On This Day

Famous People Who Died in July 1942

  • Jul 3 Louis Franchet d'Espèrey, French general during WWI, dies at 86
  • Jul 8 Catherinus Elling, Norwegian organist, composer, educator, and ethno-musicologist, dies at 83
  • Jul 11 Simon de la Bella, Dutch president (NVV), dies in Dachau
  • Jul 14 Neel Doff, Dutch Belgian writer, writing in French, dies at 84
  • Jul 15 Denis Moloney, cricketer (during WW II 3 Tests for NZ 1937), dies
  • Jul 20 Patric Cobb, British sea officer, dies in battle
  • Jul 23 Andrew Ducat, English cricketer (England 1921) and footballer, dies whilst batting at Lords Cricket Ground at 56
  • Jul 23 Nikola Vaptsarov, Bulgarian poet, communist and revolutionary, executed by firing squad at 32
  • Jul 23 Adam Czerniaków, Polish engineer and head of Warsaw Jewish Ghetto Council, dies by suicide at beginning of clearing of the Ghetto at 61
  • Jul 23 Valdemar Poulsen, Danish engineer who invented devices for radio broadcasting, dies at 72
  • Jul 26 Titus Brandsma [Anno Sjoerd], Dutch Roman Catholic priest and philosopher (Dachau), dies
  • Jul 26 Roberto Arlt, Argentine writer (The Seven Madmen), dies at 42
  • Jul 27 William Matthew Finders Petrie, Egyptologist, dies
  • Jul 28 Flinders Petrie, English Egyptologist (Merneptah Stele, measured the pyramids), dies at 89
  • Jul 31 Francis Younghusband, British journalist and explorer (1904 British expedition to Tibet), dies at 79