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In the year 1955

321 Notable deaths

Albert Einstein

German-born theoretical physicist; developer of the theory of relativity (1879–1955).

Born March 14th, 1879 in Ulm. [ref]

Died April 18th, 1955 at 76 years old in Princeton (abdominal aortic aneurysm). [ref]

Emmett Till

African-american lynching victim (1941–1955).

Born July 25th, 1941 in Chicago.

Died August 28th, 1955 at 14 years old in Money (blunt trauma).

James Dean

American actor (1931-1955).

Born February 8th, 1931 in Marion. [ref]

Died September 30th, 1955 at 24 years old in Cholame (traffic collision). [ref]

Alexander Fleming

Scottish biologist and pharmacologist.

Born August 6th, 1881 in Lochfield. [ref]

Died March 11th, 1955 at 73 years old in London (myocardial infarction). [ref]

Charlie Parker

American jazz musician (1920–1955).

Born August 29th, 1920 in Kansas City. [ref]

Died March 12th, 1955 at 34 years old in New York City (pneumonia, lobar pneumonia, perforated ulcer). [ref]

Shemp Howard

American comedian and actor (1895–1955).

Born March 11th, 1895 in Brooklyn.

Died November 22nd, 1955 at 60 years old in Hollywood (myocardial infarction).

Dale Carnegie

American writer and lecturer (1888-1955).

Born November 24th, 1888 in Maryville.

Died November 1st, 1955 at 66 years old in Forest Hills (lymphoma).

Carmen Miranda

Portuguese-brazilian actress and singer.

Born February 9th, 1909 in Marco de Canaveses. [ref]

Died August 5th, 1955 at 46 years old in Beverly Hills (myocardial infarction). [ref]

Thomas Mann

German novelist, and 1929 nobel prize laureate.

Born June 6th, 1875 in Lübeck. [ref]

Died August 12th, 1955 at 80 years old in Zürich. [ref]

Saadat Hasan Manto

Indo-pakistani novelist, playwright and writer (1912-1955).

Born May 11th, 1912 in Samrala. [ref]

Died January 18th, 1955 at 42 years old in Hall Road, Lahore (liver cirrhosis). [ref]

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