List of Famous people who died in 1958

Peter Manuel

First Name Peter
Last Name Manuel
Born on March 1, 1927
Died on July 11, 1958 (aged 31)

Peter Thomas Anthony Manuel was a Scottish-American serial killer who was convicted of murdering seven people across Lanarkshire and southern Scotland between 1956 and his arrest in January 1958, and is believed to have murdered two more. Prior to his arrest, the media nicknamed the unidentified killer "the Beast of Birkenshaw". Manuel was hanged at Glasgow's Barlinnie Prison; he was the second to last prisoner to die on the Barlinnie gallows.

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Abul Kalam Azad

First Name Abul
Born on November 11, 1888
Died on February 22, 1958 (aged 69)

Abul Kalam Ghulam Muhiyuddin Ahmed bin Khairuddin Al-Hussaini Azad pronunciation  was an Indian scholar, Islamic theologian, independence activist, and a senior leader of the Indian National Congress during the Indian independence movement. Following India's independence, he became the First Minister of Education in the Indian government. He is commonly remembered as Maulana Azad; the word Maulana is an honorific meaning 'Our Master' and he had adopted Azad (Free) as his pen name. His contribution to establishing the education foundation in India is recognised by celebrating his birthday as National Education Day across India.

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Mike Todd

First Name Mike
Last Name Todd
Died on March 22, 1958

Michael Todd was an American theater and film producer, best known for his 1956 production of Around the World in 80 Days, which won an Academy Award for Best Picture. He is known as the third of Elizabeth Taylor's seven husbands, and is the only one whom she did not divorce. He was the driving force behind the development of the eponymous Todd-AO widescreen film format.

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Chrysostomos of Zakynthos

First Name Chrysostomos
Died on January 1, 1958

Bishop Chrysostomos of Zakynthos (1890–1958) was the Metropolitan Bishop of Zakynthos during the Second World War, and a key figure in saving the entire, 275-person Jewish population of the island. During the Nazi occupation of Greece, Mayor Loukas Karrer and Bishop Chrysostomos refused Nazi orders to turn in a list of the members of the town's Jewish community for deportation to the death camps. Instead they secretly hid the town's 275 Jews in various rural villages and turned in a list that included only their own two names. The entire Jewish population survived the war.

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Tyrone Power

Tyrone Edmund Power
First Name Tyrone
Last Name Power
Born on May 5, 1914
Died on November 15, 1958 (aged 44)
Height 180 cm | 5'11

Tyrone Edmund Power III was an American actor. From the 1930s to the 1950s, Power appeared in dozens of films, often in swashbuckler roles or romantic leads. His better-known films include The Mark of Zorro, Marie Antoinette, Blood and Sand, The Black Swan, Prince of Foxes, Witness for the Prosecution, The Black Rose, and Captain from Castile. Power's own favorite film among those that he starred in was Nightmare Alley.

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Rosalind Franklin

Rosalind Elsie Franklin
First Name Rosalind
Born on July 25, 1920
Died on April 16, 1958 (aged 37)

Rosalind Elsie Franklin was an English chemist and X-ray crystallographer whose work was central to the understanding of the molecular structures of DNA, RNA, viruses, coal, and graphite. Although her works on coal and viruses were appreciated in her lifetime, her contributions to the discovery of the structure of DNA were largely recognised posthumously.

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Duncan Edwards

First Name Duncan
Last Name Edwards
Born on October 1, 1936
Died on February 21, 1958 (aged 21)
Height 180 cm | 5'11

Duncan Edwards was an English footballer who played for Manchester United and the England national team. He was one of the Busby Babes, the young United team formed under manager Matt Busby in the mid-1950s, playing 177 matches for the club. He was noted for his physical strength, toughness, and level of authority on the pitch, and has been ranked amongst the toughest players of all time. One of eight players who died as a result of the Munich air disaster, he survived initially but succumbed to his injuries in hospital two weeks later.

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Ronald Colman

First Name Ronald
Last Name Colman
Born on February 9, 1891
Died on May 19, 1958 (aged 67)
Height 178 cm | 5'10

Ronald Charles Colman was an English-born actor, starting his career in theatre and silent film in his native country, then emigrating to the United States and having a successful Hollywood film career. He was most popular during the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s. He received Oscar nominations for Bulldog Drummond (1929), Condemned (1929) and Random Harvest (1942). Colman starred in several classic films, including A Tale of Two Cities (1935), Lost Horizon (1937) and The Prisoner of Zenda (1937). He also played the starring role in the Technicolor classic Kismet (1944), with Marlene Dietrich, which was nominated for four Academy Awards. In 1947, he won an Academy Award for Best Actor and Golden Globe Award for Best Actor for the film A Double Life.

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Ralph Vaughan Williams

First Name Ralph
Last Name Williams
Born on October 12, 1872
Died on August 26, 1958 (aged 85)

Ralph Vaughan Williams was an English composer. His works include operas, ballets, chamber music, secular and religious vocal pieces and orchestral compositions including nine symphonies, written over sixty years. Strongly influenced by Tudor music and English folk-song, his output marked a decisive break in British music from its German-dominated style of the 19th century.

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Johnny Stompanato

First Name Johnny
Died on April 4, 1958

John Stompanato Jr., was a United States Marine who became a bodyguard and enforcer for gangster Mickey Cohen and the Cohen crime family.

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