On This Day

Famous People Who Died in July 1966

  • Jul 1 Pauline Boty, English artist, dies of cancer at 29
  • Jul 2 Jan Brzechwa, Polish poet (The Beetle), dies at 67
  • Jul 3 AndrĂ© Gailhard, French classical music composer, dies at 81
  • Jul 3 Kees Boeke, Dutch reformist educator (Cosmic View), dies at 81
  • Jul 3 Joseph Deems Taylor, American composer (Peter Ibbetson) and promoter of classical music, dies at 80
  • Jul 4 Dorothy Aldis, American children's writer, dies at 70
  • Jul 5 George de Hevesy, Hungarian radiochemist (Nobel 1943), dies at 80
  • Jul 6 Sad Sam Jones, American baseball player (Cleveland Indians), dies at 73
  • Jul 6 Ann Nagel [Anna Marie Dolan], American actress (Don Winslow of the Navy, The Green Hornet), dies of cancer at 50
  • Jul 7 Carmelita Geraghty, dies of heart attack at 65
  • Jul 9 Mule Suttles, American Baseball Hall of Fame infielder (5-time Negro Leagues All Star), dies of cancer at 65
  • Jul 11 Delmore Schwartz, American poet, short story writer and critic (Shenandoah), dies at 52
  • Jul 12 D T Suzuki, Zen Buddhism scholar, dies in Tokyo Japan at 96
  • Jul 13 Princess Beatrice of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, granddaughter of Queen Victoria, dies at 82
  • Jul 14 Julie Manet, French painter (b. 1878)
  • Jul 17 August Baeyens, Flemish composer (Piranesi-suite), dies at 71

  • Jul 18 Bobby Fuller, American rock singer and guitarist (I Fought the Law), found dead at 23
  • Jul 18 German Germanovich Galinin, composer, dies at 44
  • Jul 20 Julien Carette, French actor (Sylvia & the Phantom), dies of burns at 68
  • Jul 21 Eugeen Calleen, Flemish sculptor, dies at 83
  • Jul 22 Edward Gourdin, American long jumper (Olympic silver 1924) and jurist, dies at 68
  • Jul 23 Donald Novis, British singer and actor (Monte Carlo, The Singing Plumber), dies at 60
  • Jul 23 Douglass Montgomery, American actor (Forbidden, Harmony Lane), dies from spinal cancer at 56
  • Jul 23 Montgomery Clift, American actor (From Here to Eternity, Judgement at Nuremberg), dies of a heart attack at 45
  • Jul 24 Tony Lema, American golfer (British Open 1964), dies in a plane crash at 32
  • Jul 25 Frank O'Hara, American writer and poet, dies after being hit by a car at 40
  • Jul 26 Howard Kinsey, American tennis player (French Open doubles 1924, US Open doubles 1926; Wimbledon singles 1926 runner-up), dies at 66
  • Jul 29 Pal Jardanyi, composer, dies at 44
  • Jul 30 Edward Gordon Craig, British modernist actor, director and theorist (On the art of theatre), dies at 94
  • Jul 31 Alex von Falkenhausen, German general (China, WW II), dies at 87