Famous Deaths in April 1971

  • Apr 3 Joseph Valachi, US gangster, dies at 66
  • Apr 3 Manfred Bonnington Lee, [Ellery Queen], detective writer, dies at 65

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Apr 6 Igor Stravinsky, Russian composer (Le Sacre du Printemps), dies of pneumonia at 88

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  • 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, Japanese composer (Symphony No.5 Atomic Bomb), 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 30 Elmo Roper, pollster (Roper Poll), dies at 70