The Famous Birthdays: Celebrity birthdays and famous people biographies

Famous people who died in 1956

B. R. Ambedkar

B. R. Ambedkar (1891 - 1956)

Indian politician
Bela Lugosi

Bela Lugosi (1882 - 1956)

Hungarian-American actor
Alfred Kinsey

Alfred Kinsey (1894 - 1956)

American entomologist and sexologist
A. A. Milne

A. A. Milne (1882 - 1956)

English author
H. L. Mencken

H. L. Mencken (1880 - 1956)

American journalist and author
Tommy Dorsey

Tommy Dorsey (1905 - 1956)

American musician
Thomas J. Watson

Thomas J. Watson (1874 - 1956)

American businessman
Art Tatum

Art Tatum (1909 - 1956)

American pianist
Alexander Rodchenko

Alexander Rodchenko (1891 - 1956)

Russian painter and photographer
Jim Elliot

Jim Elliot (1927 - 1956)

American missionary
Babe Didrikson Zaharias

Babe Didrikson Zaharias (1911 - 1956)

American professional golfer, track and field athlete, Olympic gold medalist
Preston Tucker

Preston Tucker (1903 - 1956)

American businessman
Emil Nolde

Emil Nolde (1867 - 1956)

German painter
Connie Mack

Connie Mack (1862 - 1956)

American baseball manager and owner
Alben W. Barkley

Alben W. Barkley (1877 - 1956)

Vice President of the United States
Jean Hersholt

Jean Hersholt (1886 - 1956)

Danish director and actor
Victor Young

Victor Young (1900 - 1956)

American composer
Robert Yerkes

Robert Yerkes (1876 - 1956)

American eugenicist
Isham Jones

Isham Jones (1894 - 1956)

Songwriter, bandleader, saxophonist, bassist
Lorenzo Perosi

Lorenzo Perosi (1872 - 1956)

Italian composer