Famous Deaths in September 1971

  • Sep 3 Percy Holmes, cricketer (Yorks opener, 7 Tests for Eng 1921-32), dies
  • Sep 3 Veronica Turleigh, actress (Promoter), dies at 68
  • Sep 7 Spring Byington, actress (Lily Ruskin-December Bride), dies at 84
  • Sep 10 Bella Darvi, actress (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

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Sep 11 Nikita Khrushchev, Soviet premier, dies of a heart attack at 77

Soviet First Secretary Nikita Khrushchev
Soviet First Secretary
Nikita Khrushchev
  • 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 LR Sassen, priest/philosopher (Descartes), dies at 77
  • Sep 20 James Westerfield, actor (Travels of Jaime McPheeters), dies at 59
  • Sep 20 William F Albright, US archaeologist, dies at 80
  • Sep 21 Bernardo Houssay, Argentine physiologist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1887)
  • Sep 22 Joseph Ford McGuinn, American director and actor (Dick Tracy's G-Men), dies of heart attack at 67
  • Sep 22 Yvonne St Clair, dancer, dies at 57
  • Sep 23 Billy Gilbert, American actor (Great Dictator, His Gal Friday), dies at 77
  • Sep 23 J. W. Alexander, American mathematician (b. 1888)
  • Sep 25 T. C. Jones, American female impersonator, dies of cancer at 50
  • Sep 26 Muriel Kirkland, actress (Nana, Fast Workers), dies of emphysema at 68