Famous People Who Died In 1975

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Discover the most famous people died who died in the year 1975. This list includes people like Jimmy Hoffa, K. Kamaraj, Francisco Franco, Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, Haile Selassie and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include political leaders, artists, composers and journalists who died in 1975. This list includes people from United States, United Kingdom, France & India and many more countries.
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 1 
Josephine Baker
(First Black Woman to Star in a Major Motion Picture, the 1927 Silent Film 'Siren of the Tropics')
Josephine Baker
25
Birthdate: June 3, 1906
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Died: April 12
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 2 
Haile Selassie
(Former Emperor of Ethiopia (1930 - 1936, 1941 - 1974))
Haile Selassie
25
Birthdate: July 23, 1892
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Ejersa Goro, Ethiopia
Died: August 27
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)
 3 
Moe Howard
(Actor, Comedian and Leader of Comedy Group ‘The Three Stooges’)
Moe Howard
17
Birthdate: June 19, 1897
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: May 4
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
 4 
Rod Serling
(Screenwriter and Playwright Best Known for His Work on Anthology TV Series ‘The Twilight Zone’)
Rod Serling
6
Birthdate: December 25, 1924
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Syracuse, New York, United States
Died: June 28
 5 
Dmitry Shostakovich
(One of the Major Russian Composers of the 20th Century)
Dmitry Shostakovich
4
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: September 25, 1906
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia
Died: August 9
 6 
Larry Fine
(Comedian, Actor and Member of the Comedy Team the ‘Three Stooges’)
Larry Fine
6
Birthdate: October 5, 1902
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: January 24
 7 
Steve Prefontaine
(Long-distance Runner)
Steve Prefontaine
8
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 25, 1951
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Coos Bay
Died: May 30
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 8 
Faisal of Saudi Arabia
(King of Saudi Arabia from 1964 to 1975)
Faisal of Saudi Arabia
9
Birthdate: April 9, 1906
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Died: March 25
 9 
Susan Hayward
(American Film Actress, Best Known for her Film Portrayals of Women that were Based on True Stories)
Susan Hayward
13
Birthdate: June 30, 1917
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: March 14
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
 10 
Aristotle Onassis
(Businessman)
Aristotle Onassis
9
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: January 20, 1906
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Karataş, İzmir, Turkey
Died: March 15
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 11 
Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan
(2nd President of India (1962 – 1967), 1st Vice President of India (1952 - 1962))
Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan
82
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 5, 1888
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Thiruttani, Tamil Nadu, India
Died: April 17
 12 
Pier Paolo Pasolini
(Italian Filmmaker Known for His Radical Methods, Overtly Political and Often Scandalous Content)
Pier Paolo Pasolini
1
Birthdate: March 5, 1922
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Bologna, Italy
Died: November 2
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 13 
Hannah Arendt
(One of the Most Influential Political Theorists of the 20th Century)
Hannah Arendt
3
Birthdate: October 14, 1906
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Linden - Mitte, Hanover, Germany
Died: December 4
 14 
P G Wodehouse
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 15, 1881
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Guildford, England
Died: February 14
 15 
Chiang Kai-shek
(President of the Republic of China)
Chiang Kai-shek
24
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 31, 1887
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Xikou
Died: April 5
 16 
Éamon de Valera
(Former President of Ireland)
Éamon de Valera
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 14, 1882
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: New York City
Died: August 29
 17 
Fredric March
(One of Hollywood's Most Celebrated, Versatile Stars of the 1930s and 1940s)
Fredric March
2
Birthdate: August 31, 1897
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Racine, Wisconsin, United States
Died: April 14
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 18 
Francisco Franco
(Former Caudillo of Spain)
Francisco Franco
54
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 4, 1892
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Ferrol, Spain
Died: November 20
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
 19 
Anna Roosevelt Halsted
(Writer, Editor)
Anna Roosevelt Halsted
1
Birthdate: May 3, 1906
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: New York City
Died: December 1
 20 
Tim Buckley
(Guitarist, Singer-songwriter)
Tim Buckley
3
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: February 14, 1947
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States
Died: June 29
 21 
Sheikh Mujibur Rahman
(Founding Father of Bangladesh)
Sheikh Mujibur Rahman
30
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 17, 1920
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Tungipara, Bangladesh
Died: August 15
 22 
Pete Ham
(Welsh Singer-Songwriter and Lead Vocalist for the 1970s Rock Band ‘Badfinger’)
Pete Ham
4
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: April 27, 1947
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Swansea, West Glamorgan, Wales
Died: April 24
 23 
K. Kamaraj
(Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu (1954-63))
K. Kamaraj
63
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 15, 1903
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Virudhunagar, Tamil Nadu, India
Died: October 2
 24 
Ozzie Nelson
7
Birthdate: March 20, 1906
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Jersey City, New Jersey, United States
Died: June 3
 25 
Graham Hill
(British Racing Driver Who Won the 1962 and 1968 'Formula One' World Championship Title)
Graham Hill
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 15, 1929
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Hampstead, London, United Kingdom
Died: November 29
 26 
Otto Skorzeny
(German SS - Obersturmbannführer During World War II)
Otto Skorzeny
10
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: June 12, 1908
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: July 5
 27 
Marjorie Main
(Actress)
Marjorie Main
2
Birthdate: February 24, 1890
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Acton, Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
Died: April 10
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 28 
Mary Ure
(Stage actor, Film actor)
Mary Ure
2
Birthdate: February 18, 1933
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Glasgow
Died: April 3
 29 
Moms Mabley
(American comedian)
Moms Mabley
4
Birthdate: March 19, 1894
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Brevard, North Carolina, United States
Died: May 23
 30 
Clyde Tolson
(1st Associate Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation)
Clyde Tolson
4
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 22, 1900
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Laredo, Missouri, United States
Died: April 14
 31 
Percy Lavon Julian
(One of the First African Americans to Receive a Doctorate in Chemistry)
Percy Lavon Julian
5
Birthdate: April 11, 1899
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Montgomery, Alabama, United States
Died: April 19
 32 
Cannonball Adderley
(Jazz alto saxophonist)
Cannonball Adderley
2
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: September 15, 1928
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Tampa, Florida, United States
Died: August 8
 33 
Casey Stengel
(Baseball player)
Casey Stengel
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 30, 1890
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Kansas City, Missouri, United States
Died: September 29
 34 
Umm Kulthum
(The Voice of Egypt)
Umm Kulthum
5
Birthdate: December 31, 1898
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: El-Senbellawein, Egypt
Died: February 3
 35 
William Hartnell
2
Birthdate: January 8, 1908
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: St. Pancras, London, England, UK
Died: April 23
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 36 
Bob Wills
(Musician)
Bob Wills
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: March 6, 1905
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Limestone County, Texas, United States
Died: May 13
 37 
Barbara Hepworth
(English Artist and Sculptor Whose Work Exemplifies Modernism)
Barbara Hepworth
4
Birthdate: January 10, 1903
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Wakefield, England, United Kingdom
Died: May 20
 38 
Lefty Frizzell
0
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: March 31, 1928
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Corsicana, Texas, United States
Died: July 19
 39 
Richard Conte
0
Birthdate: March 24, 1910
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Jersey City, New Jersey, USA
Died: April 15
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 40 
Thomas Hart Benton
4
Birthdate: April 15, 1889
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Missouri
Died: January 19
 41 
Thornton Wilder
(Playwright)
Thornton Wilder
2
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 17, 1897
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Madison, Wisconsin, United States
Died: December 7
 42 
Bernard Herrmann
(Composer, Conductor, Film score composer)
Bernard Herrmann
2
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: June 29, 1911
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Died: December 24
 43 
Euell Gibbons
(Outdoorsman)
Euell Gibbons
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: September 8, 1911
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Clarksville, Texas, United States
Died: December 29
 44 
Louis Jordan
(Singer, Actor, Saxophonist, Jazz musician)
Louis Jordan
3
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: July 8, 1908
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Arkansas
Died: February 4
 45 
Arnold J. Toynbee
0
Birthdate: April 14, 1889
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: London, England, United Kingdom
Died: October 22
 46 
Harry J. Anslinger
(1st Commissioner of the Federal Bureau of Narcotics)
Harry J. Anslinger
3
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 20, 1892
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Altoona, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: November 14
 47 
George Stevens
(Film Director & Producer)
George Stevens
0
Birthdate: December 18, 1904
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Oakland, California, United States
Died: March 8
 48 
Sam Giancana
(American Mobster Who was Boss of the 'Chicago Outfit' from 1957 to 1966.)
Sam Giancana
7
Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: June 15, 1908
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: June 19
 49 
Josemaría Escrivá
(Spanish Priest Who Founded the Organization 'Opus Dei')
Josemaría Escrivá
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 9, 1902
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Barbastro, Spain
Died: June 26
 50 
Ezzard Charles
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 7, 1921
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Lawrenceville, Georgia, United States
Died: May 28
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)