Famous People Who Died In 1971

Discover the most famous people died who died in the year 1971. This list includes people like Jim Morrison, Nikita Khrushchev, Audie Murphy, Coco Chanel, Louis Armstrong and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include political leaders, soldiers, military leaders and physicists who died in 1971. This list includes people from United States, United Kingdom, Germany & Russia and many more countries.

This ranking is based on an algorithm that combines various factors, including the votes of our users and search trends on the internet.

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 1 Jim Morrison

Jim Morrison
39
Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Lead Vocalist of the Rock Band 'The Doors'
Birthdate: December 8, 1943
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Melbourne, Florida, United States
Died: July 3

 2 Louis Armstrong

Louis Armstrong
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Trumpeter
Birthdate: July 4, 1901
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Died: July 6

 3 Coco Chanel

Coco Chanel
22
Listed In: Fashion
Famous As: Fashion designer
Birthdate: August 19, 1883
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Saumur, France
Died: January 10

 4 Audie Murphy

Audie Murphy
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Soldier
Birthdate: June 20, 1925
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Kingston, Texas, United States
Died: May 28
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)

 5 Duane Allman

Duane Allman
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Guitarist, Singer, Musician, Songwriter
Birthdate: November 20, 1946
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Nashville
Died: October 29

 6 Roy O. Disney

Roy O. Disney
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Famous As: Co-Founder of Walt Disney Company
Birthdate: June 24, 1893
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: December 20

 7 Nikita Khrushchev

Nikita Khrushchev
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Former Premier of the Soviet Union
Birthdate: April 15, 1894
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Kalinovka, Dmitriyevsky Uyezd, Kursk Governorate, Russian Empire
Died: September 11
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 8 Vikram Sarabhai

Vikram Sarabhai
3
Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Scientist
Birthdate: August 12, 1919
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Ahmedabad, India
Died: December 30

 9 Philo Farnsworth

Philo Farnsworth
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Famous As: Inventor
Birthdate: August 19, 1906
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Beaver, Utah, United States
Died: March 11

 10 Chesty Puller

Chesty Puller
3
Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Military officer
Birthdate: June 26, 1898
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: West Point, Virginia, United States
Died: October 11
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 11 Bobby Jones

Bobby Jones
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Golfer
Birthdate: March 17, 1902
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Died: December 18

 12 Edie Sedgwick

Edie Sedgwick
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: April 20, 1943
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Santa Barbara, California, United States
Died: November 16
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)

 13 Igor Fyodorovich Stravinsky

Igor Fyodorovich Stravinsky
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Composer, Pianist & Conductor
Birthdate: June 17, 1882
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Lomonosov, Saint Petersburg, Russia
Died: April 6

 14 Diane Arbus

Diane Arbus
3
Listed In: Photographers
Famous As: Photographer
Birthdate: March 14, 1923
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York, United States
Died: July 26

 15 Harold Lloyd

Harold Lloyd
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Famous As: Actor, comedian, director, producer, screenwriter, stunt performer
Birthdate: April 20, 1893
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Burchard
Died: March 8

 16 Van Heflin

Van Heflin
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: December 13, 1908
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Walters, Oklahoma, United States
Died: July 23
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 17 Nathan Leopold

Nathan Leopold
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Listed In: Criminals
Famous As: Murderer
Birthdate: November 19, 1904
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: August 29

 18 Pete Duel

Pete Duel
3
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: February 24, 1940
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Rochester, New York, USA
Died: December 31
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 19 Maurice McDonald

Maurice McDonald
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Listed In: Business People
Famous As: Entrepreneur
Birthdate: November 26, 1902
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Manchester, New Hampshire, United States
Died: December 11

 20 Reinhold Niebuhr

Reinhold Niebuhr
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Famous As: Theologian
Birthdate: June 21, 1892
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Wright City, Missouri, United States
Died: June 1

 21 Gene Vincent

Gene Vincent
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: February 11, 1935
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Norfolk, Virginia, USA
Died: October 12
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 22 Violet Jessop

Violet Jessop
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Nurse
Birthdate: October 2, 1887
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Bahía Blanca, Argentina
Died: May 5

 23 Michael Rennie

Michael Rennie
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: August 25, 1909
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Bradford, Yorkshire, England
Died: June 10
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)

 24 Ogden Nash

Ogden Nash
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: August 19, 1902
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Died: March 19

 25 George Jackson

George Jackson
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: African-American Left-Wing Activist & Marxist
Birthdate: September 23, 1941
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: August 21

 26 William Griffith Wilson

William Griffith Wilson
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Listed In: Business People
Famous As: Co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous
Birthdate: November 26, 1895
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Dorset, Vermont, United States
Died: January 24

 27 Bennett Cerf

Bennett Cerf
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Famous As: Publisher
Birthdate: May 25, 1898
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York
Died: August 27

 28 Ralph Bunche

Ralph Bunche
1
Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Political Scientist
Birthdate: August 7, 1904
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States
Died: December 9

 29 Carlos P. Garcia

Carlos P. Garcia
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Famous As: Former President
Birthdate: November 4, 1896
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Talibon, Philippines
Died: June 14

 30 Dame Gladys Cooper

Dame Gladys Cooper
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: December 18, 1888
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Hither Green, London, United Kingdom
Died: November 17

 31 Jacobo Árbenz

Jacobo Árbenz
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician, Military personnel
Birthdate: September 14, 1913
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Quetzaltenango
Died: January 27

 32 Chuck Hughes

Chuck Hughes
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: March 2, 1943
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: October 24
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)

 33 Leo Burnett

Leo Burnett
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Listed In: Business People
Famous As: Businessman, Advertising Executive
Birthdate: October 21, 1891
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: St. Johns, Michigan U.S.
Died: June 7

 34 Dean Acheson

Dean Acheson
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Famous As: 51st United States Secretary of State
Birthdate: April 11, 1893
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Middletown, Connecticut, United States
Died: October 12

 35 Max Steiner

Max Steiner
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Conductor, Composer, Musician, Screenwriter, Film score composer
Birthdate: May 10, 1888
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Vienna
Died: December 28

 36 Pier Angeli

Pier Angeli
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Famous As: Former Actress who won a 1952 Golden Globe Award for her breakout role in Teresa
Birthdate: June 19, 1932
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Cagliari, Italy
Died: September 10
Height: 5'0" (152 cm)

 37 William Tubman

William Tubman
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: November 29, 1895
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Harper, Liberia
Died: July 23

 38 Thomas E. Dewey

Thomas E. Dewey
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Listed In: Activists
Famous As: Governor of New York (1943-54)
Birthdate: March 24, 1902
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Owosso, Michigan, United States
Died: March 16
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 39 Margaret Bourke-White

Margaret Bourke-White
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Listed In: Photographers
Famous As: Photographer, War photographer, Photojournalist, Journalist
Birthdate: June 14, 1904
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: New York City
Died: August 27

 40 György Lukács

György Lukács
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Famous As: Philosopher
Birthdate: April 13, 1885
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary
Died: June 4

 41 Hugo Black

Hugo Black
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Famous As: Former Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States
Birthdate: February 27, 1886
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Ashland, Alabama, United States
Died: September 25

 42 Tor Johnson

Tor Johnson
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Actor, Wrestler
Birthdate: October 19, 1903
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Brännkyrka, Stockholms län, Sweden
Died: May 12
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)

 43 Spring Byington

Spring Byington
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: October 17, 1886
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
Died: September 7
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)

 44 Marguerite Alibert

Marguerite Alibert
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Courtesan
Birthdate: December 9, 1890
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: January 2

 45 Mathilde Kschessinska

Mathilde Kschessinska
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Ballerina from the Polish noble family Krzesiński
Birthdate: August 18, 1872
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Ligovo
Died: June 7
Height: 5'0" (152 cm)

 46 Dick Tiger

Dick Tiger
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: August 14, 1929
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Amaigbo, Nigeria
Died: December 14
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 47 Arun Khetarpal

Arun Khetarpal
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 14, 1950
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Pune
Died: December 16

 48 Whitney Young

Whitney Young
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Listed In: Activists
Famous As: Civil rights activist
Birthdate: July 31, 1921
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Lincoln Ridge, Kentucky, United States
Died: March 11

 49 Kenny Washington

Kenny Washington
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: August 31, 1918
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: June 24

 50 John Charles Walsham Reith, 1st Baron Reith

John Charles Walsham Reith, 1st Baron Reith
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Famous As: Broadcaster
Birthdate: July 20, 1889
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Stonehaven, Scotland
Died: June 16