The Famous Birthdays: Celebrity birthdays and famous people biographies

Famous people who died in 1955

Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

German-born physicist
Emmett Till

Emmett Till (1941 - 1955)

African-American racism victim
James Dean

James Dean (1931 - 1955)

American actor
Alexander Fleming

Alexander Fleming (1881 - 1955)

Scottish scientist
Charlie Parker

Charlie Parker (1920 - 1955)

American saxophonist and composer
Dale Carnegie

Dale Carnegie (1888 - 1955)

American author
Mary McLeod Bethune

Mary McLeod Bethune (1875 - 1955)

American educator and life rights leader
Honus Wagner

Honus Wagner (1874 - 1955)

American baseball player
Carmen Miranda

Carmen Miranda (1909 - 1955)

Portuguese-Brazilian actress, singer, and dancer
Sadako Sasaki

Sadako Sasaki (1943 - 1955)

Japanese victim of the Atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki
Ira Hayes

Ira Hayes (1923 - 1955)

American marine, member of the Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima
Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

Pierre Teilhard de Chardin (1881 - 1955)

French palaeontologist and philosopher
Matthew Henson

Matthew Henson (1866 - 1955)

American explorer
Cy Young

Cy Young (1867 - 1955)

American baseball player
Theda Bara

Theda Bara (1885 - 1955)

American actress
Cordell Hull

Cordell Hull (1871 - 1955)

American politician
Yves Tanguy

Yves Tanguy (1900 - 1955)

French painter
George Enescu

George Enescu (1881 - 1955)

Romanian composer
Barbara Graham

Barbara Graham (1923 - 1955)

American murderer
James Agee

James Agee (1909 - 1955)

Novelist, journalist, poet, screenwriter, film critic
Arthur Honegger

Arthur Honegger (1892 - 1955)

French-born Swiss composer
Alberto Ascari

Alberto Ascari (1918 - 1955)

Italian race car driver
Manuel Ávila Camacho

Manuel Ávila Camacho (1897 - 1955)

Mexican politician, 45th President of Mexico
Owen Roberts

Owen Roberts (1875 - 1955)

American Supreme Court associate justice
Herbert Putnam

Herbert Putnam (1861 - 1955)

United States librarian and lawyer