Famous Deaths on July 5, 1969

Day of the Week: Saturday

Famous Deaths

  • Ben Alexander, American actor (Dragnet, All Quiet on the Western Front), dies of natural causes at 58
  • Leo McCarey, American film director (b. 1898)
  • Tom Mboya, Kenyian economics minister, assassinated in Narobi at 65
  • Walter Gropius, architect/found (Bauhaus school of design), dies at 86
  • Wilhelm Backhaus, German pianist (Rubinstein-1905), dies at 85