Famous People Who Died In 1962

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Discover the most famous people died who died in the year 1962. This list includes people like Marilyn Monroe, Adolf Eichmann, Lucky Luciano, Eleanor Roosevelt, William Faulkner and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include political leaders, poets, composers and artists who died in 1962. This list includes people from United States, Germany, France & United Kingdom and many more countries.
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 1 
Marilyn Monroe
(American Actress Who Became One of the Most Popular Sex Symbols of the 1950s and Early 1960s)
Marilyn Monroe
119
Birthdate: June 1, 1926
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: August 4
 2 
Eleanor Roosevelt
(Longest-Serving First Lady of The United States)
Eleanor Roosevelt
27
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 11, 1884
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Died: November 7
 3 
Lucky Luciano
(Father of the Modern Organized Crime in the United States)
Lucky Luciano
31
Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: November 24, 1897
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Lercara Friddi, Italy
Died: January 26
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 4 
Niels Bohr
(Danish Physicist Who Made Foundational Contributions to Understanding Atomic Structure and Quantum Theory)
Niels Bohr
17
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: October 7, 1885
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
Died: November 18
 5 
William Faulkner
(Regarded as One of the Most Significant American Writers of All Time)
William Faulkner
9
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: September 25, 1897
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: New Albany, Mississippi, United States
Died: July 6
 6 
Adolf Eichmann
(German Military Official and One of the Major Organisers of the Holocaust)
Adolf Eichmann
67
Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: March 19, 1906
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Solingen, Germany
Died: June 1
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 7 
M. Visvesvaraya
(Civil Engineer)
M. Visvesvaraya
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Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: September 15, 1860
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Muddenahalli, Chikballapur, Kingdom of Mysore (now in Karnataka)
Died: April 14
 8 
Charles Laughton
(One of Most Versatile Performers of His Generation)
Charles Laughton
5
Birthdate: July 1, 1899
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Scarborough, North Yorkshire, England
Died: December 15
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 9 
E. E. Cummings
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 14, 1894
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
Died: September 3
 10 
Hermann Hesse
(Poet, Novelist & Painter Who Won the 1946 Nobel Prize in Literature)
Hermann Hesse
3
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: July 2, 1877
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Calw, Germany
Died: August 9
 11 
Karen Blixen
(Danish Writer Best Known for Her Works: 'Out of Africa' and 'Seven Gothic Tales')
Karen Blixen
3
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 17, 1885
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Rungsted, Denmark
Died: September 7
 12 
Ernie Kovacs
(Actor, Comedian)
Ernie Kovacs
5
Birthdate: January 23, 1919
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Trenton, New Jersey, United States
Died: January 13
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 13 
Bidhan Chandra Roy
(Political Leader, Physician)
Bidhan Chandra Roy
6
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 1, 1882
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Bankipore
Died: July 1
 14 
Wilhelmina of the Netherlands
(Queen of the Netherlands (1890 - 1948))
Wilhelmina of the Netherlands
2
Birthdate: August 31, 1880
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: The Hague, Netherlands
Died: November 28
 15 
Dhondo Keshav Karve
(Social Reformer and Educator)
Dhondo Keshav Karve
4
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 18, 1858
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Ratnagiri
Died: November 9
 16 
Joe Profaci
(Founder of the 'Colombo Crime Family')
Joe Profaci
4
Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: October 2, 1897
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Villabate, Italy
Died: June 6
 17 
Georgios Papanikolaou
(Physician, Oncologist)
Georgios Papanikolaou
1
Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: May 13, 1883
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Kymi
Died: February 19
 18 
Fritz Kreisler
(One of the Greatest Violinists of All Time - Known for His Sweet Tone and Expressive Phrasing)
Fritz Kreisler
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: February 2, 1875
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: January 29
 19 
Tod Browning
(American Film Director, Actor and Screenwriter)
Tod Browning
1
Birthdate: July 12, 1880
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Louisville, Kentucky, United States
Died: October 6
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 20 
Arthur Compton
(Nobel Prize Laureate in Physics)
Arthur Compton
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: September 10, 1892
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Wooster, Ohio, USA
Died: March 15
Shaitan Singh
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 1, 1924
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Jodhpur
Died: November 18
 22 
Solomon Linda
(Former musician, singer and composer best known as the composer of the song)
Solomon Linda
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: 1909 AD
Birthplace: Pomeroy, South Africa
Died: September 8
 23 
Stuart Sutcliffe
(Scottish Musician Best Remembered for His Association with the Popular Rock Band 'The Beatles')
Stuart Sutcliffe
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: June 23, 1940
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Edinburgh, Scotland
Died: April 10
 24 
Benny Paret
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 14, 1937
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Santa Clara, Cuba
Died: April 3
 25 
Georges Bataille
(French Philosopher and Intellectual)
Georges Bataille
2
Birthdate: September 10, 1897
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Billom, France
Died: July 9
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
Princess Marie Bonaparte
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: July 2, 1882
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Saint-Cloud, French Third Republic
Died: September 21
 27 
Roscoe Ates
(Actor, Singer)
Roscoe Ates
0
Birthdate: January 20, 1895
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Grange, Mississippi, United States
Died: March 1
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 28 
Alfred Cortot
(French Pianist and Conductor Known for His Piano Trio with Violinist 'Jacques Thibaud' and Cellist 'Pablo Casals')
Alfred Cortot
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: September 26, 1877
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Nyon, Switzerland
Died: June 15
 29 
Ronald Fisher
(Statistician)
Ronald Fisher
6
Birthdate: February 17, 1890
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: East Finchley, London, England
Died: July 29
 30 
Mary Gilmore
(Journalist, Poet, Writer)
Mary Gilmore
1
Birthdate: August 16, 1865
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Goulburn
Died: December 3
 31 
Mickey Cochrane
(Baseball player)
Mickey Cochrane
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 6, 1903
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Bridgewater, Massachusetts, United States
Died: June 28
 32 
Gabriele Münter
(German Expressionist Painter)
Gabriele Münter
0
Birthdate: February 19, 1877
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Died: May 19
 33 
Ivan Meštrović
1
Listed In: Architects
Birthdate: August 15, 1883
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Vrpolje
Died: January 15
 34 
Juan Belmonte
(Bullfighter)
Juan Belmonte
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 14, 1892
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Seville, Spain
Died: April 8
 35 
Michael Curtiz
(Film Director)
Michael Curtiz
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Birthdate: December 24, 1886
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary
Died: April 10
 36 
Princess Helen of Serbia
0
Birthdate: November 4, 1884
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Cetinje, Montenegro
Died: October 16
 37 
Arthur Lucas
(Criminal)
Arthur Lucas
0
Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: December 18, 1907
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Cordele, Georgia, United States
Died: December 11
 38 
Gianna Beretta Molla
(Italian Roman Catholic Pediatrician)
Gianna Beretta Molla
0
Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: October 4, 1922
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Magenta, Italy
Died: April 28
 39 
Natalya Goncharova
(Russian artist)
Natalya Goncharova
1
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: June 3, 1881
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Nagayevo, Russia
Died: October 17
 40 
Augusta Savage
(Sculptor)
Augusta Savage
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 29, 1892
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Green Cove Springs
Died: March 26
 41 
Patrick Hamilton
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: March 17, 1904
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Hasocks, England
Died: September 23
 42 
Robert S. Woodworth
(Psychologist)
Robert S. Woodworth
0
Birthdate: October 17, 1869
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Belchertown, Massachusetts, United States
Died: July 4
 43 
Gaston Bachelard
(Philosopher)
Gaston Bachelard
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: June 27, 1884
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Bar-sur-Aube, France
Died: October 16
 44 
Franz Kline
(Abstract Expressionist Artist)
Franz Kline
2
Birthdate: May 23, 1910
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: May 13
 45 
Hu Shih
(Diplomat, Professor, Journalist)
Hu Shih
0
Birthdate: December 17, 1891
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Shanghai
Died: February 24
 46 
Mabel Dodge Luhan
(Biographer)
Mabel Dodge Luhan
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 26, 1879
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Buffalo, New York
Died: August 13
 47 
Eiji Yoshikawa
(Japanese Novelist)
Eiji Yoshikawa
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 11, 1892
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan
Died: September 7
 48 
Emil Artin
(Austrian Mathematician Best Known for His Work on Algebraic Number Theory)
Emil Artin
1
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: March 3, 1898
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: December 20
 49 
Alan L. Hart
(Physician)
Alan L. Hart
0
Birthdate: October 4, 1890
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Coffey County, Kansas, United States
Died: July 1
 50 
Mouloud Feraoun
(Algerian Writer and Martyr)
Mouloud Feraoun
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: March 8, 1913
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Tizi Hibel, Aït Mahmoud, Algeria
Died: March 15