Famous Deaths in July 1973

  • Jul 1 Mario La Broca, composer, dies at 76
  • Jul 2 Betty Grable, US actress (How to Marry a Millionaire), dies at 56
  • Jul 2 George Macready, US, actor (Martin Peyton-Peyton Place), dies at 73
  • Jul 2 Swede Savage, dies of injuries at Indianapolis 500
  • Jul 2 Chick Hafey, baseball player (b. 1903)
  • Jul 2 George McBride, baseball player (b. 1880)
  • Jul 2 Ferdinand Schörner, German field marshal (b. 1892)
  • Jul 3 Charles Ancerl, Czech conductor (Prague/Toronto), dies at 63
  • Jul 4 Leonid Stein, Russian chess player, dies at about 39
  • Jul 6 Joe E Brown, comedian, dies after long illness at 80
  • Jul 6 Otto Klemperer, German/US conductor, dies at 88
  • Jul 6 Patrick McVey, actor (Manhunt, Big Town), dies at 63
  • Jul 7 Max Horkheimer, German philosopher/sociologist, dies at 78
  • Jul 7 Veronica Lake, [Constance Ockleman], actress (Ramrod), dies at 58
  • Jul 8 Wilfred Rhodes, cricketer (4187 1st-class wickets, most ever), dies
  • Jul 11 Alexander Vasilyevich Mosolov, Russian composer (Zavod), dies at 72
  • Jul 11 Isabel Randolph, actress (Mrs Nester-Our Miss Brooks), dies at 83
  • Jul 11 Robert Ryan, US actor (Dirty Dozens, Longest Day), dies at 63
  • Jul 12 Lon Chaney Jr, American actor (Wolfman), dies after long illness at 67
  • Jul 13 Martian Negrea, composer, dies at 80
  • Jul 13 Willy Fritsch, German actor (Spies, Women in the Moon), dies at 72
  • Jul 14 Clarence White, American guitarist (Byrds), killed by a drunk driver at 29
  • Jul 16 Trijntje "Nine" van de Schaaf, author (Fries dorpsleven), dies at 91
  • Jul 18 Jack Hawkins, actor (Ben Hur, Ben-Four Just Men), dies at 62
  • Jul 19 Vasily Dmiotriyevich Shcheglov, Russian cosmonaut, dies at 33

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Jul 20 Bruce Lee [Lee Yuen Kam], Hong Kong and American martial artist and actor (Enter the Dragon), dies at 32

Karate Star/Actor Bruce Lee
Karate Star/Actor
Bruce Lee
  • Jul 20 Robert Smithson, American land artist (b. 1938)
  • Jul 21 Russell Hardie, dies after long illness at 69
  • Jul 23 Eddie Rickenbacker, WW I fighter pilot, dies at 82
  • Jul 23 Marius-Francois Gaillard, composer, dies at 72
  • Jul 24 Mary Frasca, singer/actress, dies in NYC

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Jul 25 Louis St. Laurent, 12th Prime Minister of Canada, dies of natural causes at 91

12th Prime Minister of Canada Louis St. Laurent
12th Prime Minister of Canada
Louis St. Laurent
  • Jul 26 Mike Burke, Pres (NY Yankees)/dir (Madison Sq Garden), dies
  • Jul 28 Royal Butler, actor, dies at 80
  • Jul 29 Eileen Percy, silent film actress (Wicked, Backstage), dies at 72
  • Jul 29 Norm Smith, Australian rules footballer and coach (b. 1915)
  • Jul 29 Roger Williamson, English racing driver (b. 1948)
  • Jul 30 Erich Katz, German-born American composer and musicologist, dies at 72
  • Jul 30 Guy Middleton, actor (Fur Collar, Now & Forever), dies at 65