Famous Deaths in July 1978

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