Famous Deaths in February 1971

  • 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

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Feb 12 James Cash Penney, US founder (J C Penney), dies at 95

Department Store Founder James Cash Penney
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  • 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, South African cricket wicket keeper (2 Tests in 30's), dies at 67
  • Feb 26 Fernandel, [Contandin], French actor (Death of Champion), dies at 67
  • Feb 26 Josef Berg, Czech 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