Famous Deaths in 1958

Deaths 1 - 200 of 221

  • Jan 1 David Broekman, musican (Think Fast), dies at 55
  • Jan 1 Edward Weston, American photographer (b. 1886)
  • Jan 4 Waverley John Anderson, Scot, viscount/governor of Bengal, dies at 75
  • Jan 6 Josephine CMA, princess of Belgium/nun, dies at 85
  • Jan 7 Petru Groza, premier/president (Romania, 1945-58), dies at 74
  • Jan 8 Paul Pilgrim, American athlete (b. 1883)
  • Jan 9 Paul Fechter, German writer/historian (God's Magician), dies
  • Jan 9 Willis Rodney Whitney, American Chemist, founder of the General Electric research laboratory, and pioneer of industrial scientific research, dies at 89
  • Jan 10 Charles de Trooz, Belgian writer, dies at 52
  • Jan 11 Alec Rowley, English composer, dies at 65
  • Jan 12 Arthur Shepherd, composer, dies at 77
  • Jan 12 Charles Mallory Hatfield, U.S. rainmaker (b. 1875)
  • Jan 13 Edna Purviance, American actress (Charlie Chaplin, Sunnyside), dies at 61
  • Jan 13 John Lindeboom, Dutch vicar/church historian, dies at 75
  • Jan 13 Jesse L. Lasky, U.S. film producer (b. 1880)
  • Jan 23 Nikolaos Georgantas, Greek discus thrower (b. 1880)
  • Jan 30 Earnest H Heinkel, German airplane builder (WWII), dies at 70
  • Jan 30 Jean Crotti, Swiss artist (b. 1878)
  • Feb 1 Clinton Joseph Davisson, dies
  • Feb 3 Henry Kuttner, sci-fi author (Dark World, As You Were), dies at 42
  • Feb 3 Johannes F Buziau, Dutch cabaret performer, dies at 81
  • Feb 4 Frederik de Merode, Belgian prince, dies at 46
  • Feb 5 Henry M Tomlinson, British writer (Under red ensign), dies at 84
  • Feb 6 David Pegg, English footballer (b. 1935)
  • Feb 6 Tommy Taylor, English footballer (b. 1932)
  • Feb 6 Geoff Bent, English footballer (b. 1932)
  • Feb 6 Roger Byrne, English footballer (b. 1929)
  • Feb 6 Mark Jones, English footballer (b. 1933)
  • Feb 6 Frank Swift, English footballer and journalist (b. 1913)
  • Feb 6 Walter Crickmer, English football club secretary and manager
  • Feb 7 Walter Kingsford, actor (My Favorite Blonde, Fly by Night), dies at 76
  • Feb 10 Billy Vine, actor (54th Street Revue), dies at 42
  • Feb 11 Ernest Jones, British psychonanalyst (b. 1879)
  • Feb 12 Marcel Cachin, 1st communist French senator, dies at 88
  • Feb 13 Georges Rouault, French painter (Christ aux outrages), dies at 86
  • Feb 13 Dame Christabel Pankhurst, a leading suffragette (English) "Queen of the mob" (b.1880)
  • Feb 14 Abdul Rab Nishtar, veteran leader of Pakistan Movement, (b. 1899)
  • Feb 17 Hugh McCrae, Australian writer (b. 1876)
  • Feb 20 Thurston Hall, actor (Mr Schuyler-Topper), dies at 75
  • Feb 21 Duncan Edwards, English footballer (b. 1936)
  • Feb 22 Theo Harych, German writer, commits suicide at 54
  • Feb 24 Fernand Baldensperger [Fernand Baldenne], French poet, dies at 86
  • Feb 27 Harry Cohn, CEO (Columbia Pictures), dies of a heart attack
  • Mar 1 Giacomo Balla, Italian painter, dies at 86
  • Mar 4 Albert Kuyle, [Lou Kuitenbrouwer], writer (Jesus' Carpet), dies at 54
  • Mar 8 Josephina OFF "Frieda" Herberich, actress (Salontiroler), dies at 85
  • Mar 11 Ole Kirk Christiansen, Danish inventor (founded LEGO), dies of a heart attack at 66
  • Mar 12 Ingeborg, Princess of Sweden, dies at 79
  • Mar 14 Eugeen Van de Velde, Flemish musicologist/critic/composer, dies at 64
  • Mar 16 Leon J Cadore, pitched the 26 inning game, dies at 65
  • Mar 19 Vernon Ransford, cricketer (20 Tests for Australia, 1211 runs), dies

  • Mar 21 Cyril M Kornbluth, US sci-fi writer (Space Merchants), dies at 34
  • Mar 22 Mike Todd, US film and theatre producer and 3rd husband of Elizabeth Taylor, dies in a plane crash at 48
  • Mar 23 Florian Znaniecki, Polish/US sociologist/philosopher, dies at 76
  • Mar 25 Emerson Whithorne, composer, dies at 73
  • Mar 25 Tom Brown, American musician (b. 1888)
  • Mar 26 Phil Mead, cricketer (55061 1st-class runs 1905-36), dies
  • Mar 28 Chuck Klein, Philadelphia Phillie HR hitter, dies at 53

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Mar 28 W. C. Handy, American composer and musician known as the "Father of the Blues" (Memphis Blues, St Louis Blues), dies of bronchial pneumonia at 84

Musician and Father of the Blues W. C. Handy
Musician and Father of the Blues
W. C. Handy
  • Apr 2 Josei Toda, Japanese second president of the Buddhist association Soka Gakkai (b. 1900)
  • Apr 3 Theodor Kramer, Austrian poet and writer, dies at 61
  • Apr 4 Hendrik Heyman, Belgian minister of Nijverheid/mayor, dies at 78
  • Apr 4 Johnny Stompanato, American organized crime figure (b. 1925)
  • Apr 5 Jozef Brems, Flemish apostole vicar of Denmark, dies at 87
  • Apr 7 Judge Jackson, composer, dies at 75
  • Apr 7 Klimenty Arkad'yevich Korchmaryov, composer, dies at 58
  • Apr 8 Ethel Turner, Australian author (b. 1872)
  • Apr 10 Chuck Willis, rocker, dies at 30
  • Apr 11 Konstantin Yuon, Russian painter (b. 1875)
  • Apr 15 Estelle Taylor, dies at 64

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Apr 16 Rosalind Franklin, English chemist and co-discoverer of the structure of DNA, dies of ovarian cancer at 37

Chemist and Molecular Biologist Rosalind Franklin
Chemist and Molecular Biologist
Rosalind Franklin
  • Apr 18 Maurice-Gustave Gamelin, French generalissmo (WW I, WW II), dies at 85
  • Apr 18 Richard B Goldschmidt, German zoologist (butterflies), dies
  • Apr 26 Joe Small, cricketer (WI all-rounder in 1928 series), dies
  • Apr 26 Johan N C "Joan" Collette, painter, dies at 68
  • May 2 Alfred Weber, German economist/sociologist, dies at 89
  • May 3 Frank Foster, cricketer (England all-rounder, 11 Tests 1911-12), dies
  • May 7 Nyogen Senzaki, 1st Zen teacher to reside in USA, dies at 81
  • May 8 Nasni Matni, Lebanese journalist, murdered
  • May 9 Bill Goodwin, TV announcer (Burns & Allen), dies at 47
  • May 15 Michael G the Boer, historian (Harbor of Amsterdam), dies at 91
  • May 16 Jeroom Verten [Jozef F Vermetten], Flemish playwright, dies at 49
  • May 19 Bruno Sturmer, composer, dies at 65

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May 19 Ronald Adam, British actor (Lost Horizon, The Prisoner of Zenda, Phantom Shot), dies at 67

  • May 19 Archie Scott-Brown, English race car driver (b. 1927)
  • May 25 Rolland Beaumont, cricketer (5 Tests for South Africa), dies
  • May 27 Ainslie Pryor, actor (Adventures of Hiram Holiday), dies at 46
  • May 27 Samuel Stritch, US cardinal/archbishop (Chicago), dies
  • May 28 Mikulas Schneider-Trvavsky, composer, dies at 77
  • May 29 Juan Ramon Jiménez, Spanish poet (Nobel 1956), dies at 76
  • Jun 4 Mechtilde Lichnowsky, German writer, dies at 79
  • Jun 6 Lily Theresa Strickland, composer, dies at 71
  • Jun 7 Roger Hartigan, cricketer (2 Tests for Aust in 1908), dies

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Jun 9 Robert Donat, actor (Citadel, Goodbye Mr Chips, 39 Steps), dies at 53

  • Jun 10 Angelina Weld Grimke, American journalist (b. 1880)
  • Jun 13 Edwin Keppel Bennett, British writer (b. 1887)
  • Jun 15 Francois de Vries, economist, dies at 74
  • Jun 16 Jose Pablo Moncayo Garcia, composer, dies at 45
  • Jun 16 Imre Nagy, Prime Minister of Hungary (b. 1895)
  • Jun 18 Douglas Jardine, cricketer (22 Tests for England), dies
  • Jun 20 Kurt Alder, German chemist (Nobel 1950), dies
  • Jun 23 Edvard Armas Jarnefeldt, composer, dies at 88
  • Jun 26 Martinus Ballings, Flemish jesuit/author (Vocation), dies at 93
  • Jun 26 George Orton, Canadian athlete (b. 1873)
  • Jun 26 Andrija Štampar, Croatian physician and United Nations diplomat (b. 1888)
  • Jun 27 Robert Greig, actor (Devil Doll, Indian Love Call), dies at 78
  • Jun 28 Alfred Noyes, British poet/essayist (Robin Hood), dies at 77
  • Jun 28 George Gunn, cricketer (15 Tests for England), dies at 50
  • Jun 29 Charles Spencelayh, English painter (b. 1865)
  • Jul 1 Apie [Adrian P] Prince, Dutch writer (I Go Me Own Way), dies
  • Jul 1 Harry Nicholls Holmes, American chemist (crystallized vitamin A), dies at 78
  • Jul 1 Rudolf von Laban, Czech/Ger choreographer (modern dance), dies at 78
  • Jul 4 Adolf Herckenrath, Flemish playwright/poet (Avondvlam), dies at 79
  • Jul 7 Raymond Hackett, dies at 55
  • Jul 11 Karel Wellens, Flemish painter, dies at 69
  • Jul 13 Karl Erb, German tenor, dies on 81st birthday
  • Jul 14 Abdoel Illah, crown prince of Iraq, murdered
  • Jul 14 Faisal II, King of Iraq (1939-58), assassinated at Baghdad
  • Jul 14 Franciscus J Feron, vicar-general of Roermond, dies at 62
  • Jul 14 Noeri el-Said, premier of Iraq, murdered
  • Jul 15 Julia Lennon, mother of Beatle John, dies in an auto accident
  • Jul 15 Nuries-Said, Iraqi soldier/statesman, assassinated, dies
  • Jul 18 Henry Farman, French aviation pioneer (double decker), dies at 84
  • Jul 18 John Gobau, Flem/Dutch actor (Death of Business Traveller), dies at 67
  • Jul 19 Robert Earl Hughes, weighed 1,041 lbs (473 kg), dies at 32
  • Jul 20 Franklin Pangborn, dies at 69
  • Jul 22 Karl Nunes, cricketer (1st WI Test captain 1928), dies
  • Jul 22 Mikhail Zoshchenko, Russian author and satirist, dies at 62
  • Jul 25 Harry Warner, US movie pioneer (Warner Bros), dies at 81
  • Jul 27 Claire Chennault, American military leader, dies at 64
  • Jul 29 Charles O'Malley, actor in silent westerns (Iron Horse), dies at 61
  • Jul 30 Alexander Albrecht, composer, dies at 72
  • Aug 3 Peter Collins, English race car driver (b. 1931)
  • Aug 4 Ethel Anderson, Australian poet (b. 1883)
  • Aug 5 Joseph Holbrooke, English pianist/composer (3 Blind Mice), dies at 80
  • Aug 9 Felipe Boero, composer, dies at 74
  • Aug 10 Frank Demaree, baseball player (b. 1910)
  • Aug 13 Otto Witte, acrobat and, purportedly, King of Albania (b. 1868)
  • Aug 14 Big Bill Broonzy, rocker, dies of cancer at 65
  • Aug 14 Frederic Joliot-Curie, French nuclear physicist (Nobel 1936), dies
  • Aug 14 Gladys L Presley, mom of Elvis, dies at 46
  • Aug 14 Mary Ritter Beard, American historian, dies at 82
  • Aug 14 Konstantin von Neurath, German diplomat (b.1873)
  • Aug 15 William L C "Big Bill" Broonzy, US blues singer/guitarist, dies at 65
  • Aug 16 Paul Panzer, German-American silent film actor (The Perils of Pauline, Mildred Pierce, Hotel Berlin), dies at 85
  • Aug 17 Florent Schmitt, French composer/critic (Jardin Secret), dies at 87
  • Aug 19 Antonius "Toon" Verhey, violin cellist/conductor, dies at 63
  • Aug 21 Stevan Hristic, composer, dies at 73
  • Aug 21 Walter Schumann, American choral director (Ford Show) and composer (Rhenish), dies at 44
  • Aug 22 Roger Martin du Gard, novelist/playwright, dies
  • Aug 23 Martin du Gard, writer, dies
  • Aug 24 John G Strijdom, premier of South Africa (1954-58), dies at 65
  • Aug 24 Kenneth Leighton, composer, dies at 28
  • Aug 24 Leo Blech, German composer and conductor, dies at 87
  • Aug 24 Paul Henry, Northern Irish artist (b. 1876)
  • Aug 26 Ralph Vaughan Williams, English composer (Hugh the Drover), dies at 85
  • Aug 27 Ernest Lawrence, American nuclear scientist and inventor (Cyclotron - Nobel 1939), dies at 57
  • Aug 28 Nikolay Semyonovich Golovanov, composer, dies at 67
  • Sep 9 Charles Macartney, cricket (35 Tests 1907-26, 2131 runs 45 wkts), dies
  • Sep 11 Robert Lach, Austrian composer, dies at 84
  • Sep 11 Robert W. Service, Scottish-born Canadian poet (b. 1874)
  • Sep 11 Camillien Houde, French Canadian politician (b. 1889)
  • Sep 17 Eugene Jungers, Belgian governor of Rwanda Urundi, dies at 70
  • Sep 17 Friedrich Adolf Paneth, Austrian/British chemist, dies at 71
  • Sep 22 Mary Roberts Rinehart, American mystery writer and playwright (The Circular Staircase), dies at 82
  • Sep 25 John B Watson, US psychologist/behaviorist, dies at 80
  • Sep 26 Carl Brisson, actor (Ship Cafe, Ring, Song of Soho), dies at 64
  • Sep 29 Aarre Merikanto, Finnish composer, dies at 65
  • Sep 30 Niels Bjerrum, Danish chemist (ph-stipulation), dies at 79
  • Oct 1 Robert Falk, Russian painter (b. 1886)
  • Oct 2 Marie Stopes, birth control pioneer, dies
  • Oct 8 Ran Bosilek, Bulgarian author (b. 1886)
  • Oct 9 Pius XII, [Eugenio Pacelli], Pope (1939-58), dies at 82
  • Oct 11 Johannes R. Becher, German writer and politician, dies at 67
  • Oct 12 Ed Hinton, actor (Henderson-I Lived 3 Lives), dies at 30
  • Oct 12 Gerard Hordijk, Dutch architect and painter, dies at 59
  • Oct 12 Gordon Griffith, American actor, director, and producer (b. 1907)
  • Oct 13 Alexander Moiseyevich Veprik, Russian composer, dies at 59 (b. 1899)
  • Oct 14 Jean Poveigh, composer, dies at 82
  • Oct 14 Douglas Mawson, Australian Antarctic explorer (b. 1882)
  • Oct 15 Jack Mason, cricketer (England all-rounder v Australia 1897-98), dies
  • Oct 15 John C Poortenaar, painter/etcher/cartoonist, dies at 72
  • Oct 15 John Hamilton, actor (Perry White-Superman), dies at 61
  • Oct 17 C L Townsend, cricketer (2 Tests for England 1899), dies
  • Oct 17 Paul Outerbridge, American photographer (b. 1896)
  • Oct 24 Esther Delterne, Flemish actress/revue-artists, dies at 81
  • Oct 24 Martin Fallas Shaw, composer, dies at 83
  • Oct 27 Frederik Gerretson [Geerten Gossaert], historian/poet/politician, dies at 74
  • Oct 27 Joseph Klausner, Polish-Israeli new testament expert, dies at 84
  • Oct 29 Zoe Akins, American playwright (b. 1886)
  • Oct 30 Rose Macaulay, writer, dies at 77
  • Nov 2 Adam von Ahn Carse, composer, dies at 80
  • Nov 3 Harry Revel, movie composer (Sitting Pretty, Gay Divorcee), dies
  • Nov 6 Francis George Scott, Scottish composer, dies at 78
  • Nov 13 Bart A van der Leck, Dutch painter (Style), dies at 81
  • Nov 15 Tyrone Power, American actor (The Mark of Zorro), dies of a heart attack at 44
  • Nov 16 Warner Fabian, [S Adams], US author (Great American Fraud), dies at 87
  • Nov 17 Mort Cooper, baseball player (b. 1913)
  • Nov 18 Sivert Samuelson, cricketer (one Test South Africa v England 1910), dies
  • Nov 21 Mel Ott, NY Giant baseball star (1926-1947), dies at 49