On This Day

Famous People Who Died in July 1883

  • Jul 1 Manuel Gregorio Tav├írez, Puerto Rican composer, dies at 39
  • Jul 5 Frederick Scotson Clark, English organist and composer, dies at 42
  • Jul 9 Adrien Louis Boieldieu, French composer, dies at 67
  • Jul 12 Hermann Zopff, composer, dies at 57
  • Jul 15 Tom Thumb, famous small person (40"), dies of a stroke at 44

Person of interestMatthew Webb

Jul 24 Matthew Webb, English long distance swimmer who was first to swim unassisted across the English Channel, drowns in the Niagara Falls whirlpool at 35

Long Distance Swimmer Matthew Webb
Long Distance Swimmer
Matthew Webb
  • Jul 27 Albert Franz Doppler, Austrian flautist and composer, dies at 61
  • Jul 27 Montgomery Blair, American lawyer (Dred Scott v. Sandford), dies at 70