Famous People Who Died In 1960

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Discover the most famous people died who died in the year 1960. This list includes people like Clark Gable, Albert Camus, John D. Rockefeller Jr., Zora Neale Hurston, Aneurin Bevan and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include political leaders, philosophers, journalists and soldiers who died in 1960. This list includes people from United States, United Kingdom, Germany & France and many more countries.
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 1 
Clark Gable
24
Birthdate: February 1, 1901
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Cadiz, Ohio, United States
Died: August 16
 2 
Albert Camus
(Philosopher & Novelist)
Albert Camus
26
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 7, 1913
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Drean, Algeria
Died: January 4
 3 
Zora Neale Hurston
(Folklorist, Anthropologist)
Zora Neale Hurston
13
Birthdate: January 7, 1891
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Notasulga
Died: January 28
 4 
Ward Bond
(Actor)
Ward Bond
6
Birthdate: April 9, 1903
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Benkelman, Nebraska, USA
Died: November 5
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 5 
John D. Rockefeller Jr.
(American Financier, Philanthropist and the Only Son of 'Standard Oil' Co-Founder John D. Rockefeller)
John D. Rockefeller Jr.
14
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 29, 1874
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Died: May 11
 6 
Eddie Cochran
(guitarist,singer, singer-songwriter, composer)
Eddie Cochran
4
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: October 3, 1938
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Albert Lea
Died: April 17
 7 
Margaret Sullavan
3
Birthdate: May 16, 1909
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Norfolk, Virginia, United States
Died: January 1
 8 
Aneurin Bevan
(Former Secretary of State for Health)
Aneurin Bevan
4
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 15, 1897
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Tredegar, Wales
Died: July 6
 9 
Melvin Purvis
(FBI agent)
Melvin Purvis
3
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 24, 1903
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Timmonsville, South Carolina, USA
Died: February 29
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
 10 
Oscar Hammerstein II
2
Birthdate: July 12, 1895
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: August 23
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 11 
Richard Wright
(Novelist)
Richard Wright
4
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: September 4, 1908
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Roxie, Mississippi, United States
Died: November 28
 12 
Johnny Horton
(Musician, Singer, Songwriter)
Johnny Horton
4
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: April 30, 1925
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Los Angeles
Died: November 5
 13 
Boris Pasternak
(Russian Poet & Novelist Who Won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1958)
Boris Pasternak
6
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 10, 1890
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Died: May 30
 14 
Amānullāh Khān
(King of Afghanistan from 1926 to 1929)
Amānullāh Khān
15
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: June 1, 1892
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Paghman
Died: April 25
María Argentina Minerva Mirabal Reyes
3
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: March 12, 1926
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Salcedo, Dominican Republic
Died: November 25
 16 
Salvatore Ferragamo
(Designer known as Founder of Salvatore Ferragamo S.p.A.)
Salvatore Ferragamo
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: June 5, 1898
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Bonito, Italy
Died: August 7
 17 
Emily Post
(Novelist)
Emily Post
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 27, 1872
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Baltimore
Died: September 25
 18 
Richard Cromwell
2
Birthdate: January 8, 1910
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Long Beach, California, United States
Died: October 11
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 19 
Mack Sennett
(Canadian-American Film Actor, Director, and Producer)
Mack Sennett
3
Birthdate: January 17, 1880
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Richmond, Canada
Died: November 5
 20 
Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna of Russia
(Daughter of Emperor Alexander III of Russia)
Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna of Russia
7
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: June 13, 1882
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia
Died: November 24
 21 
Erich Raeder
(Admiral)
Erich Raeder
11
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 24, 1876
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Wandsbek, Hamburg, Germany
Died: November 6
 22 
Prince Aly Khan
(Pakistani Diplomat and the Third Husband of Actress Rita Hayworth)
Prince Aly Khan
7
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: June 13, 1911
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Turin, Italy
Died: May 12
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 23 
Igor Kurchatov
(Nuclear physicist)
Igor Kurchatov
2
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: January 12, 1903
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Sim, Russia
Died: February 7
 24 
John B. Kelly Sr.
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 4, 1889
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: June 20
Gottfried, Prince of Hohenlohe-Langenburg
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: March 24, 1897
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Langenburg, Germany
Died: May 11
 26 
Claro M. Recto
(Philippine Jurist and Politician Who Led the Nationalist Movement in the Philippines)
Claro M. Recto
1
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: February 8, 1890
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Tiaong, Philippines
Died: October 2
 27 
Ida Rubinstein
(Former ballet Russes dancer)
Ida Rubinstein
1
Listed In: Dancers
Birthdate: October 3, 1883
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Kharkiv, Ukraine
Died: September 20
 28 
Antonie Pannekoek
(Astronomer, Historian of science, Philosopher, University teacher)
Antonie Pannekoek
1
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: January 2, 1873
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Vaassen
Died: April 28
 29 
John P. Marquand
(Known for His Mr. Moto Spy Stories)
John P. Marquand
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 10, 1893
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Wilmington, Delaware, United States
Died: July 16
 30 
Herschel Grynszpan
6
Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: March 28, 1921
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Hanover
Died: May 8
 31 
Harold Gillies
(Physician, Plastic surgeon)
Harold Gillies
1
Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: June 17, 1882
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Dunedin
Died: September 10
 32 
Clara Haskil
(Classical pianist)
Clara Haskil
2
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: January 7, 1895
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Bucharest, Romania
Died: December 7
Archduchess Elisabeth Amalie of Austria
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 7, 1878
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Reichenau an der Rax, Austria
Died: March 13
 34 
Jussi Björling
(Swedish Operatic Tenor Who was One of the Leading Opera Singers of the 20th Century)
Jussi Björling
1
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: February 5, 1911
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Borlänge, Sweden
Died: September 9
 35 
Hans Wilsdorf
(Businessman)
Hans Wilsdorf
1
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: March 22, 1881
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Kulmbach, Germany
Died: July 6
 36 
Victor Sjöström
(Film Director)
Victor Sjöström
1
Birthdate: September 20, 1879
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Årjäng, Sweden
Died: January 3
 37 
María Teresa Mirabal
(Political activist)
María Teresa Mirabal
6
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: October 15, 1935
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Salcedo, Dominican Republic
Died: November 25
 38 
Patria Mercedes Mirabal Reyes
(Political Activists)
Patria Mercedes Mirabal Reyes
3
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: February 27, 1924
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Salcedo, Dominican Republic
Died: November 25
 39 
Alfred L. Kroeber
(Cultural Anthropologist)
Alfred L. Kroeber
1
Birthdate: June 11, 1876
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Hoboken, New Jersey, United States
Died: October 5
 40 
Vera Renczi
(Serial killer)
Vera Renczi
9
Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: 1903 AD
Birthplace: Bucharest, Romania
Died: 1960 AD
 41 
Hashim al-Atassi
(Three-Time President of Syria Who Was Known for His Affinity to Constitutional Rule)
Hashim al-Atassi
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 11, 1875
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Homs, Syria
Died: December 5
 42 
Fernande Barrey
2
Birthdate: January 9, 1893
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Saint-Valery-sur-Somme, France
Died: July 17
 43 
Luis Ángel Firpo
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 11, 1894
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Junín, Argentina
Died: August 7
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 44 
Erich Neumann
(Psychologist)
Erich Neumann
2
Birthdate: January 23, 1905
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Died: November 5
 45 
Red Byron
(American Stock Car Racing Driver)
Red Byron
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 12, 1915
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Anniston, Alabama, United States
Died: November 11
 46 
Edwin Fischer
(Swiss classical pianist)
Edwin Fischer
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: October 6, 1886
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Basel
Died: January 24
 47 
David Diop
(French Poet Known for His Contribution to the Négritude Literary Movement)
David Diop
2
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: July 9, 1927
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Bordeaux, France
Died: August 29
 48 
Dirk Jan de Geer
(Politician)
Dirk Jan de Geer
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 14, 1870
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Groningen, Netherlands
Died: November 27
 49 
Marcelino Manuel da Graça
(American Preacher)
Marcelino Manuel da Graça
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 25, 1881
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Brava, Cape Verde
Died: January 12
 50 
Gregory Ratoff
(Russian-Born American Director, Actor and Producer)
Gregory Ratoff
1
Birthdate: April 20, 1893
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Samara, Russia
Died: December 14