Famous Deaths in July 1984

  • Jul 1 Moshe Feldenkrais, Ukrainian-born educator (b. 1904)
  • Jul 2 Ramiro Cortes, composer, dies at 50
  • Jul 2 Paul Dozois, Quebec politician (b. 1908)
  • Jul 3 Raoul Salan, French general/OAS leader (Algeria), dies at 85
  • Jul 4 Jimmie Spheeris, American singer-songwriter (b. 1949)
  • Jul 7 Flora Robson, actress (Great Day, Frieda), dies in her sleep at 82
  • Jul 7 Carl Boenish, American father of BASE jumping (b. 1941)
  • Jul 8 Christine McIntyre, actress (3 Stooges), dies at 73
  • Jul 9 Randall Thompson, US composer (Trip to Nahant), dies at 85
  • Jul 11 Karel Mengelberg, composer, dies at 81
  • Jul 14 Al Schacht, [Clown prince of baseball], baseball player, dies at 91
  • Jul 14 Kenny Delmar, comedian (School House), dies at 74
  • Jul 14 Philippe Wynne, US soul singer (I'll Be Around), dies at 43
  • Jul 14 Ernest Tidyman, American writer (b. 1928)
  • Jul 16 Billy Williams, singer (Your Show of Shows), dies at 73
  • Jul 17 J Delos Jewkes, singer/actor (Stars & Stripes Forever), dies at 89
  • Jul 18 James Oliver Huberty, shot by police after killing 21 in McDonalds
  • Jul 19 Carol Eberts Veazie, actress (Maude Endles-Norby), dies at 89
  • Jul 19 Geert Lubberhuizen, Dutch publisher (Busy Bee), dies at 68
  • Jul 19 Faina Ranevskaya, Russian actress (b. 1896)
  • Jul 20 Gail Kubik, US composer (Gerald McBoing Boing), dies at 69
  • Jul 20 Jim [James] Fixx, jogger/writer (Jim Fixx on Running), dies at 52
  • Jul 21 Michael Osborne, rock guitarist/vocalist (Axe), dies at 34
  • Jul 23 Lloyd Gough, actor (Black Bart, Tolsa), dies of aortic aneurism at 77
  • Jul 25 Bryan Hextall, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1913)
  • Jul 25 Big Mama Thornton, American singer (b. 1926)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jul 26 Ed "Psycho" Gein, mass murderer ("Psycho" & "The Texas Chain Saw Massacre" based on him), dies at 78

Murderer and Body Snatcher Ed Gein
Murderer and Body Snatcher
Ed Gein

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Jul 26 George Gallup, pioneer of public opinion polls, dies of a heart attack at 82

Inventor of the Gallup Poll George Gallup
Inventor of the Gallup Poll
George Gallup
  • Jul 27 James Mason, British actor (Lolita), dies of a heart attack at 75
  • Jul 27 Oswald Jacoby, US contract bridge champion, dies at 81
  • Jul 28 Bess Flowers, actress (View from Pompey's Head), dies at 85
  • Jul 29 Fred Waring, orchestra leader (Fred Waring Show), dies at 84
  • Jul 29 Woodrow Parfey, actor (Time Express), dies at 61 of a heart attack
  • Jul 30 Maurice Tremlett, cricketer (England pace bowler 1948-49), dies
  • Jul 31 Bill Raisch, one armed actor (Fred Johnson- The Fugitive), dies at 79
  • Jul 31 Paul Le Flem, composer, dies at 103