On This Day

Famous People Who Died in July 1950

  • Jul 1 Eliel Saarinen, Finish-American architect (Chicago Tribune building), dies at 76
  • Jul 1 Émile Jaques-Dalcroze, Swiss musician and educator (Dalcroze erythmics), dies at 84
  • Jul 4 William C. Fownes Jr, American golfer and administrator (US Amateur C'ship 1910; President US Golf Ass'n 1926-27), dies at 72
  • Jul 5 Private Kenneth Shadrick becomes the first identified American soldier killed in the Korean War
  • Jul 5 Salvatore Giuliano, Sicilian bandit, shot by police
  • Jul 6 Theodore "Fats" Navarro, American jazz trumpet player, dies from poor health following long-term heroin addiction, tuberculosis, and a weight problem, at 26
  • Jul 6 Harold Weekes, American College Football Hall of Fame halfback (Columbia University; All American 1901), dies at 70
  • Jul 8 Othmar Spann, Austrian economist and sociologist (Wahre State), dies at 71
  • Jul 11 Timotei Popovici, composer, dies at 79
  • Jul 12 Elsie de Wolfe, American socialite and interior decorator (b. 1865)
  • Jul 14 Āpirana Ngata, Māori New Zealand politician and lawyer known for promoting and protecting Māori culture and language, dies at 76
  • Jul 17 Evangeline Booth, the 4th General of The Salvation Army (b. 1865)
  • Jul 18 Carl Clinton Van Doren, US literary figure (The Nation), dies at 64
  • Jul 21 Albert Riemenschneider, American pianist, educator, musicologist, and founder of America'a oldest Bach Festival, dies at 71