Famous People Who Died In 1971

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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.
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 1 
Jim Morrison
(Lead Vocalist of the Rock Band 'The Doors')
Jim Morrison
55
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: December 8, 1943
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Melbourne, Florida, United States
Died: July 3
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 2 
Louis Armstrong
(American Writer & Professor of Biochemistry Best Known for His Hard Science Fiction Novels)
Louis Armstrong
25
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: August 4, 1901
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Died: July 6
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 3 
Coco Chanel
(French Fashion Designer Best Known as the Founder of 'Chanel' and Her Signature Perfume ‘Chanel No. 5’)
Coco Chanel
32
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: August 19, 1883
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Saumur, France
Died: January 10
 4 
Audie Murphy
(One of the Most Decorated American Combat Soldiers of World War II)
Audie Murphy
37
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: June 20, 1925
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Kingston, Texas, United States
Died: May 28
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 5 
Roy O. Disney
(Co-Founder of Walt Disney Company)
Roy O. Disney
5
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: June 24, 1893
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: December 20
 6 
Duane Allman
(Guitarist, Singer, Musician, Songwriter)
Duane Allman
10
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: November 20, 1946
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Nashville
Died: October 29
 7 
Vikram Sarabhai
(Scientist)
Vikram Sarabhai
7
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: August 12, 1919
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Ahmedabad, India
Died: December 30
 8 
Philo Farnsworth
10
Birthdate: August 19, 1906
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Beaver, Utah, United States
Died: March 11
 9 
Igor Fyodorovich Stravinsky
(One of the Most Influential Composers of the 20th Century and a Pivotal Figure in 'Modernist Music')
Igor Fyodorovich Stravinsky
11
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: June 17, 1882
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Lomonosov, Saint Petersburg, Russia
Died: April 6
 10 
Chesty Puller
(Military officer)
Chesty Puller
5
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: June 26, 1898
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: West Point, Virginia, United States
Died: October 11
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 11 
Bobby Jones
(Golfer)
Bobby Jones
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 17, 1902
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Died: December 18
 12 
Diane Arbus
(Photographer)
Diane Arbus
5
Listed In: Photographers
Birthdate: March 14, 1923
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York, United States
Died: July 26
 13 
Van Heflin
(Best Known for His Role as ‘Jeff Hartnett’ in the Film ‘Johnny Eager’)
Van Heflin
1
Birthdate: December 13, 1908
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Walters, Oklahoma, United States
Died: July 23
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 14 
Harold Lloyd
(Actor, comedian, director, producer, screenwriter, stunt performer)
Harold Lloyd
7
Birthdate: April 20, 1893
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Burchard
Died: March 8
 15 
Edie Sedgwick
(American Actress, Socialite, and Model)
Edie Sedgwick
9
Birthdate: April 20, 1943
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Santa Barbara, California, United States
Died: November 16
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
 16 
Maurice McDonald
(Entrepreneur)
Maurice McDonald
2
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: November 26, 1902
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Manchester, New Hampshire, United States
Died: December 11
 17 
Pete Duel
(Actor)
Pete Duel
3
Birthdate: February 24, 1940
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Rochester, New York, USA
Died: December 31
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 18 
François Duvalier
(Politician, Physician)
François Duvalier
2
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 14, 1907
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Port-au-Prince
Died: April 21
 19 
Nikita Khrushchev
(Former Premier of the Soviet Union)
Nikita Khrushchev
17
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 15, 1894
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Kalinovka, Dmitriyevsky Uyezd, Kursk Governorate, Russian Empire
Died: September 11
 20 
Pier Angeli
(Former Actress who won a 1952 Golden Globe Award for her breakout role in Teresa)
Pier Angeli
5
Birthdate: June 19, 1932
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Cagliari, Italy
Died: September 10
Height: 5'0" (152 cm)
 21 
Michael Rennie
3
Birthdate: August 25, 1909
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Bradford, Yorkshire, England
Died: June 10
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 22 
Gene Vincent
(Musician)
Gene Vincent
4
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: February 11, 1935
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Norfolk, Virginia, USA
Died: October 12
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 23 
Reinhold Niebuhr
(Theologian)
Reinhold Niebuhr
5
Birthdate: June 21, 1892
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Wright City, Missouri, United States
Died: June 1
 24 
Ogden Nash
8
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 19, 1902
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Died: March 19
 25 
Violet Jessop
7
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 2, 1887
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Bahía Blanca, Argentina
Died: May 5
 26 
Sean Flynn
(Actor, Photojournalist)
Sean Flynn
0
Birthdate: May 31, 1941
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: June 1
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 27 
Nathan Leopold
(Murderer)
Nathan Leopold
5
Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: November 19, 1904
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: August 29
 28 
Carlos P. Garcia
(Former President)
Carlos P. Garcia
1
Birthdate: November 4, 1896
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Talibon, Philippines
Died: June 14
 29 
Ralph Bunche
(Political Scientist)
Ralph Bunche
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 7, 1904
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States
Died: December 9
 30 
Jacobo Árbenz
(Politician, Military personnel)
Jacobo Árbenz
5
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 14, 1913
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Quetzaltenango
Died: January 27
 31 
George Jackson
(African-American Left-Wing Activist & Marxist)
George Jackson
10
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 23, 1941
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: August 21
 32 
Bennett Cerf
(American Publisher and Co-Founder of Publishing Firm 'Random House')
Bennett Cerf
1
Birthdate: May 25, 1898
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York, United States
Died: August 27
 33 
Dame Gladys Cooper
0
Birthdate: December 18, 1888
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Hither Green, London, United Kingdom
Died: November 17
 34 
Leo Burnett
(Businessman, Advertising Executive)
Leo Burnett
0
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: October 21, 1891
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: St. Johns, Michigan U.S.
Died: June 7
 35 
William Griffith Wilson
(Co-Founder of 'Alcoholics Anonymous')
William Griffith Wilson
3
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: November 26, 1895
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Dorset, Vermont, United States
Died: January 24
 36 
Chuck Hughes
(American football player)
Chuck Hughes
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 2, 1943
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: October 24
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 37 
Thomas E. Dewey
(47th Governor of New York)
Thomas E. Dewey
1
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: March 24, 1902
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Owosso, Michigan, United States
Died: March 16
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 38 
Ub Iwerks
(Animator and Cartoonist Known for Designing the First Images of 'Mickey Mouse')
Ub Iwerks
1
Birthdate: March 24, 1901
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Kansas City, Missouri, United States
Died: July 7
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 39 
Max Steiner
(Conductor, Composer, Musician, Screenwriter, Film score composer)
Max Steiner
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: May 10, 1888
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Vienna
Died: December 28
 40 
Dean Acheson
(51st United States Secretary of State)
Dean Acheson
2
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: April 11, 1893
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Middletown, Connecticut, United States
Died: October 12
 41 
Marguerite Alibert
(French Socialite Who Became a Royal Courtesan and Then Murdererd Her Husband )
Marguerite Alibert
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 9, 1890
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: January 2
 42 
Hugo Black
(Former Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States)
Hugo Black
2
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: February 27, 1886
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Ashland, Alabama, United States
Died: September 25
 43 
William Tubman
(19th President of Liberia (1944 - 1971))
William Tubman
2
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 29, 1895
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Harper, Liberia
Died: July 23
Arun Khetarpal
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 14, 1950
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Pune
Died: December 16
 45 
Mathilde Kschessinska
(Ballerina from the Polish noble family Krzesiński)
Mathilde Kschessinska
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 18, 1872
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Ligovo
Died: June 7
Height: 5'0" (152 cm)
 46 
Dick Tiger
(Boxer)
Dick Tiger
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 14, 1929
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Amaigbo, Nigeria
Died: December 14
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 47 
John W. Campbell
(Science Fiction Writer)
John W. Campbell
1
Birthdate: June 8, 1910
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Newark, New Jersey, USA
Died: July 11
 48 
Kenny Washington
(American football player)
Kenny Washington
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 31, 1918
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: June 24
 49 
Margaret Bourke-White
(Photographer, War photographer, Photojournalist, Journalist)
Margaret Bourke-White
2
Listed In: Photographers
Birthdate: June 14, 1904
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: New York City
Died: August 27
 50 
Tor Johnson
(Actor, Wrestler)
Tor Johnson
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 19, 1903
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Brännkyrka, Stockholms län, Sweden
Died: May 12
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)