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, American actor (Jet Pilot, The Killing, Thunder Bay), dies at 71
  • Feb 5 Mátyás Rákosi, Hungarian party leader and Prime Minister (1952-53), 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

Person of interestJames Cash Penney

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

Department Store Founder James Cash Penney
Department Store Founder
James Cash Penney
  • Feb 15 Marian Viktorovich Koval, composer, dies at 63
  • Feb 15 Dimitrios Loundras, Greek gymnast, dies at 85
  • Feb 17 Teddy Hart, American actor (After the Thin Man, 3 Men on a Horse), dies at 73
  • Feb 21 Robert Manry, American copy editor of the Cleveland newspaper editor who sailed the Atlantic (Tinkerbelle), dies of a heart attack at 52
  • Feb 21 Adolph Weiss, American composer, dies at 79
  • Feb 22 Barry Macollum, actor (On the Waterfront), dies at 81
  • Feb 22 Matt McHugh, American actor (Taxi, Freaks, Barbary Coast, Innocent Affair), 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, worked with colloids (Nobel 1926), dies at 86
  • Feb 26 Edward van der Merwe, South African cricket wicket keeper (2 Tests in 30's), dies at 67
  • Feb 26 Fernandel [Fernand Contandin], French actor (The Little World of Don Camillo), dies of lung cancer at 67
  • Feb 26 Josef Berg, Czech composer, dies at 43
  • Feb 26 Tullio Carminati, Austrian actor (War and Peace, Roman Holiday), dies at 76