Famous Deaths in 1951

  • Jan 2nd Sir William Campion, Governor of Western Australia (b. 1870)
  • Jan 3rd Ferdinand [Fred] Barlow, French composer, dies at 69
  • Jan 5th Andrei P Platonov, Russian author (Prok, Kotlovan), dies at 51
  • Jan 7th Johanna C H "Nelly" Bodenheim, painter (Luilekkerland), dies at 76
  • Jan 7th René Guénon, French-Egyptian author (b. 1886)
  • Jan 10th Athos Palma, Argentine composer, dies at 59
  • Jan 10th Harry Sinclair Lewis, US writer (Nobel 1930), dies at 65
  • Jan 10th Sinclair Lewis, writer, dies at 65
  • Jan 10th Yoshio Nishina, Japanese physicist (b. 1890)
  • Jan 18th Robert Mark, US chairman (Caste World Congress), dies at 41
  • Jan 19th Constantin Nottara, composer, dies at 60
  • Jan 22nd Eastwood Lane, composer, dies at 71
  • Jan 22nd Karl Nessler, inventor of the perm (b. 1872)
  • Jan 28th Carl Gustaf Emil Mannerheim, president of Finland (b.1867)
  • Jan 29th James Bridie, [Osborne Henry Mavor], dramatist, dies
  • Jan 29th Frank Tarrant, Australian cricketer (b. 1880)
  • Jan 30th Ferdinand Porsche, German car inventor (Porsche), dies at 75
  • Feb 9th Eddy Duchin, American musician (b. 1910)
  • Feb 10th Joseph Bovet, composer, dies at 71
  • Feb 12th Choudhary Rehmat Ali, Pakistani nationalist (b. 1897)
  • Feb 13th Lloyd C. Douglas, American author (b. 1877)
  • Feb 16th Henri Velge, 1st chairman (Belgian Council of State), dies at 65
  • Feb 17th Nikoghayos Fadeyi Tigranyan, composer, dies at 94
  • Feb 18th Piet A W Hopmans, bishop of Breda (Crusade), dies at 85

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Feb 19th Andre Gide, French writer (Nobel 1947), dies of pneumonia at 81

Writer André Gide
André Gide
  • Feb 20th Howard Brockway, composer, dies at 80
  • Feb 21st Anton Roemer, Dutch actor (Gay Death), dies at 63
  • Feb 27th Henry Louis Smith, American physicist who made the first X-ray photograph, dies at 91
  • Feb 28th Vsevolod Vishnevsky, Russian playwright and journalist, dies at 50
  • Mar 6th Ivor Novello, actor/writer (Lodger, Phantom Fiend), dies at 58
  • Mar 6th Volodymyr Vynnychenko, Ukrainian politician and statesman (b. 1880)
  • Mar 7th Ali Razmara, Shah of Iran (1950-51), assassinated
  • Mar 7th Ivor Novello, British writer (Keep the Home Fires Burning), dies at 58
  • Mar 7th Shah Ali Razmara, of Iran, assassinated
  • Mar 8th Honeymoon Killers, dies in electric chair
  • Mar 8th John Winter Thompson, composer, dies at 83
  • Mar 10th Kijūrō Shidehara, Prime minister of Japan (b. 1872)
  • Mar 11th Philippe of Isacker, Belgian minister, dies at 66
  • Mar 13th Alfred Hugenberg, German RC pres-dir of Krupp/media magnate, dies
  • Mar 13th James I Wedgwood, British theosophist/Catholic bishop, dies at 67
  • Mar 15th John S. Paraskevopoulos, Greek-born astronomer (b. 1889)
  • Mar 20th Jan Ingenhoven, composer, dies at 74
  • Mar 20th Kathleen Lockhart Manning, composer, dies at 60
  • Mar 22nd J Willem Mengelberg, Dutch conductor (Mattheus Passion), dies at 79

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Mar 25th Eddie Collins, Hall of Fame baseball infielder (White Sox, A's) and manager, dies of heart problems at 63

Baseball Legend Eddie Collins
Baseball Legend
Eddie Collins
  • Mar 26th James F. Hinkle, American politician, sixth Governor of New Mexico (d. 1864)
  • Mar 31st Ralph Forbes, actor (Riptide, Shock, Shock), dies at 45
  • Apr 1st Clement D'Hooghe, Belgian composer, dies at 51
  • Apr 2nd Simon Barere, pianist, dies while perfoming at Carnegie Hall
  • Apr 3rd Johannes C Kielstra, Dut economist/gov (Suriname 1933-44), dies at 72
  • Apr 4th Al Christie, Canadian film director and producer (b. 1881)
  • Apr 4th George Albert Smith, President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the LDS or Mormon Church) (b. 1870)
  • Apr 5th Edward Rigby, dies at 72
  • Apr 6th Halfdan Cleve, composer, dies at 71
  • Apr 9th Sadiq Hidajat, Persian writer (Hadji Aga), dies at 48
  • Apr 9th Vilhelm F K Bjerknes, Norwegian/US physicist/meteorology, dies at 89
  • Apr 12th Harold Vincent Milligan, composer, dies at 62
  • Apr 16th Emile Erens, Dutch hagiographer (Pastor of Ars), dies at 85
  • Apr 18th António Óscar Carmona, 97th Prime Minister of Portugal and 11th President of Portugal (b. 1869)
  • Apr 20th Ivanoe Bonomi, Prime Minister of Italy (b. 1873)
  • Apr 22nd Stanley Ridges, actor (possessed, Sgt York, Mr Ace), dies at 59
  • Apr 22nd Horace Donisthorpe, British entomologist (b. 1870)
  • Apr 23rd Charles G. Dawes, Vice President of the United States, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (b. 1865)
  • Apr 25th Jerzy Fitelberg, composer, dies at 47
  • Apr 26th John Alden Carpenter, US composer (Sea Drift), dies at 75
  • Apr 26th Arnold Sommerfeld, German physicist (b. 1868)
  • Apr 27th Philip Albert Myburgh Hands, cricketer (7 Tests for South Africa), dies
  • Apr 29th Jules Verstraete, [Julien G de Graef], actor (Boefje), dies at 67
  • Apr 29th Ludwig J J Wittgenstein, Austria/English philosopher, dies at 62
  • May 5th Eddie Dunn, comedian (Face to Face, Spin the Picture), dies at 54

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May 5th Leo Diegel, American golfer, dies of throat and lung cancer at 52

Golfer and Two-Time PGA Champion Leo Diegel
Golfer and Two-Time PGA Champion
Leo Diegel
  • May 6th Élie Cartan, French mathematician (b. 1869)
  • May 7th Warner Baxter, dies at 62
  • May 9th Marie Ault, dies at 80
  • May 12th Oscar DePriest, (Rep-D-Ill), dies at 80
  • May 13th Marianne [Goudeket-]Philips, author (Issue Beukennoot), dies at 65
  • May 17th Karl Heinrich David, composer, dies at 66
  • May 25th Paula von Preradović, Croatian-born writer (b. 1887)
  • May 26th Lincoln Ellsworth, Arctic explorer, dies at 71
  • May 27th Thomas Blamey, soldier, dies
  • May 29th Dimitrios Levidis, composer, dies at 66
  • May 29th Fanny Brice, Zeigfield Girl (Baby Snooks Show), dies at 59
  • May 29th Josef Bohuslav Foerster, composer, dies at 91
  • May 29th Robert Kahn, German composer, dies at 85
  • May 30th Hermann Broch, writer, dies at 64
  • Jun 1st Rafael Altamira Crevea, Spanish lawyer/historian, dies at 85
  • Jun 2nd Alain, [Emile-Auguste Chartier], French philosopher, dies at 83
  • Jun 2nd John Erskine, US writer/poet/pianist (Venus Love Goddess), dies at 71
  • Jun 4th Serge Koussevitsky, conductor/composer, dies at 76
  • Jun 6th Lionel Hallam, cricketer (England capt 1921), dies
  • Jun 6th Olive Tell, American actress (b. 1894)
  • Jun 7th Bobel, Braune, Naumann, Ohlendorf, Pohl, Schallenmair & Otto Schmidt, Nazi war criminals, hanged
  • Jun 8th Eugène Fiset, French Canadian military officer and politician (b. 1874)
  • Jun 11th Montagu Odd, cricket bat-maker (W G Grace), dies
  • Jun 14th Hendrik Baels, Belgian politician, dies at 73
  • Jun 17th Carl Vogler, Swiss composer, dies at 77
  • Jun 19th Angelos Sikelianos, Greek poet (b. 1884)
  • Jun 21st Charles Dillon Perrine, American astronomer (b. 1867)
  • Jun 23rd Armin Knab, German composer (Wunderhorn), dies at 70
  • Jul 2nd Earnest F Sauerbruch, German nazi/surgeon, dies at 75
  • Jul 6th Josef Huttel, composer, dies at 57
  • Jul 9th Harry Heilmann, baseball hall of famer outfielder (Det), dies at 56
  • Jul 9th Jorgen Bentzon, composer, dies at 54

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Jul 13th Arnold Schoenberg, Austrian composer (Verklärte Nacht) and painter associated with the expressionist movement, dies at 76

Composer and Painter Arnold Schoenberg
Composer and Painter
Arnold Schoenberg
  • Jul 14th Sammy Jones, cricketer (last survivor of the 1882 Oval Test), dies
  • Jul 19th Max Ettinger, composer, dies at 77
  • Jul 20th Abdullah Ibn Hussein, Jordan's King (1946-51), killed in Jerusalem
  • Jul 20th Mustafa Shuqri Ashu, tailor/murderer of king Abdullah, shot to death
  • Jul 20th Friedrich Wilhelm Hohenzollern, Crown Prince of Germany (b. 1882)
  • Jul 23rd Henri Philippe Pétain, French marshal (Verdun/Vichy regime), dies
  • Jul 23rd Robert Flaherty, American documentary filmmaker (Nanook of North), dies at 67
  • Jul 31st J of Oudshoorn, [John K Feylbrief], writer (Maze of Sentences), dies
  • Aug 3rd Neville Tufnell, cricket wicket keeper (Test for England 1910), dies
  • Aug 11th Ebbe Hamerik, composer, dies at 52

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Aug 14th William Randolph Hearst, American newspaper publisher (San Francisco Examiner, Seattle P-I), dies at 88

Newspaper Publisher William Randolph Hearst
Newspaper Publisher
William Randolph Hearst
  • Aug 15th Artur Schnabel, Austria/US pianist (Reflections on Music), dies at 69
  • Aug 16th Louis Jouvet, actor (Volpone, Topaze, La Marseillaise), dies at 63
  • Aug 21st (Leonard) Constant Lambert, English composer (Rio Grande), dies at 45
  • Aug 22nd J. P. Bickell, Canadian businessman and sports team owner (b. 1884)
  • Aug 28th Robert Walker, actor/writer (Bataan, Madame Curie), dies at 32
  • Sep 1st Wolfgang Schulze, [Wols], German drawer/painter, dies at 38
  • Sep 3rd Arnold Warren, cricketer (only Test for England), dies
  • Sep 3rd Robert Franz Richard Hernried, composer, dies at 67
  • Sep 6th James W. Gerard, American jurist and diplomat (b. 1867)
  • Sep 7th Maria Montez, actress (Arabian Nights, Sudan), dies at 31
  • Sep 8th Jurgen Stroop, Nazi commander of Warsaw Ghetto, executed
  • Sep 8th Maria Montez, actress (Arabian Nights), dies of heart seizure at 33
  • Sep 9th Cecil Gray, Scottish composer and music critic, dies at 56
  • Sep 9th Gibson Gowland, actor (Greed), dies at 74
  • Sep 10th Giuseppe Mule, composer, dies at 66
  • Sep 14th Fritz Busch, German conductor (b. 1890)
  • Sep 15th Jacinto Guerrero, composer, dies at 56
  • Sep 17th Jimmy Yancey, American pianist (b. 1898)
  • Sep 18th John Douglas Cockcroft, physicist, dies
  • Sep 24th Georges Rency, Belgian poet/literature, dies at 75
  • Sep 26th Hans Cloos, German geologist (b. 1885)
  • Sep 29th Bradley Barker, American silent actor and film director, dies at 68
  • Sep 29th Thomas Cahill, American soccer coach (b. 1864)
  • Oct 4th Willie Moretti, American gangster (b. 1894)
  • Oct 6th Henry Gurney, British high commissioner to Malaya, assassinated
  • Oct 6th Otto Fritz Meyerhof, German-born physician and biochemist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1884)
  • Oct 6th Will Keith Kellogg, American food manufacturer (b. 1860)
  • Oct 7th Anton F Philips, CEO (Philips), dies at 77
  • Oct 12th Simon Kimbangu/Kibangu, Congo prophet, dies in captivity at 62
  • Oct 13th W G (Billy) Quaife, cricketer (7 Tests for England, 228 runs), dies
  • Oct 16th Liaquat Ali Khan, PM of Pakistan (1947-51), assassinated by Said Akbar
  • Oct 29th De Raymond, French High Director of Cambodia, murdered
  • Oct 29th Robert G Aitken, US astronomer (New General Catalogue), dies at 86
  • Nov 5th Agrippina J Vaganova, Russian ballet dancer/pegagoge, dies at 72
  • Nov 5th Bedrich Antonin Wiedermann, composer, dies at 67
  • Nov 9th Resurreccion Maria de Azkue, composer, dies at 87
  • Nov 9th Sigmund Romberg, Hungarian/US composer (Blossom Time), dies at 64
  • Nov 13th Hugo Leichtentritt, composer, dies at 77
  • Nov 13th Nikolai Karlovich Metner, composer, dies at 71
  • Nov 18th John H Van Maarseveen, Dutch minister of Justice, dies at 57
  • Nov 18th Vaclav Kalik, composer, dies at 60
  • Nov 18th William Henry Bennett Vodery, composer, dies at 66
  • Nov 20th Thomas Quinlan (impresario) (b. 1881)
  • Nov 25th Raden Mas Noto Suroto, Indonesian poet (Wayang Songs), dies at 63
  • Dec 1st Felix Petyrek, composer, dies at 59
  • Dec 4th Pedro Salinas, Spanish writer (Generation of 1927), dies at 61
  • Dec 5th "Shoeless" Joe Jackson, of baseball's black sox scandal, dies
  • Dec 5th Abanindranath Tagore, Indian writer (b. 1871)
  • Dec 6th J Edward Bromberg, dies at 47
  • Dec 6th Harold Ross, American magazine editor (b. 1892)
  • Dec 10th Algernon Blackwood, English writer (b. 1869)
  • Dec 12th Mildred Bailey, American jazz singer (b. 1907)
  • Dec 13th Selim Palmgren, Finnish pianist/composer (Daniel Hjort), dies at 73
  • Dec 15th Eric Drummond, 1st sec-gen League of Nations (1919-33), dies at 75
  • Dec 19th Barton Yarbrough, actor (Dragnet), dies at 51
  • Dec 22nd Powell Weaver, composer, dies at 61
  • Dec 23rd Alfreds Kalnins, composer, dies at 72
  • Dec 23rd Benito Lynch, Irish/Argentine writer (Palo Verde), dies at 66
  • Dec 25th Harry T Moore, Florida NAACP official, killed by bomb
  • Dec 30th Jozef E Stokvis, Dutch MP (SDAP), dies at 76
  • Dec 31st Maxim M Litvinov, [Meyer H Wallach], Russian diplomat, dies at 75
  • Dec 31st Philipp A Kohnstamm, Dutch philosopher/physicist, dies at 76