Famous People Who Died In 1961

Discover the most famous people died who died in the year 1961. This list includes people like Ernest Hemingway, Carl Jung, Gary Cooper, Ty Cobb, Erwin Schrödinger and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include political leaders, journalists, artists and novelists who died in 1961. This list includes people from United States, United Kingdom, France & Switzerland and many more countries.

Ernest HemingwayErnest Hemingway
American
Journalist
Carl JungCarl Jung
Swiss
Psychiatrist

Gary CooperGary Cooper
American
American film actor

Erwin SchrödingerErwin Schrödinger
Austrian
Physicist

Ty CobbTy Cobb
American
American Major League Baseball (MLB) outfielder

Patrice LumumbaPatrice Lumumba
Congolese
Political leader
Dag HammarskjöldDag Hammarskjöld
Swedish
Second Secretary-General of the United Nations

Rafael Leónidas Trujillo MolinaRafael Leónidas Trujillo Molina
Dominican
Former President of the Dominican Republic

Jeff ChandlerJeff Chandler
American
Actor

Chico MarxChico Marx
American
American comedian
Edith WilsonEdith Wilson
American
Former First Lady of the United States

Marion DaviesMarion Davies
American
Actress
Eero SaarinenEero Saarinen
Finnish, American
Architect

Dashiell HammettDashiell Hammett
American
Novelist

Sam RayburnSam Rayburn
American
Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives
Lee de ForestLee de Forest
American
Father of Radio

James ThurberJames Thurber
American
Cartoonist, Author, Journalist & Playwright
Learned HandLearned Hand
American
Former United States Judge and Judicial

Percy GraingerPercy Grainger
Australian, American
Musician, Composer, arranger and pianist

Govind Ballabh PantGovind Ballabh Pant
Indian
Freedom Fighter
Ruth ChattertonRuth Chatterton
American
Actress

Frederick McKinley JonesFrederick McKinley Jones
American
Inventor
Emily Greene BalchEmily Greene Balch
American
Social Activist

Percy Williams BridgmanPercy Williams Bridgman
American
Physicist

Jules BordetJules Bordet
Belgian
Microbiologist and Immunologist

Cuno AmietCuno Amiet
Swiss
Painter, illustrator, graphic artist, sculptor
Gail RussellGail Russell
American
Actress
Sergio OsmeñaSergio Osmeña
Filipino
Former President of the Philippines

Anna May WongAnna May Wong
American
Film actor, Stage actor, Television actor

Kurt MeyerKurt Meyer
German
Officer

Esperanza BaurEsperanza Baur
Mexican
actor
George FormbyGeorge Formby
British
Actor, Comedian, Film producer, Musician

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Paul GuilfoylePaul Guilfoyle
American
Actor

Grandma MosesGrandma Moses
American
Painter, Illustrator

Maurice Merleau-PontyMaurice Merleau-Ponty
French
Philosopher, Professor

Louis-Ferdinand CélineLouis-Ferdinand Céline
French
French novelist
Whittaker ChambersWhittaker Chambers
American
Journalist

Vanessa BellVanessa Bell
British
Painter
Mohammed V of MoroccoMohammed V of Morocco
Moroccan
Sultan of Morocco

Maya DerenMaya Deren
Russian
Filmmaker

Adnan MenderesAdnan Menderes
Turkish
politician, diplomat
George S. KaufmanGeorge S. Kaufman
American
Theatre director, Screenwriter, Journalist,

Moss HartMoss Hart
American
Screenwriter, Playwright, Writer
Masanobu TsujiMasanobu Tsuji
Japanese
politician, military personnel

Chester BarnardChester Barnard
American
Business Executive

Augustus JohnAugustus John
British
Painter, Etcher

William Z. FosterWilliam Z. Foster
American
Politician

Josef PrillerJosef Priller
German
Aviator, Fighter pilot
Dorothy ThompsonDorothy Thompson
American
Journalist, Writer

Sam ZemurraySam Zemurray
American
Businessman

Mei LanfangMei Lanfang
Chinese
Opera Artist

Alastair DennistonAlastair Denniston
British
Field hockey player, Cryptographer, Mathematician
Blaise CendrarsBlaise Cendrars
Swiss, French
War correspondent, Journalist, Poet, Writer,

Earle PageEarle Page
Australian
Politician
Luigi EinaudiLuigi Einaudi
Italian
President

Sumner WellesSumner Welles
American
Diplomat, Non-fiction writer

Thomas Anthony Dooley IIIThomas Anthony Dooley III
American
Physician
Otto LoewiOtto Loewi
German, American
Pharmacologist

Arnold GesellArnold Gesell
American
Psychologist, University teacher, Physician
Zog of AlbaniaZog of Albania
Albanian
King

B. Carroll ReeceB. Carroll Reece
American
Politician

Hilda DoolittleHilda Doolittle
American
Poet
Sir Thomas BeechamSir Thomas Beecham
British
 

Miriam FergusonMiriam Ferguson
American
Politician
Jessie FausetJessie Fauset
Author, Editor, Poet, Educator, Journalist