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In the year 1948

346 Notable deaths

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi

Indian nationalist leader and nonviolence advocate (1869–1948).

Born October 2nd, 1869 in Porbandar. [ref]

Died January 30th, 1948 at 78 years old in Gandhi Smriti (ballistic trauma). [ref]

Babe Ruth

American baseball player (1895–1948).

Born February 6th, 1895 in Baltimore.

Died August 16th, 1948 at 53 years old in Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (esophageal cancer).

Mohammad Ali Jinnah

Politician and the founder of pakistan (1876–1948).

Born December 25th, 1876 in Karachi. [ref]

Died September 11th, 1948 at 71 years old in Karachi (tuberculosis).

Zelda Fitzgerald

Novelist, wife of f. scott fitzgerald (1900-1948).

Born July 24th, 1900 in Montgomery. [ref]

Died March 10th, 1948 at 47 years old in Asheville (conflagration). [ref]

Hideki Tojo

Japanese prime minister and general, convicted war criminal (1884-1948).

Born December 30th, 1884 in Kōjimachi-ku.

Died December 23rd, 1948 at 63 years old in Sugamo Prison (hanging).

John J. Pershing

United states army general in world war i.

Born September 13th, 1860 in Laclede.

Died July 15th, 1948 at 87 years old in Washington, D.C. (heart failure).

Mileva Marić

Serbian mathematician and wife of albert einstein.

Born December 19th, 1875 in Titel. [ref]

Died August 4th, 1948 at 72 years old in Zürich. [ref]

Kathleen Cavendish

American socialite, sister of john f. kennedy.

Born February 20th, 1920 in Brookline.

Died May 13th, 1948 at 28 years old in Saint-Bauzile (aviation accident).

Sergei Eisenstein

Soviet filmmaker (1898-1948).

Born January 22nd, 1898 in Riga. [ref]

Died July 23rd, 1948 at 50 years old in Moscow (myocardial infarction). [ref]

Harilal Gandhi

Son of mahatma gandhi (1888-1948).

Born August 23rd, 1888 in Rajkot.

Died June 18th, 1948 at 59 years old in Mumbai (tuberculosis). [ref]

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