On This Day

Famous People Who Died in February 1975

  • Feb 1 Richard Wattis, British actor (Hobson's Choice, Prince & Showgirl, The Man Who Knew Too Much), dies from a heart attack at 62
  • Feb 3 Robert Evett, composer, dies at 52
  • Feb 3 William D. Coolidge, American physicist and inventor (b. 1873)
  • Feb 3 Umm Kulthum [Ibrahim], Egyptian singer and actress, dies at 76

Person of interestLouis Jordan

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

Musician Louis Jordan
Musician
Louis Jordan
  • Feb 4 Howard Hill, American archer (b. 1899)
  • Feb 5 Åke Persson, Swedish bebop jazz trombonist (Kenny Clarke-Francy Boland Big Band, 1963–71), dies at 42
  • Feb 7 Brendan Fay, actor (Hustler, Man on a Swing), dies at 54
  • Feb 8 John H. Secondari, American author and newscaster (Open Hearing), dies at 55
  • Feb 8 Martyn Green, British actor (Gilbert & Sullivan, Iceman Cometh), dies at 75
  • Feb 8 Robert Robinson, British chemist, Nobel laureate (b. 1886)
  • Feb 9 Constant Burniaux, Belgian writer (The Abandoned) and art historian (Temps Inquiets), 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 Eric Harding Thiman, English 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 biologist, 1st director-general of UNESCO, dies at 87
  • Feb 14 P. G. Wodehouse, English-American writer (Bertie Wooster novels), dies at 93
  • Feb 16 Morgan Taylor, American athlete (Olympic gold 400m hurdles 1924; bronze 1928, 32), dies at 71
  • 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 Raymond Moley, US advisor to pres Roosevelt "Brain Trust", dies at 88
  • Feb 18 Nazir Ali, Indian cricket all-rounder (2 Tests; first Indian Test 1932), dies at 68
  • Feb 19 Luigi Dallapiccola, Italian 12-tone composer, dies at 71
  • Feb 20 Edgar "Cookie" Fairchild, American bandleader (Jerry Colonna Show), dies at 76
  • Feb 20 Lillian Fontaine, actress (Suddenly it's Spring), dies at 88
  • Feb 20 Robert Strauss, American actor (Stalag 17, The Seven Year Itch), dies from a stroke at 61
  • Feb 24 Nikolai A Bulganin, marshal/premier of USSR (1955-58), dies at 79

Person of interestElijah Muhammad

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
  • Feb 27 Neville Cardus, English writer and cricketer, dies at 86
  • Feb 28 István Kardos, Hungarian composer, dies at 83