Famous Deaths in July 1987

  • Jul 1 Snakefinger, British-born musician (b. 1949)
  • Jul 2 Karl Linnas, accused Nazi, dies of heart failure in Russia
  • Jul 2 Michael Bennet, choreographer (Chorus Line), dies of AIDS at 44
  • Jul 3 Viola Dana, actress (Willow Tree, 40 Winks, Silent Lover), dies at 90
  • Jul 8 Gerardo Diego, Spanish poet (b. 1896)
  • Jul 8 Lionel Chevrier, Canadian politician (b. 1903)
  • Jul 10 John H. Hammond, American music producer, critic and activist, discovered Billie Holiday, dies at 76
  • Jul 11 Thomas F Waddell, founder (Gay Olympics), dies of AIDS at 50
  • Jul 11 Avi Ran, Israeli footballer (b. 1963)
  • Jul 11 Yaakov Yitzchak Ruderman, American Rosh Yeshiva (b. 1901)
  • Jul 13 Patience Collier, dies
  • Jul 15 Alfie Bass, actor (Moonraker, Are You Being Served), dies at 66
  • Jul 15 Jack O'Hagan, cricketer/composer (Our Don Bradman), dies
  • Jul 17 Yujiro Ishihara, Japanese actor (b. 1934)
  • Jul 18 Gilberto Freye, Brazilian sociologist/writer, dies at 87
  • Jul 20 Richard Egan, actor (Big Cube, Amsterdam Kill), dies at 63
  • Jul 22 A G Kripal Singh, cricketer (14 Tests for India), dies
  • Jul 25 Malcolm Baldrige, Secretary of Commerce, dies of internal injuries
  • Jul 25 Eric Mntonga, co-director of the Institute for a Democratic Alternative for South Africa (IDASA), found on a dirt road a day after he had been detained at a police station
  • Jul 25 Charles Stark Draper, American Scientist and Engineer (Apollo Guidance Computer and inertial navigation technology), dies at 85
  • Jul 26 Joe Liggins, US composer (I've a Right to Cry), dies at 71
  • Jul 27 Travis Jackson, baseball player (NY Giants), dies at 83
  • Jul 28 James Burnham, philosopher (Coming Defeat of Communism), dies at 81
  • Jul 29 Arthur Chipperfield, cricketer (14 Tests for Australia), dies
  • Jul 29 Bibhutibhushan Mukhopadhyay, Bengali author (b. 1894)
  • Jul 30 Mary Spinell, actress (Last Horror Film), dies