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In the year 1953

357 Notable deaths

Joseph Stalin

Leader of the soviet union from 1924 to 1953.

Born December 21st, 1879 in Gori. [ref]

Died March 5th, 1953 at 73 years old in Kuntsevo Dacha (cerebral hemorrhage). [ref]

Mary of Teck

Queen consort of the united kingdom empress of india.

Born May 26th, 1867 in Kensington Palace.

Died March 24th, 1953 at 85 years old in Marlborough House (lung cancer).

Hank Williams

American recording artist; songwriter, country music singer.

Born September 17th, 1923 in Mount Olive. [ref]

Died January 1st, 1953 at 29 years old in Oak Hill (drug overdose). [ref]

Lavrentiy Beria

Georgian soviet politician and nkvd police chief (1899-1953).

Born March 29th, 1899 in Merkheuli. [ref]

Died December 23rd, 1953 at 54 years old in Moscow (ballistic trauma).

Jim Thorpe

American track and field athlete and baseball player (1888-1953).

Born May 28th, 1888 in Prague. [ref]

Died March 28th, 1953 at 64 years old in Lomita (myocardial infarction).

Ibn Saud

Founder of the kingdom of saudi arabia (1875–1953).

Born January 15th, 1876 in Riyadh.

Died November 9th, 1953 at 77 years old in Ta'if (myocardial infarction).

Guccio Gucci

Italian businessman and fashion designer, founder of gucci.

Born March 26th, 1881 in Florence. [ref]

Died January 2nd, 1953 at 71 years old in Milan.

Dylan Thomas

Welsh poet and writer (1914-1953).

Born October 27th, 1914 in Swansea. [ref]

Died November 9th, 1953 at 39 years old in New York City (pneumonia). [ref]

Django Reinhardt

Romani-french jazz musician (1910–1953).

Born January 23rd, 1910 in Pont-à-Celles. [ref]

Died May 16th, 1953 at 43 years old in Samois-sur-Seine (cerebral hemorrhage). [ref]

Eugene O'Neill

American playwright.

Born October 16th, 1888 in New York City. [ref]

Died November 27th, 1953 at 65 years old in Boston (pneumonia). [ref]

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