Famous Deaths in July 1947

  • Jul 1 Clarence Lucas, composer, dies at 80
  • Jul 9 Lucjan ┼╗eligowski, Polish general (b. 1865)
  • Jul 12 Jimmie Lunceford, American saxophonist and bandleader (b. 1902)
  • Jul 13 Warwick Armstrong, cricketer (50 Tests 1901-21, 2863 runs), dies
  • Jul 15 Henry Kolker, dies at 76
  • Jul 15 Walter Donaldson, American songwriter (b. 1893)
  • Jul 16 Horatio Mbelle, South African interpreter, community leader and politician, dies in Pretoria at 77
  • Jul 17 Raoul Wallenberg, Swedish diplomat in WW II (saved thousands of Jews), dies at 34
  • Jul 19 Aung San, Burmese nationalist (assassinated) (b. 1915)
  • Jul 19 U Razak, Burmese politician (b. 1898)
  • Jul 24 Ernest Austin, composer, dies at 72
  • Jul 30 George Challenor, cricketer (played in 1st WI Test side 1928), dies
  • Jul 30 Joseph Cook, 6th Prime Minister of Australia (b. 1860)