Famous People Who Died in July 1970

  • Jul 2 Jessie Street, Australian suffragette and aboriginal rights fighter, dies at 81
  • Jul 3 Frances Parkinson Keyes, American novelist (Dinner at Antoine's), dies at 84
  • Jul 4 Barnett Newman, American abstract expressionist painter (Black Fire I), dies at 65
  • Jul 4 Harold Vanderbilt, American yachtsman and America's Cup winner (1930, 34, 37), dies at 85
  • Jul 6 Marjorie Rambeau, American stage, silent and sound screen actress (Primrose Path; Torch Song), dies at 80
  • Jul 7 Allen Lane, English publisher and founder of Penguin Books, dies at 67
  • Jul 7 Dame Laura Knight, English impressionist artist, dies at 92
  • Jul 7 Louise Harrison, mother of Beatle George, dies at 59
  • Jul 7 Sylvester Wiere, comedian (Wiere Brothers-Ford Festival), dies at 60
  • Jul 10 Bjarni Benediktsson, 13th Prime Minister of Iceland (1963-70), dies at 62

Leslie GrovesLeslie Groves (1896-1970)

Jul 13 American army engineer who directed the Manhattan Project and construction of the Pentagon, dies of a heart attack at 73

  • Jul 14 Preston Foster, American actor (Waterfront, Gunslinger), dies at 69
  • Jul 17 Juano Hernandez, Puerto Rican stage and film actor (St Louis Blues; Stars In My Crown), dies of a cerebral hemorrhage at 73
  • Jul 18 Lucien H d'Azambuja, Fren astronomer (chromosphere of Sun), dies at 86
  • Jul 19 Barry Wood {Louis Rappaport], American singer (Your Hit Parade), and television producer, dies at 61
  • Jul 20 Iain Macleod, Conservative Party Politician and Chancellor of Exchequer at time of his death (b. 1913)
  • Jul 21 Bob Kalsu, American NFL football player, 1968 (Buffalo Bills), and US Army officer, killed in action in Vietnam at 25
  • Jul 21 Mikhail Gerasimov, Russian anthropologist and sculptor (b. 1907)
  • Jul 22 George Johnston, Australian journalist and novelist (b. 1912)
  • Jul 23 Leith Stevens, American pianist, composer and conductor of scores for radio (Suspense), film (The Wild Ones; War of the Worlds), and television (Climax!), dies of a heart attack (upon learning his wife was killed in a car accident) at 60
  • Jul 24 Peter de Noronha, Indian businessman and philanthropist, dies at 73
  • Jul 26 Claud Allister, British actor (Kiss Me Kate, Quartet, Bulldog Drummond), dies at 81
  • Jul 26 Robert Taschereau, French Canadian lawyer and Chief Justice of Canada, dies at 73

António de Oliveira SalazarAntónio de Oliveira Salazar (1889-1970)

Jul 27 Dictator of Portugal (1932-68) who founded and controlled the Estado Novo (New State), dies from a cerebral hemorrhage at 81

  • Jul 29 (Giovanni) "John" Barbirolli, British cellist, and conductor (New York Philharmonic, 1936-43; Hallé Orchestra, 1943-1970; Houston Symphony, 1961-67), dies of a heart attackat 70
  • Jul 29 Jonel Perlea, Romanian opera conductor, dies at 69
  • Jul 30 George Szell, Hungarian-born American conductor (Cleveland Orchestra, 1946-70), dies at 73
  • Jul 30 Louis Lomax, African-American author and journalist, dies in a car accident 47
  • Jul 31 Booker Ervin [Booker Telleferro Ervin II], American saxophonist (Charles Mingus), dies of kidney disease at 39
  • Jul 31 Jimmy Conzelman, American Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback, coach, team owner (Chicago Cardinals), dies at 72
  • Jul 31 Walter Briggs Jr, American sports executive (owner Detroit Tigers 1952-56), dies at 58