Deaths in History in 1957

  • Jan 1 Ruth Draper, US elocutionist, dies at 67 or 72
  • Jan 1 Seán South and Fergal O'Hanlon are killed in the Brookeborough Raid.
  • Jan 4 Theodor Korner von Siegringen, Austrian pres (1951-57), dies at 84
  • Jan 10 Gabriela Mistral, Chilean poet (Nobel Prize 1945), dies at 67
  • Jan 11 Sir Robert Garran, Australian lawyer and early leading expert in Australian constitutional law (b. 1867)
  • Jan 16 Alexander Cambridge, gov-gen (South African 1923-31/Canada 1940-5), dies at 82
  • Jan 19 József Dudás, Romanian/Hungarian resistance fighter (b. 1912)
  • Jan 20 James Connolly, 1st Oly winner (1896) since Barasdates (369 CE), dies
  • Jan 21 Arthur L Bowley, English statistician/economist, dies at 87
  • Jan 23 Willie Edwards, US African American, murdered by KKK at 25
  • Jan 25 Kiyoshi Shiga, Japanese physician and bacteriologist (b. 1871)
  • Jan 25 Ichizo Kobayashi, Japanese industrialist and Minister of Commerce and Industry (b. 1873)
  • Jan 28 Fred Stein, TV panelist (Live Begins at 80), dies at 88
  • Jan 30 Grigore Gafencu, Romanian min of Foreign Affairs (1938-39), dies at 65
  • Feb 1 Friedrich von Paulus, German field marshall (Stalingrad), dies at 66
  • Feb 2 Grigory Landsberg, Russian physicist (b. 1890)
  • Feb 4 Joseph Hardaway, creator of Bugs Bunny, dies at 66
  • Feb 4 Miguel Covarrubias, Mexican illustrator, dies
  • Feb 5 Sami Ibrahim Haddad, Lebanese surgeon (b. 1890)
  • Feb 8 John von Neumann, mathematician and astronomer (Bocher Award 1938), dies at 53
  • Feb 9 Miklos Horthy von Nagybanya, Hung admiral/regent (1920-44), dies at 88
  • Feb 10 Laura Ingalls Wilder, US author (Little House on Praries), dies at 90
  • Feb 12 Johannes Anker Larsen, Danish writer (Martha og Maria), dies at 82
  • Feb 12 Eric Alfred Knudsen, American folklorist (b. 1872)
  • Feb 16 Leslie Hore-Belisha, [Lord Halifax], British min of Transport, dies at 63
  • Feb 18 Dedan Kimathi, Kenyan freedom fighter, dies by execution at 36

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Feb 18 Joseph G. Hamilton, American Physician who was a pioneer of using radioactive isotopes in disease treatment and diagnosis, dies of radiation induced leukemia at 49

  • Feb 23 John Friend Mahoney, American physician who pioneered the treatment of syphilis with penicillin, dies at 67
  • Feb 25 Mark Aldanov, Russian-French writer and critic (Novy Zhurnal), dies at 70

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Feb 25 Bugs Moran, American gangster, dies of lung cancer in prison at 65

Gangster Bugs Moran
Gangster
Bugs Moran
  • Mar 2 Harry E Soref, inventor (padlock), dies at 70
  • Mar 7 Wyndham Lewis, British author (b. 1882)

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Mar 11 Richard E. Byrd, American aviator and polar explorer (1st to reach both the North Pole and South Pole by air - disputed), dies at 68

Aviator and Polar Explorer Richard E. Byrd
Aviator and Polar Explorer
Richard E. Byrd
  • Mar 14 Evagoras Pallikarides, Cypriot freedom fighter (b. 1938)
  • Mar 15 Ernst Nobs, Swiss Federal Councilor (b. 1886)
  • Mar 16 Mosa Pijade, Yugoslavian MP (communist), dies at 67
  • Mar 16 Constantin Brancusi, Romanian French sculptor, dies at 81

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Mar 17 Ramon Magsaysay, 7th President of the Philippines, dies in a plane crash at 49

7th President of the Philippines Ramon Magsaysay
7th President of the Philippines
Ramon Magsaysay
  • Mar 23 L Patrick Abercrombie, English architect, dies at 77
  • Mar 25 Max Ophüls, German director and writer (b. 1902)
  • Mar 26 Édouard Herriot, French politician (b. 1872)
  • Mar 29 Joyce A L Cary, English writer (Horse's Mouth), dies at 68
  • Apr 1 Gheorge Tatarescu, premier Romania (1933-37, 39-40), dies
  • Apr 4 E. Herbert Norman, Canadian diplomat (b. 1909)
  • Apr 19 Charles Earle Funk, American lexicographer (Funk & Wagnalls), dies at 76
  • Apr 19 Johan W Albarda, 1st Dutch SDAP minister (1939-45), dies at 79
  • Apr 22 Ignatius Roy D Campbell, British poet (Garcia Lorca), dies at 54
  • Apr 24 Andries CD de Graeff, gov-gen of Neth Indies (1926-31), dies at 84
  • Apr 26 Gichin Funakoshi, Japanese martial artist, Father of Japanese Shotokan Karatedo, dies at 88
  • Apr 27 Mario A Gianini, creator (maraschino cherry), dies
  • Apr 28 Heinz "Pritzl" Bär, German fighter pilot (b. 1913)

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May 2 Joseph McCarthy, anti-communist US senator (R-Wisc), dies at 48

US Senator Joseph McCarthy
US Senator
Joseph McCarthy
  • May 8 Johannes C B "Jan" Sluyters, Dutch painter, dies at 75
  • May 9 Heinrich Campendonk, German painter/wood carver/glasier, dies at 67
  • May 14 Marie Vassilieff, Russian artist (b. 1884)
  • May 16 Eliot Ness, American federal agent "The Untouchables" (put away Al Capone), dies of a heart attack at 54
  • May 30 Toivo R Pekkanen, Finnish writer (Black Ecstasy), dies
  • May 31 Leopold Staff, Polish poet (b. 1878)
  • Jun 7 Elizabeth S Kingsley, double-Crostic puzzle creator, dies
  • Jun 17 D Richardson, writer, dies at 84
  • Jun 21 Frantisek Kupka, Czech writer, dies at 85
  • Jun 23 Louis Fornberg, writer, dies at 48
  • Jun 26 Alfred Döblin, German writer (b. 1878)
  • Jun 27 Malcolm Lowry, English writer (Ultramarine), dies at 48
  • Jul 5 Charles Sherwood Noble, American-born inventor
  • Jul 8 Grace Goodhue Coolidge, 1st lady (1923-29), dies at 78
  • Jul 8 William Cadbury, chocolate maker, dies at 89
  • Jul 10 Sholem Asch, Polish-Jewish novelist and playwright (East River, Three Cities), dies at 77

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Jul 11 Aga Khan III, Pakistani 48th Shia Iman, dies at 79

48th Shia Imam Aga Khan III
48th Shia Imam
Aga Khan III
  • Jul 15 Marie C of Zeggelen, author (Dessajongen), dies at 87
  • Jul 15 James M. Cox, American politician (b. 1870)
  • Jul 15 Vasily Maklakov, Russian orator and liberal politician (b. 1869)
  • Jul 19 Curzio Malaparte, [Kurt E Suckert], Italian author (Kaputt), dies at 59
  • Jul 21 Bernard Spooner, US inventor (bulletproof jacket), dies
  • Jul 23 G Tomasi di Lampedusa, writer, dies at 61
  • Jul 26 Carlos Castillo Armas, Dictator and President of Guatemala (1954-57), assassinated by a palace guard with leftist sympathies at 42
  • Jul 28 Edith Abbott, American social worker, educator, and author (b. 1876)
  • Aug 1 Harvey Glatmin, 1st bondage-photo victim, executed [or 8/18/59]
  • Aug 3 John Vernou "Black Jack" Bouvier, father of Jacqueline Kennedy, dies of cancer
  • Aug 4 Washington Luís, President of Brazil (1926-30), dies at 87
  • Aug 5 Heinrich O Wieland, German chemist (Nobel 1927), dies at 80
  • Aug 9 Carl Clauberg, Nazi doctor (b. 1898)
  • Aug 16 Irving Langmuir, American chemist, Nobel Prize Laureate (b. 1881)
  • Aug 19 David Bomberg, English painter (b. 1890)
  • Aug 19 Carl-Gustaf Rossby, Swedish meteorologist (b. 1898)
  • Aug 21 Harald Ulrik Sverdrup, Norwegian meteorologist and oceanographer (b. 1888)
  • Aug 25 Leo Perutz, Austrian writer and mathematician, dies at 74
  • Aug 26 Umberto Saba, Italian writer, dies at 74
  • Sep 2 William A Craigie, Scottish lexicographer, dies at 90
  • Sep 16 Ch'i Pai-shih, traditional Chinese painter, dies at 93
  • Sep 17 John W "John" Eisenloeffel, goldsmith, dies at 81
  • Sep 19 Reginald Aldworth Daly, Canadian-American Geologist who independently developed the theory of magmatic stopping, dies at 86
  • Sep 21 Haakon VII (CF Charles WA), Danish king of Norway (1905-57), dies
  • Sep 22 Toyoda Soemu, Japanese admiral, born in Kitsuki, Ōita, Japan
  • Sep 28 Albert Ascoli, Italian developed anti-tuberculosis vaccine, dies
  • Oct 10 Karl Genzken, Nazi physician (b. 1885)
  • Oct 17 John HA Eman, founder of Aruban Peoples Party, dies at 70
  • Oct 19 Vere G Childe, British archaeologist/prehistorian, dies at 65

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Oct 23 Christian Dior, French fashion designer (New Look), dies of a heart attack at 52

Fashion Designer Christian Dior
Fashion Designer
Christian Dior
  • Oct 25 Henry C van de Velde, Flemish painter/architect, dies at 94
  • Oct 25 Lord Dunsany, [Edward J M D Plunkett], author (Jorkens), dies at 79

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Oct 25 Albert Anastasia [Umberto Anastasio], American gangster (Murder Inc), murdered at 55

  • Oct 26 N Kazantzakis, writer, dies
  • Oct 29 Louis B Mayer, MGM producer, dies at 71
  • Oct 29 Rosemarie Nitribitt, German call girl (b. 1933)
  • Nov 3 Wilhelm Reich, Austria/US psycho analyst (sexual), dies at 60
  • Nov 4 Shoghi Effendi, Guardian of the Bahá'í Faith (b. 1897)
  • Nov 12 Fritz Schulz, German law historian (Classical Roman Law), dies at 78
  • Nov 20 Mstislav Dobuzhinsky, Russian-Lithuanian artist (d. 1875)
  • Nov 21 Francis Burton Harrison, American political figure (b. 1873)

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Nov 24 Diego Rivera, Mexican painter, dies at 70

Painter Diego Rivera
Painter
Diego Rivera
  • Nov 26 Aleksei M Remizov, Russian author (Iveren), dies
  • Nov 27 Margot Scharten-Antink, Dutch writer (Catherina, Sprotje), dies at 88
  • Dec 2 Manfred Sakel, Polish psychiatrist (b. 1902)
  • Dec 3 Frank E Gannett, newspaper publisher, dies at 81
  • Dec 6 Robert Esnault-Pelterie, French Engineer and aviation pioneer, dies at 76
  • Dec 17 Dorothy Sayers, [Atherton Fleming], author (Whose body), dies at 64
  • Dec 19 John Van Druten, English playwright and theatre director, dies at 56
  • Dec 25 Frederick Law Olmsted Jr, US landscape architect and advocate for wildlife conservation, dies at 87