Famous People Who Died in July 1978

  • Jul 1 Kurt Student, German Luftwaffe general (b. 1890)
  • Jul 2 Aris Alexandrou, Greek novelist, poet and translator (b. 1922)
  • Jul 3 James Daly, American actor (Medical Center, Planet of the Apes), dies of heart failure at 59
  • Jul 9 Abdul Razak al-Naif, premier of Iraq, murdered
  • Jul 9 Zoltán Aladár, Transylvanian composer, music critic and teacher (The Goat and the Three Goons), dies at 49
  • Jul 10 Joe Davis, English snooker player (World Champion 1927-40, 1946), dies at 77
  • Jul 10 Michel Gusikoff, American violinist and composer, dies at 85
  • Jul 13 Antonio Veretti, composer, dies at 78
  • Jul 17 Thayer David, actor (Rocky, Roots, Savages), dies at 51
  • Jul 27 Willem Van Otterloo, Dutch cellist, composer, and conductor (Residentie Orkest, 1949-73; Melbourne Symphony, 1967-70; Sydney Symphony, 1971-77), dies in a car crash at 70
  • Jul 29 Glen Goins, American guitarist and singer (Parliament-Funkadelic - "Fantasy is Reality"), dies from Hodgkin's lymphoma at 24
  • Jul 29 Wesley LaViolette, American composer,conductor, poet, and educator dies at 84
  • Jul 30 Aasan Ferit Alnar, Turkish classical composer, dies at 72
  • Jul 31 Carleton Percy Hobbs, actor (I Claudius, Dark Places), dies at 80
  • Jul 31 Enoch Light, American orchestra leader (Gulf Road Show with Bob Smith), dies at 70