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 swing jazz saxophonist and bandleader (Rhythm Is Our Business; For Dancers Only), dies of a heart attack at 45 [1] [2]
  • 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

Aung SanAung San (1915-1947)

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

  • 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