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.
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 1 
Jackson Pollock
(American Abstract Expressionist Artist Known for His ‘Drip Technique’ Work)
Jackson Pollock
35
Birthdate: January 28, 1912
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Cody, Wyoming, United States
Died: August 11
 2 
B. R. Ambedkar
(One of the Architects of the Indian Constitution)
B. R. Ambedkar
121
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: April 14, 1891
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Madhya Pradesh, India
Died: December 6
 3 
A. A. Milne
(Best Known for His Books About the Teddy Bear ‘Winnie-the-Pooh’ and Children's Poetry)
A. A. Milne
13
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 18, 1882
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: London, England
Died: January 31
 4 
Bela Lugosi
(Best Known for His Role as 'Count Dracula' in the 1939 Film ‘Son of Frankenstein’)
Bela Lugosi
6
Birthdate: October 20, 1882
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Lugoj, Romania
Died: August 16
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 5 
Bertolt Brecht
(Theatre Practitioner, Playwright, and Poet Known for His Plays: ‘The Threepenny Opera’ and ‘Life of Galileo’)
Bertolt Brecht
18
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 10, 1898
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Augsburg, Germany
Died: August 14
 6 
Irène Joliot-Curie
(French Physicist, Politician and Winner of the 1935 Nobel Prize in Chemistry)
Irène Joliot-Curie
8
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: September 12, 1897
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: March 17
 7 
H. L. Mencken
(One of the Greatest and Most Influential American Literary Critic in the 1920s)
H. L. Mencken
4
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: September 12, 1880
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Died: January 29
 8 
Jim Elliot
(Missionary)
Jim Elliot
11
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 8, 1927
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Portland, Oregon
Died: January 8
 9 
Babe Didrikson Zaharias
(American Athlete and Olympic Gold Medalist)
Babe Didrikson Zaharias
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 26, 1911
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Port Arthur, Texas, United States
Died: September 27
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 10 
Tommy Dorsey
(Trombonist)
Tommy Dorsey
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: November 19, 1905
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Shenandoah, Pennsylvania, USA
Died: November 26
 11 
Alfredo Ferrari
(Engineer)
Alfredo Ferrari
7
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: January 19, 1932
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Modena
Died: June 30
 12 
Alben W. Barkley
(35th Vice President of the U.S)
Alben W. Barkley
3
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 24, 1877
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Lowes, Kentucky
Died: April 30
 13 
Connie Mack
(Baseball manager)
Connie Mack
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 22, 1862
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: East Brookfield, Massachusetts, United States
Died: February 8
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 14 
Elpidio Quirino
(Former President of the Philippines)
Elpidio Quirino
2
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 16, 1890
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Vigan City, Philippines
Died: February 29
 15 
Art Tatum
(Pianist, Jazz musician, Musician)
Art Tatum
2
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: October 13, 1909
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Toledo
Died: November 5
 16 
Fred Allen
(American comedian)
Fred Allen
1
Birthdate: May 31, 1894
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Cambridge, Massachusetts
Died: March 17
 17 
Charles Joughin
(Chef)
Charles Joughin
0
Listed In: Food Experts
Birthdate: August 3, 1878
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Birkenhead, England
Died: December 9
 18 
William Boeing
(American Aviation Pioneer and Founder of ‘The Boeing Company’)
William Boeing
5
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 1, 1881
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States
Died: September 28
Height: 4'7" (140 cm)
 19 
Clarence Birdseye
(Inventor, Engineer)
Clarence Birdseye
0
Birthdate: December 9, 1886
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: October 7
 20 
Ernest Joseph King
(Naval Officer)
Ernest Joseph King
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 23, 1878
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Lorain, Ohio, United States
Died: June 25
 21 
Alexander Korda
(Hungarian-British Film Director, Producer and Screenwriter)
Alexander Korda
0
Birthdate: September 16, 1893
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Túrkeve, Hungary
Died: January 23
 22 
Pietro Badoglio
(Former Minister of Italian Africa)
Pietro Badoglio
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 28, 1871
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Grazzano Badoglio, Italy
Died: November 1
 23 
Hiram Bingham III
(Academic, explorer and politician)
Hiram Bingham III
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 19, 1875
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Honolulu
Died: June 6
 24 
Charles MacArthur
(Playwright)
Charles MacArthur
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 5, 1895
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Scranton, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: April 21
 25 
Preston Tucker
(Entrepreneur)
Preston Tucker
2
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: September 21, 1903
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Capac, Michigan, United States
Died: December 26
 26 
Meghnad Saha
(Indian Astrophysicist Who Developed the ‘Saha Ionisation Equation’ and ‘Thermal Ionisation’)
Meghnad Saha
4
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: October 6, 1893
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Bangladesh
Died: February 16
 27 
Princess Marie Louise of Schleswig-Holstein
(Writer)
Princess Marie Louise of Schleswig-Holstein
1
Birthdate: August 12, 1872
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Cumberland Lodge, Old Windsor
Died: December 8
 28 
Elisabeth of Romania
(Queen Consort of the Hellenes (1922 - 1924) and First Lady of Romania)
Elisabeth of Romania
2
Birthdate: October 12, 1894
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Peleş Castle, Sinaia, Kingdom of Romania
Died: November 14
 29 
Robert Hotung
(The grand old man of Hong Kong)
Robert Hotung
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 22, 1862
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong
Died: April 26
 30 
Frederick Soddy
(Radiochemist)
Frederick Soddy
1
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: September 2, 1877
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Eastbourne
Died: September 22
 31 
Anastasio Somoza García
(President of Nicaragua from 1937 to 1947 and from 1950 to 1956)
Anastasio Somoza García
3
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 1, 1896
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: San Marcos, Nicaragua
Died: September 29
 32 
Kenji Mizoguchi
(Japanese Film Director and Screenwriter Known for His Long Takes and Mise-en-scène)
Kenji Mizoguchi
0
Birthdate: May 16, 1898
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Hongo, Tokyo, Japan
Died: August 24
 33 
Juho Kusti Paasikivi
(7th President of Finland)
Juho Kusti Paasikivi
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 27, 1870
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Hämeenkoski
Died: December 14
 34 
Alexander Rodchenko
(Russian Artist and One of the Founders of 'Constructivism' and Russian Design)
Alexander Rodchenko
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 5, 1891
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia
Died: December 3
 35 
Maud Allan
(Canadian Dancer Known for Her 'Dance of the Seven Veils')
Maud Allan
0
Listed In: Dancers
Birthdate: August 27, 1873
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Toronto, Canada
Died: October 7
 36 
Michael Ventris
(Architect, classicist and philologist who deciphered Linear B, the ancient Mycenaean Greek script)
Michael Ventris
0
Birthdate: July 12, 1922
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Wheathampstead, Hertfordshire, England
Died: September 6
 37 
Grand Duke Andrei Vladimirovich of Russia
(Military Personnel)
Grand Duke Andrei Vladimirovich of Russia
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 14, 1879
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Pushkin, Saint Petersburg, Russia
Died: October 30
 38 
Harold Bride
(Sailor)
Harold Bride
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 11, 1890
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Nunhead, London, United Kingdom
Died: April 29
 39 
Marie Laurencin
(French Painter and Printmaker Known for Her Delicate Portraits of Elegant, Vaguely Melancholic Women)
Marie Laurencin
0
Birthdate: October 31, 1883
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: June 8
 40 
Jean Metzinger
(Painter)
Jean Metzinger
1
Birthdate: June 24, 1883
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Nantes, France
Died: November 3
 41 
Mistinguett
(Actress)
Mistinguett
0
Birthdate: April 5, 1873
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Enghien-les-Bains, France
Died: January 5
 42 
Robert Walser
(Writer)
Robert Walser
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 15, 1878
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Biel/Bienne, Switzerland
Died: December 25
 43 
Fred Merkle
(Baseball manager)
Fred Merkle
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 20, 1888
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Watertown, Wisconsin, United States
Died: March 2
 44 
Gerald Finzi
(Composer, Music educator)
Gerald Finzi
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: July 14, 1901
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: London
Died: September 27
 45 
Sam Langford
(One of the Greatest Boxes of All Time)
Sam Langford
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 4, 1883
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Weymouth Falls, Canada
Died: January 12
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 46 
Leo Baeck
(German Rabbi, Scholar and Theologian)
Leo Baeck
0
Birthdate: May 23, 1873
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Leszno, Poland
Died: November 2
 47 
Lyonel Feininger
(Painter)
Lyonel Feininger
0
Birthdate: July 17, 1871
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: January 13
 48 
William Avery Bishop
(Canadian Flying Ace )
William Avery Bishop
2
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 8, 1894
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Ontario, Canada
Died: September 11
 49 
Hugh Trenchard, 1st Viscount Trenchard
(Police Officer)
Hugh Trenchard, 1st Viscount Trenchard
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 3, 1873
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Taunton, England
Died: February 10
 50 
Erich Kleiber
(A Remarkable Conductor of Mozart, Beethoven and Richard Strauss and an Advocate of New Music)
Erich Kleiber
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: August 5, 1890
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: January 27