Famous People Who Died in July 1954

  • Jul 3 Siegfried Handloser, German physician (b. 1895)
  • Jul 6 Dirk Verbeek, Dutch actor and director (Hofstad Stage), dies at 70
  • Jul 9 Henri Dillon, French composer (Arlequin), dies in combat in Indo-China at 41
  • Jul 10 Calogero Vizzini, Sicilian Mafia boss, dies at 76

Frida KahloFrida Kahlo (1907-1954)

Jul 13 Mexican painter who explored questions of identity, postcolonialism, gender and race in Mexican society, dies of a pulmonary embolism at 47

  • Jul 13 Grantland Rice, American sportswriter (New York Herald Tribune 1914-30, Colliers 1925-37), dies from a stroke at 73
  • Jul 13 Irving Pichel, dies at 63
  • Jul 14 Jacinto Benavente y Martinez, Spanish playwright, dies at 87
  • Jul 14 Jackie Saunders, American silent screen actress (b. 1892)
  • Jul 17 Dirk Berend Nanninga, Dutch painter, dies at 85

George George "Machine Gun" Kelly (1895-1954)

Jul 18 American gangster during the Prohibition era, dies at 59

  • Jul 19 Jean Roger-Ducasse, French composer, dies at 81
  • Jul 20 Blair Moody, American journalist (US Senator (D)-Michigan, 1951-52), dies at 52
  • Jul 24 Mary Church Terrell, educator/civil rights leader, dies at 90
  • Jul 26 Hans Lodeizen [Johan Frederik], poet (Travel to Congo), dies at 26
  • Jul 26 Ruth Bryan Owen, American politician (first woman appointed as a U.S. ambassador, Denmark 1933-36), dies at 68
  • Jul 29 Coen de Koning, Dutch speed skater (World Alllround Speed Skating champion 1905), dies at 75
  • Jul 31 Onofre Marimón, Argentine racing driver (b. 1923)