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

Erwin SchrödingerErwin Schrödinger
Austrian
Physicist

Ty CobbTy Cobb
American
American Major League Baseball (MLB) outfielder
Patrice LumumbaPatrice Lumumba
Congolese
Political leader

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
Edith WilsonEdith Wilson
American
Former First Lady of the United States

Chico MarxChico Marx
American
American comedian
Sam RayburnSam Rayburn
American
Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives

Dashiell HammettDashiell Hammett
American
Novelist

Jeff ChandlerJeff Chandler
American
Actor

Eero SaarinenEero Saarinen
Finnish, American
Architect

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

Lee de ForestLee de Forest
American
Father of Radio
Ruth ChattertonRuth Chatterton
American
Actress

Frederick McKinley JonesFrederick McKinley Jones
American
Inventor
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
Anna May WongAnna May Wong
American
Actress

Gail RussellGail Russell
American
Actress

Miriam FergusonMiriam Ferguson
American
Politician
George FormbyGeorge Formby
British
Actor, Comedian, Film producer, Musician

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Michael RockefellerMichael Rockefeller
American
Explorer
Zog of AlbaniaZog of Albania
Albanian
King

Barry FitzgeraldBarry Fitzgerald
Irish
Actor

Esperanza BaurEsperanza Baur
Mexican
actor

Sergio OsmeñaSergio Osmeña
Filipino
Former President of the Philippines
Vanessa BellVanessa Bell
British
Painter
Kurt MeyerKurt Meyer
German
Officer

Maurice Merleau-PontyMaurice Merleau-Ponty
French
Philosopher, Professor

Louis-Ferdinand CélineLouis-Ferdinand Céline
French
French novelist

Grandma MosesGrandma Moses
American
Painter, Illustrator
Mohammed V of MoroccoMohammed V of Morocco
Moroccan
Sultan of Morocco

Whittaker ChambersWhittaker Chambers
American
Journalist

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

Eugene BullardEugene Bullard
American
Pilot

Maya DerenMaya Deren
Russian
Filmmaker
Adnan MenderesAdnan Menderes
Turkish
politician, diplomat

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

Augustus JohnAugustus John
British
Painter, Etcher

Hilda DoolittleHilda Doolittle
American
Poet
Wolfgang von TripsWolfgang von Trips
German
Racing driver

Masanobu TsujiMasanobu Tsuji
Japanese
politician, military personnel
Mei LanfangMei Lanfang
Chinese
Opera Artist

Chester BarnardChester Barnard
American
Business Executive

Sam ZemurraySam Zemurray
American
Businessman

Alastair DennistonAlastair Denniston
British
Field hockey player, Cryptographer, Mathematician

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

Sir Thomas BeechamThomas Beecham
British
Conductor

Sumner WellesSumner Welles
American
Diplomat, Non-fiction writer

Robert L. EichelbergerRobert L. Eichelberger
American
Military General
Zoltan KordaZoltan Korda
Hungarian, American
Filmmaker

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

Thomas Anthony Dooley IIIThomas Anthony Dooley III
American
Physician

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

Henry Styles BridgesHenry Styles Bridges
American
Governor
Arnold GesellArnold Gesell
American
Psychologist, University teacher, Physician

Milan StojadinovićMilan Stojadinović
Serbian
Political figure

Zoltán TildyZoltán Tildy
Hungarian, Slovak
Politician
Roy Del RuthRoy Del Ruth
American
Film Director

Sidney HollandSidney Holland
New Zealander
Prime Minister
Angela ThirkellAngela Thirkell
Australian, British
Novelist

Eugene DennisEugene Dennis
American
Politician

Jessie Redmon FausetJessie Redmon Fauset
American
Editor

Carl HovlandCarl Hovland
American
Psychologist
Oliver OnionsOliver Onions
British
Writer
Dazzy VanceDazzy Vance
American
Baseball player

Pieter Sjoerds GerbrandyPieter Sjoerds Gerbrandy
Dutch
Politician

Mazo de la RocheMazo de la Roche
Canadian
Author

Camille GuérinCamille Guérin
French
Veterinarian
Maureen DelanyMaureen Delany
Irish
Actress

Paul GuilfoylePaul Guilfoyle
American
Actor

Henri BreuilHenri Breuil
French
Archaeologist

Anton FlettnerAnton Flettner
German
Engineer

Frederick Pethick-Lawrence, 1st Baron Pethick-LawrenceFrederick Pethick-Lawrence, 1st Baron Pethick-Lawrence
British
Politician
Marian Driscoll JordanMarian Driscoll Jordan
American
Actress

Kenneth FearingKenneth Fearing
American
Poet
Dun Karm PsailaDun Karm Psaila
Maltese
Priest

Max SickMax Sick
Austrian, German
Strongman
Marcel JunodMarcel Junod
Swiss
Physician
Paul RamadierPaul Ramadier
French
Politician