Famous people died in 1959

Buddy Holly

Buddy Holly

Buddy Holly was one of the most popular American singer-songwriters of his time

Lou Costello

Louis Francis ‘Lou’ Cristillo, better known by stage name Lou Costello, was a famous American burlesque comedian and actor

AmericanMarch 6, 1906229 views

Billie Holiday

Billie Holiday was an American jazz musician, singer and song writer

AmericanApril 7, 1915125 views

Bernard Berenson

Bernard Berenson was an American art historian, an expert on Italian Renaissance paintings and drawings

AmericanJune 26, 1865111 views

Cecil B. DeMille

Cecil Blount DeMille was a legendary American filmmaker

AmericanAugust 12, 188189 views

Owen Willans Richardson

Sir Owen Willans Richardson was a British physicist who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1928 for his work on thermionic phenomenon

BritishApril 26, 1879111 views

Edith Clarke

Edith Clarke was the first woman to earn an electrical engineering degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

AmericanFebruary 10, 1883207 views

Charles Thomson Rees Wilson

Charles Thomson Rees Wilson was a Scottish meteorologist and physicist

BritishFebruary 14, 1869205 views

George Marshall

George Marshall was an American statesman and soldier who served as the Chief of Staff of the United States Army under two U.S

AmericanDecember 31, 1880112 views

Carlos Saavedra Lamas

Carlos Saavedra Lamas was an Argentine politician, diplomat, labour rights legislator, international law expert and the first Latin American Nobel Peace Prize recipient