List of Famous people who died in 1960

Clark Gable

William Clark Gable
First Name Clark
Last Name Gable
Born on February 1, 1901
Died on November 16, 1960 (aged 59)
Height 184 cm | 6'0

William Clark Gable was an American film actor, often referred to as "The King of Hollywood". He had roles in more than 60 motion pictures in multiple genres during a career that lasted 37 years, three decades of which was as a leading man. Gable died of a heart attack; his final on screen appearance was of an aging cowboy in The Misfits, released posthumously in 1961.

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Feroze Gandhi

Feroze Jehangir Ghandy
First Name Feroze
Born on September 12, 1912
Died on September 8, 1960 (aged 47)
Born in India

Feroze Gandhi was an Indian freedom fighter, politician and journalist.

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John D. Rockefeller Jr.

First Name John
Last Name Jr.
Born on January 29, 1874
Died on May 11, 1960 (aged 86)

John Davison Rockefeller Jr. was an American financier and philanthropist, and only son of Standard Oil co-founder John D. Rockefeller. He was often known as “Junior”, to distinguish him from his father.

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Graeme Thorne kidnapping

First Name Graeme
Last Name Kidnapping
Born on December 18, 1951
Died on July 7, 1960 (aged 8)

In 1960, Graeme Thorne, an 8-year-old Australian boy, was kidnapped and murdered for part of the money that his parents, Bazil Thorne and Freda Thorne, had won in an Opera House lottery. The crime, regarded as one of the most infamous in Australia's history, caused massive shock at the time and attracted huge public attention, and was the country's first well known kidnap for ransom. The police investigation that led to the capture and conviction of his murderer, an immigrant named Stephen Bradley, is often considered as pioneering, sophisticated, and the beginning of modern forensic investigation in Australia.

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Melvin Purvis

First Name Melvin
Last Name Purvis
Born on October 24, 1903
Died on February 29, 1960 (aged 56)

Melvin Horace Purvis II was an American law enforcement official and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) agent. Given the nickname "Little Mel" because of his short, 5 ft 4 in (163 cm) frame, Purvis became noted for leading the manhunts that captured or killed bank robbers such as Baby Face Nelson, John Dillinger, and Pretty Boy Floyd, but his high public profile was resented by local law enforcement. Purvis asserted he had killed Floyd single-handed, others variously claimed that Floyd had been already wounded, or even that Purvis had ordered Floyd summarily shot dead for refusing to provide information.

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Diana Barrymore

First Name Diana
Last Name Barrymore
Born on March 3, 1921
Died on January 25, 1960 (aged 38)

Diana Blanche Barrymore Blythe, known professionally as Diana Barrymore, was an American film and stage actress.

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Olga Alexandrovna of Russia

First Name Olga
Born on June 1, 1882
Died on November 24, 1960 (aged 78)

Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna of Russia was the youngest child of Tsar Alexander III of Russia and younger sister of Emperor Nicholas II.

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Mastana Balochistani

First Name Mastana
Born on November 15, 1891
Died on April 18, 1960 (aged 68)

Mastana Balochistani was an Indian saint and the founder of the socio-spiritual organization Dera Sacha Sauda (DSS) on 29 April 1948 in Sirsa. He was originally from Balochistan, and later moved to Sirsa.

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Margaret Sullavan

First Name Margaret
Last Name Sullavan
Born on May 16, 1909
Died on January 1, 1960 (aged 50)
Height 157 cm | 5'2

Margaret Brooke Sullavan was an American actress of stage and film.

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Soghomon Tehlirian

First Name Soghomon
Born on April 2, 1897
Died on May 23, 1960 (aged 63)
Born in Erzurum Vilayet

Soghomon Tehlirian was an Armenian revolutionary who assassinated Talaat Pasha, the former Grand Vizier of the Ottoman Empire, in Berlin on March 15, 1921. The assassination was a part of Operation Nemesis, revenge plan for the Armenian Genocide orchestrated by the Ottoman Imperial Government during World War I. Talaat Pasha had been convicted and sentenced to death in absentia in the Turkish courts-martial of 1919–20, and was viewed as the main orchestrator of the genocide. After a two-day trial Tehlirian was found not guilty by the German court, and freed. Tehlirian is considered a national hero by Armenians.

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