Famous Deaths in July 2005

  • Jul 1 Luther Vandross, American singer, dies at 54
  • Jul 1 Obie Benson, American musician (b. 1936)
  • Jul 2 Ernest Lehman, American screenwriter (b. 1915)
  • Jul 3 Alberto Lattuada, Italian film director (b. 1914)
  • Jul 3 Gaylord Nelson, American politician (b. 1916)
  • Jul 4 Hank Stram, American football coach (b. 1923)
  • Jul 5 James Stockdale, U.S. Navy vice admiral (b. 1923)
  • Jul 5 Shirley Goodman, American singer (b. 1936)
  • Jul 6 Bruno Augenstein, German-born mathematician (b. 1923)
  • Jul 6 L. Patrick Gray III, American FBI director (b. 1916)
  • Jul 6 Evan Hunter, American novelist (b. 1926)
  • Jul 6 Claude Simon, Malagasy-French writer, (Nobel Prize Literature 1985), dies at 91
  • Jul 6 Richard Verreau, Canadian tenor (b. 1926)
  • Jul 9 Yevgenij Grishin, Russian speed skater (b. 1931)
  • Jul 9 Alex Shibicky, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1914)
  • Jul 9 Kevin Hagen, American actor (b.1928)
  • Jul 10 A.J. Quinnell, English writer (b. 1940)
  • Jul 10 Freda Wright-Sorce, American radio performer (b. 1955)
  • Jul 10 Freddy Soto, American comedian and actor (b. 1970)
  • Jul 10 Jimmy Franklin and Bobby Younkin, airshow performers
  • Jul 11 Gretchen Franklin, English actress (b. 1911)
  • Jul 11 Frances Langford, American actress and singer (b. 1914)
  • Jul 11 Jesús Iglesias, Argentine professional racing driver (b. 1922)
  • Jul 12 John King, Baron King of Wartnaby, Chief executive of British Airways since its privitisation (b. 1917)
  • Jul 14 Joe Harnell, American musician, composer and arranger (b. 1924)

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Jul 14 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
  • Jul 16 Pietro Consagra, Italian sculptor (b. 1920)
  • Jul 16 Prince Gu of Korea (b. 1931)
  • Jul 16 Camillo Felgen, Luxembourgish singer, lyricist, and entertainer (b. 1920)
  • Jul 17 Laurel Aitken, Jamaican singer (b. 1927)
  • Jul 17 Geraldine Fitzgerald, Irish-born actress (b. 1913)
  • Jul 17 Edward Heath, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1916)
  • Jul 17 Gavin Lambert, British-born screenwriter (b. 1924)
  • Jul 17 Joe Vialls, Australian writer (b. 1944)
  • Jul 18 William Westmoreland, American military officer (b. 1914)
  • Jul 18 Bill Hicke, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1938)
  • Jul 19 John Tyndall, British politician (b. 1934)
  • Jul 19 Edward Bunker, American writer (b. 1933)
  • Jul 19 Alain Bombard, French Biologist, Physician, and Politician who made a solitary journey across the Atlantic ocean without provisions, dies at 80
  • Jul 20 James Doohan, Canadian-born actor (b. 1920)
  • Jul 20 Finn Gustavsen, Norwegian politician (b. 1926)
  • Jul 20 Kayo Hatta, American film director (b. 1958)
  • Jul 21 Long John Baldry, British blues musician (b. 1941)
  • Jul 21 Lord Alfred Hayes, British Wrestling Announcer for WWE (b. 1928)
  • Jul 22 Eugene Record American songwriter and singer (The Chi-Lites) (b. 1940)
  • Jul 22 Jean Charles de Menezes, Brazilian electrician killed by Scotland Yard (b. 1978)
  • Jul 23 Ted Greene, American jazz guitarist and teacher (b. 1946)
  • Jul 24 Richard Doll, English epidemiologist (b. 1912)
  • Jul 25 Albert Mangelsdorff, German jazz trombonist (b. 1928)
  • Jul 26 Betty Astell, British actress (b. 1912)
  • Jul 26 Alexander Golitzen, American art director (b. 1908)
  • Jul 26 Jack Hirshleifer, American economist (b. 1925)
  • Jul 26 Gilles Marotte, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1945)
  • Jul 27 Swami Shantanand, Mahasamadhi Day, Indian Saint, Philosopher (b. 1934)
  • Jul 27 Marten Toonder, Dutch comic writer (b. 1912)
  • Jul 28 Ronald MacDonald, British major-general (WWII), dies at 93
  • Jul 30 Ray Cunningham, American baseball player (b. 1905)
  • Jul 30 John Garang, Vice President of Sudan (b. 1945)
  • Jul 30 Anthony Walker, English hate crime murder victim (b. 1987)
  • Jul 31 Wim Duisenberg, Dutch banker (b. 1935)