Deaths in History in 1975

  • Jan 3 Robert Neumann, Austrian/British author (False Flag), dies at 77
  • Jan 3 Walter Linck, Swiss sculptor, dies at 71
  • Jan 4 Carlo Levi, Italian writer (Parole Sono Pietre), dies at 72
  • Jan 8 Louis J H C A de Bourbon, Dutch writer/poet (Gypsy Blood), dies at 66
  • Jan 9 Pyotr Sergeyevich Novikov, Russian mathematician (group theory), dies at 73
  • Jan 12 Caryn Campbell, Bundy victim, disappears from Snowmass, Colo
  • Jan 19 Thomas Hart Benton, American painter dies at 85 (b. 1889)
  • Jan 22 Klaas Voskuil, Dutch journalist, dies at 79
  • Jan 22 Andrew George Burry, Swiss-born manufacturer and businessman (b. 1873)
  • Jan 23 Karel Paul van der Mandele, director (Rotterdam Bank), dies at 94
  • Jan 25 Charlotte Whitton, Canadian politician, mayor of Ottawa (b. 1896)
  • Jan 27 Bill Walsh, American producer and writer (b. 1913)
  • Jan 28 Ola Raknes, Norwegian psychoanalyst and philologist (b. 1887)
  • Feb 3 William D. Coolidge, American physicist and inventor (b. 1873)
  • 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 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 18 Chivu Stoica, [Stoica Chivu), premier of Romania (1955-61), dies at 66
  • Feb 18 Raymond Moley, US advisor to pres Roosevelt "Brain Trust", dies at 88
  • Feb 24 Nikolai A Bulganin, marshal/premier of USSR (1955-58), dies at 79

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Feb 25 Elijah Muhammad [Elijah Robert Poole], American religious leader (Nation of Islam), dies of heart failure at 77

Religious Leader Elijah Muhammad
Religious Leader
Elijah Muhammad
  • Mar 2 Josiah Mwangi Kariuki, Kenyan politician (b.1929)
  • Mar 7 Mikhail Bakhtin, Russian philosopher (b. 1895)
  • Mar 8 George Stevens, US director (Swing Time, Gunga Din), dies at 70
  • Mar 9 Joseph Dunninger, NYC, mentalist (Amazing Dunninger), dies at 82
  • Mar 9 Gleb W. Derujinsky, Russian-American sculptor (b. 1888)
  • Mar 13 Ali Sastroamidjojo, Indonesian attorney/minister/premier, dies at 71
  • Mar 13 Ivo Andric, Yugoslavian novelist (Bridge on Drina, Nobel 1961), dies at 82
  • Mar 13 Ruth Schaumann, German author, painter and sculptor (Rose, Black King), dies at 75
  • Mar 15 Aristotle S Onassis, Greek shipping magnate, dies at 69
  • Mar 16 Richard W. DeKorte, American politician (b. 1936)
  • Mar 18 Alain Grandbois, Quebec poet (b. 1900)
  • Mar 19 John A DeMott, dies at 63
  • Mar 21 Ralph Hawtrey, economist (multiplier), dies at 95

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Mar 25 Faisal, King of Saudi Arabia (1964-75), shot by nephew at 68

  • Mar 30 Peter Bamm, writer, dies
  • Apr 1 Eugeen Yoors, Flemish draftsman/glass painter, dies at 95
  • Apr 5 Inez Courtney, dies at 67
  • Apr 5 Victor GM Marijnen, Dutch premier (1963-65), dies at 58

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Apr 6 Chiang Kai-shek, Chinese political and military leader who served as the leader of the Republic of China (1928-1975), dies at 87

Chinese Military and Political Leader Chiang Kai-shek
Chinese Military and Political Leader
Chiang Kai-shek
  • Apr 10 Walker Evans, US photographer (Fortune Magazine), dies at 71
  • Apr 12 Josephine Baker, US/French revue artist (Folies-Bergere), dies at 68
  • Apr 13 N'garta Tombalbaye, president Chad, dies
  • Apr 15 Charles Marshall, dies
  • Apr 15 John B McKay, US test pilot (X-15), dies

  • Apr 17 Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, Indian philosopher (b. 1888)

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Apr 19 Percy Lavon Julian, African American chemist who received 130 patents, pioneer in the chemical synthesis of medicinal drugs from plants, dies at 76

  • Apr 23 R D Brinkmann, writer, dies
  • Apr 28 Jan A de Jonge, Dutch historian, dies at 48
  • Apr 29 Darwin Judge, USMC-corporal, 1 of last US soldiers killed in Vietnam
  • Apr 29 Michael John Shea, USMC-lt/pilot, 1 of last soldiers killed in Vietnam
  • Apr 29 William Craig Nystul, USMC capt, 1 of last US soldiers killed in Vietnam
  • May 3 Samuel Gonard, chairman (International Red Cross), dies at 78
  • May 6 József Mindszenty [József Pehm], Hungarian cardinal who opposed fascism and communism in Hungary, dies at 83
  • May 14 Ernst Alexanderson, Swedish-American television pioneer (Alexanderson alternator), dies at 97
  • May 16 Michael X, (Abdul Malik), hanged in Trinidad, for murder
  • May 20 Dame Barbara Hepworth, English sculptor, dies in fire at 72
  • May 23 Jackie "Moms" Mabley, comedienne (Amazing Grace), dies at 81
  • May 28 Eric Emerson, entertainer, dies
  • May 30 Tatsuo Shimabuku, Japanese martial artist (b. 1908)
  • Jun 2 Eisaku Sato, premier of Japan (1964-71 Nobel 1974), dies at 74
  • Jun 5 Paul Keres, Estonian chess player (b. 1916)
  • Jun 8 William F Jenkins, author (Time Tunnel, Land of Giants), dies at 78
  • Jun 14 Pablo Antonio, Filipino modernist architect (b. 1902)
  • Jun 18 Faisal Ibn Mussed Abdul Aziz, Saudi prince, beheaded in Riyadh shopping center parking lot for killing his uncle the king

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Jun 19 Sam Giancana, American gangster, dies of multiple gunshot wounds at 67

Gangster Sam Giancana
Gangster
Sam Giancana
  • Jun 26 St. Josemaría Escrivá, Spanish Catholic priest (b. 1902)
  • Jun 28 Rod Serling, American writer and host (Twilight Zone, Night Gallery), dies at 50
  • Jun 28 Konstantinos Apostolos Doxiadis, Greek architect (b. 1913)
  • Jul 4 Georgette Heyer, English novelist (Friday's Child), dies at 71
  • Jul 6 Otto Skorzeny, German/Austrian SS (Mussolini/Ardennen), dies
  • Jul 10 Achiel H van Acker, Belgian premier (1945-46, 1954-58), dies at 77
  • Jul 11 Kurt Pinthus, German-American writer, dies at 89
  • Jul 17 Modoc, the elephant, dies at age 78 (oldest known nonhuman mammal)
  • Jul 17 Konstantine Gamsakhurdia, Georgian writer and public benefactor (b. 1893)
  • Aug 11 Anthony C McAuliffe, US gen/commandant 101st div (Nuts!), dies at 77
  • 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 24 Charles H Revson, US cosmetic magnate, dies at 69
  • 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
  • Sep 16 Irene Hayes, Ziegfeld girl and businesswoman (b. 1896)
  • Sep 20 Saint-John Perse, French diplomat/poet (Nobel 1960), dies at 78
  • Sep 24 Earle Cabell, Texas politician (b. 1906)
  • Sep 27 Jack Lang, Australian politician (b. 1876)
  • 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 10 Lillian Walker, dies at 88

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

  • Oct 24 Ismail Erez, Turkish ambassador, killed by car bomb in Paris
  • Oct 24 Zdzisław Żygulski, Sr., Polish literary historian (b. 1888)
  • Oct 27 Rex Stout, US detective writer (Nero Wolfe), dies at 88
  • Oct 30 Gustav Ludwig Hertz, German physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1887)
  • 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 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 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 27 Ross McWhirter, Guinness Book of Records keeper, murdered
  • Dec 1 Anna E. Roosevelt, American radio personality (b. 1906)
  • 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 7 Thornton N Wilder, American writer (Bridge of San Luis Rey), dies at 78
  • Dec 9 William A Wellman, US director (Ox Bow Incident), dies at 79
  • Dec 13 Hendrik Kruls, Dutch gen/chief milt authority (1944-46), dies at 73
  • Dec 18 Theodosius Dobzhansky, Russian-American genetist, evolutionary biologist and author (Mankind Evolving), dies at 75
  • Dec 23 Richard S Welch, CIA station chief in Athens, shot dead
  • Dec 25 Gaston Gallimard, French publisher (Library Gallimard), dies at 94
  • Dec 29 Euell Gibbons, American outdoorsman and proponent of natural diets (b. 1911).