On This Day

Famous People Who Died in July 1939

  • Jul 1 Louis Davids [Simon David], cabaret performer/chorus performer, dies
  • Jul 2 Alfred R Zimmerman, mayor of Rotterdam (1906-22), dies
  • Jul 7 Deacon White, American Baseball Hall of Fame catcher (NL batting champion, RBI leader 1877); Boston Red Stockings), dies from heat stroke at 91
  • Jul 8 [Henry] Havelock Ellis, English sexologist (Man & Woman), dies at 80
  • Jul 14 Alphonse Mucha, Czech Nouveau painter and artist, dies at 78
  • Jul 15 Johon Mellanby, physiologist, dies
  • Jul 15 Percy Scott Worthington, architect, dies
  • Jul 16 Beatrice Erskine Lane Suzuki, Zen student, dies
  • Jul 18 Witold Maliszewski, Polish composer, dies at 65
  • Jul 19 Tom Hayward, English cricketer (35 Tests for England, 1999 runs), dies at 68
  • Jul 19 Rose Hartwick Thorpe, American poet (Curfew Must Not Ring) and writer, dies at 89
  • Jul 20 Joseph Mendes da Costa, sculptor, dies
  • Jul 26 Billy Murphy, New Zealand boxer (world featherweight champion 1890; first world champion in any class from NZ), dies at 75
  • Jul 28 William James Mayo, American surgeon and co-founder (Mayo Clinic in Minnesota), dies at 78