Famous People Who Died In 1960

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Clark Gable
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Birthdate: February 1, 1901
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Cadiz, Ohio, United States
Died: August 16
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Albert Camus
(Philosopher & Novelist)
Albert Camus
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 7, 1913
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Drean, Algeria
Died: January 4
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Zora Neale Hurston
(Folklorist, Anthropologist)
Zora Neale Hurston
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Birthdate: January 7, 1891
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Notasulga
Died: January 28
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Ward Bond
(Actor)
Ward Bond
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Birthdate: April 9, 1903
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Benkelman, Nebraska, USA
Died: November 5
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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John D. Rockefeller Jr.
(Philanthropist & Businessman)
John D. Rockefeller Jr.
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 29, 1874
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Died: May 11
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Margaret Sullavan
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Birthdate: May 16, 1909
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Norfolk, Virginia, U.S.
Died: January 1
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Eddie Cochran
(guitarist,singer, singer-songwriter, composer)
Eddie Cochran
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: October 3, 1938
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Albert Lea
Died: April 17
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Richard Wright
(Novelist)
Richard Wright
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: September 4, 1908
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Roxie, Mississippi, United States
Died: November 28
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Aneurin Bevan
(Former Secretary of State for Health)
Aneurin Bevan
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 15, 1897
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Tredegar, Wales
Died: July 6
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Oscar Hammerstein II
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Birthdate: July 12, 1895
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: August 23
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
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Johnny Horton
(Musician, Singer, Songwriter)
Johnny Horton
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: April 30, 1925
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Los Angeles
Died: November 5
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Melvin Purvis
(FBI agent)
Melvin Purvis
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 24, 1903
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Timmonsville, South Carolina, USA
Died: February 29
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
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Boris Pasternak
(Russian Poet & Novelist Who Won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1958)
Boris Pasternak
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 10, 1890
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Died: May 30
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Amānullāh Khān
(King of Afghanistan from 1926 to 1929)
Amānullāh Khān
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: June 1, 1892
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Paghman
Died: April 25
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Albert Kesselring
(War Criminal)
Albert Kesselring
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Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: November 30, 1885
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Marktsteft, Kingdom of Bavaria, Germany
Died: July 16
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Salvatore Ferragamo
(Designer known as Founder of Salvatore Ferragamo S.p.A.)
Salvatore Ferragamo
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: June 5, 1898
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Bonito, Italy
Died: August 7
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Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna of Russia
(Daughter of Emperor Alexander III of Russia)
Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna of Russia
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: June 13, 1882
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia
Died: November 24
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María Teresa Mirabal
(Political activist)
María Teresa Mirabal
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Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: October 15, 1935
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Salcedo, Dominican Republic
Died: November 25
María Argentina Minerva Mirabal Reyes
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Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: March 12, 1926
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Salcedo, Dominican Republic
Died: November 25
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Herschel Grynszpan
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Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: March 28, 1921
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Hanover
Died: May 8
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Feroze Gandhi
(Political Leader)
Feroze Gandhi
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 12, 1912
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Mumbai
Died: September 8
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Emily Post
(Novelist)
Emily Post
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 27, 1872
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Baltimore
Died: September 25
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Erich Raeder
(Admiral)
Erich Raeder
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 24, 1876
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Wandsbek, Hamburg, Germany
Died: November 6
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Richard Cromwell
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Birthdate: January 8, 1910
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Long Beach, California, United States
Died: October 11
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Mack Sennett
(Canadian-American Film Actor, Director, and Producer)
Mack Sennett
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Birthdate: January 17, 1880
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Richmond, Canada
Died: November 5
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Vera Renczi
(Serial killer)
Vera Renczi
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Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: 1903 AD
Birthplace: Bucharest, Romania
Died: 1960 AD
Gottfried, Prince of Hohenlohe-Langenburg
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: March 24, 1897
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Langenburg, Germany
Died: May 11
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Hans Wilsdorf
(Businessman)
Hans Wilsdorf
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: March 22, 1881
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Kulmbach, Germany
Died: July 6
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Igor Kurchatov
(Nuclear physicist)
Igor Kurchatov
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: January 12, 1903
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Sim, Russia
Died: February 7
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Harold Gillies
(Physician, Plastic surgeon)
Harold Gillies
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Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: June 17, 1882
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Dunedin
Died: September 10
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Erich Neumann
(Psychologist)
Erich Neumann
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Birthdate: January 23, 1905
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Died: November 5
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Antonie Pannekoek
(Astronomer, Historian of science, Philosopher, University teacher)
Antonie Pannekoek
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: January 2, 1873
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Vaassen
Died: April 28
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Ida Rubinstein
(Former ballet Russes dancer)
Ida Rubinstein
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Listed In: Dancers
Birthdate: October 3, 1883
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Kharkiv, Ukraine
Died: September 20
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Victor Sjöström
(Film Director)
Victor Sjöström
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Birthdate: September 20, 1879
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Årjäng, Sweden
Died: January 3
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J. L. Austin
(Philosopher of Language Best Known for Developing the 'Theory of Speech Acts')
J. L. Austin
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Birthdate: March 26, 1911
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Lancaster, England
Died: February 8
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Giles Gilbert Scott
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Listed In: Architects
Birthdate: November 9, 1880
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Hampstead, Middlesex, England
Died: February 8
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Clara Haskil
(Classical pianist)
Clara Haskil
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: January 7, 1895
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Bucharest, Romania
Died: December 7
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Jussi Björling
(Swedish Operatic Tenor Who was One of the Leading Opera Singers of the 20th Century)
Jussi Björling
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: February 5, 1911
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Borlänge, Sweden
Died: September 9
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Caryl Chessman
(American Convicted Robber, Kidnapper and Rapist)
Caryl Chessman
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Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: May 27, 1921
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: St. Joseph, Michigan, United States
Died: May 2
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Red Byron
(Race Car Driver)
Red Byron
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 12, 1915
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Anniston, Alabama, United States
Died: November 11
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Roy Chapman Andrews
(American Explorer, Adventurer and Naturalist Known for His Discovery of First-Known Fossil Dinosaur Eggs)
Roy Chapman Andrews
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Birthdate: January 26, 1884
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Beloit, Wisconsin, United States
Died: March 11
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Alfred L. Kroeber
(Cultural Anthropologist)
Alfred L. Kroeber
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Birthdate: June 11, 1876
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Hoboken, New Jersey, United States
Died: October 5
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John P. Marquand
(Known for His Mr. Moto Spy Stories)
John P. Marquand
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 10, 1893
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Wilmington, Delaware, United States
Died: July 16
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Fernande Barrey
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Birthdate: January 9, 1893
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Saint-Valery-sur-Somme, France
Died: July 17
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Max von Laue
(Physicist)
Max von Laue
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: October 9, 1879
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Pfaffendorf, Kingdom of Prussia, German Empire
Died: April 24
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Arthur Meighen
(Politician, Lawyer, Diplomat)
Arthur Meighen
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: June 16, 1874
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Ontario
Died: August 5
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Ernest Holmes
(Philosopher, Writer)
Ernest Holmes
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Birthdate: January 21, 1887
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Lincoln, Maine, United States
Died: April 7
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Victor Klemperer
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Birthdate: October 9, 1881
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Gorzów Wielkopolski, Poland
Died: February 11
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Ethel Voynich
(Novelist)
Ethel Voynich
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: May 11, 1864
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Ballintemple, Cork, Ireland
Died: July 27
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Subroto Mukerjee
(Indian military officer)
Subroto Mukerjee
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: March 5, 1911
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Kolkata, India
Died: November 8
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.