Famous Deaths in 1960

Deaths 1 - 200 of 212

  • Jan 1st Margaret Sullavan, American actress (Three Comrades), dies of barbiturate overdose at 48
  • Jan 2nd Cees [Cornelis J] Laseur, Dutch actor/dir (Hague Comedy), dies at 60
  • Jan 2nd Chris van Abkoude, author (Pietje Bell, Kruimeltje), dies at about 79
  • Jan 2nd Fausto Coppi, Italian, ran world record 45,798 km, dies at 40
  • Jan 2nd Friedrich Adler, Austria soc-dem, murdered PM Storgkh, dies at 80
  • Jan 2nd Paul Sauvé, Canadian politician (b. 1907)
  • Jan 3rd Victor Seastrom, entertainer, dies at 80

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Jan 4th Albert Camus, French author (Stranger), dies in an auto accident at 46

Author Albert Camus
Author
Albert Camus
  • Jan 5th Donald Knight, cricketer (54 runs in 2 Tests for England 1921), dies
  • Jan 5th Pavel P Parenago, Russia, cosmonaut, dies at 53
  • Jan 6th Edith Barstow, choreographer (Frankie Laine Time), dies at 52
  • Jan 6th Erik Lindahl, Swedish economist (Scope & Means), dies at 68
  • Jan 7th Luis da Costa, composer, dies at 80
  • Jan 7th Dorothea Douglass Chambers (aka Katharine Lambert Chambers), UK tennis player (b. 1878)
  • Jan 9th Elsie J. Oxenham, British children's author (b. 1880)
  • Jan 10th Jack Laviolette, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1879)
  • Jan 11th Johan E Elias, Dutch historian (Elias Family), dies at 84
  • Jan 12th Nevil Shute [Norway], Eng/Aust author (Town like Alice), dies at 60
  • Jan 13th Sibilla Aleramo, [Rina Faccio], Ital poet (Una Donna), dies at 83
  • Jan 20th Matt Moore, actor (Deluge, Coquette), dies at 72
  • Jan 24th John Miljan, actor (Charlie Chan in Paris, Yankee Clipper), dies at 66
  • Jan 25th Diana Barrymore, actress (Ladies Courageous), dies at 38
  • Jan 25th Rutland Boughton, composer, dies at 82
  • Jan 28th Jacques de Menasce, composer, dies at 54
  • Jan 28th Zora Neale Hurston, American author, dies at 69
  • Jan 29th Louis Jean Heydt, actor (Joe-Waterfront), dies at 54
  • Jan 31st Lowell Gilmore, actor (Calcutta, Roadblock), dies at 53
  • Feb 2nd Jeno Huszka, composer, dies at 84
  • Feb 3rd Johannes G Geelkerken, Dutch reformed vicar, dies at 80
  • Feb 3rd Fred Buscaglione, Italian singer and actor (b. 1921)
  • Feb 5th Louis Stricker, cricketer (S Afr open bat in 13 Tests 1909-12), dies
  • Feb 5th Rudolf Nelson, composer, dies at 81
  • Feb 6th Jesse Belvin, rocker, dies at 26 in a car crash
  • Feb 7th Igor V Kurtshatov, Russian nuclear physicist, dies at 57
  • Feb 8th Giles Gilbert Scott, British architect (b. 1880)
  • Feb 8th John Langshaw Austin, British philosopher, (b. 1911)
  • Feb 9th Ernst von Dohnanyi, US composer, dies at 82
  • Feb 9th Alexandre Benois, Russian artist (b. 1870)
  • Feb 10th Aloysius Stepinac, Croatian cardinal (b. 1898)
  • Feb 12th Bobby Clark, vaudevillan (World's funniest circus clown), dies at 71
  • Feb 13th Delmar G Roos, designer of jeep, dies at 79
  • Feb 20th Leonard Woolley, archaeologist, dies
  • Feb 22nd Hubert Cuypers, composer/choir conductor (Missa Populi), dies at 86
  • Feb 22nd Paul-Émile Borduas, Quebec painter (b. 1905)
  • Feb 23rd Arthur Legat, Belgian racing driver (b. 1898)
  • Feb 24th Jean Binet, composer, dies at 66
  • Feb 25th Everhardus J van Romondt, Dutch Antillean minister, dies at 51
  • Feb 26th Aleksandar Belic, Swedish linguist, dies at 83
  • Feb 27th Adriano Olivetti, Italian engineer/manufacturer, dies at 58
  • Feb 28th F S Flint, British translator/poet (imagist movement), dies at 74
  • Feb 28th Jonathan Hale, actor (Blondie), shoots himself at 68

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Feb 29th Melvin Purvis, American FBI Agent, dies of a self-inflicted gunshot wound at 56

FBI Agent Melvin Purvis
FBI Agent
Melvin Purvis
  • Mar 2nd Stanisław Taczak, Polish general, commander-in-chief of the Greater Poland Uprising (b. 1874)
  • Mar 3rd Sammy White, actor (711 Ocean Drive, Sound Off), dies at 65
  • Mar 4th Leonard Warren, American baritone (Met-1939-60), dies on stage at 48
  • Mar 4th Herbert O'Conor, 51st Governor of the US State of Maryland (b. 1896)
  • Mar 9th Jack Beattie, Northern Irish politician (b. 1886)
  • Mar 11th Roy Chapman Andrews, US biologist/explorer, dies at 76
  • Mar 22nd José Antonio Aguirre, Basque politician (b. 1904)
  • Mar 23rd Franklin P Adams, columnist (Information Please), dies at 78
  • Mar 24th Paul Joostens, Flemish painter, dies at 70
  • Mar 26th Ian Keith, actor (Identity Unknown, Queen Christina), dies at 61
  • Mar 27th Ian Whyte, Scottish composer and conductor (BBC Scottish Orchestra), dies at 58
  • Mar 28th Ian Keith, US actor (Ramses I-10 Commandments), dies at 61
  • Mar 30th Fritz Klimsch, German sculptor/painter, dies at 90
  • Mar 30th Joseph Haas, German opera composer (Totenmesse), dies at 81
  • Mar 31st Joseph Haas, German (opera)composer (Totenmesse), dies at 81
  • Apr 1st Piet[er O] Bakker, Dutch journalist/writer (Ciske), dies at 62
  • Apr 3rd Anton Pannekoek, Dutch astronomer/marxist theorist, dies at 87
  • Apr 5th Alma Kruger, actor (Made For Each Other), dies at 88
  • Apr 10th Arthur Benjamin, Austral composer/pianist (Devil Take Her), dies at 66
  • Apr 14th Archibald McIndoe, plastic surgeon, dies
  • Apr 17th Eddie Cochran, rocker, dies at 21 in a car crash
  • Apr 18th Emory Johnson, director (Phantom Express, Shield of Honor), dies at 66
  • Apr 23rd Cornelis Jan Bakkerr, Dutch/US nuclear physicist, dies
  • Apr 23rd Toyohiko Kagawa, Japanese Christian-social reformer/writer, dies at 71
  • Apr 24th John P "John" Musch, actor/founder (JM), dies at 84
  • Apr 25th Amanullah, emir/king of Afhanistan (1919-28), dies at 67
  • Apr 25th Hope Emerson, actress (I Married Joan, Peter Gunn), dies at 62
  • Apr 25th Ilmari Henrik Reinhold Krohn, composer, dies at 92
  • Apr 26th Wander J de Haas, Dut physicist (Einstein-De Haas effect), dies at 82
  • Apr 28th Anton Pancake, astronomer/marxist theorist, dies at 87
  • May 2nd Caryl Chessman, rapist executed after 12 years of appeals at 39
  • May 5th Sulho Ranta, composer, dies at 58
  • May 6th Paul Abraham, Hungarian composer (Blume von Hawaii), dies at 67
  • May 8th Hugo Alfven, Swedish composer (Midsommarvaka), dies at 88
  • May 8th J. H. C. Whitehead, British mathematician (b. 1904)
  • May 10th Juri Olescha, writer, dies at 61
  • May 10th Yury Olesha, Russian novelist (b. 1899)

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May 11th John D. Rockefeller Jr, American financier and philanthropist, dies of pneumonia at 86

Financier and Philanthropist John D. Rockefeller Jr
Financier and Philanthropist
John D. Rockefeller Jr
  • May 12th Cecil Armstrong Gibbs, English composer, dies at 70
  • May 23rd Georges Claude, engineer/inventor, dies
  • May 27th Edward Brophy, actor (Champ, Dumbo, Great Guy), dies at 65
  • May 27th George Zucco, actor (Fog Island, Black Raven, Desire Me), dies at 74
  • May 27th James Montgomery Flagg, American illustrator (b. 1877)

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May 30th Boris Pasternak, Russian poet and novelist (Doctor Zhivago) (Nobel Prize 1958), dies at 70

Novelist & Poet Boris Pasternak
Novelist & Poet
Boris Pasternak
  • May 31st Willem Elsschot, [Alfons de Ridder], Flemish writer (Kas), dies at 78
  • May 31st Walther Funk, Nazi leader (b. 1890)
  • Jun 1st Lester Patrick, NHL coach/star, dies at 76
  • Jun 1st Paula Hitler, sister of Adolf Hitler. (b. 1896)
  • Jun 4th Lucien Littlefield, actor (Mr Beasley-Blondie), dies at 64
  • Jun 9th René Maran, Martiniques writer (Batouala, Prix Goncourt), dies
  • Jun 14th Ana Pauker-Rabensohn, Romanian Foreign Minister (1945-52), dies at 67
  • Jun 14th Vladimir Nikolayevich Kryukov, composer, dies at 57
  • Jun 17th Pierre Reverdy, French author/poet (North-South), dies at 70
  • Jun 20th Mahlon Hamilton, actor (Peg O'My Heart, High School Girl), dies at 80
  • Jun 20th Walter Dehmel, writer, dies at 57
  • Jun 25th WH Walter Baade, German/US astronomer (Andromeda), dies at 67
  • Jun 26th John Brenden Kelly, rower (Olympic-gold-1920, 24), dies at 70
  • Jun 27th Harry Pollitt, General Secretary of the Communist Party of Great Britain dies at 69
  • Jun 27th Lottie Dod, English athlete (b. 1871)
  • Jun 28th Jake Swirbul, American aircraft manufacturer (b. 1898)
  • Jun 30th Clarence Cameron White, composer, dies at 79
  • Jul 3rd Alfred Henry Ackley, composer, dies at 73
  • Jul 6th Aneurin Bevan, British politician (b. 1897)
  • Jul 9th Edward Burlingame Hill, composer, dies at 86
  • Jul 9th Vallance Jupp, cricketer (28 wkts in 8 Tests for England 1921-28), dies
  • Jul 13th Anna Blaman, Dutch writer (Life & Death), dies at 55
  • Jul 13th Joy Gresham, American writer (b. 1915)
  • Jul 15th Lawrence Mervil Tibbett, baritone, dies after surgery at 63
  • Jul 15th Set Persson, Swedish communist politician (b. 1897)
  • Jul 16th Albrecht von Kesselring, German fieldmarshal (Italy), dies at 74
  • Jul 16th John Phillips Marquand, novelist, dies at 66
  • Jul 24th Carl Deis, composer, dies at 77
  • Jul 24th Hans Albers, German actor (Blue Angel), dies at 68
  • Jul 26th Maud Menten, Canadian biochemist (b. 1879)
  • Jul 26th Cedric Gibbons, American art director (b. 1893)
  • Jul 29th Richard Simon, co-founder (Simon & Shuster), dies
  • Jul 31st Karl Hasse, composer, dies at 77

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Aug 5th Arthur Meighen, 9th Prime Minister of Canada, dies at 86

9th Prime Minister of Canada Arthur Meighen
9th Prime Minister of Canada
Arthur Meighen
  • Aug 7th Vaino Hannikainen, composer, dies at 60
  • Aug 8th Danton Walker, columnist (Broadway Spotlight), dies at 61
  • Aug 9th Bernard Ogilvie Dodge, American botanist and pioneer researcher on heredity in fungi, dies at 88
  • Aug 10th Emil Strauss, German writer (Vaterland), dies
  • Aug 10th Frank Lloyd, director (Berkeley Square, Blood on the Sun), dies at 72
  • Aug 10th Oswald Veblin, mathematician
  • Aug 16th Errol Holmes, cricketer (batted in 5 Tests for England 1935), dies
  • Aug 20th Rudolf Moser, composer, dies at 68
  • Aug 21st David Barnard Steinman, American civil engineer and bridge designer (b. 1886)
  • Aug 22nd Eduard Pütsep, Estonian wrestler (b. 1898)
  • Aug 23rd Oscar Hammerstein II, Broadway librettist, dies at 65
  • Aug 26th Mark Hambourg, composer, dies at 81
  • Aug 28th Anton Lajovic, composer, dies at 81
  • Aug 29th Alexander Gauge, actor (The Adventures of Robin Hood), dies at 46
  • Aug 29th Hazza el-Majali, PM of Jordan is assassinated
  • Aug 29th Vicki Baum, writer, dies
  • Sep 3rd Joseph Lamb, composer, dies at 72
  • Sep 4th Alfred E Green, director (Copacabana), dies after long illness at 71
  • Sep 6th Jimmy Savo, comedian (Through the Crystal Ball), dies at 65
  • Sep 7th Wilhelm Pieck, president of German DR (1949-60), dies at 84
  • Sep 9th Armas Toivo Valdemar Maasalo, composer, dies at 75
  • Sep 9th Jussi Björling, Swedish tenor (b. 1911)
  • Sep 10th Fjodor I Panfjorov, Russian author (Volga - matushka-reka), dies at 63
  • Sep 13th Leo Weiner, Hungarian composer (Toldi), dies at 75
  • Sep 14th M. Karagatsis, Greek author (b. 1908)
  • Sep 17th Jose Sancho Marraco, composer, dies at 81
  • Sep 18th A J Evans, cricketer (only England Test v Aus 1921), dies
  • Sep 20th Lee Duncan, owner/trainer (Rin Tin Tin), dies of heart attack at 67
  • Sep 20th Michel Brusselmans, composer, dies at 74
  • Sep 22nd Melanie Klein, Austria/British psycho analyst, dies at 78
  • Sep 23rd Kathlyn Williams, actress (Single Man), dies of heart attack at 72
  • Sep 24th Matyas Seiber, composer, dies at 55
  • Sep 24th Melanie Klein, [Reizes], child psycho-analyst, dies
  • Sep 25th Emily Post, etiquette expert, dies at 86
  • Sep 26th William Ling, cricketer (South African batsman in 6 Tests 1921-23), dies
  • Sep 27th Sylvia Pankhurst, English feminist/daughter of Emmeline, dies at 78
  • Sep 30th Harry St John Philby, [sheik Abdullah], British explorer, dies
  • Oct 2nd Jaroslav Doubrava, composer, dies at 51
  • Oct 6th Douglas Spencer, actor (The Thing), dies at 50
  • Oct 9th Howard Glenn, NY Titan, dies of injuries sustain in this day's game
  • Oct 11th Richard Cromwell, actor (Jezebel, Riot Squad), dies of cancer at 50
  • Oct 12th Inejiro Asanuma, leader Japanese Socialist Party, murdered at 61
  • Oct 14th Abram F Joffe, Russian physicist (crystal), dies
  • Oct 15th Clara Kimball Young, actress (Return of Chandu), dies of stroke at 70
  • Oct 15th Henny Porten, silent screen actress (Mother Love), dies at 70
  • Oct 15th Maude Eburne, actress (Ladies They Talk About, Guardsman), dies at 84
  • Oct 19th Gunther AR Raphael, German composer (Busskantate), dies at 57
  • Oct 22nd Edgar Scauflaire, Belgian, painter/decorator, dies at 67
  • Oct 25th José Padilla, Spanish composer and pianist (La Violetera - City Lights, Ça c'est Paris - Moulin Rouge), dies at 71
  • Oct 30th Alfred Hill, composer, dies at 89
  • Oct 31st H L Davis, US writer (Honey in the Horn, Pulitzer prize), dies at 64
  • Nov 2nd Dimitri Mitropoulos, Greek/US conductor/composer, dies at 64
  • Nov 3rd Paul Willis, American actor (b. 1901)
  • Nov 3rd Harold Spencer Jones, London, English Astronomer and 10th astronomer royal of England whose work led to a more accurate determination of the distance between the Earth and the Sun
  • Nov 5th August Gailit, Estonian writer (Ekke Moor), dies at 69
  • Nov 5th Johnny Horton, American country and rockabilly singer (The Battle of New Orleans), dies in a car accident at 33
  • Nov 5th Mack Sennett, director/producer (Keystone Cops), dies
  • Nov 5th Ward Bond, actor (Wagon Train), dies of heart attack at 57
  • Nov 6th Erich Raeder, German grand admiral (b. 1876)
  • Nov 7th Alvin Carter, vocalist (Carter Family), dies at 69
  • Nov 10th Isadore Freed, composer, dies at 60
  • Nov 12th John Trim, cricketer (occasional WI quick 1948-52, 18 wkts), dies
  • Nov 14th Walter Catlett, actor (Climax), dies of a stroke at 71

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Nov 16th Clark Gable, actor (Gone With the Wind), dies at 59

  • Nov 19th Phyllis Haver, actress (Don Juan), commits suicide at 61
  • Nov 20th Jacob Cohen, Hebrew poet/writer, dies
  • Nov 24th Salomon "Sam" de Wolff, zionist/socialist theorist, dies at 82
  • Nov 24th Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna of Russia (b. 1882)
  • Nov 27th Dirk J de Geer, Dutch premier (1926-29, 39-40), dies at 89
  • Nov 27th Frederick Fane, cricketer (682 runs in 14 Tests for Eng 1905-10), dies