Deaths in History in 1960

  • Jan 2 Chris van Abkoude, Dutch-American writer and novelist (Pietje Bell, Kruimeltje), dies at about 79
  • Jan 2 Fausto Coppi, Italian, ran world record 45,798 km, dies at 40
  • Jan 2 Friedrich Adler, Austria soc-dem, murdered PM Storgkh, dies at 80
  • Jan 2 Paul Sauvé, Canadian politician (b. 1907)
  • Jan 3 Victor Seastrom, entertainer, dies at 80

Person of interestAlbert Camus

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

Author Albert Camus
Author
Albert Camus
  • Jan 5 Pavel P Parenago, Russian cosmonaut, dies at 53
  • Jan 6 Edith Barstow, American choreographer (Frankie Laine Time, The Gem of the Ocean), dies at 54
  • Jan 6 Erik Lindahl, Swedish economist (Scope & Means), dies at 68
  • Jan 9 Elsie J. Oxenham, British children's author (b. 1880)
  • Jan 11 Johan E. Elias, Dutch historian (Amsterdam's regency), dies at 84
  • Jan 12 Nevil Shute [Norway], Eng/Aust author (Town like Alice), dies at 60
  • Jan 13 Sibilla Aleramo [Rina Faccio], Italian feminist and poet (Una Donna), dies at 83
  • Jan 28 Zora Neale Hurston, American author, dies at 69
  • Feb 3 Johannes G Geelkerken, Dutch reformed vicar, dies at 80
  • Feb 7 Igor V Kurtshatov, Russian nuclear physicist, dies at 57
  • Feb 8 Giles Gilbert Scott, British architect (b. 1880)
  • Feb 8 John Langshaw Austin, British philosopher, (b. 1911)
  • Feb 9 Alexandre Benois, Russian artist, dies at 89
  • Feb 10 Aloysius Stepinac, Croatian cardinal (b. 1898)
  • Feb 12 Bobby Clark, vaudevillan (World's funniest circus clown), dies at 71
  • Feb 13 Delmar G Roos, designer of jeep, dies at 79
  • Feb 20 Leonard Woolley, British pioneering archaeologist, dies at 79
  • Feb 22 Paul-Émile Borduas, Quebec painter (b. 1905)
  • Feb 25 Everhardus J van Romondt, Dutch Antillean minister, dies at 51
  • Feb 26 Aleksandar Belic, Serbian linguist, dies at 83
  • Feb 27 Adriano Olivetti, Italian engineer and manufacturer (typewriter), dies at 58
  • Feb 28 F S Flint [Frank Stuart Flint], British translator and imagist movement poet (In the Net of the Stars), dies at 74

Person of interestMelvin Purvis

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

FBI Agent Melvin Purvis
FBI Agent
Melvin Purvis
  • Mar 2 Stanisław Taczak, Polish general, commander-in-chief of the Greater Poland Uprising (b. 1874)
  • Mar 4 Herbert O'Conor, 51st Governor of the US State of Maryland (b. 1896)
  • Mar 9 Jack Beattie, Northern Irish politician (b. 1886)
  • Mar 11 Roy Chapman Andrews, US biologist/explorer, dies at 76
  • Mar 22 José Antonio Aguirre, Basque politician (b. 1904)
  • Mar 23 Franklin P Adams, columnist (Information Please), dies at 78
  • Mar 24 Paul Joostens, Flemish painter, dies at 70
  • Mar 30 Fritz Klimsch, German sculptor/painter, dies at 90
  • Apr 1 Piet[er O] Bakker, Dutch journalist/writer (Ciske), dies at 62
  • Apr 3 Anton Pannekoek, Dutch astronomer/marxist theorist, dies at 87
  • Apr 14 Archibald McIndoe, plastic surgeon, dies
  • Apr 18 Emory Johnson, director (Phantom Express, Shield of Honor), dies at 66
  • Apr 23 Cornelis Jan Bakkerr, Dutch/US nuclear physicist, dies
  • Apr 23 Toyohiko Kagawa, Japanese Christian-social reformer/writer, dies at 71
  • Apr 24 Max von Laue, German physicist who discovered the diffraction of X-rays by crystals, dies at 80
  • Apr 25 Amanullah, emir/king of Afhanistan (1919-28), dies at 67
  • Apr 26 Wander J de Haas, Dut physicist (Einstein-De Haas effect), dies at 82
  • Apr 28 Anton Pancake, astronomer/marxist theorist, dies at 87
  • May 2 Caryl Chessman, rapist executed after 12 years of appeals at 39
  • May 8 J. H. C. Whitehead, British mathematician (b. 1904)
  • May 10 Yuri Olesha, Russian writer, dies at 61

Person of interestJohn D. Rockefeller Jr

May 11 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 23 Georges Claude, engineer/inventor, dies
  • May 27 James Montgomery Flagg, American illustrator, dies at 82

Person of interestBoris Pasternak

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

Novelist & Poet Boris Pasternak
Novelist & Poet
Boris Pasternak
  • May 31 Willem Elsschot [Alfons Josephus de Ridder], Flemish writer (Kas), dies at 78
  • May 31 Walther Funk, German economist and Nazi politician, dies at 69
  • Jun 1 Paula Hitler, sister of Adolf Hitler. (b. 1896)
  • Jun 9 René Maran, Martiniques writer (Batouala, Prix Goncourt), dies
  • Jun 14 Ana Pauker-Rabensohn, Romanian Foreign Minister (1945-52), dies at 67
  • Jun 17 Pierre Reverdy, French poet (Nord-Sud), dies at 70
  • Jun 20 Walter Dehmel, German writer, dies at 57
  • Jun 25 WH Walter Baade, German/US astronomer (Andromeda), dies at 67
  • Jun 27 Harry Pollitt, General Secretary of the Communist Party of Great Britain dies at 69
  • Jun 28 Jake Swirbul, American aircraft manufacturer (b. 1898)
  • Jul 6 Aneurin Bevan, British politician (b. 1897)
  • Jul 13 Anna Blaman, Dutch writer (Life & Death), dies at 55
  • Jul 13 Joy Gresham, American writer (b. 1915)
  • Jul 15 Set Persson, Swedish communist politician (b. 1897)
  • Jul 16 Albrecht von Kesselring, German fieldmarshal (Italy), dies at 74
  • Jul 16 John P. Marquand, American writer (The Late George Apley), dies at 66

Person of interestAlbert Kesselring

Jul 16 Albert Kesselring, German general during World War II (Commander-in-Chief South and West), dies of a heart attack at 74

German General Albert Kesselring
German General
Albert Kesselring
  • Jul 26 Maud Menten, Canadian biochemist (b. 1879)
  • Jul 26 Cedric Gibbons, American art director (b. 1893)
  • Jul 29 Richard Simon, co-founder (Simon & Shuster), dies

Person of interestArthur Meighen

Aug 5 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 8 Danton Walker, American columnist (Broadway Spotlight), dies at 61
  • Aug 9 Bernard Ogilvie Dodge, American botanist and pioneer researcher on heredity in fungi, dies at 88
  • Aug 10 Emil Strauss, German writer (Vaterland), dies
  • Aug 10 Oswald Veblin, mathematician
  • Aug 21 David Barnard Steinman, American civil engineer and bridge designer (b. 1886)
  • Aug 23 Oscar Hammerstein II, Broadway librettist, dies at 65
  • Aug 29 Hazza el-Majali, PM of Jordan is assassinated
  • Aug 29 Vicki Baum, writer, dies
  • Sep 4 Alfred E Green, director (Copacabana), dies after long illness at 71
  • Sep 7 Wilhelm Pieck, president of German DR (1949-60), dies at 84
  • Sep 10 Fjodor I Panfjorov, Russian author (Volga - matushka-reka), dies at 63
  • Sep 14 M. Karagatsis, Greek author (b. 1908)
  • Sep 18 John Evans, England Test batsman (author 'The Escaping Club'), dies at 71
  • Sep 20 Lee Duncan, owner/trainer (Rin Tin Tin), dies of heart attack at 67
  • Sep 22 Melanie Klein, Austria/British psycho analyst, dies at 78
  • Sep 24 Melanie Klein, [Reizes], child psycho-analyst, dies
  • Sep 25 Emily Post, American authority on social behaviour and writer (Etiquette), dies at 86
  • Sep 27 Sylvia Pankhurst, English feminist/daughter of Emmeline, dies at 78
  • Sep 29 Franz Arnold, German writer, dies at 82
  • Sep 30 St John Philby, British explorer and Arabist, dies at 75
  • Oct 9 Howard Glenn, NY Titan, dies of injuries sustain in this day's game
  • Oct 12 Inejiro Asanuma, leader Japanese Socialist Party, murdered at 61
  • Oct 14 Abram F. Joffe, Russian physicist (crystal), dies at 79
  • Oct 22 Edgar Scauflaire, Belgian painter and decorator, dies at 67
  • Oct 25 Henry George "Harry" Ferguson, Irish aviator, engineer and inventor (Modern tractor), dies at 75
  • Oct 31 H L Davis, American writer (Honey in the Horn, Pulitzer prize), dies at 64
  • Nov 3 Harold Spencer Jones, 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, dies at 70
  • Nov 5 August Gailit, Estonian writer (Ekke Moor), dies at 69
  • Nov 6 Erich Raeder, German naval commander (1928–43), dies at 84

Person of interestOtto Frederick Rohwedder

Nov 8 Otto Frederick Rohwedder, American engineer (invented the bread-slicing machine), dies at 80

  • Nov 20 Ya'akov Cahan, Hebrew poet and writer, dies at 79
  • Nov 24 Salomon "Sam" de Wolff, zionist/socialist theorist, dies at 82
  • Nov 24 Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna of Russia (b. 1882)
  • Nov 27 Dirk J de Geer, Dutch premier (1926-29, 39-40), dies at 89
  • Nov 28 Richard N Wright, US author (Native son), dies at 52 in Paris France
  • Dec 26 Eduard Ludwig, German architect (Hansa quarter, Berlin), dies at 54
  • Dec 26 Watsuji Tetsuro, Japanese philosopher (b. 1889)
  • Dec 29 Eden Phillpotts, British writer (b. 1862)
  • Dec 29 Philippe Panneton, Quebec physician, diplomat and writer (b. 1895)