The Famous Birthdays: Celebrity birthdays and famous people biographies

Famous people who died in 1959

Buddy Holly

Buddy Holly (1936 - 1959)

American singer and songwriter
Billie Holiday

Billie Holiday (1915 - 1959)

American singer and songwriter
Errol Flynn

Errol Flynn (1909 - 1959)

Australian actor
Ritchie Valens

Ritchie Valens (1941 - 1959)

Mexican-American singer-songwriter and guitarist
George Marshall

George Marshall (1880 - 1959)

American general and politician, 50th United States Secretary of State
Charles Starkweather

Charles Starkweather (1938 - 1959)

American spree killer
Cecil B. DeMille

Cecil B. DeMille (1881 - 1959)

American director
The Big Bopper

The Big Bopper (1930 - 1959)

American singer-songwriter and guitarist
Mario Lanza

Mario Lanza (1921 - 1959)

American tenor and actor
John Foster Dulles

John Foster Dulles (1888 - 1959)

American politician, 52nd United States Secretary of State
Lou Costello

Lou Costello (1906 - 1959)

American actor and comedian
Lester Young

Lester Young (1909 - 1959)

American saxophonist
Victor McLaglen

Victor McLaglen (1886 - 1959)

English-American actor
Sidney Bechet

Sidney Bechet (1897 - 1959)

American musician
Boris Vian

Boris Vian (1920 - 1959)

French writer and musician
Ante Pavelić

Ante Pavelić (1889 - 1959)

Croatian politician
Shirō Ishii

Shirō Ishii (1892 - 1959)

Japanese war criminal
Preston Sturges

Preston Sturges (1898 - 1959)

Film director, screenwriter
Maurice Duplessis

Maurice Duplessis (1890 - 1959)

Canadian lawyer and politician, 16th Premier of Quebec
José Vasconcelos

José Vasconcelos (1882 - 1959)

Mexican philosopher and politician
Nap Lajoie

Nap Lajoie (1874 - 1959)

American baseball player
Ed Walsh

Ed Walsh (1881 - 1959)

American baseball player and coach
Mack Gordon

Mack Gordon (1904 - 1959)

Composer, lyricist
Jack Norworth

Jack Norworth (1879 - 1959)

songwriter, singer, vaudeville performer, actor, the song "Take Me Out to the Ball Game" creator