Famous Deaths in August 1975

  • Aug 1 Howard Joslin, actor (Quebec, Detective Story), dies at 68
  • Aug 3 Ruth Lee, actress (Middleton Family at 1939 World's Fair), dies at 79
  • Aug 4 John Baragrey, actor (Gamera), dies at 57
  • Aug 8 Julian "Cannonball" Alderly, saxophonist/bandleader, dies of a stroke at 46
  • Aug 9 Dmitri Shostakovich, Russian composer, dies of lung cancer at 68
  • Aug 11 Anthony C McAuliffe, US gen/commandant 101st div (Nuts!), dies at 77
  • Aug 11 Howard Wendell, actor (Black Dakotas), dies at 81
  • Aug 14 Joris Baers, Flemish bibliographer (founder Boekengids), dies at 87

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Aug 15 Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, Founding father of Bangladesh and 1st and 4th President of Bangladesh (1971-72 and 1975-76), assassinated in a military coup by a group of junior army officers at 53

Founding Father of Bangladesh Sheikh Mujibur Rahman
Founding Father of Bangladesh
Sheikh Mujibur Rahman
  • Aug 15 Clay Shaw, alleged John F. Kennedy assassination conspiracist & businessman (b. 1913)
  • Aug 17 Sig Arno, Hamburg Germany, actor (My Friend Irma), dies at 80
  • Aug 17 Vladimir Kutz, Russian distance runner (Olympic-gold-56) dies at 48
  • Aug 19 Jim Londos, wrestler (b. 1897)
  • Aug 23 Hank Patterson, actor (Fred Ziffel-Green Acres), dies at 87
  • Aug 24 Charles H Revson, US cosmetic magnate, dies at 69
  • Aug 25 Frans van Amelsvoort, choir conductor, dies at 75
  • Aug 25 John R Dunning, US physicist, dies at 67
  • Aug 26 Cullen Landis, entertainer, dies at 80

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Aug 27 Haile Selassie [Ras Tafari Makonnen], Emperor of Ethiopia (1930-74), dies of suspected assassination by strangulation at 83

Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie
Ethiopian Emperor
Haile Selassie
  • Aug 28 Fritz Wotruba, Austrian sculptor (b. 1907)
  • Aug 29 Eamon de Valera, Irish president (1937..59), dies at 92
  • Aug 29 Leland T. Weed, American singer and actor, dies at 74
  • Aug 31 Pierre Blaise, French actor (Lacombe Lucien), dies at 24