Famous People Who Died in July 1971

  • Jul 1 Learie Constantine, West Indian cricket all-rounder, lawyer and politician (UK's first black peer), dies of a heart attack at 69 [1]
  • Jul 2 Edward Ballantine, American composer and music professor, dies at 84

Jim MorrisonJim Morrison (1943-1971)

Jul 3 American singer-songwriter (The Doors) and poet, dies of heart failure allegedly caused be an accidental heroin overdose at 27

  • Jul 3 Renie Riano, British-American vaudeville and screen actress (Jiggs and Maggie films; The Family Jewels), dies after long illness at 71
  • Jul 4 August Derleth, American writer (Judge Peck Mysteries) and editor, dies of a heart attack at 62
  • Jul 4 Don McPherson, American R&B singer (The Main Ingredient - "Everybody Plays the Fool"), dies of leukemia at 29
  • Jul 4 Joe Cox, South African cricket fast medium bowler (3 Tests; Natal), dies at 85
  • Jul 4 Thomas C. Hart, U.S. admiral and commander (Pacific Fleet), dies at 94
  • Jul 6 Horst Lange, German writer (The Long Lament), dies at 66

Louis ArmstrongLouis Armstrong (1901-1971)

Jul 6 American Jazz Trumpeter and singer (Hello Dolly; What A Wonderful World), dies of a heart attack at 69

  • Jul 6 Thomas C Heart, US admiral/commander (Asiatic fleet), dies
  • Jul 7 Claude Gauvreau, Canadian writer (b. 1925)
  • Jul 7 Ub Iwerks, American artist, director, and cartoonist (b1901)
  • Jul 8 Charlie Shavers, American jazz trumpet player, dies at 50
  • Jul 10 Harry M O'Connor, dies of pneumonia at 98
  • Jul 10 Mohamed Madbouh, Moroccan general/putschist, shot to death
  • Jul 11 John W. Campbell, American sci-fi writer (Space Beyond), dies at 61
  • Jul 11 Pedro Rodríguez, Mexican racing driver (Le Mans, 1968), killed in crash during sports car race at Norisring in Nuremberg, West Germany at 31
  • Jul 15 Guy Wilkerson, American actor (Dead or Alive, West of Texas, Shootin' Iron), dies of cancer at 71
  • Jul 16 H T Tsiang, dies at 65
  • Jul 17 Cliff Edwards "Ukulele Ike", American singer (54th Street Revue; "When You Wish Upon a Star"), dies at 76
  • Jul 17 Gerald Nye, American politician and Republican US Senator from North Dakota (1925-1945), dies after mistakenly being prescribed penicillin to which he was allergic at 78
  • Jul 23 Van Heflin [Emmett Evan Heflin Jr], American actor (Great Adventure, Madame Bovary), dies from a heart attack at 60
  • Jul 24 Alan Rawsthorne, composer, dies at 66
  • Jul 25 Leroy Robertson, American pianist, composer ("Oratorio from the Book of Mormon"; "Trilogy for Orchestra"), and educator (Brigham Young, 1925-48; University of Utah, 1948-62), dies at 74
  • Jul 26 Diane Arbus [Nemerov], American photographer (Vogue, Harper's Bazaar), commits suicide at 48 [1]
  • Jul 27 Bernhard Paumgartner, Austrian conductor, composer, and musicologist, dies at 83
  • Jul 28 Charles E. Pont, American artist, dies at 73
  • Jul 28 Myril Hoag, American baseball player, dies at 63
  • Jul 30 Kenneth Slessor, Australian poet (b. 1901)