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 in Rome 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 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

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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 Ali Razmara, Shah of Iran (1950-51), assassinated
  • Mar 7 Shah Ali Razmara, of Iran, assassinated
  • 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 5 Edward Rigby, British actor (Star Look Down, Young & Innocent), dies at 72
  • 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 J J Wittgenstein, Austria/English philosopher, 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 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 31 J of Oudshoorn, [John K Feylbrief], writer (Maze of Sentences), dies

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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 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 7 Anton F Philips, CEO (Philips), 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 Suroto, Indonesian 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 J Edward Bromberg, Hungarian actor (The Mark of Zorro, Under 2 Flags), dies from a heart attack at 47
  • Dec 6 Harold Ross, American magazine editor and co-founded The New Yorker, dies at 59
  • Dec 10 Algernon Blackwood, English writer (b. 1869)
  • 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