Famous Deaths in July 1969

  • Jul 2 Michael DiBiase, wrestler (b. 1923)
  • Jul 3 Brian Jones [Lewis Brian Hopkin Jones], English musician (Rolling Stones), drowns to death at 27
  • Jul 3 Hermann Grabner, composer, dies at 83
  • Jul 5 Ben Alexander, dies at 58
  • Jul 5 Tom Mboya, Kenyian economics minister, assassinated in Narobi at 65
  • Jul 5 Walter Gropius, architect/found (Bauhaus school of design), dies at 86
  • Jul 5 Wilhelm Backhaus, German pianist (Rubinstein-1905), dies at 85
  • Jul 5 Leo McCarey, American film director (b. 1898)
  • Jul 7 Erskine Sanford, dies at 83
  • Jul 7 Gladys Swarthout, US mezzo-soprano (La Gioconda), dies at 69
  • Jul 9 Gertrude Dixon, compiler of Shunryu Suzuki's Zen Mind, dies
  • Jul 9 Pierre Capdevielle, composer, dies at 63
  • Jul 9 Rob de Vries, actor/director (Ciske de Rat, Silent Raid), dies at 51
  • Jul 13 Madiba Thembekile, Nelson Mandela's son, dies in a car accident at 24
  • Jul 15 Peter Van Eyck, dies after long illness at 56
  • Jul 18 Barbara Pepper, actress (Doris Ziffel-Green Acres), dies at 57
  • Jul 19 Mary Jo Kopechne, in Ted Kennedy's car, drowns at 28
  • Jul 19 Pavel I Apostolov, Russian military bandmaster, dies
  • Jul 20 Roy Hamilton, American rocker, dies at 40 (b. 1929)
  • Jul 22 Hammy Love, cricketer (NSW wicket-keeper, played for Australia), dies
  • Jul 23 Deli Floyd, writer, dies
  • Jul 24 Witold Gombrowicz, Polish author (Ferdydurke, Dziennik), dies at 64
  • Jul 25 Douglas Stuart Moore, composer, dies at 75
  • Jul 26 Raymond Walburn, actor (Spoilers, Dixie), dies after illness at 81
  • Jul 28 Ernst Tittel, composer, dies at 59
  • Jul 28 Frank H Loesser, US songwriter/composer (Guys & Dolls), dies at 59
  • Jul 28 Gabriel von Wayditch, composer, dies at 80
  • Jul 28 Ramón Grau, Cuban president (b. 1882)