The Famous Birthdays: Celebrity birthdays and famous people biographies

Famous people who died in 1961

Carl Jung

Carl Jung (1875 - 1961)

Swiss psychiatrist, psychotherapist and writer
Gary Cooper

Gary Cooper (1901 - 1961)

American actor
Ty Cobb

Ty Cobb (1886 - 1961)

American baseball player
Patrice Lumumba

Patrice Lumumba (1925 - 1961)

Congolese Prime Minister
Rafael Trujillo

Rafael Trujillo (1891 - 1961)

Dominican soldier and politician, 36th President of the Dominican Republic
Frantz Fanon

Frantz Fanon (1925 - 1961)

Indian psychiatrist and writer
Eero Saarinen

Eero Saarinen (1910 - 1961)

Finnish-American architect, designed the Gateway Arch
Anna May Wong

Anna May Wong (1905 - 1961)

American actress
Dag Hammarskjöld

Dag Hammarskjöld (1905 - 1961)

Swedish diplomat, economist, and author
Sergio Osmeña

Sergio Osmeña (1878 - 1961)

Filipino politician
Marion Davies

Marion Davies (1897 - 1961)

American actress
Chico Marx

Chico Marx (1887 - 1961)

American comedian and actor
Grandma Moses

Grandma Moses (1860 - 1961)

American painter
Maurice Merleau-Ponty

Maurice Merleau-Ponty (1908 - 1961)

French phenomenological philosopher
George Formby

George Formby (1904 - 1961)

English singer-songwriter, actor, and comedian
James Thurber

James Thurber (1894 - 1961)

American author and illustrator
Lee De Forest

Lee De Forest (1873 - 1961)

American inventor, invented the Audion tube
Edith Wilson

Edith Wilson (1872 - 1961)

First Lady of the United states
Sam Rayburn

Sam Rayburn (1882 - 1961)

American politician
Hilda Doolittle

Hilda Doolittle (1886 - 1961)

American poet and novelist
Dummy Hoy

Dummy Hoy (1862 - 1961)

American baseball player
Blaise Cendrars

Blaise Cendrars (1887 - 1961)

Swiss author and poet
Moss Hart

Moss Hart (1904 - 1961)

Playwright, screenwriter, theatrical director and memoirist
Luigi Einaudi

Luigi Einaudi (1874 - 1961)

Italian politician and economist, 2nd President of the Italian Republic
Cisco Houston

Cisco Houston (1918 - 1961)

Singer-songwriter
Dazzy Vance

Dazzy Vance (1891 - 1961)

American baseball player
Mordecai Ham

Mordecai Ham (1877 - 1961)

American Evangelist preacher
Jeff Chandler

Jeff Chandler (1918 - 1961)

American actor, film producer and singer
Harry O. Hoyt

Harry O. Hoyt (1885 - 1961)

Screenwriter, Film director