Famous Deaths in July 1978

  • Jul 1 Kurt Student, German Luftwaffe general (b. 1890)
  • Jul 2 Aris Alexandrou, Greek novelist, poet and translator (b. 1922)
  • Jul 3 James Daly, actor (Medical Center), dies at 59
  • Jul 9 Abdul Razak al-Naif, premier of Iraq, murdered
  • Jul 9 Aladar Zoltan, composer, dies at 49
  • Jul 10 Michel Gusikoff, composer, dies at 85
  • Jul 10 Joe Davis, English snooker player (b. 1901)
  • Jul 13 Antonio Veretti, composer, dies at 78
  • Jul 17 Thayer David, actor (Rocky, Roots, Savages), dies at 51
  • Jul 27 Aasan Ferit Alnar, composer, dies at 72
  • Jul 27 [John] Willem van Otterloo, conductor/composer (Symphonic), dies at 70
  • Jul 28 Jan Willem van Otterloo, composer, dies at 70
  • Jul 29 Wesley La Violette, composer, dies at 84
  • Jul 31 Carleton Percy Hobbs, actor (I Claudius, Dark Places), dies at 80
  • Jul 31 Enoch Light, orchestra leader (Gulf Road Show with Bob Smith), dies at 70