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 songwriter (b. 1893)
  • 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
  • Jul 19 Aung San, Burmese nationalist (assassinated) (b. 1915)
  • 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