On This Day

Famous People Who Died in July 1947

  • Jul 1 Clarence Lucas, Canadian composer, dies at 80
  • Jul 9 Lucjan ┼╗eligowski, Polish general (b. 1865)
  • Jul 12 Jimmie Lunceford, American saxophonist and bandleader, dies at 45
  • Jul 13 Warwick Armstrong, cricketer (50 Tests 1901-21, 2863 runs), dies at 68
  • Jul 15 Henry Kolker, German-American actor and director (Holiday, Baby Face, Mad Love), dies at 72
  • Jul 15 Walter Donaldson, American pianist and popular song composer ("Makin' Whoopee"; "My Blue Heaven"; My Buddy"), dies at 54
  • Jul 16 Horatio Mbelle, South African interpreter, community leader and politician, dies in Pretoria at 77
  • Jul 17 Raoul Wallenberg, Swedish diplomat in WW II (saved thousands of Jews), dies at 34

Person of interestAung San

Jul 19 Aung San, Burmese general and nationalist politician, assassinated by armed paramilitaries along with 6 members of his cabinet at 32

General and Politician Aung San
General and Politician
Aung San
  • Jul 19 U Razak, Burmese politician (b. 1898)
  • Jul 24 Ernest Austin, composer, dies at 72
  • Jul 29 Willem Vliegen, Dutch journalist and chairman (SDAP), dies at 84
  • Jul 30 George Challenor, West Indian cricketer (played in 1st WI Test side 1928), dies at 59
  • Jul 30 Joseph Cook, 6th Prime Minister of Australia, dies at 86