Famous Deaths in 1952

  • Jan 4 Constantl Permeke, Flemish painter (Boerin), dies at 65
  • Jan 5 Nawab of Pataudi, cricket (play polo 3 Tests for Eng 3 for Ind), dies
  • Jan 5 Victor Alexander John Hope, viceroy of India (1936-43), dies at 64
  • Jan 8 Antonia Maury, discoverer (supergiant, giant & dwarf stars), dies
  • Jan 8 Joseph Arendt, Belgian worker's union leader, dies at 66
  • Jan 11 Jean JM de Lattre de Tassigny, gen (N-Africa/Indo-China), dies at 61
  • Jan 11 Aureliano Pertile, Italian tenor (b. 1885)
  • Jan 14 Artur Kapp, Estonian composer (b. 1878)
  • Jan 15 Ned Hanlon, Premier of Queensland (b. 1887)
  • Jan 17 Walter O "Spike" Briggs, owner (Det Tigers), dies at 74
  • Jan 18 Curly Howard (Jerome Lester Horwitz), American actor and comedian (The Three Stooges) (b. 1903)
  • Jan 20 Arthur Farwell, composer, dies at 74
  • Jan 22 Roger Vitrac, French poet/dramatist (Mysteries of Love), dies at 52
  • Jan 25 Sveinn Bjornsson, Danish 1st President of Iceland (1944-52), dies at 70
  • Jan 26 Louis van Deyssel, Dutch writer (Diary of Franc Rozelaar), dies at 87
  • Jan 26 Khorloogiin Choibalsan, leader of Mongolia (b. 1895)
  • Feb 2 Charles De Roche, actor (10 Commandments), dies at 72
  • Feb 2 Johann Babtist Thaller, composer, dies at 79
  • Feb 5 Reginald Allen, cricketer (uncle of Gubby, Test Aust v Eng 1887), dies

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Feb 6 George VI, King of Britain (1936-52), dies at 56

King of Great Britain George VI
King of Great Britain
George VI
  • Feb 9 Norman Douglas, essayist/novelist, dies
  • Feb 10 Henry Drysdale Dakin, British-American biochemist, known for the Dakin-West reaction (b. 1880)
  • Feb 13 Alfred Einstein, German/US musicologist, dies at 71
  • Feb 13 Josephine Tey, English author (b. 1896)
  • Feb 14 Maurice De Waele, Belgian cyclist (b. 1896)
  • Feb 16 Knut [Pedersen] Hamsun, Norwegian writer (Wanders, Nobel 1920), dies
  • Feb 19 Knut Hamsun, writer, dies at 92
  • Feb 19 Lawrence Grant, British actor (Bulldog Drummond), dies at 82
  • Feb 27 Theodorus Pangalos, Greek general/dictator 1926, dies at 74
  • Mar 1 Mariano Azuela, Mexican novelist (b. 1873)
  • Mar 4 Charles Scott Sherrington, English scientist, Nobel laureate (b. 1857)
  • Mar 5 Vladimir Vladimirovich Scherbachov, composer, dies at 63
  • Mar 7 Paramahansa Yogananda, Indian guru (b. 1893)
  • Mar 11 Pierre Renoir, French stage and film actor and director (b. 1885)
  • Mar 21 Wilhelm Albrecht, German SD-chief, executed
  • Mar 22 Uncle Dave Macon, American musician (b. 1870)
  • Mar 23 Klaas Schilder, Dutch vicar/theologist/antifascist, dies at 61
  • Mar 31 Wallace H. White, Jr., American politician (b. 1877)
  • Apr 2 Bernard F Lyot, Fren astronomer (chronograph, Lyot-filter), dies at 55
  • Apr 5 Henri Vandeputte, Belgian writer (L'Autre Vie), dies at 75
  • Apr 5 Charles Collett, GWR chief mechanical engineer (b. 1871)
  • Apr 11 Wadih Sabra, Lebanese composer (Kulluna lil Watan), dies at 76
  • Apr 13 [Rosalie] Julia Cuypers, Flemish actress (Adelaarsjong), dies at 79
  • Apr 21 Leslie Banks, actor (Henry V, 21 Days, Eye Witness), dies at 61
  • Apr 21 [Richard] Stafford Cripps, Engl min of Plane-manufacturing, dies at 62
  • Apr 23 Elisabeth Schumann, singer, dies
  • Apr 23 Minus van Looi, [Benjamin van der Neart], Flemish writer, dies at 60
  • Apr 23 Julius Freed, American inventor and banker (b. 1887)
  • Apr 24 Hans [Hendrik A] Kramers, physicist (quantum mechanics), dies at 57
  • Apr 24 Jules Poncelet, Belgian minister of State, dies at 82
  • Apr 26 Charles L Baars, Dutch actor (Women Tamers), dies at 59
  • Apr 27 Guido Castelnuovo, Italian mathematician (b. 1865)
  • Apr 30 Charles Radoux-Rogier, composer, dies
  • May 1 William Fox, [Fried], US film pioneer (Nickelodeon), dies at 73
  • May 6 Alberto Savinio, Italian composer (Capitano Ulisse), dies at 60

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May 6 Maria Montessori, Italian physician/educationist, dies at 81

  • May 8 William Fox, Austrian-born film producer (b. 1879)
  • May 9 Canada Lee, African American actor (Lost Boundaries), dies in NYC at 45
  • May 11 Giovanni Tebaldini, composer, dies at 87
  • May 15 Albert Basserman, actor (Madame Curie, Rhapsody in Blue), dies at 84
  • May 15 Italo Montemezzi, composer, dies at 76
  • May 16 Alec Hearne, cricketer (scored 9 in Test for Eng v South Africa 1892), dies
  • May 16 Frances Benjamin Johnston, early American female photgrapher
  • May 18 Rossetter Gleason Cole, composer, dies at 86
  • May 21 John Garfield, American actor (Juarez, Air Force), dies of heart problems at 39
  • May 23 Georg Alfred Schumann, composer, dies at 85
  • May 26 Damaso Alonso, Spanish linguistic/poet (Hombrey Dios), dies at 55
  • May 31 Walter Schellenberg, German lawyer/headed spy (Venlo), dies

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Jun 1 John Dewey, US philosopher (Common Faith), dies at 92

Philosopher, Psychologist, Writer John Dewey
Philosopher, Psychologist, Writer
John Dewey
  • Jun 9 Adolf Busch, German composer (b. 1891)
  • Jun 12 Michael von Faulhaber, Cardinal/archbishop of Munich, dies at 83
  • Jun 13 Max Pulver, writer, dies
  • Jun 15 Jakob Jud, Swiss linguist/etymologist, dies at 70
  • Jun 16 Andrew Lawson, Scottish-American geologist, first to map the entire San Andreas Fault (b. 1861)
  • Jun 17 Alberto Williams, Argentine composer (Etrerno Reposo), dies at 89
  • Jun 17 Jack Parsons, American rocket-fuel pioneer and renegade occultist (b. 1914)
  • Jun 18 Efim D Bogolyubov, Russian chess player, dies at 63
  • Jun 19 Heinrich Schlusnus, German baritone (b. 1888)
  • Jun 20 Luigi Fagioli, Italian race car driver (b. 1898)
  • Jun 24 Lodewijk Mortelmans, composer, dies at 84
  • Jun 27 Max Dehn, German mathematician (b. 1878)
  • Jul 2 Henriette H Bosmans, Dutch cello player/pianist/composer, dies at 56
  • Jul 3 Daniel Zamudio, composer, dies at 64
  • Jul 3 Henriette Bosmans, composer, dies
  • Jul 4 Walter Long, dies at 73
  • Jul 6 Louis-Alexandre Taschereau, French Canadian politician (b. 1867)
  • Jul 10 Rued Immanuel Langgaard, composer, dies at 58
  • Jul 18 Paul Saintenoy, Belgian architect (b. 1862)
  • Jul 18 Jack Earle, American actor and sideshow performer (b. 1906)
  • Jul 22 Antonio Maria Valencia, composer, dies at 49
  • Jul 22 August Balthazar, Belgian politician, dies at 58
  • Jul 25 Herbert Murrill, composer, dies at 43

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Jul 26 Eva Perón [Evita], Argentine First Lady and actress, dies of cancer at 33

First Lady of Argentina Eva Perón
First Lady of Argentina
Eva Perón
  • Jul 27 Roland Pope, cricketer (Test for Australia 1885), dies
  • Jul 27 W de Basil, [US Voskresenski], Russia, ballet dancer, dies
  • Jul 31 N B F "Tufty" Mann, cricketer (South African slow lefty 1947-51), dies
  • Aug 5 Sameera Moussa, Egyptian nuclear scientist (b. 1917)
  • Aug 11 Riccardo Martin, composer, dies at 77
  • Aug 12 David Bergelson, Yiddish language writer (b. 1884)
  • Aug 16 Lydia Field Emmet, American painter (b. 1866)
  • Aug 18 Ralph Byrd, actor (Dick Tracy TV Show), dies at 43
  • Aug 18 Alberto Hurtado Cruchaga, Chilean Jesuit saint (b. 1901)
  • Aug 20 Kurt Schumacher, German politician/chairman (SPD), dies
  • Aug 21 Isaac Sadeh, leader of Jewish commando forces, dies
  • Aug 30 Arky Vaughn, infielder (Pirates & Dodgers), drowns
  • Aug 31 Henri Bourassa, French Canadian political leader (b. 1868)
  • Sep 6 Jose Forns y Cuadras, composer, dies at 54

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Sep 6 Gertrude Lawrence, English actress (Mimi, Rembrandt) and musical performer, dies of liver and abdominal cancer at 54

Actress and Musical Performer Gertrude Lawrence
Actress and Musical Performer
Gertrude Lawrence
  • Sep 9 Joseph Allen Sr, American actor, dies at 79
  • Sep 10 Youssef Aftimus, Lebanese civil engineer and architect (b. 1866)
  • Sep 14 Alexander Xaver Gwerder, Swiss writer, commits suicide at 29
  • Sep 18 Hippoliet Daeye, Flemish painter (Dreamy), dies
  • Sep 19 Giuseppe Zoppi, Swiss writer (Presento il mio Ticino), dies
  • Sep 22 Cor Ruys, actor (Princess Stage), dies at 62
  • Sep 22 Kaarlo Juho Ståhlberg, first President of Finland (b. 1865)
  • Sep 26 George Santayana, US philosopher/poet (Last Puritan), dies at 88
  • Sep 28 Paul Hastings Allen, composer, dies at 68
  • Sep 29 John Cobb, British racing driver (b. 1899)
  • Sep 30 Waldorf Astor, House of Lords & Commons/owner of Observer, dies
  • Oct 3 Alfred Neumann, German writer, dies at 56
  • Oct 5 Joe Jagersberger, Austrian racing driver (b. 1884 or 1885)
  • Oct 8 Joe Adams, American baseball player (b. 1877)
  • Oct 20 Basil Radford, actor (Whisky Galore, Dead of Night), dies at 55
  • Oct 23 Susan Peters, actress (Random Harvest), dies at 31
  • Oct 24 Frederick Jacobi, composer, dies at 61
  • Oct 25 Sergei Bortkiewicz, composer, dies at 75

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Oct 26 Hattie McDaniel, 1st African American actress to win an Oscar (Mammy-Gone With the Wind), dies of breast cancer at 57

  • Oct 28 Billy Hughes, seventh Prime Minister of Australia (b. 1862)
  • Oct 31 U Chit Hlaing, Burmese politician (b. 1879)
  • Nov 2 Maire O'Neill, actress (Juno & the Paycock, Glamorous Night), dies
  • Nov 8 Claude Carter, cricketer (took 28 wkts 10 Tests for South Africa), dies
  • Nov 9 Chaim Weizmann, bio-chemist/1st president Israel, dies at 77
  • Nov 9 Philip Murray, 1st president of the United Steelworkers and longest-serving president of the Congress of Industrial Organizations (b. 1886)
  • Nov 18 Paul Eluard, French communist/poet, dies at 56
  • Nov 20 Benedetto Croce, Italian philosopher (La Critica), dies at 86
  • Nov 21 Henriette Roland Holst-de Schalk, marxist author, dies at 82
  • Nov 21 William Green, union chairman (AFL 1924-52), dies at 79
  • Nov 23 Aaro A Hellaakoski, Finnish geographer/poet, dies at 59
  • Nov 23 Albert van Raalte, conductor (Radio Philharmonic Orch), dies at 62
  • Nov 25 Antonio Guarnieri, composer, dies at 72
  • Nov 25 Jean-Fernand Vaubourgoin, composer, dies at 71
  • Nov 26 Sven Hedin, Swedish explorer (b. 1865)
  • Nov 29 Rosa Lewis, English chef/owner (Cavendish Hotel London), dies
  • Nov 29 Vladimir N Ipatiev, Russian/US chemist, dies at 85
  • Dec 1 Victor E Orlando, Italian premier (1917-19), dies at 92
  • Dec 4 Karen Horney, German/US neo freudian psycho analyst, dies at 67
  • Dec 8 Charles Lightoller, English second officer on the Titanic (b. 1874)
  • Dec 12 Bedřich Hrozný, Czech orientalist and linguist (b. 1879)
  • Dec 19 Harry Makepeace, cricketer (cricket & soccer intl for England), dies
  • Dec 24 Henry A "Hans" Kramers, Dutch theoretical physicist, dies at 58
  • Dec 26 Pietro Pancrazi, Italian critic (Pegaso), dies at 59
  • Dec 27 Henri G Winkelman, Dutch supreme commander army/navy 1940, dies at 76
  • Dec 27 Patrick Joseph Hartigan, Australian Roman Catholic priest (b. 1878)
  • Dec 28 Fletcher Henderson, American musician (b. 1897)
  • Dec 29 Beryl Rubinstein, composer, dies at 54
  • Dec 30 Ivan Olbracht, writer, dies