Famous Deaths in July 1956

  • Jul 7 Gottfried Benn, writer, dies at 70
  • Jul 8 Gerrit Jan van Heuven Goedhart, dutch min of Justice (Nobel 54), dies
  • Jul 8 Giovanni Papini, Italian author/poet (Un Uomo Finito), dies at 75
  • Jul 10 Joe Giard, American baseball player (b. 1898)
  • Jul 12 Maurice Lippens, Belgian governor of Congo (1921-23), dies at 80
  • Jul 13 Vladimir Grigor'yevich Zakharov, composer, dies at 54
  • Jul 14 Jaroslav Ridky, composer, dies at 58
  • Jul 18 Willem J A Kerncamp, Dut overseas minister (Islam & Woman), dies at 57
  • Jul 20 Ken Burn, cricketer (Tasmanian rep on 1890 Ashes tour, 2 Tests), dies
  • Jul 20 James Alexander Calder, Canadian politician (b. 1868)
  • Jul 26 Miguel Bernal Jiminez, composer, dies at 46
  • Jul 27 J M M Commaille, cricketer (12 Tests for South Africa 1910-28), dies
  • Jul 28 Ludwig Klages, German philosopher/graphologist, dies at 83
  • Jul 29 Ludwig Klages, German philosopher (Study of Graves), dies at 83