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: Leaders
Famous As: Indian Jurist
Birthdate: April 14, 1891
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Dr. Ambedkar Nagar, 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
Died: August 11

 3 Bela Lugosi

Bela Lugosi.
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Famous As: American actor
Birthdate: October 20, 1882
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Lugos, Austria-Hungary
Died: August 16

 4 Bertolt Brecht

Bertolt Brecht.
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Poet, Playwright
Birthdate: February 10, 1898
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Augsburg, German Empire
Died: August 14

 5 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
Died: March 17

 6 A. A. Milne

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

 7 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
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 8 H. L. Mencken

H. L. Mencken.
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Birthdate: September 12, 1880
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.
Died: January 29

 9 Alfred Kinsey

Alfred Kinsey.
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Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Sexologist
Birthdate: June 23, 1894
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Hoboken
Died: August 25

 10 William Boeing

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

 11 Connie Mack

Connie Mack
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Famous Baseball Players
Birthdate: December 22, 1862
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: East Brookfield, Massachusetts, United States
Died: February 8

 12 Babe Didrikson Zaharias

Babe Didrikson Zaharias.
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American athlete
Birthdate: June 26, 1911
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Port Arthur
Died: September 27

 13 Robert Newton

Robert Newton
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: June 1, 1905
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Shaftesbury, Dorset, England, UK
Died: March 25
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 14 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

 15 Alfredo Ferrari

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

 16 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

 17 Pietro Badoglio

Pietro Badoglio
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Prime Minister
Birthdate: September 28, 1871
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Grazzano Badoglio
Died: November 1

 18 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

 19 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

 20 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

 21 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

 22 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

 23 Hiram Bingham III

Hiram Bingham III
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Academic, explorer and politician
Birthdate: November 19, 1875
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Honolulu
Died: June 6

 24 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

 25 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

 26 Konstantin von Neurath

Konstantin von Neurath
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Diplomat
Birthdate: February 2, 1873
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Vaihingen an der Enz, Germany
Died: August 14

 27 Malik Ghulam Muhammad

Malik Ghulam Muhammad
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Financier, Politician
Birthdate: April 20, 1895
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Lahore
Died: September 12

 28 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

 29 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

 30 Preston Tucker

Preston Tucker
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Listed In: Business People
Famous As: Engineer, Entrepreneur, Automotive designer
Birthdate: September 21, 1903
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Michigan
Died: December 26

 31 August Kubizek

August Kubizek
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Conductor, Painter, Writer
Birthdate: August 3, 1888
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Linz
Died: October 23

 32 Wilhelm Ritter von Leeb

Wilhelm Ritter von Leeb
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Military personnel
Birthdate: September 5, 1876
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Landsberg am Lech
Died: April 29

 33 Meghnad Saha

Meghnad Saha.
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Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Physicist
Birthdate: October 6, 1893
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Shaoratoli, Dhaka, Bangladesh, British India
Died: February 16

 34 Jack Dragna

Jack Dragna
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Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: April 18, 1891
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Corleone
Died: February 23

 35 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

 36 Clifford Brown

Clifford Brown
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: October 30, 1930
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Wilmington, Delaware, United States
Died: June 26

 37 Walter de La Mare

Walter de La Mare
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: April 25, 1873
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Charlton, London Charlton, Kent, England, UK
Died: June 22

 38 Anastasio Somoza García

Anastasio Somoza García.
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: President of Nicaragua
Birthdate: February 1, 1896
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: San Marcos, Carazo
Died: September 29

 39 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

 40 Lionel Crabb

Lionel Crabb
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Military personnel
Birthdate: January 28, 1909
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: London
Died: April 19

 41 Jean Hersholt

Jean Hersholt
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: July 12, 1886
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
Died: June 2

 42 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

 43 Clarence Birdseye

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

 44 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

 45 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

 46 Bolesław Bierut

Bolesław Bierut
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Political leader
Birthdate: April 18, 1892
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Lublin
Died: March 12

 47 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

 48 Risto Ryti

Risto Ryti
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician, President
Birthdate: February 3, 1889
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Huittinen
Died: October 25

 49 Sam Langford

Sam Langford
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: March 4, 1883
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Weymouth Falls, Canada
Died: January 12
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 50 Max Beerbohm

Max Beerbohm
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Essayist
Birthdate: August 24, 1872
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: London, England
Died: May 20