On This Day

Famous People Who Died in October 1975

  • Oct 1 Larry MacPhail, American Baseball Hall of Fame executive (Cincinnati Reds, Brooklyn Dodgers, New York Yankees), dies at 85
  • Oct 1 Al Jackson Jr., American session drummer, known as "The Human Time Keeper" (Stax; Booker T. & MGs - "McLemore Avenue"), murdered by an intruder in his home at 39 [1]
  • 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, American heiress, businesswoman and philanthropist (co-founder & majority owner of MLB's New York Mets), dies at 72
  • Oct 4 May Sutton, American tennis player (first American woman to win Wimbledon singles title 1905), dies at 89
  • Oct 6 Henry Calvin, actor (Sgt Garcia-Zorro), dies at 57
  • Oct 8 Alberto Hemsi, Turkish born composer and collector of Sephardic Jews music, dies at 78
  • Oct 10 Lillian Walker, American silent era actress, dies at 88
  • Oct 17 Vittorio Gui, Italian conductor and composer (Batture d'aspetto), dies at 90
  • Oct 18 Al Lettieri, American actor (Deadly Kiss, Pulp, Mr Majestyk, Getaway), dies of a heart attack at 47
  • Oct 21 Charles Reidpath, American athlete (Olympic gold 1912), dies at 86
  • Oct 23 Barboura Morris, American actor (Wasp Woman, Machine-Gun Kelly), dies at 43
  • Oct 23 Charles Brokaw, American 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, dies at 87
  • Oct 25 Frank Puglia, Italian actor (Black Orchid, Jungle Book), dies at 83
  • Oct 27 Rex Stout, American detective writer (Nero Wolfe), dies at 88
  • Oct 27 H. V. Porter, American basketball coach and administrator (created fan-shaped backboard; moulded basketball, rules films), dies at 84
  • Oct 28 Georges Carpentier, French boxer (world light heavyweight champion, 1st $1m gate v J Dempsey), dies of a heart attack at 81
  • Oct 28 Oliver Nelson, American jazz composer and arranger (The Blues and the Abstract Truth), dies at 43
  • Oct 29 John Scott Trotter, American 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 stage, screen, and radio actor (The Book; Gilda; Touch of Evil), dies at 78
  • Oct 31 SD Burman, Indian musician (b. 1906)