On This Day

Famous People Who Died in 1975 (Part 2)

Deaths 201 - 350 of 350

  • Jul 14 Madan Mohan, India Hindi Film Melodious Music director, dies at 51
  • Jul 15 Charles Weidman, US dancer/choreographer (Fables for Our Time), dies
  • Jul 17 Modoc, the elephant, dies at age 78 (oldest known nonhuman mammal)
  • Jul 17 Konstantine Gamsakhurdia, Georgian writer and public benefactor, dies at 82
  • Jul 18 Federico Ghisi, composer, dies at 74
  • Jul 19 (William) "Lefty" Frizzell, American country music singer and songwriter ("If You've Got the Money (I've Got the Time)"; "Saginaw, Michigan"), dies at 47
  • Jul 21 Billy West [Roy B Weissburg], Russian actor, Charlie Chaplin impersonator and silent film director (Further Perils of Laurel & Hardy), dies at 82
  • Jul 21 Fie Carelsen, Dutch stage actress (Malle Gevallen), dies at 85
  • Jul 21 George Petty, American pin-up artist, dies at 81
  • Jul 25 Eugen Fink, German philosopher, dies at 69
  • Jul 26 Leigh Whipper, actor (Hidden Eye, Jungle Queen), dies at 98
  • Jul 29 James [Benjamin] Blish, sci-fi author (Star Trek Reader), dies at 54
  • Aug 1 Howard Joslin, American actor (Quebec, Detective Story), dies at 68
  • Aug 3 Ruth Lee, actress (Middleton Family at 1939 World's Fair), dies at 79
  • Aug 4 John Baragrey, American actor (Creeper, The Loves of Carmen), dies of a stroke at 57
  • Aug 8 Julian "Cannonball" Adderley, American jazz alto saxophonist and bandleader of the 1950-60s hard bop era (The Black Messiah), dies of a stroke at 46
  • Aug 8 Bernie Green, American orchestra leader (Arthur Godfrey Show, Garry Moore Show), dies at 66
  • Aug 11 Anthony McAuliffe, American general and commander of the 101st Airborne Division celebrated for his reply of "Nuts!" to a German surrender ultimatum, dies at 77
  • Aug 11 Howard Wendell, American actor (Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, How to Murder Your Wife), dies at 67
  • Aug 14 Joris Baers, Flemish bibliographer (founder Boekengids), dies at 87

AssassinationSheikh Mujibur Rahman

Aug 15 Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, founding father of Bangladesh, 1st and 4th President of Bangladesh (1971-72, 1975-76), assassinated in military coup by group of junior army officers at 55

  • Aug 15 Clay Shaw, alleged John F. Kennedy assassination conspiracist & businessman (b. 1913)
  • Aug 17 Sig Arno [Siegfried Aron], German-Jewish actor (Holiday in Havana, My Friend Irma), dies at 80
  • Aug 17 Vladimir Kutz, Russian distance runner (Olympic gold 1956) dies at 48
  • Aug 19 Jim Londos, Greek-American wrestler, dies at 81
  • Aug 19 Ima Hogg, American society leader, Texas art patron and founder of Houston Symphony, dies at 93
  • Aug 19 Mark Donohue, American auto racer (Indianapolis 500, 1972), dies from injuries suffered in a crash during a practice run in Graz, Austria at 38
  • Aug 23 Hank Patterson, American actor (Gunsmoke, Fred Ziffel-Green Acres), dies at 87
  • Aug 24 Charles H Revson, US cosmetic magnate, dies at 69
  • Aug 25 Frans van Amelsvoort, Dutch choir conductor, dies at 75
  • Aug 25 John R Dunning, US physicist, dies at 67
  • Aug 26 Cullen Landis, American actor (Soul of the Beast), dies at 80
  • Aug 26 Juliette Béliveau, Canadian actress (Le gros Bill) and singer, dies at 85

Haile Selassie

Aug 27 Haile Selassie [Ras Tafari Makonnen], Emperor of Ethiopia (1930-74), dies of suspected assassination by strangulation at 83

  • Aug 28 Fritz Wotruba, Austrian sculptor (b. 1907)

Éamon de Valera

Aug 29 Éamon de Valera, Irish politician (President of Ireland (1937-48, 51-54, 57-59), 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, American cartoon voice (Sherman-Bullwinkle Show), dies at 60
  • Sep 5 Georg Ots, Estonian baritone singer,m and actor, dies of a brain tumor at 55
  • Sep 8 John Mylong, Austrian actor (Robot Monsters), dies at 82
  • Sep 9 Ethel Griffies, actress (Billy Liar, Birds), dies at 97
  • Sep 9 John McGiver, American actor (Patty Duke Show, Jimmy Stewart Show; Fitzwilly), dies from a heart attack at 61
  • Sep 9 Minta Durfee, actress (Keystone Comedies, Mickey), dies at 85
  • Sep 10 George Paget Thomson, English physicist who demonstrated electron diffraction (Nobel 1937), dies at 83 [1]
  • Sep 10 Hans Swarowsky, Austrian conductor (Graz Opera 1947-50), dies at 75
  • Sep 12 Doc Alexander, American College Football Hall of Fame guard (Syracuse; All Pro 1921, 22; Rochester Jeffersons; NFL C'ship 1925; NY Giants), dies at 78
  • Sep 14 Walter Herbert [Seligmann], German-American conductor, impresario (Houston Grand Opera, 1955- 72; San Diego Opera, 1965-77), and world champion bridge player, dies at 77
  • Sep 16 Irene Hayes, Ziegfeld girl and businesswoman (b. 1896)
  • Sep 18 Pamela Brown, British actress (Cleopatra, I Know Where I'm Going!, Beckett), dies from pancreatic cancer at 58
  • Sep 18 Fairfield Porter, American painter, dies at 68
  • Sep 20 Saint-John Perse, French diplomat and poet (Nobel 1960), dies at 78
  • Sep 20 Vincent Lopez, American pianist and big band leader ("Nola"), dies at 79
  • Sep 22 Franz Salmhofer, composer, dies at 75
  • Sep 22 Patricia Doyle, actress (Wuthering Heights), dies at 60
  • Sep 23 Ian Hunter, South African character actor (Dr. Blood's Coffin; White Unicorn), dies at 75
  • Sep 23 René Thomas, French auto racer (Indianapolis 500 1914), dies at 89
  • Sep 24 Clive Morton, British actor (Goodbye Mr Chips, Moonraker), dies at 71
  • Sep 24 Earle Cabell, American politician, 48th Mayor of Dallas (1961-64), dies at 68
  • Sep 25 Bob Considine, American journalist and author (Babe Ruth Story), 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 (A Time to Love and a Time to Die), dies at 87
  • Sep 28 Sidney Fields, comedian (Abbott & Costello), dies at 77

Casey Stengel

Sep 29 Casey Stengel, American Baseball Hall of Fame manager (Yankees (1949-60), NY Met's 1st), dies of cancer at 85

  • 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 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, Belgian composer, dies at 67
  • Nov 1 Philip James, American composer, conductor (New Jersey Symphony, 1922-29; Bamberger Little Symphony, 1929-36), and educator (NYU, 1934-56), 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 Edward L Tatum, American molecular geneticist and biochemist (Nobel Prize 1958), dies of heart failure at 65
  • Nov 5 Lionel Trilling, American literary critic and author (1969 Poses Award, The Liberal Imagination), dies at 70
  • Nov 6 Annette Kellermann, Australian swimmer, silent-film actress (A Daughter of the Gods; Venus Of The South Seas), and author, dies at 87
  • Nov 9 Luwig Turek, German writer, dies at 77
  • Nov 10 Ernest M. McSorley, American ship captain (b. 1912)
  • Nov 11 Marty May, American actor (Fireball Fun For All), dies at 79
  • Nov 13 Olga Berggolts, Russian poet (b. 1910)
  • Nov 13 R. C. Sherriff, English playwright (Journey's End), dies at 79
  • 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)
  • Nov 21 Gunnar Gunnarsson, Icelandic writer (The Church on the Mountain), dies at 86
  • Nov 22 François de Roubaix, French film score composer, dies in diving accident at 36
  • Nov 25 Moyna MacGill, actress (Strange Affair of Uncle Harry), dies
  • Nov 27 Ross McWhirter, English Guinness Book of Records co-founder, assassinated by the IRA at 50

Graham Hill

Nov 29 Graham Hill, British auto racer (Formula One World Champion, 1962 & 1968), dies while trying to land a plane in the fog near London at 46

  • Dec 1 Nick Kenny, American columnist and songwriter (Nick Kenny Show), dies at 80
  • Dec 1 Nellie Fox, American Baseball Hall of Fame infielder (15 x MLB All Star; AL MVP 1959; Chicago White Sox), dies from lymphatic cancer at 47
  • Dec 1 Anna E. Roosevelt, American radio personality (b. 1906)
  • Dec 1 Ranganandhan Francis, Indian field hockey goalkeeper (Olympic gold 1948, 52, 56), dies at 55
  • Dec 1 Ernesto Maserati, Italian auto racer and engineer (director, chief engineer Maserati of Modena), dies at 77
  • Dec 3 Jacob Kruijt, Dutch sociologist, dies at 76

Hannah Arendt

Dec 4 Hannah Arendt, German-American political theorist and historian (Origins of Totalitarianism), dies of a heart attack at 69

  • Dec 5 Jimmy Nervo, actor (Frozen Limits), dies
  • Dec 7 Hardie Albright, actress (Silver Streak, Scarlet Letter), dies at 71
  • 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, American director (Ox Bow Incident), dies at 79
  • Dec 9 Esdras Minville, Quebec writer, economist and sociologist, dies at 79
  • Dec 9 Frank Signorelli, American jazz pianist (Original Dixieland Jazz Band), dies at 74
  • Dec 11 Lee Wiley, American jazz singer (Night in Manhattan), dies at 67
  • Dec 13 Cyril Delevanti, British actor (Soylent Green, The Night of the Iguana), dies at 88
  • Dec 13 Hendrik Johan Kruls, Dutch general and chief military authority (1944-46), dies at 73
  • Dec 14 Arthur Treacher, English TV announcer (Merv Griffin Show), dies at 81
  • Dec 15 Mukhtar Ashrafi, Soviet-Uzbek composer, dies at 63
  • Dec 17 Frank Sully, American actor (Along Came Jones, Phantom Thief, Inside the Law), dies at 67
  • Dec 17 Noble Sissle, jazz musician, dies at 86
  • Dec 17 Hound Dog Taylor [Theodore Roosevelt], 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 William Lundigan, American actor (Climax, Pinky, They Asked for It), dies of lung and heart congestion at 61
  • Dec 23 Richard S Welch, CIA station chief in Athens, shot dead
  • Dec 24 Tilly Losch, Austrian dancer and actress (Duel in the Sun; Garden of Allah), dies at about 71 (birth date disputed)
  • 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