Famous Deaths in February 1975

  • Feb 1 Richard Wattis, actor (Dick & Duchess, Liberace), dies at 62
  • Feb 3 John Secondari, newscaster (Open Hearing), dies at 55
  • Feb 3 Robert Evett, composer, dies at 52
  • Feb 3 William D. Coolidge, American physicist and inventor (b. 1873)
  • Feb 3 Umm Kulthum, Egyptian singer (b. 1904)

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Feb 4 Louis Jordan, American musician, songwriter and bandleader (Caldonia), dies of a heart attack at 66

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  • Feb 4 Howard Hill, American archer (b. 1899)
  • Feb 7 Brendan Fay, actor (Hustler, Man on a Swing), dies at 54
  • Feb 8 Martyn Green, actor (Gilbert & Sullivan, Mikado), dies at 75
  • Feb 8 Robert Robinson, British chemist, Nobel laureate (b. 1886)
  • Feb 9 Constant Burniaux, Belgian art historian (L'amour Vivre), dies at 82
  • Feb 10 Nikos Kavvadias, Greek poet and writer (b. 1910)
  • Feb 11 Richard Ratsimandrava, Malagasy soldier and statesman, assassinated (b. 1931)
  • Feb 13 Dagmar Godowsky, actress (Common Law, Red Lights), dies at 78
  • Feb 13 Eric Harding Thiman, composer, dies at 74
  • Feb 13 Henry P Van Dusen, US protestant theologist, dies at 77
  • Feb 14 Heintje Davids, [Hendrika David], Dutch cabaret artist, dies at 87
  • Feb 14 Julian S Huxley, English scholar/dir-gen (UNESCO), dies at 87
  • Feb 14 P. G. Wodehouse, English-American writer (Bertie Wooster novels), dies at 93
  • Feb 15 Julian Huxley, biologist, dies
  • Feb 16 Morgan Taylor, American athlete (b. 1903)
  • Feb 16 Norman Treigle, American bass-baritone (b. 1927)
  • Feb 18 Chivu Stoica, [Stoica Chivu), premier of Romania (1955-61), dies at 66
  • Feb 18 Luigi Dallapiccola, composer, dies
  • Feb 18 Raymond Moley, US advisor to pres Roosevelt "Brain Trust", dies at 88
  • Feb 18 Syed Nazir Ali, cricketer (2 Tests for India, 4 wickets), dies
  • Feb 19 Luigi Dallapiccola, Italian 12-tone composer, dies at 71
  • Feb 20 Edgar "Cookie" Fairchild, bandleader (Jerry Colonna Show), dies at 76
  • Feb 20 Lillian Fontaine, actress (Suddenly it's Spring), dies at 88
  • Feb 20 Robert Strauss, actor (Sgt Gruzewsky-Mona McCluskey), dies at 61
  • Feb 24 Nikolai A Bulganin, marshal/premier of USSR (1955-58), dies at 79
  • Feb 25 Elijah Muhammad, leader of Nation of Islam, dies in Chicago at 77
  • Feb 27 Neville Cardus, writer/cricketer, dies
  • Feb 28 Istvan Kardos, composer, dies at 83