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.

This ranking is based on an algorithm that combines various factors, including the votes of our users and search trends on the internet.

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 1 Ernest Hemingway

Ernest Hemingway
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: July 21, 1899
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Oak Park, Illinois, United States
Died: July 2

 2 Michael Rockefeller

Michael Rockefeller
3
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Explorer
Birthdate: May 18, 1938
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: New York City, United States
Died: November 19

 3 Carl Jung

Carl Jung
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Famous As: Psychiatrist
Birthdate: July 26, 1875
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Kesswil, Thurgau, Switzerland
Died: June 6
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 4 Gary Cooper

Gary Cooper
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: May 7, 1901
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Helena, Montana, United States
Died: May 13
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)

 5 Erwin Schrödinger

Erwin Schrödinger
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Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Physicist
Birthdate: August 12, 1887
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Vienna
Died: January 4

 6 Patrice Lumumba

Patrice Lumumba
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Political leader
Birthdate: July 2, 1925
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Katakokombe
Died: January 17

 7 Ty Cobb

Ty Cobb
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Baseball player
Birthdate: December 18, 1886
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Narrows, Georgia, United States
Died: July 17
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 8 Marion Davies

Marion Davies
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: January 3, 1897
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York
Died: September 22
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)

 9 Frantz Fanon

Frantz Fanon
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Listed In: Physicians
Famous As: Psychiatrist
Birthdate: July 20, 1925
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Fort-de-France, Martinique, France
Died: December 6

 10 Rafael Leónidas Trujillo Molina

Rafael Leónidas Trujillo Molina
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Former President of the Dominican Republic
Birthdate: October 24, 1891
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: San Cristóbal Province, Dominican Republic
Died: May 30

 11 Anna May Wong

Anna May Wong
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: January 3, 1905
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: February 3
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 12 Dag Hammarskjöld

Dag Hammarskjöld
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Second Secretary-General of the United Nations
Birthdate: July 29, 1905
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Jönköping
Died: September 18

 13 Edith Wilson

Edith Wilson
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Former First Lady of the United States
Birthdate: October 15, 1872
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Wytheville, Virginia, United States
Died: December 28

 14 Eero Saarinen

Eero Saarinen
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Listed In: Architects
Famous As: Architect
Birthdate: August 20, 1910
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Kirkkonummi, Finland
Died: September 1

 15 Zog of Albania

Zog of Albania
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: King
Birthdate: October 8, 1895
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Albania
Died: April 9

 16 Sergio Osmeña

Sergio Osmeña
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Former President of the Philippines
Birthdate: September 9, 1878
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Cebu City, Philippines
Died: October 19

 17 Chico Marx

Chico Marx
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Famous As: American comedian
Birthdate: March 22, 1887
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: New York City, New York
Died: October 11

 18 Dashiell Hammett

Dashiell Hammett
0
Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: June 25, 1894
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: St. Mary's County, Maryland, United States
Died: January 10

 19 Jeff Chandler

Jeff Chandler
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: December 15, 1918
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York City
Died: June 17
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)

 20 Gail Russell

Gail Russell
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: September 21, 1924
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Died: August 27

 21 Louis-Ferdinand Céline

Louis-Ferdinand Céline
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: French novelist
Birthdate: May 27, 1894
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Courbevoie
Died: July 1

 22 George Formby

George Formby
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Famous As: Actor, Comedian, Film producer, Musician
Birthdate: May 26, 1904
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Wigan
Died: March 6

 23 Grandma Moses

Grandma Moses
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Famous As: Painter, Illustrator
Birthdate: September 7, 1860
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: New York
Died: December 13

 24 Miriam Ferguson

Miriam Ferguson
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: June 13, 1875
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Bell County, Texas, U.S.
Died: June 25

 25 Esperanza Baur

Esperanza Baur
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Famous As: actor
Birthdate: 1924 AD
Birthplace: Mexico City
Died: March 11

 26 Barry Fitzgerald

Barry Fitzgerald
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: March 10, 1888
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
Died: January 14

 27 Kurt Meyer

Kurt Meyer
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Officer
Birthdate: December 23, 1910
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Jerxheim
Died: December 23

 28 Maurice Merleau-Ponty

Maurice Merleau-Ponty
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Famous As: Philosopher, Professor
Birthdate: March 14, 1908
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Rochefort
Died: May 3

 29 Sam Rayburn

Sam Rayburn
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives
Birthdate: January 6, 1882
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Kingston
Died: November 16

 30 Vanessa Bell

Vanessa Bell
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: May 30, 1879
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: London
Died: April 7

 31 Govind Ballabh Pant

Govind Ballabh Pant
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Freedom Fighter
Birthdate: September 10, 1887
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Almora,India
Died: March 7

 32 Mohammed V of Morocco

Mohammed V of Morocco
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Famous As: Sultan of Morocco
Birthdate: August 10, 1909
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Fes, Morocco
Died: February 26

 33 James Thurber

James Thurber
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Famous As: Cartoonist, Author, Journalist & Playwright
Birthdate: December 8, 1894
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Columbus, Ohio, United States
Died: November 2

 34 Whittaker Chambers

Whittaker Chambers
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: April 1, 1901
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Died: July 9

 35 Learned Hand

Learned Hand
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Famous As: Former United States Judge and Judicial Philosopher
Birthdate: January 27, 1872
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Albany
Died: August 18

 36 Adnan Menderes

Adnan Menderes
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: 9th Prime Minister of Turkey
Birthdate: 1899 AD
Birthplace: Koçarlı, Turkey
Died: September 17

 37 Maria of Yugoslavia

Maria of Yugoslavia
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Famous As: Consort
Birthdate: January 6, 1900
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Gotha, Germany
Died: June 22

 38 Margherita Sarfatti

Margherita Sarfatti
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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: April 8, 1880
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Venice, Italy
Died: October 30

 39 Percy Grainger

Percy Grainger
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Composer
Birthdate: July 8, 1882
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Brighton, Australia
Died: February 20

 40 Maya Deren

Maya Deren
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Filmmaker
Birthdate: April 29, 1917
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Kiev, Ukraine
Died: October 13

 41 George S. Kaufman

George S. Kaufman
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Theatre director, Screenwriter, Journalist, Playwright, Bridge player, Writer
Birthdate: November 16, 1889
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Pittsburgh
Died: June 2

 42 Augustus John

Augustus John
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Famous As: Painter, Etcher
Birthdate: January 4, 1878
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Tenby
Died: October 31

 43 Lee de Forest

Lee de Forest
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Famous As: Father of Radio
Birthdate: August 26, 1873
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Council Bluffs, Iowa, U.S.
Died: June 30

 44 Eugene Bullard

Eugene Bullard
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Pilot
Birthdate: October 9, 1895
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Columbus, Georgia, United States
Died: October 12

 45 Moss Hart

Moss Hart
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Screenwriter, Playwright, Writer
Birthdate: October 24, 1904
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: New York City
Died: December 20

 46 Masanobu Tsuji

Masanobu Tsuji
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: politician, military personnel
Birthdate: October 11, 1900
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Ishikawa Prefecture
Died: July 20

 47 Wolfgang von Trips

Wolfgang von Trips
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Racing driver
Birthdate: May 4, 1928
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Cologne, Germany
Died: September 10

 48 Hilda Doolittle

Hilda Doolittle
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: September 10, 1886
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: September 27

 49 William Z. Foster

William Z. Foster
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: February 25, 1881
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Taunton, Massachusetts, United States
Died: September 1

 50 Sumner Welles

Sumner Welles
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Diplomat, Non-fiction writer
Birthdate: October 14, 1892
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: New York City
Died: September 24