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
(Writer)

21 July 1899

American

Carl JungCarl Jung
(Psychiatrist)

26 July 1875

Swiss

Gary CooperGary Cooper
(American film actor)

07 May 1901

American

Erwin SchrödingerErwin Schrödinger
(Physicist)

12 August 1887

Austrian

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

18 December 1886

American

Patrice LumumbaPatrice Lumumba
(Political leader)

02 July 1925

Congolese

Dag HammarskjöldDag Hammarskjöld
(Second Secretary-General of the United Nations)

29 July 1905

Swedish

Jeff ChandlerJeff Chandler
(Actor)

15 December 1918

American

Marion DaviesMarion Davies
(Actress)

03 January 1897

American

Chico MarxChico Marx
(American comedian)

22 March 1887

American

Sam RayburnSam Rayburn
(Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives)

06 January 1882

American

Govind Ballabh PantGovind Ballabh Pant
(Freedom Fighter)

10 September 1887

Indian

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James ThurberJames Thurber
(Cartoonist, Author, Journalist & Playwright)

08 December 1894

American

Learned HandLearned Hand
(Former United States Judge and Judicial Philosopher)

27 January 1872

American

Percy GraingerPercy Grainger
(Musician, Composer, arranger and pianist)

08 July 1882

Australian,American

Lee de ForestLee de Forest
(Father of Radio)

26 August 1873

American

Ruth ChattertonRuth Chatterton
(Actress)

24 December 1892

American

Percy Williams BridgmanPercy Williams Bridgman
(Physicist)

21 April 1882

American

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Emily Greene BalchEmily Greene Balch
(Social Activist)

08 January 1867

American

Jules BordetJules Bordet
(Microbiologist and Immunologist)

13 June 1870

Belgian

Cuno AmietCuno Amiet
(Painter, illustrator, graphic artist, sculptor)

28 March 1868

Swiss

Rafael TrujilloRafael Trujillo
(President)

24 October 1891

Dominican

Eero SaarinenEero Saarinen
(Architect, Designer)

20 August 1910

Finnish,American

Anna May WongAnna May Wong
(Film actor, Stage actor, Television actor)

03 January 1905

American

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Dashiell HammettDashiell Hammett
(American author)

27 May 1894

American

Esperanza BaurEsperanza Baur
(actor)

1924 AD

Mexican

George FormbyGeorge Formby
(Actor, Comedian, Film producer, Musician)

26 May 1904

British

Maurice Merleau-PontyMaurice Merleau-Ponty
(Philosopher, Professor)

14 March 1908

French

Louis-Ferdinand CélineLouis-Ferdinand Céline
(French novelist)

27 May 1894

French

Grandma MosesGrandma Moses
(Painter, Illustrator)

07 September 1860

American

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Vanessa BellVanessa Bell
(Painter)

30 May 1879

British

Kurt MeyerKurt Meyer
(Officer)

23 December 1910

German

Mohammed V of MoroccoMohammed V of Morocco
(Sultan of Morocco)

10 August 1909

Moroccan

Maya DerenMaya Deren
(Filmmaker)

29 April 1917

Russian

Adnan MenderesAdnan Menderes
(politician, diplomat)

1899 AD

Turkish

Augustus JohnAugustus John
(Painter, Etcher)

04 January 1878

British

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Masanobu TsujiMasanobu Tsuji
(politician, military personnel)

11 October 1900

Japanese

Moss HartMoss Hart
(Screenwriter, Playwright, Writer)

24 October 1904

American

George S. KaufmanGeorge S. Kaufman
(Theatre director, Screenwriter, Journalist, Playwright, Bridge player, Writer)

16 November 1889

American

Frederick McKinley JonesFrederick McKinley Jones

17 May 1893

American

Alastair DennistonAlastair Denniston
(Field hockey player, Cryptographer, Mathematician)

01 December 1881

British

Dorothy ThompsonDorothy Thompson
(Journalist, Writer)

09 July 1893

American

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Earle PageEarle Page
(Politician)

08 August 1880

Australian

Blaise CendrarsBlaise Cendrars
(War correspondent, Journalist, Poet, Writer, Novelist, Travel writer)

01 September 1887

Swiss,French

Sumner WellesSumner Welles
(Diplomat, Non-fiction writer)

14 October 1892

American

Luigi EinaudiLuigi Einaudi
(President)

24 March 1874

Italian

Josef PrillerJosef Priller
(Aviator, Fighter pilot)

27 July 1915

German

Otto LoewiOtto Loewi
(Pharmacologist)

03 June 1873

German,American

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Arnold GesellArnold Gesell
(Psychologist, University teacher, Physician)

21 June 1880

American

Zog of AlbaniaZog of Albania
(King)

08 October 1895

Albanian

B. Carroll ReeceB. Carroll Reece
(Politician)

22 December 1889

American

Sir Thomas BeechamSir Thomas Beecham

29 April 1879

British

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

1882 AD

Frederick JonesFrederick Jones
(American inventor)

17 May 1893

American

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George Simon KaufmanGeorge Simon Kaufman

16 November 1889

American

Louis-Ferdinand-Auguste DestouchesLouis-Ferdinand-Auguste Destouches

27 May 1894

French