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Notable Deaths - 1971

1971Thomas E. Dewey, US president candidate (R 1944, 48), dies of a heart attack at 68

1971Reinhold Niebuhr, American theologist (Nature & Destiny of Man), dies at 78

1971Jim Morrison, rock singer (Doors), dies of heart failure at 27

1971Igor Stravinsky, Russian composer (Le Sacre du Printemps), dies of pneumonia at 88

1971Nikita Khrushchev, dies of a heart attack at 77

1971Ralph Bunche, UN delegate/Nobel Prize winner, dies at 67

1971Bobby Jones Jr, amateur golfer (Grand Slam 1930), dies at 69

1971James Cash Penney, US founder (J C Penney), dies at 95

1971 Deaths
Date Event
Jan 1
Saint Amphilochius of Pochayiv, Ukrainian Orthodox Christian Saint (b. 1894) 
Jan 2
Willard Maas, American educator and experimental filmmaker (b. 1906) 
Jan 2
Richard Maxwell (Dick) Haldane, South African trade unionist, dies at 62 
Jan 4
Arthur Ford, American clairaudient (b. 1896) 
Jan 5
Douglas Shearer, Canadian film engineer (b. 1899) 
Jan 5
Columbus O'Donnell Iselin, American oceanographer, dies at 66 
Jan 6
Bud Wiser, You Can't Take It With You 
Jan 7
Dick Kollmar, actor (Broadway Spotlight, Guess What), dies at 60 
Jan 7
Madame Spivy [LeVoe], actress (All Fall Down), dies at 64 
Jan 8
Adriano Lualdi, composer, dies at 85 
Jan 9
Giannis Christou, Greek composer (b. 1926) 
Jan 9
Elmer Flick, baseball player (b. 1876) 
Jan 10
Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel, French fashion designer, dies at 87 
Jan 11
I. (Irene) Rice Pereira, American abstract artist dies aged 68 
Jan 13
Bernard "Heinz" Lammerding, Germ SS-gen/contractor (Tulle), dies at 65 
Jan 13
Robert Still, composer, dies at 60 
Jan 13
Robert Still, English composer (b. 1910) 
Jan 14
Ethel Glenn Hier, composer, dies at 82 
Jan 14
Chad Trower, The Adventures of Robin Hood 
Jan 15
John Dall, actor (Corn is Green, Rope), dies of heart attack at 50 
Jan 16
Kermit Maynard, cowboy actor (Saturday Roundup), dies at 68 
Jan 16
Philippe Thys, Belgian cyclist (b. 1890) 
Jan 18
Catherine Calvert, actress (Fires of Faith), dies of stroke at 80 
Jan 19
Harry Shields, American musician (b. 1899) 
Jan 20
Gilbert M Anderson, actor (1st Movie Cowboy), dies at 88 
Jan 21
Richard B Russell, (Sen-D-Ga), dies at 73 
Jan 23
Fritz Feigl, Austria-born chemist (b. 1871) 
Jan 24
Bill W., American co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous (b. 1895) 
Jan 27
Jacobo Arbenz, President of Guatemala (b. 1913) 
Jan 28
Donald Winnicott, British psychoanalyst (b. 1896) 
Feb 1
Jim A J Christy, cricket (10 Tests for S Af, 638 runs at 34 33), dies 
Feb 3
Jay C Flippen, actor (Ensign O'Toole), dies at 72 
Feb 5
Mátyás Rákosi, Hungarian premier (1952..56), dies at 78 
Feb 11
Whitney Young Jr, National Urban League director, drowns in Nigeria 
Feb 12
George Shelton, actor (It Pays to be Ignorant), dies at 86 
Feb 12
James Cash Penney, US founder (J C Penney), dies at 95 
Feb 15
Marian Viktorovich Koval, composer, dies at 63 
Feb 15
Dimitrios Loundras, Greek gymnast (b. 1885) 
Feb 17
Teddy Hart, actor (3 Men on a Horse), dies at 73 
Feb 21
Adolph Weiss, composer, dies at 79 
Feb 22
Barry Macollum, actor (On the Waterfront), dies at 81 
Feb 22
Matt McHugh, actor (Taxi, Freaks, Barbary Coast), dies at 77 
Feb 22
Rudolf Mauersberger, composer, dies at 82 
Feb 23
King Lockwood, dies of stroke at 73 
Feb 25
Theodor Svedberg, Swedish chemist, Nobel laureate (b. 1884) 
Feb 26
Edward van der Merwe, cricket keeper (S Afr in 2 Tests in 30's), dies 
Feb 26
Fernandel, [Contandin], French actor (Death of Champion), dies at 67 
Feb 26
Joseph Berg, composer, dies at 43 
Feb 26
Joseph Desire Fernandel, comedian, dies of cancer at 67 
Feb 26
Tullio Carminati, actor (Roman Holiday, Moulin Rouge), dies at 76 
Mar 2
Charles W Engelhard, US silver multi-millionaire, dies at 54 
Mar 5
Winnie Lightner, actress (Gold Dust Gertie, Sit Tight), dies at 71 
Mar 6
Raymond Herreman, Flemish writer (Don't Forget to Live), dies at 74 
Mar 8
Harold Lloyd, US comic/actor (Why Worry), dies of cancer at 77 
Mar 9
Jean-Pierre Guezek, composer, dies at 36 
Mar 9
Anthony Berkeley, Suspicion 
Mar 10
Mabel Wheeler Daniels, composer, dies at 92 
Mar 11
Philo T Farnsworth, US TV pioneer, dies at 64 
Mar 11
Roy Glenn, dies in Los Angeles at 56 
Mar 11
Whitney M Young Jr, leader (National Urban League 1961-71), dies at 49 
Mar 13
Piero Coppola, composer, dies at 82 
Mar 13
Rockwell Kens, US artist/painter/illustrator, dies at 88 
Mar 15
Jean-Pierre Monseré, Belgian cyclist (b. 1948) 
Mar 16
Bebe Daniels, actress (Silver Dollar, My Past), dies at 70 
Mar 16
Chuck Fleetwood-Smith, cricketer (Vict & Aust), dies 
Mar 16
Thomas E. Dewey, US president candidate (R 1944, 48), dies of a heart attack at 68 
Mar 17
Ernst Bachmeister, writer, dies 
Mar 18
George Wood, England cricket wicketkeeper (v South Africa 1924), dies 
Mar 19
Jan Greshoff, Dutch poet/author/journalist (Last Things), dies at 82 
Mar 19
Mary Dorna, Dutch author, dies at 79 
Mar 22
Martin Bodmer, writer, dies 
Mar 23
Armin Loos, composer, dies at 67 
Mar 23
Simon Vestdijk, Dutch author/poet (Brass Garden), dies at 72 
Mar 23
Basil Dearden, Dead of Night 
Mar 25
Jenny Hecht, The Mary Ellen Thomas Story 
Mar 28
Felix Wolfes, composer, dies at 78 
Mar 29
Dhirendranath Datta, Bangladeshi politician (b. 1886) 
Mar 30
Selmer Jackson, actor (Life & Legend of Wyatt Earp), dies at 82 
Mar 31
Liselotte Liselot Beekmeyer, Dutch actress (Child Crying), dies at 31 
Apr 3
Joseph Valachi, US gangster, dies at 66 
Apr 3
Manfred Bonnington Lee, [Ellery Queen], detective writer, dies at 65 
Apr 6
Igor Stravinsky, Russian composer (Le Sacre du Printemps), dies of pneumonia at 88 
Apr 7
Charles F Pahud de Mortanges, (Olympic-gold-1928, 32), dies at 74 
Apr 12
Ed Lafitte, American baseball player (b. 1871) 
Apr 12
Wynton Kelly, American jazz pianist (b. 1931) 
Apr 13
Michel Brière, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1949) 
Apr 13
Juhan Smuul, Estonian author (b. 1921) 
Apr 14
Armand Spitz, developer of small educational planetarium, dies 
Apr 15
Dan Reeves, American football team owner (b. 1912) 
Apr 17
Roberto Lupi, composer, dies at 62 
Apr 18
Masao Oki, composer, dies at 69 
Apr 20
Cecil Parker, actor (Court Jester, Operation Snafu), dies at 73 
Apr 21
Edmund Lowe, actor (Front Page Detective), dies at 81 
Apr 21
Francois "Doc" Duvalier, dictator of Haiti, dies at 64 
Apr 23
William Tubman, President of Liberia (1944-71), dies at 76 
Apr 25
Max Drischner, composer, dies at 80 
Apr 27
Joseph Marievsky, The Love of Zero 
Apr 30
Elmo Roper, pollster (Roper Poll), dies at 70 
May 1
Edith Day, actress (Romance of Air), dies at 75 
May 1
Glenda Farrell, actress (Grand Slam, Exposed), dies at 66 
May 4
Donald Dexter Van Slyke, US chemist (Cyanosis), dies at 88 
May 4
Joseph Csaky, Hungarian/French sculptor, dies at 83 
May 4
Louis de Bree, [Louis C Davids], Dutch actor (Bluejackets), dies at 87 
May 5
Alice Tissot, actress (Italian Straw Hat), dies of cancer at 81 
May 5
Petro Scaglione, Italian procureur-general, killed by Mafia 
May 5
Violet Jessop, Titanic survivor (b. 1887) 
May 5
Alice Tissot, Children of Montmartre 
May 6
Helene Weigel, Austrian/German actress (Metropolis), dies at 70 
May 7
Willem Banning, Dutch theologist/sociologist (Karl Marx), dies at 83 
May 10
Mihail Jora, composer, dies at 79 
May 10
Shukichi Mitsukuri, composer, dies at 75 
May 12
J M Taylor, cricketer (20 Tests 1920-26, 997 runs), dies 
May 12
Heinie Manush, American baseball player (b. 1901) 
May 13
Valerian Mikhaylovich Bogdanov-Berezovsky, composer, dies 67 
May 14
Lt. Matthews, Injustice 
May 15
Tyrone Guthrie, English director, producer, and writer (b. 1900) 
May 19
Bernard Wagenaar, Neth/US composer, dies at 76 
May 19
Ogden Nash, poet/TV panelist (Masquerade Party), dies at 68 
May 20
Waldo Williams, Welsh poet (b. 1904) 
May 21
Dennis King, actor (Devil's Brother), dies of heart ailment at 73 
May 25
Jo Etha Collier, young black woman killed by 3 whites in Drew Miss 
May 25
Mark Brunswick, composer, dies at 69 
May 25
Terence De Marney, actor (Case Thomas-Johnny Ringo), dies at 62 
May 26
John Longden, actor (Man From Interpol), dies at 70 
May 27
Chips Rafferty, actor (Kona Coast, Walk into Hell), dies at 62 
May 28
Audie Murphy, American actor (Whispering Smiths), dies of plane crash at 45 
May 28
Jean Vilar, French actor (b. 1912) 
May 29
Max Trapp, composer, dies at 83 
May 30
Audie Murphy, most decorated American WW II hero/actor (Sierra), killed in plane crash at 46 
May 30
Rodd Redwing, actor (Buffalo Bill in Tomahawk Territory), dies at 66 
May 30
Marcel Dupré, French organist and composer (b. 1886) 
May 31
Dainty Ironmonger, cricketer (74 wkts in 14 Tests after age 46), dies 
May 31
Massimo Campigli, Italian painter/illustrator, dies at 75 
Jun 1
Reinhold Niebuhr, American theologist (Nature & Destiny of Man), dies at 78 
Jun 2
Charles de Keukeleire, Belgian director (Evil Eye), dies at 66 
Jun 3
Heinz Hopf, German mathematician (b. 1894) 
Jun 4
Georg Lukács, Hungarian philosopher (b. 1885) 
Jun 5
Cahit Irgat, Dracula in Istanbul 
Jun 6
Arnold Elston, composer, dies at 63 
Jun 9
Harold Lloyd Jr, actor (Frankenstein's Daughter), dies at 40 
Jun 10
Michael Rennie, actor (Day the Earth Stood Still), dies at 61 
Jun 10
Virginia Eames, entertainer, dies of heart attack at 82 
Jun 11
Joseph Flores, Why Mrs. Kentworth Lied 
Jun 15
Wendell Meredith Stanley, American chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1904) 
Jun 16
Lord Reith, British broadcast executive (b. 1889) 
Jun 17
C Christopher Morris, cricketer (brilliant batsman for Phila), dies 
Jun 18
Thomas Gomez, American actor (b. 1905) 
Jun 18
Paul Karrer, Swiss chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1889) 
Jun 23
George Blagoi, entertainer, dies 
Jun 23
Walter Schulthess, composer, dies at 76 
Jun 24
Jack Good, actor (Father Goose), dies 
Jun 24
John Dunning, cricketer (4 Tests for NZ 1933-37), dies 
Jun 24
Kenneth Washington, actor (Sgt Baker-Hogan's Heroes), dies at 53 
Jun 25
Charles Vildrac, Paris France, poet/playwright, dies at 88 
Jun 25
John Boyd Orr, Scottish physician, Nobel laureate (b. 1880) 
Jun 26
Guillermo Uribe Holguin, composer, dies at 91 
Jun 26
Inia Te Wiata, opera singer, dies 
Jun 26
Juan Manen, composer, dies at 88 
Jun 26
Hans Steinke, Island of Lost Souls 
Jun 27
Kenneth Washington, actor (Sgt Baker-Hogan's Heroes), dies at 53 
Jun 28
Henri Puvrez, Belgian sculptor (Serenity), dies at 78 
Jun 28
Joseph Colombo, mobster, shot dead at 48 
Jun 28
Franz Stangl, Austrian commandant of concentration camps (b. 1908) 
Jun 29
Viktor Patsayev, cosmonaut (Soyuz 11-landing accident), dies at 38 
Jun 29
Vladimir Volkov, cosmonaut (Soyuz 11-landing accident), dies at 35 
Jun 30
Georgi T Dobrovolsky, Soviet cosmonaut (Soyuz 11-land accident), dies at 43 
Jun 30
Vladislav Nikolayevich Volkov, cosmonaut (Soyuz 7, 11), dies at 35 
Jun 30
Crew of Soyu 
Jun 30
Herbert Biberman, Jewish American screenwriter and film director (b. 1900) 
Jul 1
Lord Learie Constantine, WI cricketer (all-rounder & fielder), dies 
Jul 2
Edward Ballantine, composer, dies at 84 
Jul 3
Jim Morrison, rock singer (Doors), dies of heart failure at 27 
Jul 3
Ricci Riano, entertainer, dies after long illness at 71 
Jul 4
Don McPherson, rocker, dies at 29 
Jul 4
Joe Cox, cricketer (4 wickets in 3 Tests for South Africa), dies 
Jul 4
Thomas C Hart, US admiral/commander (Pacific Fleet), dies at 94 
Jul 4
August Derleth, American writer and editor (b. 1909) 
Jul 6
Horst Lange, writer, dies at 66 
Jul 6
Louis "Satchmo" Armstrong, jazz musician (Hello Dolly), dies at 71 
Jul 6
Thomas C Heart, US admiral/commander (Asiatic fleet), dies 
Jul 6
Louis Armstrong, American jazz trumpeter and singer, dies at 69 
Jul 7
Claude Gauvreau, Canadian writer (b. 1925) 
Jul 7
Ub Iwerks, American artist, director, and cartoonist (b1901) 
Jul 8
Charlie Shavers, American jazz trumpet player (b. 1920) 
Jul 10
Harry M O'Connor, dies of pneumonia at 98 
Jul 10
Mohamed Madbouh, Moroccan general/putschist, shot to death 
Jul 11
Carleton Young, actor (Court of Last Resorts), dies at 64 
Jul 11
John W Campbell, US, sci-fi writer (Space Beyond), dies at 61 
Jul 11
Pedro Rodríguez, Mexican racing driver (b. 1940) 
Jul 12
Yvon Robert, French Canadian professional wrestler (b. 1914) 
Jul 15
Guy Wilkerson, dies of cancer at 71 
Jul 15
Azarene Rogers, Gone with the Wind 
Jul 16
H T Tsiang, dies at 65 
Jul 17
Cliff Edwards, "Ukulele Ike", singer (54th Street Revue), dies at 76 
Jul 21
Eugene Borden, All About Eve 
Jul 23
Van Heflin, actor (Great Adventure), dies at 60 
Jul 24
Alan Rawsthorne, composer, dies at 66 
Jul 25
Leroy Robertson, composer, dies at 74 
Jul 27
Bernhard Paumgartner, Austrian conductor/composer, dies at 83 
Jul 28
Diane Arbus, [Nemerov], photographer (Vogue), commits suicide at 48 
Jul 28
Myril Hoag, American baseball player (b. 1908) 
Jul 28
Charles E. Pont, American artist (b. 1898) 
Jul 30
Kenneth Slessor, Australian poet (b. 1901) 
Aug 2
Ludwig Marcuse, German philosopher, dies at 77 
Aug 5
Josef Stanislav, composer, dies at 74 
Aug 13
King Curtis, [Curtis Ousley], US musician, murdered at 37 
Aug 14
Georg von Opel, German auto manufacturer, dies at 59 
Aug 15
Paul Lukas, actor (Kim, Berlin Express), dies of heart failure at 76 
Aug 16
Elsie Baker, actress (Ghosts of Hanley House), dies at 78 
Aug 17
Horace McMahon, actor (Martin Kane Private Eye), dies at 64 
Aug 17
Wilhelm List, German field marshal (b. 1880) 
Aug 19
Walther Victor, writer, dies 
Aug 20
Rashid Minhas, Pakistani Air Force pilot (b. 1951) 
Aug 21
George Jackson, US prisoner, shot to death at 29 
Aug 23
Gisela Hernandez Gonzalo, composer, dies at 58 
Aug 23
Oliver F McGowan, actor (Banning, Stagecoach), dies at 64 
Aug 23
The original Shamu, Sea World orca 
Aug 25
Ted Lewis, [Theodore L Friedman], bandleader, dies at 80 
Aug 25
Ted Lewis, American musician and entertainer (b. 1890) 
Aug 26
Francesco Santoliquido, composer, dies at 88 
Aug 27
Bennett Cerf, (Random House)/panelist (What's My Line), dies at 73 
Aug 27
Margaret Bourke-White, US photographer, dies at 67 
Aug 28
Nathan Leopold, US kidnapper/murderer of Bobby Franks (1924), dies 
Aug 30
Géza Márky, Nehéz kesztyük 
Sep 3
Percy Holmes, cricketer (Yorks opener, 7 Tests for Eng 1921-32), dies 
Sep 3
Veronica Turleigh, actress (Promoter), dies at 68 
Sep 7
Spring Byington, actress (Lily Ruskin-December Bride), dies at 84 
Sep 9
Billy Gilbert, US actor (Great Dictator, His Gal Friday), dies at 76 
Sep 10
Bella Darvi, actress (Racers), commits suicide at 42 
Sep 10
Pier Angeli, actress (Octaman), dies of barbiturate overdose at 39 
Sep 11
Nikita Khrushchev, dies of a heart attack at 77 
Sep 11
Percy Helton, actor (Homer-Beverly Hillbillies), dies at 77 
Sep 12
Lin Piau, Chinese minister of Defense, dies at 63 
Sep 13
Lin Piao, Chinese party leader, dies in air crash at 63 [or Sept 13] 
Sep 13
Nelly A "Nell" Knoop, Dutch actress (Silent Waters), dies at 72 
Sep 14
Bill Copson, cricketer (England pace bowler before & after WW2), dies 
Sep 15
James Trittipo, Frank Sinatra: A Man and His Music Part II 
Sep 16
Ferdinand LR Sassen, priest/philosopher (Descartes), dies at 77 
Sep 20
James Westerfield, actor (Travels of Jaime McPheeters), dies at 59 
Sep 20
William F Albright, US archaeologist, dies at 80 
Sep 21
Bernardo Houssay, Argentine physiologist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1887) 
Sep 22
Joseph Ford McGuinn, director, dies of heart attack at 67 
Sep 22
Yvonne St Clair, dancer, dies at 57 
Sep 23
Billy Gilbert, actor (Paradise Alley, Safari, Rio), dies at 77 
Sep 23
J. W. Alexander, American mathematician (b. 1888) 
Sep 25
TC Jones, female impersonator, dies of cancer at 50 
Sep 26
Muriel Kirkland, actress (Nana, Fast Workers), dies of emphysema at 68 
Oct 2
Bola de Nieve, Cuban singer, pianist, and songwriter (b. 1911) 
Oct 3
Leah Baird, writer (Jungle Bride), dies of anemia at 88 
Oct 3
Sean O Riada, composer, dies at 40 
Oct 4
Edit Angold, actor (Suspense, Molly, Blue Angel), dies at 76 
Oct 8
Christopher Dark, actor (Man Behind the Badge), dies at 51 
Oct 8
Johanna Bordewijk-Roepman, composer, dies at 79 
Oct 10
John Cawte Beaglehole, New Zealand historian (b. 1901) 
Oct 10
Al Martin, Invisible Ghost 
Oct 11
Chester Conklin, actor (Greed, Modern Times), dies at 83 
Oct 11
Chesty Puller, the most decorated Marine in history (b. 1898) 
Oct 12
Dean G Acheson, US foreign minister (1949-53), dies at 78 
Oct 12
Gene Vincent, rocker, dies of bleeding ulcers at 36 
Oct 13
Stafford Smythe, Canadian NHL executive (b. 1921) 
Oct 15
Sylvester Magee, last living American slave and oldest person who ever lived, dies at 130 
Oct 19
Alberto Pirelli, Italian industrial, dies at 89 
Oct 19
Betty Bronson, actress (Naked Kiss), dies after brief illness at 64 
Oct 21
Etienne Gailly, Belgian marathoner (Oly-bronze-48), dies at 48 
Oct 21
Raymond Hatton, actor (Girls in Prison), dies of heart attack at 84 
Oct 24
Carl Ruggles, US composer (Evocations), dies at 95 
Oct 24
Chuck Hughes, Detroit Lion collapses during game & later, dies 
Oct 24
Fernand Quinet, Belgian composer/conductor (Guerre), dies at 73 
Oct 25
Albertus W "Albert" van Dalsum, actor/director (King Lear), dies at 82 
Oct 26
Robert Gordon director/writer (Loveless), dies at 76 
Oct 26
Vincent Coleman, American actor (b. 1901) 
Oct 28
Yves de La Casiniere, composer, dies at 74 
Oct 29
Duane Allman, rock guitarist, dies in a motorcycle accident at 24 
Oct 30
Osvald Chlubna, composer, dies at 78 
Oct 31
Gerhard von Rad, German old testament expert, dies at 70 
Nov 1
G von Le Fort, writer, dies at 95 
Nov 1
Wilhelm Pilgram, Ein Engel namens Schmitt 
Nov 2
Martha Vickers, actress (Alimony), dies after long illness at 46 
Nov 3
Etienne Gailly, Belgium marathoner (Oly-bron-48), dies in accident at 48 
Nov 5
Sam Jones, baseball player (b. 1925) 
Nov 9
Maude Fealy, drama coach, dies at 90 
Nov 10
Walter Van Tilburg Clark, US author (Ox-Bow Incident), dies at 62 
Nov 14
William Bendeck, Bolivian rally driver (b. 1934) 
Nov 15
Rudolf Abel, Soviet spy (b. 1903) 
Nov 15
Edie Sedgwick, American actress and model (b. 1943) 
Nov 16
Charlie Dell, comedian, dies at 90 
Nov 16
Edward Sedgwick, director, dies of barbiturate overdose at 28 
Nov 16
Edie Sedgwick, American socialite and heiress (b. 1940) 
Nov 17
Gladys Cooper, actress (Margaret-The Rogues), dies at 83 
Nov 17
Jackie Cooper, actor (People's Choice), dies at 49 
Nov 17
Melville Cooper, actor (Diane, Bundle of Joy), dies of cancer at 75 
Nov 18
Junior Parker, rocker, dies during brain operation at 44 
Nov 19
Bill Stern, sportscaster (Saturday Night Fights), dies at 64 
Nov 20
Willi Elfes, Episode #1.9 
Nov 22
Walter Sande, actor (Red Planet Mars), dies of heart attack at 65 
Nov 23
Lisle Nagel, Australian cricket opening bowler (1932), dies 
Nov 24
Roger Maxwell, Doctor Zhivago 
Nov 25
Hank Mann, actor (Keystone Kops), dies at 84 
Nov 26
Joe Adonis, US crime-syndicate boss in NY & NJ, dies at 68 
Nov 27
Jakabs Medins, composer, dies at 86 
Nov 27
Korneel Goossens, Flemish literary/art historian, dies at 70 
Nov 28
Wasfi Tal, Jordan's PM, assassinated by Black Sept in Cairo 
Nov 29
Heinz Tiessen, German composer, dies at 84 
Nov 29
Mieczyslaw Winkler, Profesor Wilczur 
Dec 1
Arthur B Springarn, US NAACP chairman (1940-65), dies at 93 
Dec 4
Shunryu Suzuki, Zen teacher, founder of SF Zen Center, dies 
Dec 5
Hugh Wakefield, actress (Blithe Spirit), dies 
Dec 6
Hugo Godron, composer, dies at 71 
Dec 6
Jan Altink, Dutch painter/co-founder (Plough), dies at 86 
Dec 7
Milton Rosmer, director (Murder in the Red Barn), dies at 90 
Dec 9
Ralph Bunche, UN delegate/Nobel Prize winner, dies at 67 
Dec 9
Sergey Konenkov, Russian sculptor (b. 1874) 
Dec 10
Jozef MLT Cals, Dutch min of Education/premier (1965-66), dies at 57 
Dec 11
Maurice "Mac" McDonald, American fast-food pioneer (b. 1902) 
Dec 12
David Sarnoff, US TV pioneer (RCA), dies at 80 
Dec 12
Frank Wolff, actor (Erotic Illusion, Last Gun), commits suicide at 43 
Dec 12
Jack Barnhill, Northern Ireland senator, assassinated 
Dec 12
John A Emmens, art historian/poet (Dog of Pavlov), dies at 47 
Dec 13
Max Mell, Austria artillery officer/literary, dies at 88 
Dec 13
Einar Reim, Harry og kammertjeneren 
Dec 14
Dick Tiger, Nigerian-born boxer (b. 1929) 
Dec 15
Paul Pierre Lévy, French mathematician (b. 1886) 
Dec 18
Aleksandr T Tvardovski, Russ editor in chief (Novyj Mir), dies at 61 
Dec 18
Bobby Jones Jr, amateur golfer (Grand Slam 1930), dies at 69 
Dec 18
Diana Lynn, actress (Annapolis Story, Easy Come Easy Go), dies at 45 
Dec 20
Roy O Disney, Brother of Walt, dies of cerebral hemorrhage at 78 
Dec 22
Godfried Jan Arnold Bomans, Dutch writer (Eric), dies at 58 
Dec 22
Renee Evans, entertainer, dies of heart attack at 63 
Dec 22
Renee Evans, 42nd Street 
Dec 23
Carlo Jachino, composer, dies at 84 
Dec 24
Maria Koepcke, ornithologist (b. 1924) 
Dec 25
Byron Arnold, composer, dies at 70 
Dec 26
Robert Lowery, actor (Circus Boy, Pistols 'n' Petticoats), dies at 57 
Dec 26
Nuri Montsé, Mi novia es un fantasma 
Dec 28
Maximilian Raoul Walter Steiner, composer, dies at 83 
Dec 29
Stuart Holmes, dies of stomach ailment at 87 
Dec 30
Dorothy Comingore, actress (Citizen Kane), dies after illness at 58 
Dec 30
Jan Mul, composer, dies at 60 
Dec 30
Melba Rae, American actress (Search for Tomorrow) (b. 1922) 
Dec 31
Peter Deuel, actor (Gidget, Love on a Rooftop), commits suicide at 31 
Dec 31
Pete Duel American actor (b. 1940) 
Dec 31
Marin Sais, American actress (b. 1890) 
Dec 31
Vikram Sarabhai, Indian physicist (b. 1919) 
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