Deaths in History in October 1971

  • Oct 3 Leah Baird, writer (Jungle Bride), dies of anemia at 88
  • Oct 10 John Cawte Beaglehole, New Zealand historian (b. 1901)
  • Oct 11 Chesty Puller, the most decorated Marine in history (b. 1898)
  • Oct 12 Dean G Acheson, US foreign minister (1949-53), dies at 78
  • Oct 15 Sylvester Magee, last living American slave and oldest person who ever lived, dies at 130
  • Oct 19 Alberto Pirelli, Italian industrial, dies at 89
  • Oct 31 Gerhard von Rad, German old testament expert, dies at 70