On This Day

Famous People Who Died in July 1951

  • Jul 2 Ernst Ferdinand Sauerbruch, German Nazi surgeon, dies at 75
  • Jul 6 Josef Hüttel, Czech composer, dies at 57
  • Jul 9 Harry Heilmann, American baseball hall of famer outfielder (Detroit), dies at 56
  • Jul 9 Jorgen Bentzon, Danish composer, dies at 54
  • Jul 9 Egbert Van Alstyne, American popular music songwriter and ragtime pianist ("In the Shade of the Old Apple Tree"; "For Your Boy and My Boy"), dies after a stroke at 73 [1]

Arnold Schoenberg

Jul 13 Arnold Schoenberg, Austrian-American composer (Verklärte Nacht - Transfigured Night; 2nd Quartet), and painter associated with the expressionist movement, dies at 76

  • Jul 14 Sammy Jones, Australian cricket batsman (12 Tests; NSW, Queensland, Auckland), dies at 89
  • Jul 19 Max Ettinger, Jewish-German composer (Jiddische Requiem), dies at 77
  • Jul 20 Abdullah Ibn Hussein, Jordan's King (1946-51), killed in Jerusalem
  • Jul 20 Mustafa Shuqri Ashu, tailor/murderer of king Abdullah, shot to death
  • Jul 20 Wilhelm, the last Crown Prince of the German Empire and the Kingdom of Prussia, dies at 69

Philippe Pétain

Jul 23 Philippe Pétain, French marshal and Chief of the French State (1940-44), dies at 95

  • Jul 23 Robert Flaherty, American filmmaker and the father of documentary film (Nanook of North), dies at 67
  • Jul 31 J of Oudshoorn [John K Feylbrief], writer (Maze of Sentences), dies