Famous People Who Died In 1959

Discover the most famous people died who died in the year 1959. This list includes people like Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, Errol Flynn, Frank Lloyd Wright, Billie Holiday and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include artists, political leaders, military leaders and lawyers who died in 1959. This list includes people from United States, United Kingdom, Germany & Australia and many more countries.

Buddy HollyBuddy Holly

07 September 1936

American

Ritchie ValensRitchie Valens
(Singer, Songwriter)

13 May 1941

American

Billie HolidayBillie Holiday
(Musician)

07 April 1915

American

Frank Lloyd WrightFrank Lloyd Wright
(Architect)

08 June 1867

American

Errol FlynnErrol Flynn
(Actor)

20 June 1909

Australian

Carl SwitzerCarl Switzer
(Actor)

07 August 1927

American

George ReevesGeorge Reeves
(Actor)

05 January 1914

American

Cecil Blount DeMilleCecil B. DeMille
(Film Director, Producer)

12 August 1881

American

George MarshallGeorge Marshall
(Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army)

31 December 1880

American

Lou CostelloLou Costello
(Actor)

06 March 1906

American

Raymond ChandlerRaymond Chandler
(Novelist and Screenwriter)

23 July 1888

American

John Foster DullesJohn Foster Dulles
(Former United States Secretary of State)

25 February 1888

American

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Ethel BarrymoreEthel Barrymore
(Actress)

15 August 1879

American

Heitor Villa-LobosHeitor Villa-Lobos
(Latin American Composer)

05 March 1887

Brazilian

Harvey GlatmanHarvey Glatman
(Serial Killer)

10 December 1927

American

Albert NamatjiraAlbert Namatjira
(Artist)

28 July 1902

Australian

Edith ClarkeEdith Clarke
(Electrical Engineer)

10 February 1883

American

Bernard BerensonBernard Berenson
(Art Historian)

26 June 1865

American

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Abraham FlexnerAbraham Flexner
(Educator)

13 November 1866

American

Carlos Saavedra LamasCarlos Saavedra Lamas
(First Latin American Nobel Peace Prize Recipient)

01 November 1878

Argentinian

Charles Thomson Rees WilsonCharles Thomson Rees Wilson
(Physicist)

14 February 1869

British

 Owen Willans RichardsonOwen Willans Richardson
(Physicist)

26 April 1879

British

Lizzy AnsinghLizzy Ansingh
(Painter)

13 March 1875

Dutch

The Big BopperThe Big Bopper
(Singer, Musician, Disc jockey, Songwriter)

24 October 1930

American

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Victor McLaglenVictor McLaglen
(Actor, Boxer)

10 December 1886

British,American

Mario LanzaMario Lanza
(Actor, singer)

31 January 1921

American

Stepan BanderaStepan Bandera
(Political leader)

01 January 1909

Ukrainian

Lester YoungLester Young
(Clarinetist, Saxophonist, Composer, Jazz musician, Musician)

27 August 1909

American

Sidney BechetSidney Bechet
(Composer, Clarinetist, Saxophonist, Jazz musician)

14 May 1897

American

Camilo CienfuegosCamilo Cienfuegos
(Armed force officer)

06 February 1932

Cuban

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Mike HawthornMike Hawthorn
(Formula One driver)

10 April 1929

British

Raphael LemkinRaphael Lemkin
(Lawyer, Peace researcher)

24 June 1900

Polish

William D. LeahyWilliam D. Leahy
(Officer, Diplomat)

06 May 1875

American

Max GersonMax Gerson
(Physician)

18 October 1881

German,American

George GroszGeorge Grosz
(Painter, Draughtsperson, Photographer, University teacher, Writer)

26 July 1893

German,American

Boris VianBoris Vian
(Polymath, Singer, Poet, Trumpeter, Lyricist, Painter, Translator, Engineer, Librettist, Playwright, Journalist, Writer, Songwriter, Musician, Composer, Screenwriter, Jazz musician, Literary critic, Music journalist)

10 March 1920

French

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Stanley SpencerStanley Spencer
(Painter)

30 June 1891

British

Maurice DuplessisMaurice Duplessis
(Politician, Lawyer)

20 April 1890

Canadian

George AntheilGeorge Antheil
(Composer)

08 July 1900

American

Preston SturgesPreston Sturges
(American playwright)

29 August 1898

American

José VasconcelosJosé Vasconcelos
(Writer, Philosopher, Politician, University teacher, Lawyer)

28 February 1882

Mexican

Bohuslav MartinůBohuslav Martinů
(Composer)

08 December 1890

Swiss

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S. W. R. D. BandaranaikeS. W. R. D. Bandaranaike
(Diplomat, Politician, Lawyer)

08 January 1899

Sri Lankan

Jacob EpsteinJacob Epstein
(Sculptor, Painter)

10 November 1880

American

William Halsey, Jr.William Halsey, Jr.

30 October 1882

American

Edward C. TolmanEdward C. Tolman
(Psychologist)

14 April 1886

American

Arthur Cecil PigouArthur Cecil Pigou
(Economist, Paramedic, University teacher)

18 November 1877

British

Andrew LoomisAndrew Loomis
(illustrator, painter)

1892 AD

American

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Edmund Ironside, 1st Baron IronsideEdmund Ironside, 1st Baron Ironside
(Politician, Diarist, Writer, Military personnel)

06 May 1880

British

Rudolf CaracciolaRudolf Caracciola
(Racecar driver, Motorcycle racer)

30 January 1901

Swiss,German

Daniel François MalanDaniel François Malan
(Minister, Politician)

22 May 1874

South African

Alfred MunningsAlfred Munnings
(painter)

08 October 1878

British

Enrico De NicolaEnrico De Nicola
(Journalist)

09 November 1877

Italian

Leslie MorsheadLeslie Morshead
(Military personnel)

18 September 1889

Australian

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Ki Hajar DewantaraKi Hajar Dewantara
(Politician, Philosopher)

02 May 1889

Indonesian

Alfred KubinAlfred Kubin
(Writer, Painter, Etcher)

10 April 1877

Austrian

William Guy CarrWilliam Guy Carr
(Writer, Submariner)

02 June 1895

Canadian

Gérard PhilipeGérard Philipe
(Actor)

04 December 1922

French

Max BaerMax Baer
(actor, boxer)

11 February 1909

American

Baby DoddsBaby Dodds
(Drummer)

24 December 1898

American

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Hitoshi AshidaHitoshi Ashida
(Prime Minister, politician)

15 November 1887

Japanese

Helen Flanders DunbarHelen Flanders Dunbar
(Psychiatrist, Physician)

14 May 1902

American

Adolf Otto Reinhold WindausAdolf Otto Reinhold Windaus
(German chemist)

25 December 1876

German

J.P. RichardsonJ.P. Richardson
(Songwriter, Singer)

1930 AD

Edgar Albert GuestEdgar Albert Guest

20 August 1881

American

Adrian Adolph GreenbergAdrian Adolph Greenberg

03 March 1903

American

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Ante PavelićAnte Pavelić
(Author)

14 July 1889

Croatian,Yugoslav

Jiří WeilJiří Weil
(Writer, Translator, Journalist)

06 August 1900

Şükrü KayaŞükrü Kaya
(diplomat, politician, minister of agriculture, translator)

09 March 1883

Turkish