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.

Ritchie ValensRitchie Valens
13 May 1941, American
Singer, Songwriter
Buddy HollyBuddy Holly
07 September 1936, American
 

Frank Lloyd WrightFrank Lloyd Wright
08 June 1867, American
Architect

Billie HolidayBillie Holiday
07 April 1915, American
Musician

Errol FlynnErrol Flynn
20 June 1909, Australian
Actor

George ReevesGeorge Reeves
05 January 1914, American
Actor
George MarshallGeorge Marshall
31 December 1880, American
Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army

Cecil Blount DeMilleCecil B. DeMille
12 August 1881, American
Film Director, Producer

Lou CostelloLou Costello
06 March 1906, American
Actor

Carl SwitzerCarl Switzer
07 August 1927, American
Actor
Raymond ChandlerRaymond Chandler
23 July 1888, American
Novelist and Screenwriter

John Foster DullesJohn Foster Dulles
25 February 1888, American
Former United States Secretary of State
Ethel BarrymoreEthel Barrymore
15 August 1879, American
Actress

Albert NamatjiraAlbert Namatjira
28 July 1902, Australian
Artist

Heitor Villa-LobosHeitor Villa-Lobos
05 March 1887, Brazilian
Latin American Composer
Harvey GlatmanHarvey Glatman
10 December 1927, American
Serial Killer

Edith ClarkeEdith Clarke
10 February 1883, American
Electrical Engineer
Bernard BerensonBernard Berenson
26 June 1865, American
Art Historian

Abraham FlexnerAbraham Flexner
13 November 1866, American
Educator

Charles Thomson Rees WilsonCharles Thomson Rees Wilson
14 February 1869, British
Physicist
Carlos Saavedra LamasCarlos Saavedra Lamas
01 November 1878, Argentinian
First Latin American Nobel Peace Prize Recipient

 Owen Willans RichardsonOwen Willans Richardson
26 April 1879, British
Physicist
Lizzy AnsinghLizzy Ansingh
13 March 1875, Dutch
Painter

The Big BopperThe Big Bopper
24 October 1930, American
Singer, Musician, Disc jockey, Songwriter

Stepan BanderaStepan Bandera
01 January 1909, Ukrainian
Political leader

Mario LanzaMario Lanza
31 January 1921, American
Actor, singer
Victor McLaglenVictor McLaglen
10 December 1886, British, American
Actor, Boxer
Lester YoungLester Young
27 August 1909, American
Clarinetist, Saxophonist, Composer, Jazz musician,

Sidney BechetSidney Bechet
14 May 1897, American
Composer, Clarinetist, Saxophonist, Jazz musician

Boris VianBoris Vian
10 March 1920, French
Polymath, Singer, Poet, Trumpeter, Lyricist,

Mike HawthornMike Hawthorn
10 April 1929, British
Formula One driver
William D. LeahyWilliam D. Leahy
06 May 1875, American
Officer, Diplomat

Camilo CienfuegosCamilo Cienfuegos
06 February 1932, Cuban
Armed force officer

George GroszGeorge Grosz
26 July 1893, German, American
Painter, Draughtsperson, Photographer, University

Raphael LemkinRaphael Lemkin
24 June 1900, Polish
Lawyer, Peace researcher

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Max GersonMax Gerson
18 October 1881, German, American
Physician
Maurice DuplessisMaurice Duplessis
20 April 1890, Canadian
Politician, Lawyer

Preston SturgesPreston Sturges
29 August 1898, American
American playwright
George AntheilGeorge Antheil
08 July 1900, American
Composer

Arthur Cecil PigouArthur Cecil Pigou
18 November 1877, British
Economist, Paramedic, University teacher

S. W. R. D. BandaranaikeS. W. R. D. Bandaranaike
08 January 1899, Sri Lankan
Diplomat, Politician, Lawyer
José VasconcelosJosé Vasconcelos
28 February 1882, Mexican
Writer, Philosopher, Politician, University

Jacob EpsteinJacob Epstein
10 November 1880, American
Sculptor, Painter
Bohuslav MartinůBohuslav Martinů
08 December 1890, Swiss
Composer

Stanley SpencerStanley Spencer
30 June 1891, British
Painter

William Halsey, Jr.William Halsey, Jr.
30 October 1882, American
 

Rudolf CaracciolaRudolf Caracciola
30 January 1901, Swiss, German
Racecar driver, Motorcycle racer

Edward C. TolmanEdward C. Tolman
14 April 1886, American
Psychologist
Andrew LoomisAndrew Loomis
1892 AD, American
illustrator, painter

Daniel François MalanDaniel François Malan
22 May 1874, South African
Minister, Politician

Edmund Ironside, 1st Baron IronsideEdmund Ironside, 1st Baron Ironside
06 May 1880, British
Politician, Diarist, Writer, Military personnel

Enrico De NicolaEnrico De Nicola
09 November 1877, Italian
Journalist
Alfred MunningsAlfred Munnings
08 October 1878, British
painter

Leslie MorsheadLeslie Morshead
18 September 1889, Australian
Military personnel
Alfred KubinAlfred Kubin
10 April 1877, Austrian
Writer, Painter, Etcher

Ki Hajar DewantaraKi Hajar Dewantara
02 May 1889, Indonesian
Politician, Philosopher

Gérard PhilipeGérard Philipe
04 December 1922, French
Actor
William Guy CarrWilliam Guy Carr
02 June 1895, Canadian
Writer, Submariner

Max BaerMax Baer
11 February 1909, American
actor, boxer
Hitoshi AshidaHitoshi Ashida
15 November 1887, Japanese
Prime Minister, politician

Baby DoddsBaby Dodds
24 December 1898, American
Drummer

Helen Flanders DunbarHelen Flanders Dunbar
14 May 1902, American
Psychiatrist, Physician
Adolf Otto Reinhold WindausAdolf Otto Reinhold Windaus
25 December 1876, German
German chemist

J.P. RichardsonJ.P. Richardson
1930 AD
Songwriter, Singer
Edgar Albert GuestEdgar Albert Guest
20 August 1881, American
 

Adrian Adolph GreenbergAdrian Adolph Greenberg
03 March 1903, American
 

Ante PavelićAnte Pavelić
14 July 1889, Croatian, Yugoslav
Author

Jiří WeilJiří Weil
06 August 1900
Writer, Translator, Journalist
Şükrü KayaŞükrü Kaya
09 March 1883, Turkish
diplomat, politician, minister of agriculture,