On This Day

Deaths in History in September 1971

Person of interestNikita Khrushchev

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

Soviet First Secretary Nikita Khrushchev
Soviet First Secretary
Nikita Khrushchev
  • 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 16 Ferdinand Sassen, Dutch philosopher and director, dies at 77
  • 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 23 James Waddell Alexander II, American mathematician and topologist, dies at 83
  • Sep 25 T. C. Jones, American female impersonator, dies of cancer at 50