Famous Deaths in October 1975

  • Oct 1 Al Jackson, rock drummer (Booker T & The MG's), dies at 39
  • Oct 2 Wade Crosby, actor (Sign of Wolf, Tales of Robin Hood), dies at 70
  • Oct 2 Kumaraswami Kamaraj, Indian political leader, Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu (b. 1903)
  • Oct 3 Bauke Tuinstra, Fries notary/writer (Ealse & I), dies at 75
  • Oct 3 Guy Mollet, Prime Minister of France (1956-57), dies at 69
  • Oct 4 Joan Whitney Payson, owner of New York Mets, dies at 72
  • Oct 6 Henry Calvin, actor (Sgt Garcia-Zorro), dies at 57
  • Oct 8 Alberto Hemsi, composer, dies at 78
  • Oct 10 Lillian Walker, dies at 88
  • Oct 17 Vittorio Gui, Italian composer (Batture d'aspetto), dies at 90
  • Oct 18 Al Lettieri, actor (Beautiful but Deadly, Don is Dead), dies at 47
  • Oct 21 Charles Reidpath, American athlete (b. 1887)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Oct 22 Arnold J. Toynbee, English historian (A Study of History), dies at 86

  • Oct 23 Barboura Morris, actor (Wasp Woman, Machine-Gun Kelly), dies at 43
  • Oct 23 Charles Brokaw, actor (Outer Gate, I Cover the War), dies at 77
  • Oct 24 Ismail Erez, Turkish ambassador, killed by car bomb in Paris
  • Oct 24 Zdzisław Żygulski, Sr., Polish literary historian (b. 1888)
  • Oct 25 Frank Puglia actor (Black Orchid, Jungle Book), dies at 83
  • Oct 27 Rex Stout, US detective writer (Nero Wolfe), dies at 88
  • Oct 28 Georges Carpentier, French boxer (b. 1894)
  • Oct 28 Oliver Nelson, American jazz composer and arranger (b. 1932)
  • Oct 29 John Scott Trotter, orchestra leader (George Gobel Show), dies at 67
  • Oct 30 Gustav Ludwig Hertz, German physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1887)
  • Oct 31 Joseph Calleia, actor (Jungle Book, Gilda), dies at 78
  • Oct 31 SD Burman, Indian musician (b. 1906)