On This Day

Famous People Who Died in July 1967

  • Jul 7 Jo Schlesser, French Formula One racing driver (b. 1928)
  • Jul 8 Vivian Leigh, English stage and film actress (Scarlet-Gone with the Wind, Blanche DuBois-A Streetcar Named Desire), dies of tuberculosis at 53

Person of interestFatima Jinnah

Jul 8 Fatima Jinnah, Mother of Pakistan, sister and close adviser of Muhammad Ali Jinnah, dies officially of a heart failure at 73 but rumors of foul play by the military junta persist

Mother of Pakistan Fatima Jinnah
Mother of Pakistan
Fatima Jinnah
  • Jul 9 Douglas MacLean, silent film comedian turned producer, dies at 77
Nazi Physician Eugen Fischer
Nazi Physician
Eugen Fischer
  • Jul 11 Guy Favreau, French Canadian lawyer, politician and judge (b. 1917)
  • Jul 13 Cornelis A Eman, chairman (State of Aruba Peoples Party), dies at 51
  • Jul 13 Tom Simpson, English road cyclist (World Road Race Champion 1965), dies of diuretic combination of alcohol and mixed amphetamines at 29
  • Jul 14 Tudor Arghezi, Romanian writer (b. 1880)
  • Jul 17 Cyril Ring, American actor (I Wake Up Screaming, The Barber Shop), dies at 74
  • Jul 17 Gertrude McCoy, American silent screen actress (Blue Bird), dies at 77

Person of interestJohn Coltrane

Jul 17 John Coltrane, American jazz saxophonist & composer (Blue Train), dies of cancer at 40

Jazz Musician John Coltrane
Jazz Musician
John Coltrane
  • Jul 18 Humberto de Alencar Castelo Branco, Brazilian military leader and 26th President of Brazil (1964-67), dies at 66
  • Jul 21 Albert J Luthuli, president South Africa (ANC), dies

Person of interestBasil Rathbone

Jul 21 Basil Rathbone, British actor (Sherlock Holmes), dies of heart attack at 75

Person of interestJimmie Foxx

Jul 21 Jimmie Foxx, American Baseball Hall of Fame first baseman (9-time MLB All Star; World Series 1929, 30; AL MVP 1932, 33, 38; Triple Crown 1933), dies after choking on food at 59

MLB Hall of Fame 1st Baseman Jimmie Foxx
MLB Hall of Fame 1st Baseman
Jimmie Foxx
  • Jul 21 Pierre Kemp, Dutch poet (English paint box), dies at 80
  • Jul 22 Carl Sandburg, poet (Abraham Lincoln: Prairie Years), dies at 89
  • Jul 24 Little Billy Rhodes, dies of stroke at 72
  • Jul 25 W Gombrowicz, writer, dies at 62
  • Jul 26 Matthijs Vermeulen, Dutch composer/critic, dies at 79
  • Jul 28 Karl W. Richter, American Air Force pilot during Vietnam War (youngest to shoot down a MiG), shot down at 24
  • Jul 30 Alfried Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach, German arms manufacturer and Olympic yacht competitor, dies at 59
  • Jul 30 John Macchia, American actor (Beach Blanket Bingo, Beach Party), dies of stroke at 35
  • Jul 31 Marios Varvoglis, Greek composer (Behind the Barbed Wire Fence), dies at 81
  • Jul 31 Richard Kuhn, Austrian-German biochemist (Nobel 1938-work on carotenoids and vitamins), dies at 66
  • Jul 31 Margaret Kennedy, English novelist (The Constant Nymph), dies at 71