Deaths in History in 1951

  • Jan 2 Sir William Campion, Governor of Western Australia (b. 1870)
  • 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 [Harry] Sinclair Lewis, American writer (Nobel Prize in Literature 1930), dies from advanced alcoholism at 65
  • Jan 10 Yoshio Nishina, Japanese physicist (b. 1890)
  • Jan 18 Robert Mark, US chairman (Caste World Congress), dies at 41
  • 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 30 Ferdinand Porsche, German automotive engineer (Volkswagen Beetle, Mercedes-Benz SS) and founder of the Porsche car company, dies at 75
  • 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 18 Piet A W Hopmans, bishop of Breda (Crusade), dies at 85

Person of interestAndré Gide

Feb 19 Andre Gide, French writer (Lafcadio's Adventures-Nobel 1947), dies of pneumonia at 81

Writer André Gide
Writer
André Gide
  • 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 Volodymyr Vynnychenko, Ukrainian politician and statesman (b. 1880)
  • Mar 7 Haj Ali Razmara, 33rd Prime Minister of Iran (1950-51), assassinated at 49
  • Mar 8 Honeymoon Killers, dies in electric chair
  • 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 and bishop (Liberal Catholic Church), dies at 67
  • Mar 15 John S. Paraskevopoulos, Greek-born astronomer (b. 1889)
  • Mar 26 James F. Hinkle, American politician, sixth Governor of New Mexico (d. 1864)
  • Apr 3 Johannes C Kielstra, Dut economist/gov (Suriname 1933-44), dies at 72
  • Apr 4 George Albert Smith, President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the LDS or Mormon Church) (b. 1870)
  • 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 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 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 26 Arnold Sommerfeld, German physicist (b. 1868)
  • Apr 29 Ludwig Wittgenstein, Austria English philosopher (Philosophical Investigations), dies at 62
  • May 6 Élie Cartan, French mathematician (b. 1869)
  • 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 25 Paula von Preradović, Croatian-Austrian poet and writer, dies at 63
  • May 26 Lincoln Ellsworth, Arctic explorer, dies at 71
  • May 27 Thomas Blamey, Australian general (WWI, WWII), dies at 67
  • May 29 Fanny Brice, Zeigfield Girl (Baby Snooks Show), dies at 59
  • 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 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 14 Hendrik Baels, Belgian politician, dies at 73
  • Jun 19 Angelos Sikelianos, Greek poet (b. 1884)
  • Jun 21 Charles Dillon Perrine, American-born astronomer, dies at 83
  • Jul 2 Earnest F Sauerbruch, German nazi/surgeon, dies at 75
  • Jul 2 Ernst Ferdinand Sauerbruch, German surgeon, dies at 75
  • 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 Philippe Pétain, French marshal and Chief of the French State (1940-44), dies at 95
  • Jul 31 J of Oudshoorn, [John K Feylbrief], writer (Maze of Sentences), dies

Person of interestWilliam Randolph Hearst

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
  • Sep 1 Wolfgang Schulze, [Wols], German drawer/painter, dies at 38
  • Sep 6 James W. Gerard, American jurist and diplomat, dies at 84
  • Sep 8 Jürgen Stroop, SS General during World War II and commander of Nazi forces during the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, executed by hanging for crimes against humanity at 56
  • 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)
  • Oct 4 Willie Moretti, American gangster (b. 1894)
  • Oct 4 Henrietta Lacks [Loretta Pleasant], African-American tobacco farmer whose cancer cells are the source of the HeLa cell line, extensively used in medical research since the 1950s (1st immortalised cell line),dies of cervical cancer at 31
  • 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 cereal manufacturer (Kellogg's cereal brand), dies at 91
  • Oct 6 Otto Meyerhof, German psychologist and biochemist (Nobel 1922), dies at 67
  • Oct 7 Anton Philips, Co-Founder of Royal Philips Electronics N.V., dies at 77
  • Oct 12 Simon Kimbangu/Kibangu, Congolese religious leader and founder of Kimbanguism, dies in captivity at 62
  • 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 18 John H Van Maarseveen, Dutch minister of Justice, dies at 57
  • Nov 20 Thomas Quinlan (impresario) (b. 1881)
  • Nov 25 Raden Mas Noto Soeroto, Javanese poet (Wayang Songs), dies at 63
  • Dec 4 Pedro Salinas, Spanish writer (Generation of 1927), dies at 61
  • Dec 5 Abanindranath Tagore, Indian writer (b. 1871)
  • Dec 6 Harold Ross, American magazine editor and co-founded The New Yorker, dies at 59
  • Dec 10 Algernon Blackwood, English novelist (The Willows), dies at 82
  • Dec 15 Eric Drummond, British 1st Secretary-General of the League of Nations (1919-33), dies at 75
  • Dec 23 Benito Lynch, Irish-Argentine writer (Palo Verde), dies at 66
  • Dec 25 Harry T Moore, Florida NAACP official, killed by bomb
  • Dec 31 Maxim M Litvinov, [Meyer H Wallach], Russian diplomat, dies at 75
  • Dec 31 Philipp A Kohnstamm, Dutch philosopher/physicist, dies at 76