Famous People Who Died in September 1971

  • Sep 3 David Street [Patrick Devlin], American actor and singer (Moonrise; I Surrender Dear; Broadway Open House), dies of cancer at 53
  • Sep 3 Percy Holmes, English cricket batsman (7 Tests; Yorkshire CCC), dies at 84
  • Sep 3 Veronica Turleigh, Irish actress (Promoter), dies at 68
  • Sep 5 Ed Gordon Jr, American athlete (Olympic gold long jump 1932), dies at 63
  • Sep 5 George Trafton, American NFL center (Chicago Bears), dies at 74
  • Sep 7 Spring Byington, American actress (Lily Ruskin-December Bride), dies at 84
  • Sep 10 Bella Darvi [Bajla WÄ™gier], Polish actress (The Egyptian, Hell and High Water, Racers), commits suicide at 42
  • Sep 10 Pier Angeli [Anna Maria Pierangeli], Italian actress (Sodom & Gomorrah, Vintage, Battle of the Bulge), dies of barbiturate overdose at 39

Nikita Khrushchev (1894-1971)

Sep 11 First Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (1953-64), dies of a heart attack at 77

  • Sep 11 Percy Helton, American actor (Jail Busters, Harbor of Missing Men), dies at 77
  • Sep 13 Lin Biao, Chinese Communist Marshal during the Civil War and party leader, dies in a plane crash at 63, possibly while fleeing from a botched coup against Mao
  • Sep 13 Nelly A "Nell" Knoop, Dutch actress (Silent Waters), dies at 72
  • Sep 14 Bill Copson, cricketer (England pace bowler before & after WW2), dies
  • Sep 16 Ferdinand Sassen, Dutch philosopher and director, dies at 77
  • Sep 20 Giorgos Seferis, Greek poet and diplomat (Nobel Prize for Literature 1963), dies at 71
  • Sep 20 James Westerfield, American actor (Jungle Heat, Lucky Johnny), dies from a heart attack at 59
  • Sep 20 William F. Albright, American old testament scholar and archaeologist, dies at 80
  • Sep 21 Bernardo Houssay, Argentine physiologist (Nobel 1947), dies at 84
  • Sep 22 Joseph Ford McGuinn, American director and actor (Dick Tracy's G-Men), dies of a heart attack at 67
  • Sep 22 Yvonne St Clair, American dancer, dies at 57
  • Sep 23 Billy Gilbert, American actor (Great Dictator, His Gal Friday), dies at 77
  • Sep 23 James Waddell Alexander II, American mathematician and topologist, dies at 83
  • Sep 25 Hugo L. Black, American lawyer, jurist and politician (Sen-D-Alabama 1927-37, 78th Supreme Court justice 1937-71), dies at 85
  • Sep 25 T. C. Jones, American female impersonator, dies of cancer at 50