Famous Deaths in July 1959

  • Jul 6 George Grosz, German cartoonist/painter (Ecce Homo), dies at 65
  • Jul 8 Dale Buisand & Chester Ovnand, 1st Americans killed in Vietnam War
  • Jul 11 C W L Parker, cricketer (3,776 1st-class wickets, 2nd best ever), dies
  • Jul 14 Grock [Adrien Wettach], Swiss clown and circus director, dies at 79
  • Jul 15 Ernest Bloch, Swiss/US composer (Macbeth), dies at 78
  • Jul 15 Peter A Egge, Norwegian writer (The Dream), dies
  • Jul 15 Vance Palmer, Australian author (b. 1885)

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Jul 17 Billie Holiday, jazz singer, dies at Metropolitan Hospital in New York of cirrhosis of the liver at 44

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  • Jul 17 Henri Pourrat, French writer (Le chasseur de la nuit), dies
  • Jul 17 Eugene Meyer, American businessman and newspaper publisher (b. 1875)
  • Jul 20 Harry Fox II, dies at 77
  • Jul 25 Isaac Halevi Herzog, chief rabbi of Israel (1936-59), dies at 71
  • Jul 26 Manuel Altolaguirre, Spanish poet/publisher (Amor), dies at 54