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.

B. R. AmbedkarB. R. Ambedkar

14 April 1891

Indian

Jackson PollockJackson Pollock
(Painter)

28 January 1912

American

A. A. MilneA. A. Milne
(Novelist, Playwright, Poet)

18 January 1882

British

Bertolt BrechtBertolt Brecht
(Poet)

10 February 1898

German

Bela LugosiBela Lugosi
(American actor)

20 October 1882

Hungarian

H. L. MenckenH. L. Mencken

12 September 1880

American

Alfred KinseyAlfred Kinsey
(Sexologist)

23 June 1894

American

Irène Joliot-CurieIrène Joliot-Curie
(Chemist)

12 September 1897

French

Babe Didrikson ZahariasBabe Didrikson Zaharias
(American athlete)

26 June 1911

American

Jim ElliotJim Elliot
(Missionary)

08 October 1927

American

Alben W. BarkleyAlben W. Barkley
(35th Vice President of the U.S)

24 November 1877

American

Fred AllenFred Allen
(American comedian)

31 May 1894

American

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Meghnad SahaMeghnad Saha
(Physicist)

06 October 1893

Indian

Anastasio Somoza GarcíaAnastasio Somoza García
(President of Nicaragua)

01 February 1896

Nicaraguan

Frederick SoddyFrederick Soddy
(Radiochemist)

02 September 1877

British

Gustav SuitsGustav Suits
(Poet)

30 November 1883

Estonian

William BoeingWilliam Boeing
(Industrialist)

01 October 1881

American

Art TatumArt Tatum
(Pianist, Jazz musician, Musician)

13 October 1909

American

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Connie MackConnie Mack
(Baseball Player)

22 December 1862

American

Connie MackConnie Mack
(Famous Baseball Players)

22 December 1862

American

Preston TuckerPreston Tucker
(Engineer, Entrepreneur, Automotive designer)

21 September 1903

American

Pietro BadoglioPietro Badoglio
(Prime Minister)

28 September 1871

Italian

Elpidio QuirinoElpidio Quirino
(Diplomat, Lawyer)

16 November 1890

Filipino

Alfredo FerrariAlfredo Ferrari
(Engineer)

19 January 1932

Italian

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Emil NoldeEmil Nolde
(Painter)

07 August 1867

German,Danish

Hiram Bingham IIIHiram Bingham III
(Academic, explorer and politician)

19 November 1875

American

Clifford BrownClifford Brown
(American jazz trumpeter)

30 October 1930

American

Jack DragnaJack Dragna

18 April 1891

Italian

Konstantin von NeurathKonstantin von Neurath
(Politician, Diplomat, Lawyer)

02 February 1873

German

Lionel CrabbLionel Crabb
(Military personnel)

28 January 1909

British

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August KubizekAugust Kubizek
(Conductor, Painter, Writer)

03 August 1888

Austrian

Malik Ghulam MuhammadMalik Ghulam Muhammad
(Financier, Politician)

20 April 1895

Pakistani

Kenji MizoguchiKenji Mizoguchi
(Film director, Screenwriter)

16 May 1898

Japanese

Alexander RodchenkoAlexander Rodchenko
(Painter, Photographer, Sculptor, Architect, Graphic designer)

05 December 1891

Russian

Wilhelm Ritter von LeebWilhelm Ritter von Leeb
(Military personnel)

05 September 1876

German

Jean HersholtJean Hersholt
(Film actor, Actor, Linguist, Writer, Translator)

12 July 1886

Danish,American

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Lewis TermanLewis Terman
(Psychologist, University teacher)

15 January 1877

American

Jean MetzingerJean Metzinger
(Painter)

24 June 1883

French

Clarence BirdseyeClarence Birdseye
(Inventor, Engineer)

09 December 1886

American

Miklós NyiszliMiklós Nyiszli
(Physician, Writer)

17 June 1901

Hungarian,Romanian

Risto RytiRisto Ryti
(Politician, President)

03 February 1889

Finnish

Gerald FinziGerald Finzi
(Composer, Music educator)

14 July 1901

British

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MistinguettMistinguett
(actor, singer)

04 April 1875

French

Jules RimetJules Rimet
(Football administrator)

14 October 1873

French

Lyonel FeiningerLyonel Feininger
(Painter, Artist)

17 July 1871

American

Josef HoffmannJosef Hoffmann
(Architect, Designer)

15 December 1870

Austrian

Nate SaintNate Saint
(Aviator)

30 August 1923

American

Alex RaymondAlex Raymond
(Officer, Screenwriter)

02 October 1909

American

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Konstantin PätsKonstantin Päts
(Politician)

23 February 1874

Estonian

Marie LaurencinMarie Laurencin
(Painter, Printmaker)

31 October 1883

French

Michael VentrisMichael Ventris
(Linguist, Architect, Historian, Archaeologist)

12 July 1922

British

Juho Kusti PaasikiviJuho Kusti Paasikivi
(President)

27 November 1870

Finnish

Gottfried BennGottfried Benn
(Poet, Writer, Essayist, Novelist)

02 May 1886

German

Lucien FebvreLucien Febvre
(Historian, Professor, Writer)

22 July 1878

French

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Pío BarojaPío Baroja
(Writer, Physician, Novelist)

28 December 1872

Spanish

Joseph WirthJoseph Wirth
(politician, Chancellor)

06 September 1879

German

Julien BendaJulien Benda
(Philosopher, Writer)

26 December 1867

French

H.L. MenckenH.L. Mencken
(Editor, Journalist, Activist, Literary Critic)

1880 AD

Yakub KolasYakub Kolas
(Writer)

03 November 1882

Belarusian

Robert WalserRobert Walser

15 April 1878

Swiss

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Alexander FadeyevAlexander Fadeyev
(Writer)

24 December 1901

Russian

Olexandr DovzhenkoOlexandr Dovzhenko
(Screenwriter, Director)

10 September 1894

Ukrainian

Sir Henry Maximilian BeerbohmSir Henry Maximilian Beerbohm

24 August 1872

British

Thomas John Watson, Sr.Thomas John Watson, Sr.

17 February 1874

American

Bolesław BierutBolesław Bierut
(Political leader)

18 April 1892

Russian

Émile BorelÉmile Borel
(Mathematician, Politician, University teacher)

07 January 1871

French

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Jan ŁukasiewiczJan Łukasiewicz
(Polish logician)

21 December 1878

Irish,Ukrainian