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

Marion DaviesMarion Davies
American
Actress

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

Dashiell HammettDashiell Hammett
American
Novelist
Jeff ChandlerJeff Chandler
American
Actor

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

Eero SaarinenEero Saarinen
Finnish, American
Architect

James ThurberJames Thurber
American
Cartoonist, Author, Journalist & Playwright

Frederick McKinley JonesFrederick McKinley Jones
American
Inventor
Percy GraingerPercy Grainger
Australian, American
Musician, Composer, arranger and pianist

Learned HandLearned Hand
American
Former United States Judge and Judicial

Lee de ForestLee de Forest
American
Father of Radio

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

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

Frantz FanonFrantz Fanon
Algerian, French, Martiniquan
Psychiatrist
Anna May WongAnna May Wong
American
Actress

Paul GuilfoylePaul Guilfoyle
American
Actor

Esperanza BaurEsperanza Baur
Mexican
actor
Gail RussellGail Russell
American
Actress

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George FormbyGeorge Formby
British
Actor, Comedian, Film producer, Musician
Kurt MeyerKurt Meyer
German
Officer

Louis-Ferdinand CélineLouis-Ferdinand Céline
French
French novelist

Adnan MenderesAdnan Menderes
Turkish
politician, diplomat

Whittaker ChambersWhittaker Chambers
American
Journalist
Vanessa BellVanessa Bell
British
Painter
Grandma MosesGrandma Moses
American
Painter, Illustrator

Maurice Merleau-PontyMaurice Merleau-Ponty
French
Philosopher, Professor

Barry FitzgeraldBarry Fitzgerald
Irish
Actor

Sergio OsmeñaSergio Osmeña
Filipino
Former President of the Philippines
Moss HartMoss Hart
American
Screenwriter, Playwright, Writer

Mohammed V of MoroccoMohammed V of Morocco
Moroccan
Sultan of Morocco

Maya DerenMaya Deren
Russian
Filmmaker

George S. KaufmanGeorge S. Kaufman
American
Theatre director, Screenwriter, Journalist,

Augustus JohnAugustus John
British
Painter, Etcher
William Z. FosterWilliam Z. Foster
American
Politician

Dorothy ThompsonDorothy Thompson
American
Journalist, Writer
Masanobu TsujiMasanobu Tsuji
Japanese
politician, military personnel

Sumner WellesSumner Welles
American
Diplomat, Non-fiction writer

Sir Thomas BeechamThomas Beecham
British
Conductor
Sam ZemurraySam Zemurray
American
Businessman

Alastair DennistonAlastair Denniston
British
Field hockey player, Cryptographer, Mathematician
Earle PageEarle Page
Australian
Prime minister of Australia

Luigi EinaudiLuigi Einaudi
Italian
President

Robert L. EichelbergerRobert L. Eichelberger
American
Military General

Josef PrillerJosef Priller
German
Aviator, Fighter pilot

Blaise CendrarsBlaise Cendrars
Swiss, French
War correspondent, Journalist, Poet, Writer,
Chester BarnardChester Barnard
American
Business Executive

Mei LanfangMei Lanfang
Chinese
Opera Artist

Thomas Anthony Dooley IIIThomas Anthony Dooley III
American
Physician

Milan StojadinovićMilan Stojadinović
Serbian
Political figure
Otto LoewiOtto Loewi
German, American
Pharmacologist

Zoltan KordaZoltan Korda
Hungarian, American
Filmmaker
Zog of AlbaniaZog of Albania
Albanian
King

Sidney HollandSidney Holland
New Zealander
Prime Minister

Dazzy VanceDazzy Vance
American
Baseball player
Mazo de la RocheMazo de la Roche
Canadian
Author

Angela ThirkellAngela Thirkell
Australian, British
Novelist
Arnold GesellArnold Gesell
American
Psychologist, University teacher, Physician

Eugene DennisEugene Dennis
American
Politician

Oliver OnionsOliver Onions
British
Writer
Pieter Sjoerds GerbrandyPieter Sjoerds Gerbrandy
Dutch
Politician

Henri BreuilHenri Breuil
French
Archaeologist
Frederick Pethick-Lawrence, 1st Baron Pethick-LawrenceFrederick Pethick-Lawrence, 1st Baron Pethick-Lawrence
British
Politician

Anton FlettnerAnton Flettner
German
Engineer

Roy Del RuthRoy Del Ruth
American
Film Director

Jessie FausetJessie Redmon Fauset
American
Editor
Zoltán TildyZoltán Tildy
Hungarian, Slovak
Politician
B. Carroll ReeceB. Carroll Reece
American
Politician

Max SickMax Sick
Austrian, German
Strongman

Carl HovlandCarl Hovland
American
Psychologist

Kenneth FearingKenneth Fearing
American
Poet
Paul RamadierPaul Ramadier
French
Politician

Marian Driscoll JordanMarian Driscoll Jordan
American
Actress

Hilda DoolittleHilda Doolittle
American
Poet

Max MasonMax Mason
American
Mathematician

Camille GuérinCamille Guérin
French
Veterinarian
Gustav UcickyGustav Ucicky
Austrian
Film Director

Dun Karm PsailaDun Karm Psaila
Maltese
Priest
Marcel JunodMarcel Junod
Swiss
Physician

Wallingford RieggerWallingford Riegger
American
Composer
Nadezhda UdaltsovaNadezhda Udaltsova
Russian
Artist
Leonhard FrankLeonhard Frank
German
Writer