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.

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 Billie Holiday

Billie Holiday.
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: April 7, 1915
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Philadelphia
Died: July 17
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)

 2 Buddy Holly

Buddy Holly.
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: September 7, 1936
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Lubbock, Texas, United States
Died: February 3
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 3 Ritchie Valens

Ritchie Valens.
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: May 13, 1941
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Pacoima, Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: February 3

 4 Errol Flynn

Errol Flynn.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: June 20, 1909
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Hobart
Died: October 14
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 5 Frank Lloyd Wright

Frank Lloyd Wright.
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Listed In: Architects
Famous As: Architect
Birthdate: June 8, 1867
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Richland Center
Died: April 9

 6 Max Baer

Max Baer
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: actor, boxer
Birthdate: February 11, 1909
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Omaha
Died: November 21
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)

 7 George Reeves

George Reeves.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: January 5, 1914
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Woolstock, Iowa
Died: June 16
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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 8 Lou Costello

Lou Costello.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: March 6, 1906
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Paterson, New Jersey, United States
Died: March 3
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)

 9 The Big Bopper

The Big Bopper
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Listed In: Dancers
Famous As: Singer, Musician, Disc jockey, Songwriter
Birthdate: October 24, 1930
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Port Arthur
Died: February 3

 10 William Halsey Jr.

William Halsey Jr.
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Military officer
Birthdate: October 30, 1882
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Elizabeth, New Jersey, United States
Died: August 16

 11 Charles Starkweather

Charles Starkweather.
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Listed In: Criminals
Famous As: Serial Killer
Birthdate: November 24, 1938
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Lincoln, Nebraska, United States
Died: June 25

 12 Cecil B. DeMille

Cecil B. DeMille.
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Famous As: Film Director, Producer
Birthdate: August 12, 1881
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Ashfield, Massachusetts, U.S.
Died: January 21

 13 Raymond Chandler

Raymond Chandler.
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Novelist and Screenwriter
Birthdate: July 23, 1888
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Chicago
Died: March 26

 14 Carl Switzer

Carl Switzer.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: August 7, 1927
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Paris, Illinois, United States
Died: January 21

 15 Edward Wood, 1st Earl of Halifax

Edward Wood, 1st Earl of Halifax.
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Former Viceroy of India
Birthdate: April 16, 1881
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Powderham Castle, United Kingdom
Died: December 23
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)

 16 George Marshall

George Marshall.
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army
Birthdate: December 31, 1880
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Uniontown
Died: October 16

 17 Ante Pavelić

Ante Pavelić
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Listed In:
Famous As: Author
Birthdate: July 14, 1889
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Konjic
Died: December 28

 18 John Foster Dulles

John Foster Dulles.
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Famous As: Former United States Secretary of State
Birthdate: February 25, 1888
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., U.S.
Died: May 24

 19 Mario Lanza

Mario Lanza
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Famous As: Actor, singer
Birthdate: January 31, 1921
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: October 7

 20 Ethel Barrymore

Ethel Barrymore.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: August 15, 1879
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Philadelphia
Died: June 18

 21 Jack Frost

Jack Frost
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Composer
Birthdate: November 25, 1893
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Died: October 21

 22 Mike Hawthorn

Mike Hawthorn
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Racing Driver
Birthdate: April 10, 1929
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Mexborough, England
Died: January 22

 23 William D. Leahy

William D. Leahy
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Naval Officer
Birthdate: May 6, 1875
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Hampton, Iowa, United States
Died: July 20

 24 William J. Donovan

William J. Donovan
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Military Leader
Birthdate: January 1, 1883
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Buffalo, New York, United States
Died: February 8

 25 Stepan Bandera

Stepan Bandera
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Political leader
Birthdate: January 1, 1909
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Galicia
Died: October 15

 26 Nap Lajoie

Nap Lajoie
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Baseball player
Birthdate: September 5, 1874
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Woonsocket, Rhode Island, United States
Died: February 7

 27 Victor McLaglen

Victor McLaglen
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Actor, Boxer
Birthdate: December 10, 1886
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Royal Tunbridge Wells
Died: November 7
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)

 28 Lester Young

Lester Young
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: August 27, 1909
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Woodville, Mississippi, United States
Died: March 15

 29 José P. Laurel

José P. Laurel
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Former President of the Philippines
Birthdate: March 9, 1891
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Tanauan, Philippines
Died: November 6

 30 Camilo Cienfuegos

Camilo Cienfuegos
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Armed force officer
Birthdate: February 6, 1932
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Havana
Died: October 28

 31 Bernard Berenson

Bernard Berenson.
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Famous As: Art Historian
Birthdate: June 26, 1865
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Butrimonys, Lithuania
Died: October 6

 32 Laxmi Prasad Devkota

Laxmi Prasad Devkota
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: November 13, 1909
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Kathmandu, Nepal
Died: September 14

 33 S. W. R. D. Bandaranaike

S. W. R. D. Bandaranaike
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Famous As: Diplomat, Politician, Lawyer
Birthdate: January 8, 1899
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Colombo
Died: September 26

 34 Albert Namatjira

Albert Namatjira.
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Famous As: Artist
Birthdate: July 28, 1902
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Hermannsburg
Died: August 8

 35 Sax Rohmer

Sax Rohmer
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: February 15, 1883
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Birmingham, England, UK
Died: June 1

 36 Una O Connor

Una O Connor
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: October 23, 1880
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Belfast, Ireland
Died: February 4

 37 Preston Sturges

Preston Sturges
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Famous As: Playwright, Director
Birthdate: August 29, 1898
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: August 6

 38 Maurice Duplessis

Maurice Duplessis
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: April 20, 1890
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Trois-Rivières, Canada
Died: September 7

 39 Sidney Bechet

Sidney Bechet
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: May 14, 1897
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Died: May 14

 40 Harvey Glatman

Harvey Glatman.
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Listed In: Criminals
Famous As: Serial Killer
Birthdate: December 10, 1927
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: The Bronx, New York City, New York
Died: September 18

 41 D. F. Malan

D. F. Malan
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: May 22, 1874
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Riebeek-West in the Cape Colony
Died: February 7

 42 Heitor Villa-Lobos

Heitor Villa-Lobos.
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Latin American Composer
Birthdate: March 5, 1887
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Rio de Janeiro
Died: November 17

 43 Raphael Lemkin

Raphael Lemkin
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Lawyer, Peace researcher
Birthdate: June 24, 1900
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Bezwodne
Died: August 28

 44 Boris Vian

Boris Vian
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: March 10, 1920
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Ville-d'Avray, Hauts-de-Seine, France
Died: June 23

 45 Ibrahim of Johor

Ibrahim of Johor
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Famous As: Malaysian king
Birthdate: September 17, 1873
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Istana Bidadari, Serangoon, Singapore, Straits Settlements
Died: May 8

 46 George Grosz

George Grosz
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Famous As: Artist
Birthdate: July 26, 1893
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Died: July 6

 47 Adrian Adolph Greenberg

Adrian Adolph Greenberg
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Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: March 3, 1903
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Naugatuck
Died: September 13

 48 Edmund Ironside, 1st Baron Ironside

Edmund Ironside, 1st Baron Ironside
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Military Officer
Birthdate: May 6, 1880
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Edinburgh, Scotland
Died: September 22

 49 Jacob Epstein

Jacob Epstein
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Famous As: Sculptor
Birthdate: November 10, 1880
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: August 19

 50 Rudolf Caracciola

Rudolf Caracciola
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Racing driver
Birthdate: January 30, 1901
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Remagen, Germany
Died: September 28