Famous People Who Died in July 1968

  • Jul 1 Virginia Weidler, American child actress (Babes on Broadway, All This & Heaven Too), dies of heart disease at 42
  • Jul 2 Francis Brennan, US cardinal of Philadelphia, dies at 74
  • Jul 6 John Indrisano, American welterweight boxer, stunt man, and bit-part actor (O.K.. Crackerby!), dies of apparent suicide at 61
  • Jul 7 Leo Sowerby, American organist and composer (Pulitzer Prize for Music, 1946), dies at 73
  • Jul 9 Allyn Edwards, host (One Minute Please, Mr Citizen), dies at 53
  • Jul 9 Vardis Fisher, American writer (Passion Spin the Plot), dies at 73
  • Jul 14 Konstantin Georgiyevich Paustovsky, Russian writer (Kara-Bugaz), dies at 76
  • Jul 14 Westbrook Van Voorhis, American announcer (March of Time), dies at 64
  • Jul 15 Lura Anson, dies in Woodland at 76
  • Jul 18 Corneille Heymans, Belgian physiologist (Nobel 1938), dies at 76
  • Jul 20 Joseph Keilberth, German conductor (Bayreuther Festival), dies at 60
  • Jul 21 Ruth St. Denis, American modern dance pioneer and teacher (Dances of the 5 Senses), dies at 91
  • Jul 22 Giovannino Guareschi, Italian author (Don Camillo, Peppone, dies at 60
  • Jul 23 Don Lillis, NFL president (NY Jets)
  • Jul 23 Henry Hallett Dale, physiologist (1938 Noble Prize for Medicine or Physiology for work on acetylcholine), dies at 93
  • Jul 27 Anton van Duinkerken [Willem J M A Asselbergs], literary, dies
  • Jul 27 Babe Adams, baseball player (b. 1882)
  • Jul 27 Lillian Harvey [Pape], British actress (Invitation to the Waltz; Congress Dance), dies of liver failure at 62
  • Jul 28 Charles William Mayo, American surgeon (Mayo Clinic), dies in a car accident on his 70th birthday
  • Jul 28 Otto Hahn, German physicist and chemist (Nobel 1944, radiothorium/actinium), dies at 89
  • Jul 30 Jon Leifs, composer, dies at 69
  • Jul 31 Gertrude Short, actress (Stella Dallas, Blonde Venus), dies at 66