Deaths in History in 1955

  • Jan 2 Jose Antonio Remon, president of Panama (1952-55), assassinated
  • Jan 4 Jan D Domela Nieuwenhuis Nyegaard, Dutch preacher, dies at 84
  • Jan 7 Arthur Keith, Scottish Anthropologist, dies at 88
  • Jan 11 Rodolfo Graziani, Italian Marshal, fascist and Viceroy of Italian East Africa, dies at 72
  • Jan 15 Yves Tanguy, French/American sailor/surrealistic painter, dies
  • Jan 17 Reneke de Marees van Swinderen, Dutch minister (1908-13), dies at 94
  • Jan 17 J A Veraart, economist, dies at 68
  • Jan 17 Joannes A Veraart, Dut judge/MP, (Jews in Neth), dies at 68
  • Jan 21 Maarten P Vrij, Dutch lawyer/criminologist/High Council, dies at 59
  • Jan 24 Ira Hayes, American World War II hero (b. 1923)
  • Jan 27 Ernst Penzoldt, writer, dies
  • Jan 29 Hans Hedtoft, premier of Denmark (1947.. 55), dies at 51
  • Jan 31 John R Mott, US theologist/founder (YMCA, Nobel 1946), dies at 89
  • Feb 18 Sadako Sasaki, School student(b. 1944)
  • Feb 23 Paul Claudel, French poet/playwright (L'otage), dies at 86
  • Mar 5 Antanas Merkys, President of Lithuania (b. 1888)
  • Mar 8 Clémentine, Princess of Belgium, wife of Prince Napoleon Bonaparte V, dies at 82
  • Mar 9 Matthew A Henson, met Peary on 6/4/1909 at North Pole, dies at 88

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Mar 11 Alexander Fleming, Scottish bacteriologist (invented penicillin), dies of a heart attack at 73

  • Mar 11 Oscar Mayer, Bavarian-born American meat packer (b. 1859)
  • Mar 12 Theodor Plievier, writer, dies
  • Mar 13 Maharajadhiraja Tribhuvana Bir Bikram Yung Bahadur Shum Shere, dies
  • Mar 13 Yung Deva, king of Nepal (191.-55), dies at about 48
  • Mar 16 Nicolas de Staël, French-Russian painter (b. 1914)
  • Mar 22 Ivan Šubašić, Kingdom of Yugoslavia prime minister and last ban of Croatia (b. 1892)
  • Mar 23 Artur da Silva Bernardes, President of Brazil (b. 1875)
  • Mar 29 Everard Verachtert, Flemish linguist (I Can Speak Nicely), dies at 81
  • Apr 1 Silvio d'Amico, Italian theater critic (Il Teatro Italian), dies at 68
  • Apr 10 Teilhard de Chardin, French paleontologist and theologian (b. 1881)
  • Apr 16 Abdullah Seif el-Islam, brother of Yemenite king Ahmed, beheaded
  • Apr 18 Eugen Herrigel, Zen philosopher/scholar, dies in Germany at 70

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Apr 18 Albert Einstein, German-born theoretical physicist and Nobel laureate (theory of relativity), dies of an abdominal aortic aneurysm at 76

Theoretical Physicist Albert Einstein
Theoretical Physicist
Albert Einstein
  • Apr 23 Robert H Woltjer, classical/AR-First-Member of parliament, dies at 76
  • Apr 24 Alfred Polgar, Austrian writer/theater critic, dies at 79
  • Apr 25 Paulus B Barth, Swiss painter/lithographer, dies at 73
  • Apr 28 Lode Cantens, Flemish playwrite (Gnomes of the City), dies at 43
  • May 3 Philips C Visser, explorer/ambassador to Moscow, dies
  • May 4 Louis Breguet, French aviation pioneer, dies at 75
  • May 9 Kate Booth, the oldest daughter of William and Catherine Booth (b. 1858)
  • May 10 John Radecki, Australian stained glass artist (b. 1865)
  • May 14 Betty Ann Davies, dies at 44
  • May 16 James Agee, US critic/writer (Death in Family), dies in NY
  • May 18 Mary McLeod Bethune, educator & civil rights leader, dies at 79
  • May 29 Daniel G van Beuningen, art collector, dies at 78
  • Jun 3 Barbara Graham, American murderer (b. 1923)
  • Jun 6 Max Meldrum, Scottish-born Australian painter (b. 1875)
  • Jun 11 Jacques Lemaigre-Dubreuil, French industrialist, murdered
  • Jun 16 Ozias Leduc, Canadian painter, dies at 90
  • Jun 22 Wyllis Cooper, TV narrator (Volume One), dies at 56
  • Jun 29 Max Pechstein, German painter/graphic artist (Oceania), dies at 73
  • Jul 2 Edward Lawson, Scottish recipient of the Victoria Cross (b. 1873)

  • Jul 10 Henry W Methorst, Dutch director (Central Bureau of Statistic), dies
  • Jul 13 Beulah Ecton Woodard, US sculptor, dies at 59
  • Jul 13 Ruth Ellis, last English woman (murderess), executed by hanging
  • Jul 16 Jean de Merode, [Marie-Louise Courtenay], Belgian princess, dies at 81
  • Jul 19 Koos [Jacobus J] Vorrink, Dutch soc-democrat (SDAP/AJC/PvdA), dies at 64
  • Jul 23 Cordell Hull, statesman, dies
  • Aug 2 Ruprecht, crown prince of Bayern/general-fieldmarshal, dies
  • Aug 2 Wallace Stevens, US poet/writer (Owl's Clover), dies at 75

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Aug 12 Thomas Mann, German writer (Dr Faustus, Nobel 1929), dies at 80

Novelist Thomas Mann
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Thomas Mann
  • Aug 12 James B. Sumner, American chemist, Nobel laureate (b. 1887)
  • Aug 14 Fiske Kimball, US architect/art historian, dies at 66
  • Aug 14 Herbert Putnam, Librarian of Congress (b. 1861)
  • Aug 27 Joachim Wach, philosopher/sociologist (Sociology of Religion), dies

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Aug 28 Emmett Till, kidnapped & lynched at 14, in Money Mississippi

Murder Victim Emmett Till
Murder Victim
Emmett Till
  • Sep 7 Earnest Rabel, Austrian/US civil rights activist, dies at 81
  • Sep 7 Ham Fisher, American cartoonist (b. 1900)
  • Sep 8 John de Young, cardinal/archbishop of Utrecht, dies at 69
  • Sep 10 Robert Blackburn, British aviation pioneer, dies at 70
  • Sep 12 Gustave Vanzype, Belgian literary (La Gazette), dies at 86
  • Sep 14 F C Weiskopf, writer, dies
  • Sep 16 Leopold CMS Amery, British minister of Colonies (India), dies at 81
  • Sep 19 John D. Dingell, Sr., U.S. Congressman from Michigan (b. 1894)
  • Sep 27 Henri Liebrecht, Belgian stagewriter/journalist, dies at 71
  • Sep 28 Arthur Donaldson, dies
  • Oct 4 Alexander Papagos, Greek fieldmarshal, dies
  • Oct 12 Bernarr McFadden, American physical culture advocate, credited with beginning the culture of health and fitness in the United States, dies of a urinary tract infection at 87
  • Oct 13 Manuel Ávila Camacho, President of Mexico (b. 1897)
  • Oct 18 Jose Ortega y Gasset, Spanish philosopher, dies at 72
  • Oct 24 Alfred Radcliffe-Brown, British Anthropologist (Structural Functionalism and studies of Andaman Islanders and Australian Aborigines), dies at 74
  • Nov 1 W H van Eemlandt, [Haasse], author (Treasure Hunter of Amstel), dies
  • Nov 1 Dale Carnegie, American writer (b. 1888)
  • Nov 5 Maurice Utrillo, French artist (b. 1883)
  • Nov 6 Charley Toorop, [Annie CP Fernhout-Toorop], Dutch painter, dies at 64
  • Nov 6 Cornelis GN de Vooys, translator, dies at 82
  • Nov 11 John Loudon, Dutch minister of Foreign affairs (1913-18), dies at 87
  • Nov 14 Robert E Sherwood, dramatist (Abe Lincoln in Illinois), dies at 59
  • Nov 15 Lloyd Bacon, director (Fuller Brush Girl, 42nd Street), dies at 65
  • Nov 16 Tomasz Arciszewski, Polish premier (1944-47), dies at 88
  • Nov 27 William Nigh, American director (Ape, Doomed to Die, Mr Wong), dies at 74
  • Dec 9 Hermann Weyl, German mathematician and philosopher, dies at 70
  • Dec 11 Johan C Altorf, sculptor (October 3 Monument), dies at 79
  • Dec 13 Egas Moniz, Portuguese psychiatrist and neurosurgeon, Nobel laureate (b. 1874)
  • Dec 27 Alfred Francis Blakeney Carpenter, English soldier (b. 1881)
  • Dec 30 Rex Ingamells, Australian poet (b. 1913)