List of Famous people who died in 1950

Vallabhbhai Patel

First Name Vallabhbhai
Born on October 31, 1875
Died on December 15, 1950 (aged 75)
Born in India

Vallabhbhai Jhaverbhai Patel, popularly known as Sardar Patel, was an Indian politician. He served as the first Deputy Prime Minister of India. He was an Indian barrister, and a senior leader of the Indian National Congress who played a leading role in the country's struggle for independence and guided its integration into a united, independent nation. In India and elsewhere, he was often called Sardar, meaning "chief" in Hindi, Urdu, and Persian. He acted as Home Minister during the political integration of India and the Indo-Pakistani War of 1947.

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George Orwell

Eric Arthur Blair
First Name George
Last Name Orwell
Born on June 25, 1903
Died on January 21, 1950 (aged 46)
Born in India

Eric Arthur Blair, known by his pen name George Orwell, was an English novelist, essayist, journalist and critic. His work is characterised by lucid prose, biting social criticism, opposition to totalitarianism, and outspoken support of democratic socialism.

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Timothy Evans

First Name Timothy
Last Name Evans
Born on November 20, 1924
Died on March 9, 1950 (aged 25)

Timothy John Evans was a Welshman wrongfully accused of the murder of his wife and infant daughter at their residence at 10 Rillington Place in Notting Hill, London. In January 1950, Evans was tried and convicted for the murder of his daughter, and he was executed by hanging in March of the same year.

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Carter Godwin Woodson

First Name Carter
Last Name Woodson
Born on December 19, 1875
Died on April 3, 1950 (aged 74)

Carter Godwin Woodson was an American historian, author, journalist, and the founder of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History. He was one of the first scholars to study the history of the African diaspora, including African-American history. A founder of The Journal of Negro History in 1916, Woodson has been called the "father of black history". In February 1926 he launched the celebration of "Negro History Week", the precursor of Black History Month.

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Frances Ford Seymour

First Name Frances
Last Name Seymour
Born on April 14, 1908
Died on April 14, 1950 (aged 42)
Born in Canada, Ontario

Frances Ford Seymour Fonda was a Canadian-American socialite. She was the second wife of actor Henry Fonda, and the mother of actors Jane Fonda and Peter Fonda.

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Willis Carrier

First Name Willis
Last Name Carrier
Born on November 26, 1876
Died on October 29, 1950 (aged 73)

Willis Haviland Carrier was an American engineer, best known for inventing modern air conditioning. Carrier invented the first electrical air conditioning unit in 1902. In 1915, he founded Carrier Corporation, a company specializing in the manufacture and distribution of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems.

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Princess Victoria, Marchioness of Milford Haven

First Name Princess
Last Name Haven
Born on April 5, 1863
Died on September 24, 1950 (aged 87)

Princess Victoria of Hesse and by Rhine, later Victoria Mountbatten, Marchioness of Milford Haven was the eldest daughter of Louis IV, Grand Duke of Hesse and by Rhine (1837–1892), and his first wife, Princess Alice of the United Kingdom (1843–1878), daughter of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha.

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Abraham Wald

First Name Abraham
Last Name Wald
Born on October 31, 1902
Died on December 13, 1950 (aged 48)
Born in Romania, Cluj County

Abraham Wald was a Hungarian Jewish mathematician who contributed to decision theory, geometry, and econometrics, and founded the field of statistical sequential analysis. One of the well known statistical works of his during World War 2 was how to minimize the damage to bomber aircraft taking into account the survivorship bias in his calculations. He spent his researching years at Columbia University.

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Grover Cleveland Alexander

First Name Grover
Last Name Alexander
Born on February 26, 1887
Died on November 4, 1950 (aged 63)

Grover Cleveland Alexander, nicknamed "Old Pete", was an American Major League Baseball pitcher. He played from 1911 through 1930 for the Philadelphia Phillies, Chicago Cubs, and St. Louis Cardinals. He was elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1938.

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Arthur Davidson

First Name Arthur
Last Name Davidson
Born on February 11, 1881
Died on December 30, 1950 (aged 69)

Arthur Davidson Sr. was an American businessman. He was one of the four original founders of Harley-Davidson.

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