Famous People Who Died in July 1974

Juan Perón

Jul 1 Juan Perón, Argentine military officer and President of Argentina (1946-55, 73-74), dies of a heart attack at 78

  • Jul 1 Kick Smit, Dutch soccer striker and manager (29 caps; HFC Haarlem), dies at 62
  • Jul 3 John Crowe Ransom, American poet and critic (God Without Thunder), dies at 86
  • Jul 4 Francis Bull, Norwegian writer (Norsk literature historian), dies at 86
  • Jul 4 Mohammed SA al-Hoesseini, Mufti of Jerusalem/pres Com Palestine, dies
  • Jul 6 Carlos Isamitt, Chilean composer, dies at 87
  • Jul 8 Morris "Moose" Charlap, American Broadway composer (Peter Pan; Kelly), dies at 45
  • Jul 9 Georges Ribemont-Dessaignes, French Dadaist artist and writer, dies at 90
  • Jul 9 Sonia Gaskell, Russian-Dutch choreographer (Diaghilev), dies at 70
  • Jul 9 Ted Bowley, cricketer (England batsman in 5 Tests 1929-30), dies
  • Jul 11 Pär Lagerkvist, Swedish poet, novelist, and playwright (Nobel Prize in Literature, 1951), dies at 83
  • Jul 13 Patrick Blackett, British physicist (Nobel 1948 - nuclear reaction), dies at 76
  • Jul 14 Carl Spaatz, American World War II general and 1st Chief of Staff of the United States Air Force, dies at 83
  • Jul 14 Henri Smajda, Tunisian French publisher (Combat), commits suicide at 77
  • Jul 15 Christine Chubbuck, American TV news reporter, commits suicide live on TV at 29
  • Jul 17 Jay Hanna "Dizzy" Dean, American Baseball HOF pitcher (MLB All-Star 1934–37; World Series & NL MVP 1934 St Louis Cardinals), dies of a heart attack at 63
  • Jul 19 Erno Schwarz, Hungarian-American soccer player, dies at 69
  • Jul 19 Joe Flynn, American character actor (McHale's Navy - "Capt. Binghamton; The Love Bug; The Rescuers), dies of a heart attack while swimming in his pool at 49
  • Jul 20 Allen Jenkins, American actor (Hey Jeannie, Top Cop, Girl Habit), dies at 74
  • Jul 21 Willem F. K. Hussem, Dutch painter and poet (Steltlopen on Sea), dies at 74
  • Jul 22 Edna Lewis Thomas, American actress (Streetcar Named Desire), dies at 88
  • Jul 22 Lili Darvas, Hungarian actress (Szerelem, Cimmaron), dies at 68
  • Jul 22 Wayne L Morse, (Sen-D-Oregon), dies at 73
  • Jul 23 Mary Forbes, actress (Nun-Les Miserables, Ivy), dies at 90
  • Jul 24 Chris Chubbock, newscaster, shoots self on air
  • Jul 24 Ernest Milton, actor (Julius Caesar, Cat Girl), dies at 84

James Chadwick

Jul 24 James Chadwick, English physicist (Nobel 1935, discovered neutron), dies at 82

  • Jul 26 Arthur K Watson, US businessman (IBM), dies at 55
  • Jul 27 Lightnin' Slim [Otis Hicks], American Louisiana blues electric guitarist, singer, and songwriter ("Nothing But The Devil"; "Bad Luck And Trouble"), dies of stomach cancer at 61
  • Jul 28 Jack Ellis, Australian cricketer (Victorian WK, Ashes tourist 1926), dies
  • Jul 28 Truman Bradley, American TV host (Science Fiction Theater), dies at 69
  • Jul 29 "Mama" Cass Elliot, American rock vocalist (Mamas & The Papas - "California Dreaming"), dies from a heart attack in London at 32
  • Jul 29 Erich Kästner, German author (b. 1899)
  • Jul 30 Lev Knipper, Soviet composer, dies at 75