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

Patrice LumumbaPatrice Lumumba
Congolese
Political leader

Ty CobbTy Cobb
American
American Major League Baseball (MLB) outfielder
Rafael Leónidas Trujillo MolinaRafael Leónidas Trujillo Molina
Dominican
Former President of the Dominican Republic

Dag HammarskjöldDag Hammarskjöld
Swedish
Second Secretary-General of the United Nations

Marion DaviesMarion Davies
American
Actress
Chico MarxChico Marx
American
American comedian

Eero SaarinenEero Saarinen
Finnish, American
Architect
Edith WilsonEdith Wilson
American
Former First Lady of the United States

Dashiell HammettDashiell Hammett
American
Novelist

Jeff ChandlerJeff Chandler
American
Actor

Sam RayburnSam Rayburn
American
Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives

Frederick McKinley JonesFrederick McKinley Jones
American
Inventor
James ThurberJames Thurber
American
Cartoonist, Author, Journalist & Playwright

Lee de ForestLee de Forest
American
Father of Radio

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
Percy Williams BridgmanPercy Williams Bridgman
American
Physicist

Emily Greene BalchEmily Greene Balch
American
Social Activist

Jules BordetJules Bordet
Belgian
Microbiologist and Immunologist
Cuno AmietCuno Amiet
Swiss
Painter, illustrator, graphic artist, sculptor

Anna May WongAnna May Wong
American
Film actor, Stage actor, Television actor
Frantz FanonFrantz Fanon
Algerian, French, Martiniquan
Psychiatrist

Gail RussellGail Russell
American
Actress

Esperanza BaurEsperanza Baur
Mexican
actor
Sergio OsmeñaSergio Osmeña
Filipino
Former President of the Philippines

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George FormbyGeorge Formby
British
Actor, Comedian, Film producer, Musician
Paul GuilfoylePaul Guilfoyle
American
Actor

Moss HartMoss Hart
American
Screenwriter, Playwright, Writer

Kurt MeyerKurt Meyer
German
Officer

Grandma MosesGrandma Moses
American
Painter, Illustrator
Maurice Merleau-PontyMaurice Merleau-Ponty
French
Philosopher, Professor
Whittaker ChambersWhittaker Chambers
American
Journalist

Vanessa BellVanessa Bell
British
Painter

Louis-Ferdinand CélineLouis-Ferdinand Céline
French
French novelist

George S. KaufmanGeorge S. Kaufman
American
Theatre director, Screenwriter, Journalist,
Mohammed V of MoroccoMohammed V of Morocco
Moroccan
Sultan of Morocco

Maya DerenMaya Deren
Russian
Filmmaker

Adnan MenderesAdnan Menderes
Turkish
politician, diplomat

Masanobu TsujiMasanobu Tsuji
Japanese
politician, military personnel

Augustus JohnAugustus John
British
Painter, Etcher
Dorothy ThompsonDorothy Thompson
American
Journalist, Writer

Sam ZemurraySam Zemurray
American
Businessman
Chester BarnardChester Barnard
American
Business Executive

William Z. FosterWilliam Z. Foster
American
Politician

Mei LanfangMei Lanfang
Chinese
Opera Artist
Blaise CendrarsBlaise Cendrars
Swiss, French
War correspondent, Journalist, Poet, Writer,

Robert L. EichelbergerRobert L. Eichelberger
American
Military General
Sumner WellesSumner Welles
American
Diplomat, Non-fiction writer

Milan StojadinovićMilan Stojadinović
Serbian
Political figure

Thomas Anthony Dooley IIIThomas Anthony Dooley III
American
Physician

Alastair DennistonAlastair Denniston
British
Field hockey player, Cryptographer, Mathematician

Luigi EinaudiLuigi Einaudi
Italian
President
Earle PageEarle Page
Australian
Politician

Otto LoewiOtto Loewi
German, American
Pharmacologist

Arnold GesellArnold Gesell
American
Psychologist, University teacher, Physician

Josef PrillerJosef Priller
German
Aviator, Fighter pilot
Zog of AlbaniaZog of Albania
Albanian
King

Zoltan KordaZoltan Korda
Hungarian, American
Filmmaker
Roy Del RuthRoy Del Ruth
American
Film Director

Frederick Pethick-Lawrence, 1st Baron Pethick-LawrenceFrederick Pethick-Lawrence, 1st Baron Pethick-Lawrence
British
Politician

Carl HovlandCarl Hovland
American
Psychologist
Mazo de la RocheMazo de la Roche
Canadian
Author

Paul RamadierPaul Ramadier
French
Politician
Anton FlettnerAnton Flettner
German
Engineer

Angela ThirkellAngela Thirkell
Australian, British
Novelist

Oliver OnionsOliver Onions
British
Writer
Eugene DennisEugene Dennis
American
Politician

B. Carroll ReeceB. Carroll Reece
American
Politician
Pieter Sjoerds GerbrandyPieter Sjoerds Gerbrandy
Dutch
Politician

Henri BreuilHenri Breuil
French
Archaeologist

Zoltán TildyZoltán Tildy
Hungarian, Slovak
Politician

Dun Karm PsailaDun Karm Psaila
Maltese
Priest
Hilda DoolittleHilda Doolittle
American
Poet
Sir Thomas BeechamSir Thomas Beecham
British
 

Jessie FausetJessie Fauset
Author, Editor, Poet, Educator, Journalist

Miriam FergusonMiriam Ferguson
American
Politician

Henry Styles BridgesHenry Styles Bridges
American
Governor