Famous Deaths in July 2005

  • 1st Luther Vandross, American singer, dies at 54
  • 1st Obie Benson, American musician (b. 1936)
  • 2nd Ernest Lehman, American screenwriter (b. 1915)
  • 3rd Alberto Lattuada, Italian film director (b. 1914)
  • 3rd Gaylord Nelson, American politician (b. 1916)
  • 4th Hank Stram, American football coach (b. 1923)
  • 5th James Stockdale, U.S. Navy vice admiral (b. 1923)
  • 5th Shirley Goodman, American singer (b. 1936)
  • 6th Bruno Augenstein, German-born mathematician (b. 1923)
  • 6th L. Patrick Gray III, American FBI director (b. 1916)
  • 6th Evan Hunter, American novelist (b. 1926)
  • 6th Claude Simon, French writer, Nobel laureate (b. 1913)
  • 6th Richard Verreau, Canadian tenor (b. 1926)
  • 9th Yevgenij Grishin, Russian speed skater (b. 1931)
  • 9th Alex Shibicky, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1914)
  • 9th Kevin Hagen, American actor (b.1928)
  • 10th A.J. Quinnell, English writer (b. 1940)
  • 10th Freda Wright-Sorce, American radio performer (b. 1955)
  • 10th Freddy Soto, American comedian and actor (b. 1970)
  • 10th Jimmy Franklin and Bobby Younkin, airshow performers
  • 11th Gretchen Franklin, English actress (b. 1911)
  • 11th Frances Langford, American actress and singer (b. 1914)
  • 11th Jesús Iglesias, Argentine professional racing driver (b. 1922)
  • 12th John King, Baron King of Wartnaby, Chief executive of British Airways since its privitisation (b. 1917)
  • 14th Joe Harnell, American musician, composer and arranger (b. 1924)

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14th Cicely Saunders, English Nurse, physician and writer who founded the first modern hospice, dies of cancer at 87

Nurse and Social Worker Cicely Saunders
Nurse and Social Worker
Cicely Saunders
  • 16th Pietro Consagra, Italian sculptor (b. 1920)
  • 16th Prince Gu of Korea (b. 1931)
  • 16th Camillo Felgen, Luxembourgish singer, lyricist, and entertainer (b. 1920)
  • 17th Laurel Aitken, Jamaican singer (b. 1927)
  • 17th Geraldine Fitzgerald, Irish-born actress (b. 1913)
  • 17th Edward Heath, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1916)
  • 17th Gavin Lambert, British-born screenwriter (b. 1924)
  • 17th Joe Vialls, Australian writer (b. 1944)
  • 18th William Westmoreland, American military officer (b. 1914)
  • 18th Bill Hicke, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1938)
  • 19th John Tyndall, British politician (b. 1934)
  • 19th Edward Bunker, American writer (b. 1933)
  • 19th Alain Bombard, French Biologist, Physician, and Politician who made a solitary journey across the Atlantic ocean without provisions, dies at 80
  • 20th James Doohan, Canadian-born actor (b. 1920)
  • 20th Finn Gustavsen, Norwegian politician (b. 1926)
  • 20th Kayo Hatta, American film director (b. 1958)
  • 21st Long John Baldry, British blues musician (b. 1941)
  • 21st Lord Alfred Hayes, British Wrestling Announcer for WWE (b. 1928)
  • 22nd Eugene Record American songwriter and singer (The Chi-Lites) (b. 1940)
  • 22nd Jean Charles de Menezes, Brazilian electrician killed by Scotland Yard (b. 1978)
  • 23rd Ted Greene, American jazz guitarist and teacher (b. 1946)
  • 24th Richard Doll, English epidemiologist (b. 1912)
  • 25th Albert Mangelsdorff, German jazz trombonist (b. 1928)
  • 26th Betty Astell, British actress (b. 1912)
  • 26th Alexander Golitzen, American art director (b. 1908)
  • 26th Jack Hirshleifer, American economist (b. 1925)
  • 26th Gilles Marotte, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1945)
  • 27th Swami Shantanand, Mahasamadhi Day, Indian Saint, Philosopher (b. 1934)
  • 27th Marten Toonder, Dutch comic writer (b. 1912)
  • 28th Ronald MacDonald, British major-general (WWII), dies at 93
  • 30th Ray Cunningham, American baseball player (b. 1905)
  • 30th John Garang, Vice President of Sudan (b. 1945)
  • 30th Anthony Walker, English hate crime murder victim (b. 1987)
  • 31st Wim Duisenberg, Dutch banker (b. 1935)