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1971 ( MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1971st year of the Common Era (CE) and (AD) designations, the 971st year of the Anno Domini 2nd millennium, the 71st year of the 20th century, and the 2nd year of the 1970s decade.
The year 1971 had three partial solar eclipses (
February 25, July 22 and August 20) and two total lunar eclipses ( February 10, and August 6).
The world population increased by 2.1% this year, the highest increase in history.
February 5 – Apollo 14 lands on the Moon.
February 6 – The 4.6 Mb Tuscania earthquake shook the Italian province of Viterbo with a maximum Mercalli intensity of VIII ( Severe), causing 24 deaths, 150 injuries, and extreme damage.
Switzerland gives women voting rights in state elections, but not in all
canton-specific ones. W?adys?aw Gomu?ka is expelled from the Central Council of the Polish Communist Party.
February 8 – A new stock market index called the Nasdaq Composite debuts.
February 10 – A total lunar eclipse was visible from Pacific, Americas, Europe, Africa, and was the 50th lunar eclipse of Lunar Saros 123.
February 11 – The US, UK, USSR and others sign the Seabed Treaty, outlawing nuclear weapons on the ocean floor.
February 11– February 12 – Palestinian and Jordanian fighters clash in Amman.
February 13 – Vietnam War: Backed by American air and artillery support, South Vietnamese troops invade Laos.
February 16 – In Italy, a local parliament elects the city of Catanzaro as the capital of Calabria; residents of Reggio di Calabria riot for 5 days because of the decision.
tornadoes rage in Mississippi and Louisiana, killing 74 people. The U.S. Emergency Broadcast System sends an erroneous warning across the nation's radio and television stations, meant to be a standard weekly test conducted by NORAD in Cheyenne Mountain in Colorado. Some stations cease broadcasting until the message is rescinded, as required by federal rules, while most ignore it. 
February 21 – The Convention on Psychotropic Substances is signed at Vienna.
February 25 – A partial solar eclipse was visible from Europe, Africa, Asia, and was the 18th solar eclipse of Solar Saros 149.
February 26 – Secretary General U Thant signs the United Nations proclamation of the March equinox (March 21) as Earth Day.
February 27 – Doctors in the first Dutch abortion clinic (Mildredhuis in Arnhem) start to perform abortus provocatus. February 28 – Evel Knievel sets a world record and jumps 19 cars in Ontario, California.
March 4 – The southern part of Quebec, and especially Montreal, receive 16½" (42 cm) of snow in what becomes known as the Century's Snowstorm ( la tempête du siècle).
March 6 – A fire in a mental hospital at Burghölzli, Switzerland, kills 28 people.
The British postal workers' strike, led by
UPW General Secretary Tom Jackson, ends after 47 days. Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, political leader of then East Pakistan (present day- Bangladesh), delivers a now-famous speech in the Racecourse Field in Dhaka, calling on the masses to be prepared to fight for national independence.
March 10 – William McMahon replaces John Gorton as the Liberal/ Country Coalition Prime Minister of Australia, after Gorton resigned following a vote of confidence that was tied 33-all.
March 12 – Hafez al-Assad becomes president of Syria.
March 12– 13 – The Allman Brothers Band plays their legendary concert at the Fillmore East.
March 16 – Trygve Bratteli forms a government in Norway.
March 18 – A landslide at Chungar, Peru crashes into Yanawayin Lake, killing 200.
March 23 – General Alejandro Lanusse of Argentina takes power in a military coup.
March 25 – The Pakistani army starts Operation Searchlight in East Pakistan (now Bangladesh) from midnight, after President Agha Muhammad Yahya Khan, a military ruler, voids election results that gave the Awami League an overwhelming majority in the parliament.
March 27 – East Pakistan (now Bangladesh) independence is repeatedly declared by Army Major (later President of Bangladesh) Ziaur Rahman on behalf of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman from Kalurghat Radio Station, Chittagong.
March 28 – airs its final episode. The Ed Sullivan Show
March 31 – Starbucks, a major coffeehouse and outlet in worldwide, is founded in the U.S. State of Washington.
Amtrak begins inter-city rail passenger service in the United States. The Ceylonese government promises amnesty for those guerillas who surrender before April 5.
May 2 – In Ceylon, left-wing guerillas launch a series of assaults against public buildings.
May 5 – The US dollar floods the European currency markets and threatens especially the Deutsche Mark; the central banks of Austria, Belgium, Netherlands and Switzerland stop the currency trading.
May 6 – The Ceylon government begins a major offensive against the People's Liberation Front.
May 12 – An earthquake in Turkey destroys most of the city of Burdur.
May 15 – Efraim Elrom, Israeli ambassador to Turkey, is kidnapped; he is found killed in Istanbul May 25.
May 16 – A coup attempt is exposed and foiled in Egypt.
The U.S. Congress formally votes to end funding for the American Supersonic Transport program.
The Montreal Canadiens win the Stanley Cup against the Chicago Black Hawks. The Canadiens became only the second team in NHL history to win the Cup in game 7 on the road, and did so after the home team won each of the previous six games in the series. This also marked the last NHL game that the late Jean Béliveau played.
May 19 – Mars probe program: is launched by the Mars 2 Soviet Union.
May 22 – An earthquake lasting 20 seconds destroys most of Bingöl, Turkey – more than 1,000 are killed, 10,000 made homeless.
May 23 – An air crash at Rijeka Airport, Yugoslavia kills 78 people, mostly British tourists.
Austria and the People's Republic of China establish diplomatic relations.
Qantas agrees to pay $500,000 to bomb hoaxer-extortionist Mr. Brown (Peter Macari), who is later arrested.
Six armed passengers hijack a
Romanian passenger plane and force it to fly to Vienna. Christie's auctions a diamond known as Deepdene; it is later found to be artificially colored.
May 28 – Portugal resigns from UNESCO.
May 30 – Mariner program: is launched toward Mariner 9 Mars. May 31 – The birth of Bangladesh is declared by the government in exile, in territory formerly part of Pakistan.
July July –
Nordic Council secretariat inaugurated.
July 5 – Right to vote: The 26th Amendment to the United States Constitution, formally certified by President Richard Nixon, lowers the voting age from 21 to 18.
July 6 – Hastings Banda is proclaimed President for Life of Malawi.
July 9 – The United Kingdom increases its troops in Northern Ireland to 11,000.
July 10– 11 – Coup attempt in Morocco: 1,400 cadets take over the king's palace for three hours and kill 28 people; 158 rebels die when the king's troops storm the palace (ten high-ranking officers are later executed for involvement).
July 10 – Gloria Steinem makes her Address to the Women of America.
July 11 – Copper mines in Chile are nationalized.
July 14 – Libya severs its diplomatic ties with Morocco.
July 15 – American President Richard Nixon announces his 1972 visit to China.
July 17 – Italy and Austria sign a treaty that ends the schism about South Tyrol.
July 18 – The Trucial States are formed in the Persian Gulf.
July 19 – The South Tower of the World Trade Center in New York City is topped out at 1,362 feet (415 m), making it the second tallest building in the world.
July 19– 23 – Major Hashem al-Atta ousts Jaafar Muhammad al-Nimeiri in a military coup in Sudan. Fighting continues until on July 22, when pro-Nimeiri troops win. Al-Atta and three officers are executed.
July 22 – A partial solar eclipse was visible from Asia and North America, and was the 70th and final solar eclipse of Solar Saros 116.
July 24 – Georgina Rizk of Lebanon will be crowned Miss Universe 1971.
July 25– 30 – Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli records in Munich two Debussy works for Deutsche Grammophon; it is his fifth recording.
July 26 – Apollo 15 (carrying astronauts David Scott, Alfred Worden, and James Irwin) is launched.
July 28 – Abdel Khaliq Mahjub, Sudanese communist leader, is hanged.
July 29 – The United Kingdom opts out of the Space Race, with the cancellation of its Black Arrow launch vehicle.
July 30 – In Japan, an All Nippon Airways Boeing 727 collides with a Japanese fighter jet; 162 people are killed. July 31 – Apollo 15 astronauts David Scott and James Irwin become the first to ride in the Lunar Roving Vehicle, a day after landing on the Moon.
August August –
Camden, New Jersey erupts in race riots following the beating death of a Puerto Rican motorist by city police. Looting and arson occurred. This is a turning point in Camden's decline to one of the poorest and highest-crime municipalities in the United States. Camden was, however, the site of a 1949 shooting rampage by Howard Unruh, considered by some to be the first mass murderer in the United States. The riots result in the demise of Camden's Sears and A&P branches. Also in 1971, Philadelphia International Records is established, with Camden native Leon Huff as co-founder.
August 1 – In New York City, 40,000 attend The Concert for Bangladesh.
August 2 – J. C. Penney debuts its trademark Helvetica wordmark which has been used ever since.
August 5 – The South Pacific Forum (SPF) is established.
August 6 – A total lunar eclipse lasting 1 hour, 40 minutes, and 4 seconds is observed, was visible from South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia, and was the 38th lunar eclipse of Lunar Saros 128.
August 7 – Apollo 15 returns to Earth.
August 10 – , the first book in the Mr. Tickle series is first published. Mr. Men
August 11 – Construction begins on the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans.
British troops are stationed on the Ireland border to stop arms smuggling.
Bahrain declares independence as the State of Bahrain (As of 2018 officially the Kingdom of Bahrain).
August 19– 22 – A right-wing coup ignites a rebellion in Bolivia. Miners and students join troops to support president Juan José Torres, but eventually Hugo Banzer takes over.
August 21 – A bomb made of two hand grenades by communist rebels explodes in the Liberal Party campaign party in Plaza Miranda in Quiapo, Manila the Philippines, injuring several anti- Marcos political candidates.
August 26 – A civilian government takes power in Greece. August 30 – The Progressive Conservatives under Peter Lougheed defeat the Social Credit government under Harry E. Strom in a general election, ending 36 years of uninterrupted power for Social Credit in Alberta.
September September –
Operation Sourisak Montry VIII opens when forces of the Royal Thai Army recapture several positions in the territory of Laos on the south bank of the Mekong in response to an encroaching Chinese presence to the north.
September 4 – A Boeing 727 ( Alaska Airlines Flight 1866) crashes into the side of a mountain near Juneau, Alaska, killing all 111 people on board.
September 8 – In Washington, D.C., the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts is inaugurated, with the opening feature being the premiere of Leonard Bernstein's . Mass
September 9– 13 – Attica Prison riot: – A revolt breaks out at the maximum-security prison in Attica, New York. In the end, state police and the United States National Guard storm the facility; 42 are killed, 10 of them hostages.
September 17 – Hugo L. Black retires as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States after serving for 34 years, at the time a record for longevity. Black died eight days later.
September 19 – Trams in Ballarat (Victoria, Australia) cease to run.
September 21 – Pakistan declares a state of emergency.
September 24 – Britain expels 90 KGB and GRU officials; 15 are not allowed to return.
September 27– October 11 – Japanese Emperor Hirohito travels abroad.
September 28 – Cardinal József Mindszenty, who has taken refuge in the U.S. Embassy in Budapest since 1956, is allowed to leave Hungary. September 29 – A cyclone in the Bay of Bengal, in the Indian state of Odisha, kills 10,000.
Erin Pizzey establishes the world's first domestic violence shelter in Chiswick, London.  
November 3 – The is published. UNIX Programmer's Manual
November 6 – Operation Grommet: The U.S. tests a thermonuclear warhead at Amchitka Island in Alaska, code-named Project Cannikin. At around 5 megatons, it is the largest ever U.S. underground detonation.
November 8 – Led Zeppelin releases their fourth studio album , which goes on to sell 23,000,000 copies in the United States. Led Zeppelin IV
November 9 – A Royal Air Force C-130 crashes into the Ligurian Sea near Leghorn, Italy, killing all 51 people on board.
November 10 – In Cambodia, Khmer Rouge forces attack Phnom Penh and its airport, killing 44, wounding at least 30 and damaging 9 airplanes.
November 12 – Vietnam War – Vietnamization: U.S. President Richard M. Nixon sets February 1, 1972, as the deadline for the removal of another 45,000 American troops from Vietnam.
November 13 – Mariner program: becomes the first spacecraft to enter Mariner 9 Mars orbit successfully.
November 14 – Pope Shenouda III of Alexandria is enthroned.
November 18 – Oman gains independence from the United Kingdom.
November 20 – A bridge still in construction, called Elevado Engenheiro Freyssinet, falls over the Paulo de Frontin Avenue, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; 48 people are killed and several injured. Reconstructed, the bridge is a part of the Linha Vermelha elevate.
November 22 – In Britain's worst mountaineering tragedy, the Cairngorm Plateau Disaster, five children and one of their leaders are found dead from exposure in the Scottish mountains.
November 23 – The People's Republic of China takes the Republic of China's seat on the United Nations Security Council (see China and the United Nations).
During a severe storm over
Washington State, a man calling himself D. B. Cooper parachutes from the Northwest Orient Airlines plane he had hijacked, with US$200,000 in ransom money, and is never seen again (as of March 2008, this case remains the only unsolved skyjacking in history). A Brussels court sentences pretender Alexis Brimeyer to 18 months in jail for falsely using a noble title; Brimeyer has already fled to Greece.
November 28 – The 59th Grey Cup Game sees the Calgary Stampeders beat the Toronto Argonauts 14-11. November 30 – Iranian forces occupy the Persian Gulf islands of Abu Musa (joint occupation by agreement with Sharjah) and the Greater and Lesser Tunbs (taken by force from Ras Al Khaimah). 
January 1 – Sammie Henson, American wrestler, Olympic silver medalist
January 5 – Mayuko Takata, Japanese actress
January 9 – MF Doom, British rapper
January 11 – Mary J. Blige, American singer 
January 12 – Peter Madsen, Danish entrepreneur, engineer, and convicted murderer 
January 14 – Lasse Kjus, Norwegian alpine skier
January 15 – Regina King, American actress
Kid Rock, American rock singer Lil Jon, American rapper, producer and actor
January 19 – Shawn Wayans, American actor
January 20 – Gary Barlow, British singer-songwriter
January 24 – Stanislas Merhar, French actor
January 26 – Li Ming, Chinese footballer and football executive
January 27 – Fann Wong, Singaporean Chinese actress, model and singer January 31
February 2 – Andrus Veerpalu, Estonian cross-country skier
February 3 – Sarah Kane, English playwright (d. 1999) 
February 6 – Brian Stepanek, American actor and voice actor
February 10 – Lorena Rojas, Mexican actress (d. 2015)
February 13 – Mats Sundin, Swedish ice hockey player
February 17 – Denise Richards, American actress
February 18 – Thomas Bjørn, Danish golfer
February 19 – Gil Shaham, Israeli/American violinist 
February 21 – Randy Blythe, American heavy metal singer ( Lamb of God)
February 22 – Lea Salonga, Filipino singer and actress
February 23 – Melinda Messenger, English television presenter
Erykah Badu, American singer-songwriter and record producer Max Martin, Swedish music producer and songwriter February 27 – Rozonda Thomas, African-American singer
March 3 - Charlie Brooker, English satirist and writer 
March 4 - Jovan Stankovi?, Serbian footballer
March 5 - Yuri Lowenthal, American actor, producer and screenwriter
March 6 - Val Venis, Canadian professional wrestler
March 9 – Diego Torres, Argentine singer
March 10 - Jon Hamm, American actor, director and producer 
March 11 - Johnny Knoxville, American actor, comedian, and stunt performer
March 16 – Alan Tudyk, American actor and voice actor
March 23 – Karen McDougal, American model
April 1 – Jessica Collins, American actress
April 3 – Picabo Street, American skier
April 5 – Choi Eun-sung, South Korean footballer
April 8 – Kim Byung-ji, South Korean footballer
April 9 – Jacques Villeneuve, Canadian 1997 Formula 1 world champion 
April 11 – Oliver Riedel, German musician ( Rammstein)
April 14 – Miguel Calero, Colombian footballer (d. 2012)
April 17 – José Francisco Cevallos, Ecuadorian footballer
April 20 – Carla Geurts, Dutch swimmer
April 22 – Daisuke Enomoto, first Japanese space tourist
April 23 – D.B. Weiss, American television producer and writer, and novelist
April 24 – Alejandro Fernández, Mexican singer
April 29 – Darby Stanchfield, American actress April 30 – John Boyne, Irish novelist
May 3 – Douglas Carswell, British politician, first elected MP for the UK Independence Party 
May 9 - Paul McGuigan, English musician
May 10 – Kim Jong-nam, eldest son of North Korean leader Kim Jong-il (d. 2017)
May 12 - Jamie Luner, American actress
May 14 – Sofia Coppola, American filmmaker
May 17 – Queen Máxima of the Netherlands
May 19 – Peter Boström, Swedish music producer and songwriter, co-writer of Euphoria
May 20 – Tony Stewart, American race car driver
May 21 – Aditya Chopra, Indian film director, producer and distributor
May 23 – George Osborne, British politician
May 24 – Vivianne Pasmanter, Brazilian actress
May 25 – Kristina Orbakait?, Lithuanian-Russian singer and actress
May 26 – Matt Stone, American actor, voice actor, animator, writer, producer, and composer
May 28 – Marco Rubio, Cuban-American politician May 30 – Idina Menzel, American singer, songwriter and actress
June 3 – Luigi Di Biagio, Italian footballer
June 8 – Jeff Douglas, Canadian actor
June 9 – Uladzimir Zhuravel, Belarusian football player and coach (d. 2018)
June 11 – Kenjiro Tsuda, Japanese voice actor
June 12 – Mark Henry, American professional wrestler, Olympian
June 15 – Isménia do Frederico, Cape Verdean sprinter
June 17 – Paulina Rubio, Mexican singer
June 20 – Josh Lucas, American actor
June 21 – Anette Olzon, Swedish singer ( Nightwish, Alyson Avenue)
June 22 – Kurt Warner, American football player 
June 23 – Enrique Romero, Spanish footballer
June 26 – Max Biaggi, Italian motorcycle racer
June 27 – King Dipendra of Nepal (d. 2001) 
June 29 – Junko Noda, Japanese voice actress June 30
August 1 – Juan Camilo Mouriño, Mexican politician (d. 2008) 
August 4 - Jeff Gordon, American race car driver
August 5 - Valdis Dombrovskis, Latvian Prime Minister and European Commissioner 
August 6 - Yo-Yo, African-American rapper
August 9 – James Kim, American television personality and technology analyst (d. 2006)
August 18 – Aphex Twin, Irish-born British electronic musician
August 21 – Robert Harvey, Australian rules footballer
August 26 – Thalía, Mexican actress and singer
August 27 – Julian Cheung, Hong Kong actor and singer
August 28 – Janet Evans, American swimmer 
August 29 – Carla Gugino, American actress August 31
September 2 – Kjetil André Aamodt, Norwegian alpine skier
September 4 – Anita Yuen, Hong Kong actress
September 5 – Kevin McAleenan, American government official, former United States Secretary of Homeland Security
September 6 – Dolores O'Riordan, Irish singer ( The Cranberries) (d. 2018)
September 7 – Shane Mosley, African-American professional boxer
September 13 – Stella McCartney, British fashion designer, daughter of Paul McCartney
September 14 – André Matos, Brazilian singer (d. 2019)
September 15 – Josh Charles, American actor
September 16 – Amy Poehler, American actress
September 17 – Jens Voigt, German cyclist
September 19 – Sanaa Lathan, African-American actress
September 20 – Henrik Larsson, Swedish footballer
September 22 – Lawrence Gilliard Jr., African-American actor
September 23 – Lee Mi-yeon, South Korean actress
September 24 – Michael S. Engel, American paleontologist and entomologist
September 25 – Jessie Wallace, English actress
September 27 – Horacio Sandoval, Mexican artist
September 29 – Sibel Tüzün, Turkish pop/rock/jazz singer September 30
October 3 – Kevin Richardson, American pop singer
October 4 – Ridwan Kamil, Indonesian architect, politician and current governor of West Java
October 5 – Sam Vincent, Canadian voice actor and singer
October 10 – Evgeny Kissin, Russian pianist 
October 11 – Aman Verma, Indian television anchor and actor
October 12 – ?àm V?nh H?ng, Vietnamese singer
October 17 – Andy Whitfield, Welsh actor and model (d. 2011)
October 18 – Yoo Sang-chul, South Korean footballer
Snoop Dogg, African-American rapper, singer, songwriter, producer, media personality, entrepreneur, and actor
Rachel House, New Zealand actress and comedian Dannii Minogue, Australian singer
October 21 – Jade Jagger, English jewelry designer
October 22 - Jennifer Lee (filmmaker), American screenwriter, director, Chief Creative Officer of Walt Disney Animation Studios
October 23 – Bohuslav Sobotka, 11th Prime Minister of the Czech Republic
October 26 – Anthony Rapp, American actor and singer October 29
November 4 – Tabu, Indian actress
November 5 – Jonny Greenwood, English musician and composer
November 6 – Laura Flessel-Colovic, French fencer and politician
November 11 – David DeLuise, American actor and television director
November 14 – Adam Gilchrist, Australian cricketer
November 18 – Özlem Tekin, Turkish singer
November 19 – Sundeep Malani, Indian film director
Dion Nash, New Zealand cricket captain  Joel McHale, Italian-born American comedian, actor, writer, producer, and television host
November 22 – Kyran Bracken, English rugby player
November 24 – Keith Primeau, Canadian hockey player
November 28 – Fenriz, Norwegian musician
November 29 – Naoko Mori, English-Japanese actress November 30 – Jessalyn Gilsig, Canadian actress
December 1 – Emily Mortimer, English actress and screenwriter
December 3 – Frank Sinclair, Jamaican footballer
December 5 – Kali Rocha, American actress
December 8 – Abdullah Ercan, Turkish football player
December 13 – Van Partible, Filipino-American animator, writer, and producer
December 18 – Arantxa Sánchez Vicario, Spanish tennis player 
December 19 – Amy Locane, American actress
December 20 – Simon O'Neill, New Zealand opera singer
December 21 – Natalie Grant, American singer and songwriter
December 22 – Khalid Khannouchi, Moroccan long-distance runner
December 23 – Corey Haim, Canadian actor (d. 2010)
December 26 – Jared Leto, American actor and musician ( Thirty Seconds to Mars)
December 27 – Sergei Bodrov Jr., Russian actor (d. 2002)
December 28 – Machiko Toyoshima, Japanese voice actress December 31 – Brent Barry, American basketball player 
January 5 - Douglas Shearer, Canadian film sound engineer (b. 1899)
January 10 - Coco Chanel, French fashion designer (b. 1883)
January 11 - Hussein Al Oweini, 18th Prime Minister of Lebanon (b. 1900) 
January 12 - John Tovey, British admiral (b. 1885)
January 14 - Guillermo de Torre, Spanish Dadaist author (b. 1900)
January 15 - John Dall, American actor (b. 1920)
January 17 - Lothar Rendulic, Austrian-born German general (b. 1887)
January 20 - Gilbert M. 'Broncho Billy' Anderson, American actor, director, writer, and producer (b. 1880)
January 24 - Bill W., co-founder Alcoholics Anonymous (b. 1895)
January 25 - Hermann Hoth, German general (b. 1885)
January 27 - Jacobo Árbenz, 19th President of Guatemala (b. 1913)
January 28 - Donald Winnicott, British psychoanalyst (b. 1896) January 31 - Viktor Maksimovich Zhirmunsky, Russian literary historian, linguist (b. 1891)
February 1 - Raoul Hausmann, Austrian artist (b. 1886)
February 3 - Jay C. Flippen, American actor (b. 1899)
February 4 - Brock Chisholm, Canadian physician, 1st Director-General of World Health Organization (b. 1896)
February 5 - Mátyás Rákosi, 43rd Prime Minister of Hungary (b. 1892)
February 17 - Adolf A. Berle, American lawyer, educator, author and diplomat (b. 1895)
February 18 - Jaime de Barros Câmara, Brazilian archbishop (b. 1894) February 25 - Theodor Svedberg, Swedish chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1884)
April 3 - Joseph Valachi, American gangster (b. 1904)
April 6 - Igor Stravinsky, Russian composer (b. 1882)
April 12 - Igor Tamm, Russian physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1895)
April 13 - Juhan Smuul, Estonian writer (b. 1922)
April 15 - Friedebert Tuglas, Estonian writer and critic (b. 1886)
April 19 - Earl Thomson, Canadian athlete (b. 1895)
April 20 - Cecil Parker, English actor (b. 1897)
April 22 - Charles Portal, 1st Viscount Portal of Hungerford, Marshal of the Royal Air Force (b. 1893)
April 26 - T. V. Soong, former Premier of the Republic of China (b. 1891) April 30 - Albin Stenroos, Finnish athlete (b. 1889)
June 1 - Reinhold Niebuhr, American theologian (b. 1892)
June 4 - György Lukács, Hungarian Marxist philosopher, aesthetician, literary historian, and critic (b. 1885)
June 10 - Michael Rennie, English actor (b. 1909)
June 14 - Carlos P. Garcia, 8th President of the Philippines (b. 1896)
June 15 - Wendell Meredith Stanley, American chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1904)
June 25 - John Boyd Orr, Scottish physician and biologist, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (b. 1880) June 30
August 5 - Royal Rife, American inventor (b. 1888)
August 11 - John Burton Cleland, Australian naturalist, microbiologist, mycologist and ornithologist (b. 1878)
August 13 - King Curtis, American saxophonist (b. 1934)
August 15 - Paul Lukas, Hungarian-born American actor (b. 1894)
August 17 - Wilhelm List, German field marshal (b. 1880)
August 21 - George Jackson, American author (b. 1941)
August 24 - Carl Blegen, American archaeologist (b. 1887)
August 25 - Ted Lewis, American musician and entertainer (b. 1890)
August 27 - Margaret Bourke-White, American photographer (b. 1904) August 28 - Geoffrey Lawrence, 1st Baron Oaksey, British Judge during the Nuremberg trials after World War II (b. 1880)
September 7 - Spring Byington, American actress (b. 1886)
September 8 - Emmett Toppino, American Olympic athlete (b. 1909)
September 10 - Pier Angeli, Italian actress (b. 1932)
September 12 - Lin Biao, Chinese defense minister (b. 1907)
September 14 - Tarasankar Bandyopadhyay, Bangladeshi novelist (b. 1898)
September 20 - Giorgos Seferis, Greek writer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1900)
September 21 - Bernardo Houssay, Argentine physiologist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1887)
September 25 - Hugo Black, American Supreme Court Justice (b. 1886)
November 1 - Gertrud von Le Fort, German writer of novels, poems and essays (b. 1876)
November 2 - Martha Vickers, American actress (b. 1925)
November 4 - Guillermo León Valencia, 21st President of Colombia (b. 1909)
November 9 - Maude Fealy, American stage and film actor (b. 1881)
November 14 - Hanna Neumann, German mathematician (b. 1914)
November 16 - Edie Sedgwick, American actress and model (b. 1943)
November 17 - Dame Gladys Cooper, British actress (b. 1888)
November 22 - József Zakariás, Hungarian footballer and manager (b. 1924)
November 23 - Ry?nosuke Kusaka, Japanese admiral (b. 1893)
November 25 - Hank Mann, American comedic actor (b. 1888)
November 26 - James Alberione, Italian Roman Catholic priest and blessed (b. 1884) November 28
December 6 - Mathilde Kschessinska, Russian ballerina (b. 1872)
December 9 - Ralph Bunche, African-American diplomat, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (b. 1904)
December 13 - Gotthard Heinrici, German general (b. 1886)
December 15 - Paul Levy, French mathematician (b. 1886)
December 20 - Roy O. Disney, American studio executive (b. 1893)
December 22 - Godfried Bomans, Dutch writer (b. 1913)
December 24 - Maria Koepcke, German ornithologist (b. 1924)
December 26 - Robert Lowery, American actor (b. 1913)
December 28 - Max Steiner, Austrian-born film composer (b. 1888)
December 29 - Stuart Holmes, American actor (b. 1884)
December 31 - Pete Duel, American actor (b. 1940)
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