Famous Deaths in 1951

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

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

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

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

Person of interestPerson of Interest

May 5 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 6 Élie Cartan, French mathematician (b. 1869)
  • May 7 Warner Baxter, dies at 62
  • May 9 Marie Ault, dies at 80
  • May 12 Oscar DePriest, (Rep-D-Ill), dies at 80
  • May 13 Marianne [Goudeket-]Philips, author (Issue Beukennoot), dies at 65
  • May 17 Karl Heinrich David, composer, dies at 66
  • May 25 Paula von Preradović, Croatian-born writer (b. 1887)
  • May 26 Lincoln Ellsworth, Arctic explorer, dies at 71
  • May 27 Thomas Blamey, soldier, dies
  • May 29 Dimitrios Levidis, composer, dies at 66
  • May 29 Fanny Brice, Zeigfield Girl (Baby Snooks Show), dies at 59
  • May 29 Josef Bohuslav Foerster, composer, dies at 91
  • May 29 Robert Kahn, German composer, dies at 85
  • May 30 Hermann Broch, writer, dies at 64
  • Jun 1 Rafael Altamira Crevea, Spanish lawyer/historian, dies at 85
  • Jun 2 Alain, [Emile-Auguste Chartier], French philosopher, dies at 83
  • Jun 2 John Erskine, US writer/poet/pianist (Venus Love Goddess), dies at 71
  • Jun 4 Serge Koussevitsky, conductor/composer, dies at 76
  • Jun 6 Lionel Hallam, cricketer (England capt 1921), dies
  • Jun 6 Olive Tell, American actress (b. 1894)
  • Jun 7 Bobel, Braune, Naumann, Ohlendorf, Pohl, Schallenmair & Otto Schmidt, Nazi war criminals, hanged
  • Jun 8 Eugène Fiset, French Canadian military officer and politician (b. 1874)
  • Jun 11 Montagu Odd, cricket bat-maker (W G Grace), dies
  • Jun 14 Hendrik Baels, Belgian politician, dies at 73
  • Jun 17 Carl Vogler, Swiss composer, dies at 77
  • Jun 19 Angelos Sikelianos, Greek poet (b. 1884)
  • Jun 21 Charles Dillon Perrine, American astronomer (b. 1867)
  • Jun 23 Armin Knab, German composer (Wunderhorn), dies at 70
  • Jul 2 Earnest F Sauerbruch, German nazi/surgeon, dies at 75
  • Jul 6 Josef Huttel, composer, dies at 57
  • Jul 9 Harry Heilmann, baseball hall of famer outfielder (Det), dies at 56
  • Jul 9 Jorgen Bentzon, composer, dies at 54

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jul 13 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 14 Sammy Jones, cricketer (last survivor of the 1882 Oval Test), dies
  • Jul 19 Max Ettinger, composer, dies at 77
  • Jul 20 Abdullah Ibn Hussein, Jordan's King (1946-51), killed in Jerusalem
  • Jul 20 Mustafa Shuqri Ashu, tailor/murderer of king Abdullah, shot to death
  • Jul 20 Friedrich Wilhelm Hohenzollern, Crown Prince of Germany (b. 1882)
  • Jul 23 Henri Philippe Pétain, French marshal (Verdun/Vichy regime), dies
  • Jul 23 Robert Flaherty, American documentary filmmaker (Nanook of North), dies at 67
  • Jul 31 J of Oudshoorn, [John K Feylbrief], writer (Maze of Sentences), dies
  • Aug 3 Neville Tufnell, cricket wicket keeper (Test for England 1910), dies
  • Aug 11 Ebbe Hamerik, composer, dies at 52

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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