On This Day

Famous People Who Died in July 1956

  • Jul 7 Gottfried Benn, German poet and essayist, dies at 70
  • Jul 8 Gerrit Jan van Heuven Goedhart, dutch min of Justice (Nobel 54), dies
  • Jul 8 Giovanni Papini, Italian author/poet (Un Uomo Finito), dies at 75
  • Jul 10 Joe Giard, American baseball player (b. 1898)
  • Jul 12 Maurice Lippens, Belgian governor of Congo (1921-23), dies at 80
  • Jul 13 Vladimir Grigor'yevich Zakharov, composer, dies at 54
  • Jul 14 Jaroslav Řídký, Czech composer, dies at 58
  • Jul 16 Brian Norton, South African tennis player (Wimbledon 1921 runner-up), dies at 56
  • Jul 17 Jozef de Voght, Flemish priest and songwriter (Under the Snow), dies at 78
  • Jul 18 Willem Kernkamp, Dutch minister of Colonies (Islam & Woman), dies at 57
  • Jul 20 Ken Burn, cricketer (Tasmanian rep on 1890 Ashes tour, 2 Tests), dies
  • Jul 20 James Alexander Calder, Canadian politician, dies at 87
  • Jul 26 Miguel Bernal Jiménez, Mexican composer and pedagogist who made major contributions to the nacionalismo sacro movement, dies of a heart attack at 46
  • Jul 27 Mick Commaille, South African cricketer and soccer rep (12 Tests for South Africa 1910-28), dies at 73
  • Jul 29 Ludwig Klages, German philosopher (study of graves), dies at 83