
Birthdate: February 8, 1894
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Ontario, Canada
Died: September 11

 50 Leo Baeck

Leo Baeck
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Famous As: Rabbi
Birthdate: May 23, 1873
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Leszno, Poland
Died: November 2