Famous Deaths in 1975 (Part 2)

Deaths 201 - 319 of 319

  • 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

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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

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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
  • Sep 4 Walter Tetley, cartoon voice (Sherman-Bullwinkle Show), dies at 60
  • Sep 5 Georg Ots, Estonian singer (b. 1920)
  • Sep 6 Rien van Nunen, Dutch actor (Spuit Elf), dies at 62
  • Sep 8 John Mylong, actor (Robot Monster), dies at 82
  • Sep 9 Ethel Griffies, actress (Billy Liar, Birds), dies at 97
  • Sep 9 John McGiver, actor (Patty Duke Show, Jimmy Stewart Show), dies at 61
  • Sep 9 Minta Durfee, actress (Keystone Comedies, Mickey), dies at 85
  • Sep 14 Walter Herbert, German conductor and impresario (b. 1902)
  • Sep 16 Irene Hayes, Ziegfeld girl and businesswoman (b. 1896)
  • Sep 18 Pamela Brown, actress (Cleopatra, Beckett, Night Digger), dies at 58
  • Sep 20 Saint-John Perse, French diplomat/poet (Nobel 1960), dies at 78
  • Sep 22 Franz Salmhofer, composer, dies at 75
  • Sep 22 Patricia Doyle, actress (Wuthering Heights), dies at 60
  • Sep 23 Ian Hunter, actor/writer (Rockets Galore, Ziegfield Girl), dies at 75
  • Sep 24 Clive Morton, actor (Goodbye Mr Chips, Moonraker), dies at 71
  • Sep 24 Ian Hunter, actor (Sir Richard-Robin Hood), dies at 75
  • Sep 24 Earle Cabell, Texas politician (b. 1906)
  • Sep 25 Bob Considine, newscaster (Tonight! America After Dark), dies at 68
  • Sep 27 Mark Frechette, actor (Zabriskie Point, Uomini Contro), dies at 27
  • Sep 27 Jack Lang, Australian politician (b. 1876)
  • Sep 28 Agnes Windeck, German actress dies at 87
  • Sep 28 Sidney Fields, comedian (Abbott & Costello), dies at 77
  • Sep 29 Casey Stengel, NY Yankee manager (1949-60), dies in Glendale at 85
  • Oct 1 Al Jackson, rock drummer (Booker T & The MG's), dies at 39
  • Oct 2 Wade Crosby, American 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)

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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, Maltese-American actor (Jungle Book, Gilda), dies at 78
  • Oct 31 SD Burman, Indian musician (b. 1906)
  • Nov 1 Doro Merande, actress (That Was The Week That Was), dies at 77
  • Nov 1 Jacki Ray, actor (In Like Flint), dies at 58
  • Nov 1 Norbert Rosseau, composer, dies at 67
  • Nov 1 Philip James, composer, dies at 85
  • Nov 1 Pier Paolo Pasolini, Italian poet/author/director, murdered at 53
  • Nov 4 Sheila Ryan, American actress (Song of Texas, Great Guns), dies at 54
  • Nov 5 Annette Kellerman, swimmer (Million Dollar Mermaid), dies at 87
  • Nov 5 Edward Lawrie Tatum, American geneticist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1909)
  • Nov 5 Lionel Trilling, American critic and writer (The Liberal Imagination), dies at 70
  • Nov 9 Luwig Turek, German writer, dies at 77
  • Nov 10 Ernest M. McSorley, American ship captain (b. 1912)
  • Nov 11 Marty May, (Fireball Fun For All), dies at 79
  • Nov 12 Anthony Ross, TV host (Telltale Clue), dies at 69
  • Nov 13 Olga Berggolts, Russian poet (b. 1910)
  • Nov 14 Max Ackermann, German "entartet" painter, dies at 88
  • Nov 15 Willem Scheps, Dutch journalist, dies at 77
  • Nov 16 Ernst van Raalte, lawyer/minister-president, dies at 83
  • Nov 17 Kay Johnson, actress (Real Glory, Of Human Bondage), dies at 70
  • Nov 19 Roger D. Branigin, American politician (b. 1902)

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Nov 20 Francisco Franco, Spanish dictator (1936-75), dies at 82

Spanish Dictator and General Francisco Franco
Spanish Dictator and General
Francisco Franco
  • Nov 21 Gunnar Gunnarsson, Icelandic writer (The Church on the Mountain), dies at 86
  • Nov 25 Moyna MacGill, actress (Strange Affair of Uncle Harry), dies
  • Nov 27 Ross McWhirter, Guinness Book of Records keeper, murdered
  • Dec 1 Nick Kenny, US columnist/songwriter (Nick Kenny Show), dies at 80
  • Dec 1 Nellie Fox, American baseball player (b. 1927)
  • Dec 1 Anna E. Roosevelt, American radio personality (b. 1906)
  • Dec 3 Hugh Thurlow, cricketer (one Test for Australia 1932), dies
  • Dec 3 Jacob Kruijt, Dutch sociologist, dies at 76

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Dec 4 Hannah Arendt, German/US political theorist and historian, dies at 69

Political Theorist Hannah Arendt
Political Theorist
Hannah Arendt
  • Dec 5 Jimmy Nervo, actor (Frozen Limits), dies
  • Dec 7 Hardie Albright, actress (Silver Streak, Scarlet Letter), dies at 71
  • Dec 7 Thornton N Wilder, US writer (Bridge of San Luis Rey), dies at 78
  • Dec 7 Beatrix Loughran, American figure skater (Olympic Gold 1924, 1928, 1932), dies at 75
  • Dec 8 Gary Thain, New Zealand bassist (Uriah Heep) (b. 1948)
  • Dec 9 William A Wellman, US director (Ox Bow Incident), dies at 79
  • Dec 11 Lee Wiley, American jazz singer (b. 1908)
  • Dec 13 Cyril Delevanti, actor (Lucius-Jefferson Davis), dies at 88
  • Dec 13 Hendrik Kruls, Dutch gen/chief milt authority (1944-46), dies at 73
  • Dec 14 Arthur Treacher, TV announcer (Merv Griffin Show), dies at 81
  • Dec 15 Mukhtar Ashrafi, composer, dies at 63
  • Dec 17 Frank Sully, actor (Parachute Nurse, Inside the Law), dies at 67
  • Dec 17 Noble Sissle, jazz musician, dies at 86
  • Dec 17 [Theodore Roosevelt] Hound Dog Taylor, American Chicago blues guitarist and singer, dies of lung cancer at 60
  • Dec 18 Theodosius Dobzhansky, Russian-American genetist, evolutionary biologist and author (Mankind Evolving), dies at 75
  • Dec 20 Vincent Lopez, orchestra leader (Welcome Aboard), dies at 76
  • Dec 20 William Lundigan, Syracuse NY, actor (Climax), dies at 61
  • Dec 21 William Lundigan, announcer (CBS Mystery Theater), dies at 61
  • Dec 23 Richard S Welch, CIA station chief in Athens, shot dead
  • Dec 24 Bernard Herrmann, American composer, dies of heart attack at 64
  • Dec 25 Gaston Gallimard, French publisher (Library Gallimard), dies at 94
  • Dec 29 Euell Gibbons, American outdoorsman and proponent of natural diets (b. 1911).
  • Dec 31 Donal Michalsky, composer, dies at 47