Famous Deaths in July 1983

  • Jul 1 R Buckminster Fuller, inventor/philosopher, dies in LA at 87
  • Jul 3 John Fleming (Jack) Brock, scientist, physician and a professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Cape Town, 78
  • Jul 4 Claus Adam, American composer and cellist (Juilliard Quartet), dies at 65
  • Jul 5 Arie Querido, psychiatrist (social psychiatry), dies
  • Jul 5 Harry James, swing-era bandleader/trumpet player, dies at 67
  • Jul 5 Vaclav Trojan, composer, dies at 76
  • Jul 7 George Cukor, director (My Fair Lady), dies on 84th birthday
  • Jul 7 Herman Kahn, US futurist/nuclear strategist, dies at 71
  • Jul 7 Vicki Morgan, mistress (Beautiful Bad Girl), murdered at 30
  • Jul 9 Keith Wickenden, British Politician (b. 1932)
  • Jul 10 Werner Egk, German composer (Die Zaubergeige), dies at 82
  • Jul 11 Ross Macdonald, American-Canadian writer (b. 1915)
  • Jul 12 Chris Wood, rocker (Traffic), dies at 39
  • Jul 13 Gabrielle Roy, Canadian author (b. 1909)
  • Jul 14 Jack MacBryan, cricketer (Test for England 1924), dies
  • Jul 15 Eddie Foy Jr, actor (Eddie-Fair Exchange), dies of cancer at 78
  • Jul 20 Frank Reynolds, news anchor (ABC Evening News), dies at 59
  • Jul 23 Georges Auric, French composer (It Always Rains on Sunday), dies at 84
  • Jul 25 Jerome Moross, US composer (Frankie & Johnny), dies at 69
  • Jul 27 Mufasir-ul-Haq, cricketer (Pakistani left-arm quick 1965), dies
  • Jul 28 Alec Marks, cricketer (good NSW batsman 1928-37), dies
  • Jul 29 David Niven, British actor (Around the World in 80 Days, Rugues), dies in Switzerland at 73
  • Jul 29 J B Charles, [Willem Nagel], Dutch criminologist/writer, dies at 83
  • Jul 29 Luis Buñuel, director (Monk), dies of cirrhosis of liver at 83
  • Jul 29 Raymond Massey, actor (Dr Kildare), dies of pneumonia at 86
  • Jul 30 Howard Deitz, MGM executive, dies at 86 of Parkinson's disease
  • Jul 30 Lynn Fontanne, Broadway's premier actress (Emmy 1965), dies at 95
  • Jul 30 Howard Dietz, American lyricist (b. 1896)