On This Day

Famous People Who Died in July 1962

  • Jul 4 Rex Bell [George Francis Beldam], American cowboy actor (Cowboys & Injuns) and 21st Lieutenant Governor of Nevada, dies from a heart attack at 58

William Faulkner

Jul 6 William Faulkner, American author (As I Lay Dying, Nobel Prize for Literature 1949), dies at 64

  • Jul 6 Archduke Joseph August of Austria, Austrian field marshal, dies at 89
  • Jul 6 George, Duke of Mecklenburg, head of the House of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, dies at 63
  • Jul 8 Georges Bataille, French writer and philosopher (b. 1897)

Owen D. Young

Jul 11 Owen D. Young, American industrialist (RCA) and diplomat (Young Plan), dies at 87

  • Jul 12 Roger Wolfe Kahn, American band leader ("I'm Sitting On Top Of The World"), and aviator, dies of a heart attack at 54
  • Jul 16 Jan Romein, Dutch historian (Breaking of Two Ages), dies at 68
  • Jul 20 AndrĂ© Renard, Belgium worker's union leader (MSU), dies at 51
  • Jul 20 George MacAulay Trevelyan, English royal historian, dies at 86
  • Jul 21 G. M. Trevelyan [George Macaulay Trevelyan], British historian and academic, dies at 86
  • Jul 24 Victor Moore, comedian, dies of heart attack at 86
  • Jul 25 Thibaudeau Rinfret, Canadian jurist and Chief Justice (b. 1879)
  • Jul 27 Edward Godfrey Richard Aldington, novelist/biographer, dies
  • Jul 27 Richard Adlington, writer, dies at 70
  • Jul 27 James H. "Dutch" Kindelberger, American aerospace pioneer (b. 1895)
  • Jul 27 Conrad Elvehjem, American biochemist and nutrition scientist (discovered niacin), dies at 61
  • Jul 30 Myron McCormick, American actor (China Girl, Jigsaw), dies of cancer at 54