On This Day

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 10 Calogero Vizzini, Sicilian Mafia boss, dies at 76
  • Jul 13 Irving Pichel, dies at 63

Person of interestFrida Kahlo

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

Painter Frida Kahlo
Painter
Frida Kahlo
  • Jul 13 Grantland Rice, American sportswriter (New York Herald Tribune 1914-30, Colliers 1925-37), dies from a stroke at 73
  • 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
  • Jul 19 Jean Roger-Ducasse, French composer, dies at 81
  • Jul 20 Blair Moody, (Sen-Mich), 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)