List of Famous people who died in 1947

Al Capone

Alphonse Gabriel Capone
First Name Al
Last Name Capone
Born on January 17, 1899
Died on January 25, 1947 (aged 48)

Alphonse Gabriel Capone, sometimes known by the nickname "Scarface", was an American gangster and businessman who attained notoriety during the Prohibition era as the co-founder and boss of the Chicago Outfit. His seven-year reign as a crime boss ended when he went to prison at the age of 33.

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Black Dahlia

Elizabeth Short
First Name Black
Last Name Dahlia
Born on July 29, 1924
Died on January 15, 1947 (aged 22)

Elizabeth Short, known posthumously as the "Black Dahlia", was an American woman who was found murdered in the Leimert Park neighborhood of Los Angeles, California. Her case became highly publicized due to the graphic nature of the crime, which included her corpse having been mutilated and bisected at the waist.

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Maulvi Sher Ali

First Name Maulvi
Born on November 24, 1875
Died on November 13, 1947 (aged 71)

Maulvi Sher Ali Ranjha (Bhera, Sargodha District, Pakistan Lahore, Pakistan. was a prominent Ahmadi scholar and a companion of Mirza Ghulam Ahmad, who claimed to be the Promised Messiah and the awaited mahdi.

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Harry Gordon Selfridge

First Name Harry
Last Name Selfridge
Born on January 11, 1858
Died on May 8, 1947 (aged 89)

Harry Gordon Selfridge, Sr. was an American-British retail magnate who founded the London-based department store Selfridges. His 20-year leadership of Selfridges led to his becoming one of the most respected and wealthy retail magnates in the United Kingdom. He was known as the 'Earl of Oxford Street'.

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Henry Ford

First Name Henry
Last Name Ford
Born on July 30, 1863
Died on April 7, 1947 (aged 83)

Henry Ford was an American industrialist and business magnate, founder of the Ford Motor Company, and chief developer of the assembly line technique of mass production. By creating the first automobile that middle-class Americans could afford, he converted the automobile from an expensive curiosity into an accessible conveyance that profoundly impacted the landscape of the 20th century.

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Georg von Trapp

First Name Georg
Last Name Trapp
Born on April 4, 1880
Died on May 30, 1947 (aged 67)

Georg Ludwig Ritter von Trapp was an Austro-Hungarian naval officer who later acquired U.S. citizenship and the patriarch of the Trapp Family Singers, whose lives were the inspiration for the musical play and movie The Sound of Music. His naval exploits during World War I earned him numerous decorations, including the Military Order of Maria Theresa. Under his command, the submarines SM U-5 and SM U-14 sank 13 Allied ships totaling about 45,669 gross register tons (GRT).

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Kundan Lal Saigal

First Name Kundan
Born on April 4, 1904
Died on January 18, 1947 (aged 42)

Kundan Lal Saigal, often abbreviated as K. L. Saigal, was an Indian singer and actor who is considered the first superstar of the Hindi film industry, which was centred in Kolkata during Saigal's time, but is currently centred in Mumbai. Saigal's unique voice quality which was a mixture of baritone and soft tenor was the benchmark for most of the singers who followed him. In fact it remains the gold standard even today shining through very early and practically primitive recording technology.

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William Moulton Marston

First Name William
Last Name Marston
Born on May 9, 1893
Died on May 2, 1947 (aged 53)

William Moulton Marston, also known by the pen name Charles Moulton, was an American psychologist who, with his wife Elizabeth Holloway, invented an early prototype of the lie detector. He was also known as a self-help author and comic book writer who created the character Wonder Woman.

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Max Planck

Max Karl Ernst Ludwig Planck
First Name Max
Last Name Planck
Born on April 23, 1858
Died on October 4, 1947 (aged 89)

Max Karl Ernst Ludwig Planck, was a German theoretical physicist whose discovery of energy quanta won him the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1918.

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Victor Lustig

Robert V. Miller
First Name Victor
Last Name Lustig
Died on March 11, 1947

Victor Lustig was a highly skilled con artist from Austria-Hungary, who undertook a criminal career that involved conducting scams across Europe and the United States during the early 20th century. Lustig is widely regarded as one of the most notorious con artists of his time, and is infamous for being "the man who sold the Eiffel Tower twice" and for conducting the "Rumanian Box" scam.

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