On This Day

Famous Deaths in July 1965

  • Jul 1 Claude Thornhill, composer, dies at 55
  • Jul 1 Wally Hammond, England cricket batsman (7,249 Test runs @ 58.45), dies of a heart attack at 62
  • Jul 2 Theodora E "Betsy" Ranucci-Beckmann, actress (Klatergoud), dies at 88
  • Jul 3 Trigger, horse (Roy Rogers), dies at 25
  • Jul 5 Porfirio Rubirosa, Dominican diplomat and international playboy (b. 1909)
  • Jul 7 Bill Hitch, England cricket fast-bowler (7 Tests 1911-21), dies
  • Jul 7 Moshe Sharett, 2nd Prime Minister of Israel (1954-55), dies at 70
  • Jul 10 Jacques Audiberti, French poet (Le cavalier seul), dies at 66
  • Jul 11 Ray Collins, American actor (Homecoming, Good Sam, Rose Marie), dies at 75

Person of interestAdlai Stevenson II

Jul 14 Adlai Stevenson II, US ambassador to UN (1961-65), Governor of Illinois (1949-53) and Democratic presidential candidate (1952, 56), dies at 65

US Governor and Presidential Candidate Adlai Stevenson II
US Governor and Presidential Candidate
Adlai Stevenson II
  • Jul 15 Francis Cherry, American politician (b. 1908)
  • Jul 17 Luiz Cosme, Brazilian composer, dies at 57
  • Jul 18 Shalva Mikhailovich Taktakishvili, Russian composer, dies at 64

Person of interestSyngman Rhee

Jul 19 Syngman Rhee, first President of South Korea (1948-60), dies at 90

First President of South Korea Syngman Rhee
First President of South Korea
Syngman Rhee
  • Jul 19 Clyde Beatty, American animal trainer and actor (Africa Screams, The Big Cage), dies from cancer at 62
  • Jul 24 Constance Bennett, actress (Madame X, Topper), dies at 59
  • Jul 24 Irene Browne, actress (Peg O' My Heart), dies of cancer at 69
  • Jul 27 Henri Daniel-Rops, French writer and historian (b. 1901)
  • Jul 28 Maurice Yvain, composer, dies at 74
  • Jul 28 Minor Watson, American actor (Woman of the Year, Viva Cisco Kid), dies at 75
  • Jul 28 Edogawa Ranpo, Japanese author (b. 1894)
  • Jul 30 Junichiro Tanizaki, Japanese writer (Key), dies at 79
  • Jul 30 Alan Washbond, American 2-man bobsledder (Olympic gold 1932), dies at 65
  • Jul 31 James Rennie, actor (Wilson, Skylark, Illicit), dies at 75