People Who Died in the Year 1947 (17 found): Names Only

Bill Hewitt
football, accident, vehicle crash

Real/Birth Name:
William Ernest Hewitt
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
37
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

End, fullback. Refused to wear a helmet. Teams University of Michigan, Chicago Bears, Philadelphia Eagles, Phil-Pitt Steagles. Died in a car crash.

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Black Dahlia
murdered

Real/Birth Name:
Elizabeth Short
Nickname(s):
Beth
Betty Short
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
22
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Wanted to be an actress. Murder was never solved. Body cut in half. Possible death date January 14.

Josh Gibson
baseball

Real/Birth Name:
Joshua Gibson
Nickname(s):
the black Babe Ruth
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
35, 30 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Negro League catcher. Teams Homestead Grays, Pittsburgh Crawfords, Rojos del Águila de Veracruz

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Al Capone
criminal

Real/Birth Name:
Alphonse Gabriel Capone
Nickname(s):
Scarface
Scarface Al
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
48, 8 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Famous American gangster.

Prince Gustaf Adolf, Duke of Västerbotten
royalty, accident

Real/Birth Name:
Gustaf Adolf Oscar Fredrik Arthur Edmund
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
40
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

father of
grandfather of
grandfather of
husband of
Older than Princess Sibylla of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha by 1 year.
grandfather of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Died in an air crash. The DC3 crashed on takeoff.

John H. Outland
football, coach, doctor, military

Real/Birth Name:
John Henry Outland
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
76, 17 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Suggested the trophy named for him.

Johnny Evers
baseball, manager

Real/Birth Name:
John Joseph Evers
Also Known As:
John J Evers
Nickname(s):
Trojan
The Crab
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
65
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

"Tinkers to Evers to Chance" - see also Frank Chance, Joe Tinker. Second base. Team Chicago Cubs

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Henry Ford
business, auto racing, Founder

Real/Birth Name:
Henry Ford
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
83
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Ford Motor Company founder. Developed the Model T. Also the Ford trimotor airplane.

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Charles Bidwill
football

Real/Birth Name:
Charles W. Bidwill
Nickname(s):
Charley
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
51
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Owner, team Chicago Cardinals, from 1933 through 1946.

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Christian X of Denmark
royalty

Real/Birth Name:
Christian Carl Frederik Albert Alexander Vilhelm
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
76
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

King of Denmark from 1912 to 1947 and the only King of Iceland, between 1918 and 1944.

Willa Cather
writer

Real/Birth Name:
Wilella Sibert Cather
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
73
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Novels My Antonia, Sapphira and the Slave Girl. Pulitzer Prize in 1922 for her novel One of Ours

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Georg von Trapp
military

Real/Birth Name:
Georg Johannes von Trapp
Also Known As:
Baron von Trapp
Georg Johannes, Ritter von Trapp
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
67
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Maria von Trapp, until he died.
Older than Maria von Trapp by 24 years.

Brief Facts:

Austrian naval officer. Captain of submarines in World War I. Subject of musical movie The Sound of Music which is strongly fictionalized.

Bugsy Siegel
criminal

Real/Birth Name:
Benjamin Siegel
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
41
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Mobster. A driving force behind the development of the Las Vegas Strip.

Jimmie Lunceford
jazz, musician

Real/Birth Name:
James Melvin Lunceford
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
45
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Alto saxophone. Swing era.

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Harry Carey
actor, writer, western, Broadway

Real/Birth Name:
Henry DeWitt Carey II
Also Known As:
Harry Carey Sr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
69
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Silent film star. Movies Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, Red River, Air Force

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Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1521 Vine Street for contributions to the motion picture industry

Olive Borden
actor

Real/Birth Name:
Olive Borden
Nickname(s):
The Joy Girl
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
41
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Group WAMPAS Baby Stars (1925). Died on Skid Row.

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Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6801 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry, ceremony date: 15 August 1958

Gloria Grey
actor

Real/Birth Name:
Maria Dragomanovich
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
38, 30 days after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Group WAMPAS Baby Stars (1924). Movie The Hound of Silver Creek
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