Famous people died in 1939

Amelia Earhart

Amelia Earhart

Amelia Earhart was the first American female aviator to fly across the Atlantic Ocean

AmericanJuly 24, 1897212 views

Oscar Milosz

Oscar Milosz was a French-Lithuanian poet

FrenchMay 28, 1877105 views

Anthony Fokker

Anthony Fokker was a Dutch innovator and industrialist who contributed greatly to the world of aviation

DutchApril 6, 1890131 views

Charles Horace Mayo

Charles Horace Mayo was a renowned medical practitioner and was one of the founder members of the ‘Mayo Clinic’

AmericanJuly 19, 1865140 views

William James Mayo

William James Mayo was a noted American physician and surgeon who was one of the founders of the Mayo Clinic

AmericanJune 29, 1861117 views

James Naismith

James Naismith was a Canadian-American inventor of the world famous sport basketball

Norman Bethune

Norman Bethune was a great Canadian physician and humanitarian, who is still remembered for his services during Spanish Civil War

CanadianMarch 3, 1890137 views

Harvey Williams Cushing

Harvey Cushing is known as the father of ‘modern neurosurgery’

AmericanApril 8, 1869101 views

Sigmund Freud

Sigmund Freud was a 19th century neurologist who is hailed as the father of ‘psychoanalysis’

AustrianMay 6, 1856143 views

W B Yeats

William Butler Yeats was an Irish poet and playwright

IrishJune 13, 1865207 views