Died in 1958

Jan 1 Edward Weston a 20th-century American photographer. He has been called "one of the most innovative and influential American photographers…" and "one of the masters of 20th century photography." Over the course of his 40 year career Weston photographed an increasingly expansive set of subjects, including landscapes, still lifes, nudes, portraits, genre scenes and even whimsical parodies. It is said that he developed a "quintessentially American, and specially Californian, approach to modern photography" because of his focus on the people and places of the American West. In 1937 Weston was the first photographer to receive a Guggenheim Fellowship, and over the next two years he produced nearly 1,400 negatives using his 8 × 10 view camera. Some of his most famous photographs were taken of the trees and rocks at Point Lobos, California, near where he lived for many years
Jan 3 Alexander Meissner Austrian engineer and physicist. He was born in Vienna and died in Berlin
Jan 4 Princess Adelgunde of Bavaria (1870–1958) a Princess of Bavaria by birth and Princess of Hohenzollern through her marriage to William, Prince of Hohenzollern. Adelgunde was the second eldest child of Ludwig III of Bavaria and his wife Maria Theresia of Austria-Este
Jan 5 William Hirons a British tug of war competitor who competed in the 1908 Summer Olympics.
Jan 6 Princess Joséphine Caroline of Belgium She was the daughter of Prince Philippe, Count of Flanders and Princess Marie of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen
Jan 7 Petru Groza a Romanian politician, best known as the Prime Minister of the first Communist Party-dominated governments under Soviet occupation during the early stages of the Communist regime in Romania.
Jan 7 Jalmari Eskola a Finnish athlete who competed mainly in the Cross Country Team.
Jan 7 Margaret Anglin a Canadian-born Broadway actress, director and producer whom Encyclopædia Britannica calls "one of the most brilliant actresses of her day.".
Jan 8 Mary Colter an American architect and designer.
Jan 8 John Duff a Canadian racecar driver who won many races and has been inducted in the Canadian Motorsport Hall of Fame. He was one of only two Canadians who raced and won on England’s famous Brooklands Motor Course. The other, Kay Petre, is already an honoured member of the CMHF. Duff was the first Canadian to race in the legendary 24 Hours of Le Mans. To date, he is the only Canadian to win the overall classification at Le Mans
Jan 8 Paul Pilgrim an American athlete who won three gold medals at the 1904 and 1906 Summer Olympics.
Jan 9 Willis R. Whitney an American chemist and founder of the research laboratory of the General Electric Company.
Jan 9 Dick Grant a Canadian track and field athlete who competed at the 1900 Summer Olympics in Paris, France for the United States.
Jan 9 Grigory Petrovsky one of the most prominent Russian revolutionaries of Ukrainian origin, He also was participant of signing two of the most important documents in the Soviet history: the Treaty on the Creation of the USSR and the Treaty of Brest-Litovsk, as well as one of organizers of the 1932-33 famine in Ukraine.
Jan 11 Alec Rowley an English composer and writer on music.
Jan 11 Edna Purviance an American actress during the silent movie era. She was the leading lady in many of Charlie Chaplin's early films and in a span of eight years, she appeared in over thirty films with him
Jan 12 Charles Hatfield an American "rainmaker". He was born in Fort Scott, Kansas in 1875 or 1876. His family moved to southern California in the 1880s. As an adult, he became a salesman for the New Home Sewing Machine Company. In 1904 he moved to Glendale, California
Jan 13 Jesse L. Lasky an American pioneer motion picture producer. He was a key founder of Paramount Pictures with Adolph Zukor, and father of screenwriter Jesse Lasky, Jr
Jan 14 José Miaja an officer in the army of the Second Spanish Republic.
Jan 15 Evgeny Shvarts a Soviet writer and playwright whose cult works include twenty-five plays and screenplays for three films.
Jan 23 Eitaro Ishigaki an American artist.
Jan 25 Robert R. Young a United States financier and industrialist. He is best known for leading the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway and New York Central Railroad during and after World War He was a brother-in-law of the famous western painter Georgia O'Keeffe
Jan 27 Prince Oskar of Prussia the fifth son of Wilhelm II, German Emperor and Augusta Viktoria of Schleswig-Holstein.
Jan 28 Sarsen Amanzholov a famous Turkologist, and one of the pioneers of Kazakh linguistics. He cultivated the foundations of Kazakh grammar for all levels of education, and helped create the current Cyrillic Kazakh alphabet. He also helped to create Russian-Kazakh military and agricultural dictionaries
Jan 30 Jean Crotti a French painter.
Jan 30 Ernst Heinkel a German aircraft designer, manufacturer, Wehrwirtschaftsführer in the Third Reich, and member of the Nazi party. His company Heinkel Flugzeugwerke produced the Heinkel He 178, the world's first turbojet aircraft and jet plane, and the Heinkel He 176, the first rocket aircraft. He was awarded the German National Prize for Art and Science in 1938
Jan 31 Karl Selter an Estonian politician and a Minister of Foreign Affairs of Estonia. He served as Minister of Economic Affairs from 1933 to 1938 and as minister of Foreign affairs from 1938 to 1939. His historically most memorable act was to sign a non-aggression and mutual assistance treaty with the Soviet leaders in Moscow in September 1939. This treaty gave the Soviet army a right to set up military bases in Estonia, and it significantly reduced Estonia's independence until the Soviet Union formally annexed Estonia between June and August 1940. Selter left Estonia in November 1939, resigning both as Foreign Minister and as a member of Parliament. He moved to Geneva, Switzerland as a diplomat, and after Germany and then the Soviet Union occupied Estonia, he stayed in Switzerland as an exiled diplomat and politician
Feb 1 Hoot Gibson (basketball) an American professional basketball player. He played for several teams in the National Basketball League and National Basketball Association
Feb 1 Clinton Davisson an American physicist who won the 1937 Nobel Prize in Physics for his discovery of electron diffraction in the famous Davisson-Germer experiment. Davisson shared the Nobel Prize with George Paget Thomson, who independently discovered electron diffraction at about the same time as Davisson
Feb 2 Imre Horváth a Hungarian politician, who served as Minister of Foreign Affairs twice: in 1956 and after the Hungarian Revolution of 1956 until his death. In 1918 he joined to the Communist Party of Hungary and in spite of his young age he was one of the organizer of the labour movements. During the Hungarian Soviet Republic he worked for the political police. After the fall of the communist system he was interned. After the prison he made a connection with the illegal communist party. That's why he was imprisoned again and sentenced to ten years. He got into the Soviet Union with the occasion of a prisoner exchange. Here Horváth finished his studies and worked as an engineer. He returned to home in 1933 but arrested at soon. He spent ten years in prison at Szeged
Feb 4 Henry Kuttner an American author of science fiction, fantasy and horror.
Feb 5 Lew Brown a lyricist for popular songs in the United States.
Feb 6 Tommy Taylor an English footballer, who was known for his aerial ability. He was one of the eight Manchester United players who lost their lives in the Munich air disaster
Feb 6 Frank Swift an English footballer, who played as a goalkeeper for Manchester City and England. After starting his career with local clubs near his home town of Blackpool, in 1932 he was signed by First Division Manchester City, with whom he played his entire professional career
Feb 6 Billy Whelan an Irish footballer and one of the eight Manchester United players who were killed in the Munich air disaster. He was 22 years old when he died
Feb 6 Roger Byrne an English footballer and captain of Manchester United. He died at the age of 28 in the Munich air disaster. He was one of the eight Manchester United players that lost their lives in the disaster, on 6 February 1958. He made 33 appearances for the England national team
Feb 6 Walter Crickmer an English football club secretary and manager.
Feb 6 Geoff Bent an English footballer and one of the eight Manchester United players who lost their lives in the Munich air disaster.
Feb 6 Tom Curry an English footballer who played as a half back for Newcastle United and Stockport County in the 1920s. After retiring from playing, he became the club trainer at Carlisle United; he remained in that job for four years, before becoming the trainer for Manchester United, a position he held until his death in the Munich air disaster
Feb 6 Mark Jones (footballer born 1933) an English footballer and one of eight Manchester United players to lose their lives in the Munich air disaster. Jones was born in Wombwell, near Barnsley, West Riding of Yorkshire in 1933, the third of seven children born to miner Amos Jones and his wife Lucy. He was the club's first-choice centre-half for much of the 1950s and collected two League Championship winner's medals
Feb 6 Eddie Colman an English football player and one of the eight Manchester United players who lost their lives in the Munich air disaster.
Feb 6 David Pegg an English footballer and one of the eight Manchester United players who lost their lives in the Munich air disaster on 6 February 1958.
Feb 6 Bert Whalley a footballer for Manchester United from 1934 to 1946, later serving as coach for the club. He died in the Munich air disaster in 1958 at the age of 44
Feb 7 Vladimir Lossky an influential Orthodox Christian theologian in exile from Russia. He emphasized theosis as the main principle of Orthodox Christianity
Feb 10 Aleksander Klumberg an Estonian athlete who mainly competed in the decathlon.
Feb 11 Ernest Jones a British neurologist and psychoanalyst, and Sigmund Freud's official biographer. Jones was the first English-speaking practitioner of psychoanalysis and became its leading exponent in the English-speaking world. As President of both the British Psycho-Analytical Society and the International Psychoanalytic Association in the 1920s and 1930s, Jones exercised a formative influence in the establishment of its organisations, institutions and publications
Feb 12 Douglas Hartree an English mathematician and physicist most famous for the development of numerical analysis and its application to the Hartree–Fock equations of atomic physics and the construction of a differential analyser using Meccano.
Feb 12 Marcel Cachin a French politician.
Feb 13 Christabel Pankhurst a suffragette born in Manchester, England. A co-founder of the Women's Social and Political Union , she directed its militant actions from exile in France from 1912 to 1913. In 1914 she supported the war against Germany. After the war she moved to the United States, where she worked as an evangelist for the Second Adventist movement
Feb 13 Helen Twelvetrees an American stage and screen performer, considered a top female star in the early days of sound films.