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In the year 1950

358 Notable deaths

George Orwell

English author and journalist (1903–1950).

Born June 25th, 1903 in Motihari. [ref]

Died January 21st, 1950 at 46 years old in London (tuberculosis). [ref]

Vallabhbhai Patel

Indian barrister, leader of the indian national congress and founding father of the republic of india (1875-1950).

Born October 31st, 1875 in Nadiad. [ref]

Died December 15th, 1950 at 75 years old in Mumbai (myocardial infarction). [ref]

George Bernard Shaw

Irish playwright, critic, and polemicist (1856–1950).

Born July 26th, 1856 in Dublin. [ref]

Died November 2nd, 1950 at 94 years old in Ayot St Lawrence (kidney failure). [ref]

Princess Victoria, Marchioness of Milford Haven

German princess; eldest daughter of louis iv, grand duke of hesse and by rhine, and princess alice of the united kingdom.

Born April 5th, 1863 in Windsor Castle.

Died September 24th, 1950 at 87 years old in London (bronchitis).

Al Jolson

American entertainer, actor, and singer (1886-1950).

Born May 26th, 1886 in Seredžius. [ref]

Died October 23rd, 1950 at 64 years old in San Francisco (myocardial infarction). [ref]

Aurobindo Ghosh

Indian nationalist, freedom fighter, philosopher, yogi, guru and poet (1872-1950).

Born August 15th, 1872 in Sri Aurobindo Bhawan.

Died December 5th, 1950 at 78 years old in Pondicherry.

Edgar Rice Burroughs

American writer (1875-1950).

Born September 1st, 1875 in Chicago. [ref]

Died March 19th, 1950 at 74 years old in California (myocardial infarction). [ref]

Ramana Maharshi

Indian religious leader.

Born December 30th, 1879 in Tiruchuli. [ref]

Died April 14th, 1950 at 70 years old in Sri Ramana Ashram (cancer).

William Lyon Mackenzie King

10th prime minister of canada (1874-1950).

Born December 17th, 1874 in Kitchener. [ref]

Died July 22nd, 1950 at 75 years old in The Farm (pneumonia). [ref]

Joseph Schumpeter

Austrian economist.

Born February 8th, 1883 in Třešť. [ref]

Died June 21st, 1950 at 67 years old in Connecticut (cardiac arrest). [ref]

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