Famous Deaths in July 1948

  • Jul 3 Adrien H Gerhard, Dutch SDAP-politician, dies at 90
  • Jul 3 Quintin McMillan, cricketer (13 Tests for South Africa), dies
  • Jul 4 Monteiro Lobato, Brazilian writer (b. 1882)
  • Jul 5 Carole Landis [Frances Ridste], American actress (I Wake Up Screaming, One Million BC, Topper Returns), allegedly commits suicide at 29
  • Jul 5 G Bernanos, writer, dies at 60
  • Jul 5 Piet Aalberse, Dutch minister of Labor (1918-25), dies at 77
  • Jul 8 Dave Nourse, cricketer (45 Tests for South Africa 1902-24), dies
  • Jul 9 James Baskett, American actor (Song of the South) 1st African American male to receive an Oscar, dies from diabetes at 44
  • Jul 11 Gerhard Kittel, German anti-semite theologist, dies
  • Jul 11 King Baggot, actor (Tish, San Francisco), dies at 68
  • Jul 14 Palmiro Togliatti, Italy's CPI chairman, assassinated

Person of interestJohn J. Pershing

Jul 15 John J. Pershing [Blackjack], American general and WWI commander, dies of coronary artery disease at 87

US WW1 Commander John J. Pershing
US WW1 Commander
John J. Pershing
  • Jul 18 Herman Gummerus, Finnish historian and politician (b. 1877)
  • Jul 21 Arshile Gorky, abstract expressionist, dies at 43
  • Jul 21 Donald Nichols Tweedy, American composer, dies at 58

Person of interestD. W. Griffith

Jul 23 D.W. Griffith, American director and producer, dies of cerebral hemorrhage at 73

Film director D. W. Griffith
Film director
D. W. Griffith
  • Jul 26 Charles Mills, South African cricketer (Test v England 1891-92), dies
  • Jul 27 Francesco Spetrino, composer, dies at 91
  • Jul 27 Woolf Barnato, British racing driver (b. 1898)
  • Jul 31 Maria "Marie" Hens, Flemish actress (Female Revue), dies at 70