Famous People Who Died in July 1965

  • Jul 1 Claude Thornhill, American pianist, arranger (Andre Kostelanetz; Tony Bennett), composer ("Snowfall"), and bandleader ("A Sunday Kind of Love"), dies of a heart attack at 56
  • 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 4 Valdemar Eiberg, Danish jazz pioneer, saxophonist, and band leader ("I've Got a Cross-Eyed Papa"), dies at 72
  • Jul 5 Porfirio Rubirosa, Dominican race car driver, diplomat and international playboy, dies when he crashes his Ferrari into a tree at 56
  • 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
  • Jul 13 Photis Kontoglou, Greek writer, painter and iconographer, dies at 69

Adlai Stevenson II

Jul 14 Adlai Stevenson II, American politician (US Ambassador to UN, 1961-65; Governor of Illinois, 1949-53; Democratic presidential candidate, 1952 & 1956), dies at 65

  • Jul 15 Francis Cherry, American politician (b. 1908)
  • Jul 17 Luiz Cosme, Brazilian composer, dies at 57
  • Jul 18 Shalva Mikhailovich Taktakishvili, Russian composer, teacher, and conductor (Georgian State Orchestra, 1952-65), dies at 64

Syngman Rhee

Jul 19 Syngman Rhee, 1st President of South Korea (1948-60), dies at 90

  • 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, French 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 (boy detectives club books), dies at 70
  • 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, Canadian actor (Lash, Little Damozel), dies at 75