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.

Errol FlynnErrol Flynn
Australian
Actor
Buddy HollyBuddy Holly
American
Musician

Billie HolidayBillie Holiday
American
Musician

Ritchie ValensRitchie Valens
American
Singer

Frank Lloyd WrightFrank Lloyd Wright
American
Architect

George ReevesGeorge Reeves
American
Actor
George MarshallGeorge Marshall
American
Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army

Cecil Blount DeMilleCecil B. DeMille
American
Film Director, Producer

Lou CostelloLou Costello
American
Actor
Raymond ChandlerRaymond Chandler
American
Novelist and Screenwriter

Edward Wood, 1st Earl of HalifaxEdward Wood, 1st Earl of Halifax
British
Former Viceroy of India
Charles StarkweatherCharles Starkweather
American
Serial Killer

John Foster DullesJohn Foster Dulles
American
Former United States Secretary of State

Ethel BarrymoreEthel Barrymore
American
Actress

Carl SwitzerCarl Switzer
American
Actor

Albert NamatjiraAlbert Namatjira
Australian
Artist
Heitor Villa-LobosHeitor Villa-Lobos
Brazilian
Latin American Composer

Harvey GlatmanHarvey Glatman
American
Serial Killer

Abraham FlexnerAbraham Flexner
American
Educator

Bernard BerensonBernard Berenson
American
Art Historian
Edith ClarkeEdith Clarke
American
Electrical Engineer

 Owen Willans RichardsonOwen Willans Richardson
British
Physicist

Carlos Saavedra LamasCarlos Saavedra Lamas
Argentinian
First Latin American Nobel Peace Prize Recipient

Lizzy AnsinghLizzy Ansingh
Dutch
Painter
William Halsey Jr.William Halsey Jr.
American
Military officer

The Big BopperThe Big Bopper
American
Singer, Musician, Disc jockey, Songwriter
Mario LanzaMario Lanza
American
Actor, singer

Ante PavelićAnte Pavelić
Croatian, Yugoslav
Author

Victor McLaglenVictor McLaglen
British, American
Actor, Boxer
Jack FrostJack Frost
American
Composer

Continue Reading Below
Mike HawthornMike Hawthorn
British
Racing Driver
William J. DonovanWilliam J. Donovan
American
Military Leader

William D. LeahyWilliam D. Leahy
American
Naval Officer

Stepan BanderaStepan Bandera
Ukrainian
Political leader

Lester YoungLester Young
American
Clarinetist, Saxophonist, Composer, Jazz musician,
Nap LajoieNap Lajoie
American
Baseball player
Camilo CienfuegosCamilo Cienfuegos
Cuban
Armed force officer

Sidney BechetSidney Bechet
American
Composer, Clarinetist, Saxophonist, Jazz musician

Preston SturgesPreston Sturges
American
American playwright

Raphael LemkinRaphael Lemkin
Polish
Lawyer, Peace researcher
Boris VianBoris Vian
French
Polymath, Singer, Poet, Trumpeter, Lyricist,

Jacob EpsteinJacob Epstein
British, American
Sculptor

George GroszGeorge Grosz
German, American
Painter, Draughtsperson, Photographer, University

Rudolf CaracciolaRudolf Caracciola
Swiss, German
Racecar driver, Motorcycle racer

Max GersonMax Gerson
German, American
Physician
S. W. R. D. BandaranaikeS. W. R. D. Bandaranaike
Sri Lankan
Diplomat, Politician, Lawyer

Alfred MunningsAlfred Munnings
British
painter
Maurice DuplessisMaurice Duplessis
Canadian
Politician

George AntheilGeorge Antheil
American
Composer

Stanley SpencerStanley Spencer
British
Painter
Andrew LoomisAndrew Loomis
American
Illustrator

D. F. MalanD. F. Malan
South African
Politician
Edmund Ironside, 1st Baron IronsideEdmund Ironside, 1st Baron Ironside
British, Scottish
Military Officer

José VasconcelosJosé Vasconcelos
Mexican
Writer, Philosopher, Politician, University

Sax RohmerSax Rohmer
British
Novelist

Arthur Cecil PigouArthur Cecil Pigou
British
Economist, Paramedic, University teacher

William Guy CarrWilliam Guy Carr
Canadian
Writer, Submariner
Edgar Albert GuestEdgar Guest
American
Poet

José P. LaurelJosé P. Laurel
Filipino
Former President of the Philippines

Enrico De NicolaEnrico De Nicola
Italian
Journalist

Charles VidorCharles Vidor
Hungarian
Film director
Ed WalshEd Walsh
American
Baseball pitcher

Bohuslav MartinůBohuslav Martinů
Swiss
Composer
Samuel Hoare, 1st Viscount TemplewoodSamuel Hoare, 1st Viscount Templewood
British
Politician

Wanda LandowskaWanda Landowska
French, Polish
Harpsichordist

Ichirō HatoyamaIchirō Hatoyama
Japanese
Prime Minister
Gérard PhilipeGérard Philipe
French
Actor

Fred StoneFred Stone
American
Actor
Maxwell AndersonMaxwell Anderson
American
Playwright

Roger TouhyRoger Touhy
American
Crime boss

Alfred KubinAlfred Kubin
Austrian
Writer, Painter, Etcher
Leslie MorsheadLeslie Morshead
Australian
Military personnel

Edward C. TolmanEdward C. Tolman
American
Psychologist
Olga KnipperOlga Knipper
Russian
Actress

Edwin MuirEdwin Muir
Scottish
Poet

Ki Hajar DewantaraKi Hajar Dewantara
Indonesian
Activist

Edmund GouldingEdmund Goulding
British
Screenwriter
Barthélemy BogandaBarthélemy Boganda
Central African
Politician
Tony CanzoneriTony Canzoneri
American
Boxer

Hitoshi AshidaHitoshi Ashida
Japanese
Prime Minister, politician

Benjamin ChristensenBenjamin Christensen
Danish
Film Director

Alfonso ReyesAlfonso Reyes
Mexican
Writer
Aleksandar TsankovAleksandar Tsankov
Bulgarian
Politician

Bruce BairnsfatherBruce Bairnsfather
Pakistani, British
Humorist

Baby DoddsBaby Dodds
American
Drummer

Georges LefebvreGeorges Lefebvre
French
Historian

Luigi SturzoLuigi Sturzo
Italian
Priest
Molla MalloryMolla Mallory
Norwegian, American
Tennis player

GrockGrock
Swiss
Clown
Claude Grahame-WhiteClaude Grahame-White
British
Aviator

William Fielding OgburnWilliam Fielding Ogburn
American
Sociologist
Edwin Ray GuthrieEdwin Ray Guthrie
American
Psychologist
Paolo VeniniPaolo Venini
Italian
Glassmaker