On This Day

Famous People Who Died in July 1893

Person of interestGuy de Maupassant

Jul 6 Guy de Maupassant, French author (Boule de Suif), dies four days after trying to commit suicide by cutting his throat at 42

  • Jul 9 William Scotton, cricketer (wicket in 15 Tests for Eng), suicide
  • Jul 9 George Christopher Cato, Natal pioneer and first mayor of Durban South Africa, dies at 79
  • Jul 17 Frederick A. Johnson, American politician (b. 1833)
  • Jul 19 James T. Holtzclaw, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), dies at 59
  • Jul 20 Tom Kelly, Australian cricketer (two Tests for Australia 1877-79, 64 runs), dies at 49