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

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

Patrice LumumbaPatrice Lumumba
Congolese
Political leader
Dag HammarskjöldDag Hammarskjöld
Swedish
Second Secretary-General of the United Nations

Marion DaviesMarion Davies
American
Actress

Jeff ChandlerJeff Chandler
American
Actor
Chico MarxChico Marx
American
American comedian

Edith WilsonEdith Wilson
American
Former First Lady of the United States
Dashiell HammettDashiell Hammett
American
Novelist

Eero SaarinenEero Saarinen
Finnish, American
Architect

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

James ThurberJames Thurber
American
Cartoonist, Author, Journalist & Playwright

Lee de ForestLee de Forest
American
Father of Radio
Learned HandLearned Hand
American
Former United States Judge and Judicial

Percy GraingerPercy Grainger
Australian, American
Musician, Composer, arranger and pianist

Ruth ChattertonRuth Chatterton
American
Actress

Frederick McKinley JonesFrederick McKinley Jones
American
Inventor
Govind Ballabh PantGovind Ballabh Pant
Indian
Freedom Fighter

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

Anna May WongAnna May Wong
American
Film actor, Stage actor, Television actor
Frantz FanonFrantz Fanon
Algerian, French, Martiniquan
Psychiatrist

Gail RussellGail Russell
American
Actress

George FormbyGeorge Formby
British
Actor, Comedian, Film producer, Musician
Esperanza BaurEsperanza Baur
Mexican
actor

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Paul GuilfoylePaul Guilfoyle
American
Actor
Kurt MeyerKurt Meyer
German
Officer

Louis-Ferdinand CélineLouis-Ferdinand Céline
French
French novelist

Vanessa BellVanessa Bell
British
Painter

Sergio OsmeñaSergio Osmeña
Filipino
Former President of the Philippines
Whittaker ChambersWhittaker Chambers
American
Journalist
Grandma MosesGrandma Moses
American
Painter, Illustrator

Maurice Merleau-PontyMaurice Merleau-Ponty
French
Philosopher, Professor

Maya DerenMaya Deren
Russian
Filmmaker

Mohammed V of MoroccoMohammed V of Morocco
Moroccan
Sultan of Morocco
Moss HartMoss Hart
American
Screenwriter, Playwright, Writer

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

Adnan MenderesAdnan Menderes
Turkish
politician, diplomat

Dorothy ThompsonDorothy Thompson
American
Journalist, Writer

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

Sir Thomas BeechamThomas Beecham
British
Conductor
William Z. FosterWilliam Z. Foster
American
Politician

Sam ZemurraySam Zemurray
American
Businessman

Thomas Anthony Dooley IIIThomas Anthony Dooley III
American
Physician
Luigi EinaudiLuigi Einaudi
Italian
President

Sumner WellesSumner Welles
American
Diplomat, Non-fiction writer
Josef PrillerJosef Priller
German
Aviator, Fighter pilot

Chester BarnardChester Barnard
American
Business Executive

Mei LanfangMei Lanfang
Chinese
Opera Artist

Blaise CendrarsBlaise Cendrars
Swiss, French
War correspondent, Journalist, Poet, Writer,

Robert L. EichelbergerRobert L. Eichelberger
American
Military General
Alastair DennistonAlastair Denniston
British
Field hockey player, Cryptographer, Mathematician

Zoltan KordaZoltan Korda
Hungarian, American
Filmmaker

Otto LoewiOtto Loewi
German, American
Pharmacologist

Milan StojadinovićMilan Stojadinović
Serbian
Political figure
Earle PageEarle Page
Australian
Prime minister of Australia

Camille GuérinCamille Guérin
French
Veterinarian
Arnold GesellArnold Gesell
American
Psychologist, University teacher, Physician

Zog of AlbaniaZog of Albania
Albanian
King

Sidney HollandSidney Holland
New Zealander
Prime Minister
Anton FlettnerAnton Flettner
German
Engineer

Roy Del RuthRoy Del Ruth
American
Film Director
Mazo de la RocheMazo de la Roche
Canadian
Author

Angela ThirkellAngela Thirkell
Australian, British
Novelist

Oliver OnionsOliver Onions
British
Writer
Frederick Pethick-Lawrence, 1st Baron Pethick-LawrenceFrederick Pethick-Lawrence, 1st Baron Pethick-Lawrence
British
Politician

Pieter Sjoerds GerbrandyPieter Sjoerds Gerbrandy
Dutch
Politician
Eugene DennisEugene Dennis
American
Politician

Henri BreuilHenri Breuil
French
Archaeologist

Carl HovlandCarl Hovland
American
Psychologist

Zoltán TildyZoltán Tildy
Hungarian, Slovak
Politician
Kenneth FearingKenneth Fearing
American
Poet
B. Carroll ReeceB. Carroll Reece
American
Politician

Paul RamadierPaul Ramadier
French
Politician

Dun Karm PsailaDun Karm Psaila
Maltese
Priest

Hilda DoolittleHilda Doolittle
American
Poet
Gustav UcickyGustav Ucicky
Austrian
Film Director

Wallingford RieggerWallingford Riegger
American
Composer

Eduardo TorrojaEduardo Torroja
Spanish
Structural Engineer

Leonhard FrankLeonhard Frank
German
Writer

Elda Emma AndersonElda Emma Anderson
American
Physicist
Max MasonMax Mason
American
Mathematician

Albert H. TaylorAlbert H. Taylor
American
Electrical Engineer
Michio ItōMichio Itō
Japanese
Dancer

Kjeld AbellKjeld Abell
Danish
Playwright
Miriam FergusonMiriam Ferguson
American
Politician
John Hope SimpsonJohn Hope Simpson
British
Politician