Famous People Who Died in July 1982

  • Jul 1 John Everett Watts, American composer (Elegy for Chimney),new music promoter (Composers & Choreographers Theater), synthesizer player, and educator (New School, 1969-82), dies at 51
  • Jul 1 Ray Scarborough, American MLB pitcher (All Star 1950), dies at 64
  • Jul 1 Vera [A Veronica] Bondam, actress, dies at 86
  • Jul 2 Poul Rovsing Olsen, Danish composer, dies at 59
  • Jul 3 Henry King, US film director (Song of Bernadette, Gunfighter), dies at 96
  • Jul 4 Sylvestre A Guzman Fernandez, pres Dominican Rep, commits suicide
  • Jul 4 Terry Higgins, early British AIDS death (b. 1945)
  • Jul 6 Bob Johnson, American baseball outfielder (8 x MLB All Star; Philadelphia Athletics, Boston Red Sox), dies at 76
  • Jul 6 Russell Thorson, American radio and television actor (One Man's Family; The Detectives), dies at 72
  • Jul 7 Bep Bakhuys, Dutch soccer striker (23 caps, 28 goals; Metz), dies at 73
  • Jul 7 Fred Stuthman, actor (Henry Adler-Hello Larry), dies at 63
  • Jul 8 Isa Miranda, Italian model and actress (Summertime), dies of infected bone at 77
  • Jul 8 Virginia Hall [Goillot], American spy with British Special Operations during WWII (1940-1966), dies at 76
  • Jul 9 Joseph "Wingy" Manone American jazz trumpeter, composer, singer, and bandleader ("Tar Paper Stomp"; "Downright Disgusted Blues"), dies at 82
  • Jul 10 Gustav MR von Koenigswald, German/Dutch paleontologist, dies at 79
  • Jul 10 Maria Jeritza [Marie Jedličková], Czech soprano, known as the Moravian Thunderbolt (Vienna Opera, 1912-34, 1953-56; Metropolitan Opera, 1921-32, 1951); dies at 94
  • Jul 12 Kenneth More, British actor (39 Steps, Doctor in the House), dies of Parkinson's disease at 67
  • Jul 13 Edith Heerdegen, German actress (Serpent's Egg, Monpti), dies at 69
  • Jul 13 John Alexander, actor (Alien PI), dies at 85
  • Jul 13 Michael Blankfort, American writer, producer and director, dies at 74
  • Jul 14 George Tremblay, Canadian-American composer, dies at 71
  • Jul 15 Bill Justis, American musician and producer (Raunchy), dies of cancer at 58
  • Jul 15 Donald Beard, cricketer (4 Tests for NZ 1952-56), dies
  • Jul 15 Wendy Caulfield, 1st Green River victim, found near Seattle
  • Jul 16 C. R. Swart, South African politician (1st State President of South Africa 1961-67), dies at 88
  • Jul 16 Leendert Braat, Dutch sculptor and writer (White World), dies
  • Jul 16 Patrick Dewaere, actor (Catherine & Co), shoots self at 35
  • Jul 18 Lionel Daunais, French Canadian singer and composer, dies at 80
  • Jul 18 Roman Jakobson, Russian-American linguist and Slavic scholar (Fundamentals of Language), dies at 85
  • Jul 19 John Harvey, stage and film actor (b. 1911)
  • Jul 20 Okot p'Bitek, Ugandan poet (b. 1931)
  • Jul 21 Dave Garroway, American TV host (Today Show, 1951-61), dies of self-inflicted gunshot wound at 69
  • Jul 21 Jean J A Girault, French director (Gendarme Saint-Tropez), dies at 58
  • Jul 22 Lloyd Waner, American Baseball Hall of Fame center fielder (MLB All Star 1938; batting average over .300 x 10; Pittsburgh Pirates), dies from emphysema at 76
  • Jul 22 Sonny Stitt [Edward Hammond Boatner Jr], American jazz saxophonist (Blows the Blues), dies of cancer at 58
  • Jul 23 Betty Parsons, American artist and art dealer, dies at 82
  • Jul 23 Vic Morrow [Morozoff], American film and television actor Combat!; Cimmaron; Roots), killed by helicopter crash during the filming of "The Twilight Zone: The Movie" at 53
  • Jul 25 Beene Dubbelboer, Dutch writer (Turfgasgenerator), dies at 76
  • Jul 25 Hal Foster, Canadian-American cartoonist (Prince Valiant) (b. 1892)
  • Jul 26 Betty Walker, actress (Steve Lawrence Show), dies at 54
  • Jul 27 Vladimir Smirnov, Russian foil fencer (Olympic gold 1980), dies at 28
  • Jul 28 George Kleinsinger, American composer (Tubby the Tuba), dies at 68
  • Jul 28 Nick Lucas [Lucanese], American jazz guitarist and singer (Tiptoe Through the Tulips; Painting the Clouds With Sunshine), dies of double pneumonia at 84
  • Jul 29 Cor[nelis R J] Kieboom, resistor/President Feyenoord, dies at 81
  • Jul 29 Harold Sakata [Toshiyuki], American actor (Gold Finger, Dimension 5), dies of liver cancer at 62
  • Jul 29 Richard Gale, English general and airborne commander (Normandy), dies at 86

Vladimir ZworykinVladimir Zworykin (1888-1982)

Jul 29 Russian-American inventor (development of television, cathode ray tube), dies at 94

  • Jul 30 Frank Nicholson, South African cricket wicket-keeper (1935-36), dies
  • Jul 30 Roberta Pedon, American glamour model, dies at 28