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

Marion DaviesMarion Davies
American
Actress

Gary CooperGary Cooper
American
American film actor

Patrice LumumbaPatrice Lumumba
Congolese
Political leader

Ty CobbTy Cobb
American
American Major League Baseball (MLB) outfielder
Erwin SchrödingerErwin Schrödinger
Austrian
Physicist

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

Chico MarxChico Marx
American
American comedian
Dag HammarskjöldDag Hammarskjöld
Swedish
Second Secretary-General of the United Nations

Edith WilsonEdith Wilson
American
Former First Lady of the United States
Jeff ChandlerJeff Chandler
American
Actor

Dashiell HammettDashiell Hammett
American
Novelist

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

Eero SaarinenEero Saarinen
Finnish, American
Architect

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

Learned HandLearned Hand
American
Former United States Judge and Judicial

Govind Ballabh PantGovind Ballabh Pant
Indian
Freedom Fighter

Percy GraingerPercy Grainger
Australian, American
Musician, Composer, arranger and pianist
Lee de ForestLee de Forest
American
Father of Radio

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

Frantz FanonFrantz Fanon
Algerian, French, Martiniquan
Psychiatrist
Eugene BullardEugene Bullard
American
Pilot

Michael RockefellerMichael Rockefeller
American
Explorer

Anna May WongAnna May Wong
American
Actress
Miriam FergusonMiriam Ferguson
American
Politician

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Zog of AlbaniaZog of Albania
Albanian
King
Gail RussellGail Russell
American
Actress

George FormbyGeorge Formby
British
Actor, Comedian, Film producer, Musician

Sergio OsmeñaSergio Osmeña
Filipino
Former President of the Philippines

Vanessa BellVanessa Bell
British
Painter
Barry FitzgeraldBarry Fitzgerald
Irish
Actor
Esperanza BaurEsperanza Baur
Mexican
actor

Grandma MosesGrandma Moses
American
Painter, Illustrator

Louis-Ferdinand CélineLouis-Ferdinand Céline
French
French novelist

Kurt MeyerKurt Meyer
German
Officer
Whittaker ChambersWhittaker Chambers
American
Journalist

Maurice Merleau-PontyMaurice Merleau-Ponty
French
Philosopher, Professor

Mohammed V of MoroccoMohammed V of Morocco
Moroccan
Sultan of Morocco

Adnan MenderesAdnan Menderes
Turkish
politician, diplomat

Maya DerenMaya Deren
Russian
Filmmaker
George S. KaufmanGeorge S. Kaufman
American
Theatre director, Screenwriter, Journalist,

Augustus JohnAugustus John
British
Painter, Etcher
Masanobu TsujiMasanobu Tsuji
Japanese
politician, military personnel

Hilda DoolittleHilda Doolittle
American
Poet

Moss HartMoss Hart
American
Screenwriter, Playwright, Writer
William Z. FosterWilliam Z. Foster
American
Politician

Sam ZemurraySam Zemurray
American
Businessman
Alastair DennistonAlastair Denniston
British
Field hockey player, Cryptographer, Mathematician

Wolfgang von TripsWolfgang von Trips
German
Racing driver

Sir Thomas BeechamThomas Beecham
British
Conductor

Chester BarnardChester Barnard
American
Business Executive

Luigi EinaudiLuigi Einaudi
Italian
President
Dorothy ThompsonDorothy Thompson
American
Journalist, Writer

Mei LanfangMei Lanfang
Chinese
Opera Artist

Paul LandowskiPaul Landowski
French
Sculptor

Sumner WellesSumner Welles
American
Diplomat, Non-fiction writer
Zoltan KordaZoltan Korda
Hungarian, American
Filmmaker

Princess Dagmar of DenmarkPrincess Dagmar of Denmark
Danish
Princess
Robert L. EichelbergerRobert L. Eichelberger
American
Military General

Thomas Anthony Dooley IIIThomas Anthony Dooley III
American
Physician

Blaise CendrarsBlaise Cendrars
Swiss, French
War correspondent, Journalist, Poet, Writer,
Josef PrillerJosef Priller
German
Aviator, Fighter pilot

Milan StojadinovićMilan Stojadinović
Serbian
Political figure
Henry Styles BridgesHenry Styles Bridges
American
Governor

Jessie Redmon FausetJessie Redmon Fauset
American
Editor

Earle PageEarle Page
Australian
Prime minister of Australia
Otto LoewiOtto Loewi
German, American
Pharmacologist

Arnold GesellArnold Gesell
American
Psychologist, University teacher, Physician
Zoltán TildyZoltán Tildy
Hungarian, Slovak
Politician

Eugene DennisEugene Dennis
American
Politician

Angela ThirkellAngela Thirkell
Australian, British
Novelist

Pieter Sjoerds GerbrandyPieter Sjoerds Gerbrandy
Dutch
Politician
Mazo de la RocheMazo de la Roche
Canadian
Author
Sidney HollandSidney Holland
New Zealander
Prime Minister

Dazzy VanceDazzy Vance
American
Baseball player

Camille GuérinCamille Guérin
French
Veterinarian

Mukhtar AuezovMukhtar Auezov
Kazakh
Writer
Anton FlettnerAnton Flettner
German
Engineer

Oliver OnionsOliver Onions
British
Writer

Max SickMax Sick
Austrian, German
Strongman

Roy Del RuthRoy Del Ruth
American
Film Director

Carl HovlandCarl Hovland
American
Psychologist
Frederick Pethick-Lawrence, 1st Baron Pethick-LawrenceFrederick Pethick-Lawrence, 1st Baron Pethick-Lawrence
British
Politician

Henri BreuilHenri Breuil
French
Archaeologist
Dun Karm PsailaDun Karm Psaila
Maltese
Priest

Marcel JunodMarcel Junod
Swiss
Physician
Kenneth FearingKenneth Fearing
American
Poet
Paul GuilfoylePaul Guilfoyle
American
Actor