Famous Deaths for Year 1971

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Deaths 1 - 150 of 320

Jan 1st - Saint Amphilochius of Pochayiv, Ukrainian Orthodox Christian Saint (b. 1894)
Jan 2nd - Willard Maas, American educator and experimental filmmaker (b. 1906)
Jan 2nd - Richard Maxwell (Dick) Haldane, South African trade unionist, dies at 62
Jan 4th - Arthur Ford, American clairaudient (b. 1896)
Jan 5th - Douglas Shearer, Canadian film engineer (b. 1899)
Jan 5th - Columbus O'Donnell Iselin, American oceanographer, dies at 66
Jan 7th - Dick Kollmar, actor (Broadway Spotlight, Guess What), dies at 60
Jan 7th - Madame Spivy [LeVoe], actress (All Fall Down), dies at 64
Jan 8th - Adriano Lualdi, composer, dies at 85
Jan 9th - Giannis Christou, Greek composer (b. 1926)
Jan 9th - Elmer Flick, baseball player (b. 1876)
Jan 10th - Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel, French fashion designer, dies at 87
Jan 11th - I. (Irene) Rice Pereira, American abstract artist dies aged 68
Jan 13th - Bernard "Heinz" Lammerding, Germ SS-gen/contractor (Tulle), dies at 65
Jan 13th - Robert Still, composer, dies at 60
Jan 13th - Robert Still, English composer (b. 1910)
Jan 14th - Ethel Glenn Hier, composer, dies at 82
Jan 15th - John Dall, actor (Corn is Green, Rope), dies of heart attack at 50
Jan 16th - Kermit Maynard, cowboy actor (Saturday Roundup), dies at 68
Jan 16th - Philippe Thys, Belgian cyclist (b. 1890)
Jan 18th - Catherine Calvert, actress (Fires of Faith), dies of stroke at 80
Jan 19th - Harry Shields, American musician (b. 1899)
Jan 20th - Gilbert M Anderson, actor (1st Movie Cowboy), dies at 88
Jan 21st - Richard B Russell, (Sen-D-Ga), dies at 73
Jan 23rd - Fritz Feigl, Austria-born chemist (b. 1871)
Jan 24th - Bill W., American co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous (b. 1895)
Jan 27th - Jacobo Arbenz, President of Guatemala (b. 1913)
Jan 28th - Donald Winnicott, British psychoanalyst (b. 1896)
Feb 1st - Jim A J Christy, cricket (10 Tests for S Af, 638 runs at 34 33), dies
Feb 3rd - Jay C Flippen, actor (Ensign O'Toole), dies at 72
Feb 5th - Mátyás Rákosi, Hungarian premier (1952..56), dies at 78
Feb 11th - Whitney Young Jr, National Urban League director, drowns in Nigeria
Feb 12th - George Shelton, actor (It Pays to be Ignorant), dies at 86
Department Store Founder James Cash PenneyDepartment Store Founder James Cash Penney (Feb 12th) Feb 12th - James Cash Penney, US founder (J C Penney), dies at 95
Feb 15th - Marian Viktorovich Koval, composer, dies at 63
Feb 15th - Dimitrios Loundras, Greek gymnast (b. 1885)
Feb 17th - Teddy Hart, actor (3 Men on a Horse), dies at 73
Feb 21st - Adolph Weiss, composer, dies at 79
Feb 22nd - Barry Macollum, actor (On the Waterfront), dies at 81
Feb 22nd - Matt McHugh, actor (Taxi, Freaks, Barbary Coast), dies at 77
Feb 22nd - Rudolf Mauersberger, composer, dies at 82
Feb 23rd - King Lockwood, dies of stroke at 73
Feb 25th - Theodor Svedberg, Swedish chemist, Nobel laureate (b. 1884)
Feb 26th - Edward van der Merwe, cricket keeper (S Afr in 2 Tests in 30's), dies
Feb 26th - Fernandel, [Contandin], French actor (Death of Champion), dies at 67
Feb 26th - Joseph Berg, composer, dies at 43
Feb 26th - Joseph Desire Fernandel, comedian, dies of cancer at 67
Feb 26th - Tullio Carminati, actor (Roman Holiday, Moulin Rouge), dies at 76
Mar 2nd - Charles W Engelhard, US silver multi-millionaire, dies at 54
Mar 5th - Winnie Lightner, actress (Gold Dust Gertie, Sit Tight), dies at 71
Mar 6th - Raymond Herreman, Flemish writer (Don't Forget to Live), dies at 74
Mar 8th - Harold Lloyd, US comic/actor (Why Worry), dies of cancer at 77
Mar 9th - Jean-Pierre Guezek, composer, dies at 36
Mar 10th - Mabel Wheeler Daniels, composer, dies at 92
Mar 11th - Philo T Farnsworth, US TV pioneer, dies at 64
Mar 11th - Roy Glenn, dies in Los Angeles at 56
Mar 11th - Whitney M Young Jr, leader (National Urban League 1961-71), dies at 49
Mar 13th - Piero Coppola, composer, dies at 82
Mar 13th - Rockwell Kens, US artist/painter/illustrator, dies at 88
Mar 15th - Jean-Pierre Monseré, Belgian cyclist (b. 1948)
Mar 16th - Bebe Daniels, actress (Silver Dollar, My Past), dies at 70
Mar 16th - Chuck Fleetwood-Smith, cricketer (Vict & Aust), dies
Governor of New York Thomas DeweyGovernor of New York Thomas Dewey (Mar 16th) Mar 16th - Thomas E. Dewey, US president candidate (R 1944, 48), dies of a heart attack at 68
Mar 17th - Ernst Bachmeister, writer, dies
Mar 18th - George Wood, England cricket wicketkeeper (v South Africa 1924), dies
Mar 19th - Jan Greshoff, Dutch poet/author/journalist (Last Things), dies at 82
Mar 19th - Mary Dorna, Dutch author, dies at 79
Mar 22nd - Martin Bodmer, writer, dies
Mar 23rd - Armin Loos, composer, dies at 67
Mar 23rd - Simon Vestdijk, Dutch author/poet (Brass Garden), dies at 72
Mar 28th - Felix Wolfes, composer, dies at 78
Mar 29th - Dhirendranath Datta, Bangladeshi politician (b. 1886)
Mar 30th - Selmer Jackson, actor (Life & Legend of Wyatt Earp), dies at 82
Mar 31st - Liselotte Liselot Beekmeyer, Dutch actress (Child Crying), dies at 31
Apr 3rd - Joseph Valachi, US gangster, dies at 66
Apr 3rd - Manfred Bonnington Lee, [Ellery Queen], detective writer, dies at 65
Composer Igor StravinskyComposer Igor Stravinsky (Apr 6th) Apr 6th - Igor Stravinsky, Russian composer (Le Sacre du Printemps), dies of pneumonia at 88
Apr 7th - Charles F Pahud de Mortanges, (Olympic-gold-1928, 32), dies at 74
Apr 12th - Ed Lafitte, American baseball player (b. 1871)
Apr 12th - Wynton Kelly, American jazz pianist (b. 1931)
Apr 13th - Michel Brière, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1949)
Apr 13th - Juhan Smuul, Estonian author (b. 1921)
Apr 14th - Armand Spitz, developer of small educational planetarium, dies
Apr 15th - Dan Reeves, American football team owner (b. 1912)
Apr 17th - Roberto Lupi, composer, dies at 62
Apr 18th - Masao Oki, composer, dies at 69
Apr 20th - Cecil Parker, actor (Court Jester, Operation Snafu), dies at 73
Apr 21st - Edmund Lowe, actor (Front Page Detective), dies at 81
Apr 21st - Francois "Doc" Duvalier, dictator of Haiti, dies at 64
Apr 23rd - William Tubman, President of Liberia (1944-71), dies at 76
Apr 25th - Max Drischner, composer, dies at 80
Apr 30th - Elmo Roper, pollster (Roper Poll), dies at 70
May 1st - Edith Day, actress (Romance of Air), dies at 75
May 1st - Glenda Farrell, actress (Grand Slam, Exposed), dies at 66
May 4th - Donald Dexter Van Slyke, US chemist (Cyanosis), dies at 88
May 4th - Joseph Csaky, Hungarian/French sculptor, dies at 83
May 4th - Louis de Bree, [Louis C Davids], Dutch actor (Bluejackets), dies at 87
May 5th - Alice Tissot, actress (Italian Straw Hat), dies of cancer at 81
May 5th - Petro Scaglione, Italian procureur-general, killed by Mafia
May 5th - Violet Jessop, Titanic survivor (b. 1887)
May 6th - Helene Weigel, Austrian/German actress (Metropolis), dies at 70
May 7th - Willem Banning, Dutch theologist/sociologist (Karl Marx), dies at 83
May 10th - Mihail Jora, composer, dies at 79
May 10th - Shukichi Mitsukuri, composer, dies at 75
May 12th - J M Taylor, cricketer (20 Tests 1920-26, 997 runs), dies
May 12th - Heinie Manush, American baseball player (b. 1901)
May 13th - Valerian Mikhaylovich Bogdanov-Berezovsky, composer, dies 67
May 15th - Tyrone Guthrie, English director, producer, and writer (b. 1900)
May 19th - Bernard Wagenaar, Neth/US composer, dies at 76
May 19th - Ogden Nash, poet/TV panelist (Masquerade Party), dies at 68
May 20th - Waldo Williams, Welsh poet (b. 1904)
May 21st - Dennis King, actor (Devil's Brother), dies of heart ailment at 73
May 25th - Jo Etha Collier, young black woman killed by 3 whites in Drew Miss
May 25th - Mark Brunswick, composer, dies at 69
May 25th - Terence De Marney, actor (Case Thomas-Johnny Ringo), dies at 62
May 26th - John Longden, actor (Man From Interpol), dies at 70
May 27th - Chips Rafferty, actor (Kona Coast, Walk into Hell), dies at 62
May 28th - Audie Murphy, American actor (Whispering Smiths), dies of plane crash at 45
May 28th - Jean Vilar, French actor (b. 1912)
May 29th - Max Trapp, composer, dies at 83
May 30th - Audie Murphy, most decorated American WW II hero/actor (Sierra), killed in plane crash at 46
May 30th - Rodd Redwing, actor (Buffalo Bill in Tomahawk Territory), dies at 66
May 30th - Marcel Dupré, French organist and composer (b. 1886)
May 31st - Dainty Ironmonger, cricketer (74 wkts in 14 Tests after age 46), dies
May 31st - Massimo Campigli, Italian painter/illustrator, dies at 75
Theologian, Ethicist, Magazine Editor Reinhold NiebuhrTheologian, Ethicist, Magazine Editor Reinhold Niebuhr (Jun 1st) Jun 1st - Reinhold Niebuhr, American theologist (Nature & Destiny of Man), dies at 78
Jun 2nd - Charles de Keukeleire, Belgian director (Evil Eye), dies at 66
Jun 3rd - Heinz Hopf, German mathematician (b. 1894)
Jun 4th - Georg Lukács, Hungarian philosopher (b. 1885)
Jun 6th - Arnold Elston, composer, dies at 63
Jun 9th - Harold Lloyd Jr, actor (Frankenstein's Daughter), dies at 40
Jun 10th - Michael Rennie, actor (Day the Earth Stood Still), dies at 61
Jun 10th - Virginia Eames, entertainer, dies of heart attack at 82
Jun 15th - Wendell Meredith Stanley, American chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1904)
Jun 16th - Lord Reith, British broadcast executive (b. 1889)
Jun 17th - C Christopher Morris, cricketer (brilliant batsman for Phila), dies
Jun 18th - Thomas Gomez, American actor (b. 1905)
Jun 18th - Paul Karrer, Swiss chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1889)
Jun 23rd - George Blagoi, entertainer, dies
Jun 23rd - Walter Schulthess, composer, dies at 76
Jun 24th - Jack Good, actor (Father Goose), dies
Jun 24th - John Dunning, cricketer (4 Tests for NZ 1933-37), dies
Jun 24th - Kenneth Washington, actor (Sgt Baker-Hogan's Heroes), dies at 53
Jun 25th - Charles Vildrac, Paris France, poet/playwright, dies at 88
Jun 25th - John Boyd Orr, Scottish physician, Nobel laureate (b. 1880)
Jun 26th - Guillermo Uribe Holguin, composer, dies at 91
Jun 26th - Inia Te Wiata, opera singer, dies
Jun 26th - Juan Manen, composer, dies at 88
Jun 27th - Kenneth Washington, actor (Sgt Baker-Hogan's Heroes), dies at 53
Jun 28th - Henri Puvrez, Belgian sculptor (Serenity), dies at 78

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