Famous Deaths in July 1988

  • 1st Hellmuth Christian Wolff, composer, dies at 82
  • 1st Lex van Delden, Dutch composer/writer, dies at 68
  • 3rd Gabriel Dell, actor (Dead End Kids), dies of leukemia at 68
  • 4th Adrian Adonis, [Keith Franke], WWF wrestler, killed in auto accident
  • 7th Jimmy Edwards, actor (Plank, Bottoms Up, Late Mr H), dies at 68
  • 8th Ray Barbuti, American athlete (b. 1905)
  • 9th Anthony Holland, AIDS sufferer committed suicide at 60
  • 9th Barbara Woodhouse, dog trainer, dies at 78 of a stroke
  • 10th Errol John, playwright, dies at 63
  • 11th Milton Krims, American screenwriter (Prince of Foxes), dies at 84
  • 12th Joshua Logan, Broadway producer, dies at 79 of palsy
  • 12th Raymond W Goldsmith, US economist, dies at 83
  • 13th Huub Bals, Dutch film promotor, dies at 51
  • 13th Samuel L Mendel, oldest US war veteran, dies at 104
  • 15th Eleanor Estes, author (Ginger Pye, Moffats), dies at 82
  • 17th Bruiser Brody [Frank Goodish], professional wrestler, stabbed to death at 42
  • 18th Nico, US model/pop singer (Velvet Underground), dies at 43
  • 22nd Duane Jones, dies of cardiopulmonary arrest at 51
  • 22nd Luigi Lucioni, Italian, landscape painter (opera stars), dies at 87
  • 23rd Jahangir Khan, cricketer (4 Tests for India 1932-36), dies
  • 26th Fazlur Rahman Malik, Pakistani scholar (b. 1919)
  • 27th Judith Barsi, child actress, shot dead with mother by her father at 11
  • 27th Frank Zamboni, American inventor (b. 1901)
  • 29th Ellin Berlin, [MacKay], Mrs Irving Berlin, dies at 86
  • 29th Pete Drake, American pedal steel guitarist and producer, dies at 55
  • 31st Trinidad Silva, killed in auto accident at 38