On This Day

Famous People Who Died in July 1983

  • Jul 1 R. Buckminster Fuller, American architect and inventor (geodesic dome), dies at 87
  • Jul 1 Erich Juskowiak, German footballer, dies at 56
  • Jul 1 Sandy Mosse, American jazz tenor saxophonist, and bandleader (Pieces of Eight), dies at 54
  • Jul 3 John Fleming (Jack) Brock, South African nutritional scientist, physician and a professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Cape Town, dies at 78
  • Jul 4 Claus Adam, American composer and cellist (Juilliard Quartet), dies at 65
  • Jul 5 Arie Querido, psychiatrist (social psychiatry), dies
  • Jul 5 Václav Trojan, Czech composer, dies at 76
  • Jul 5 Harry James, American swing-era bandleader, trumpeter and husband to Betty Grable, dies from lymphatic cancer at 67
  • Jul 7 Herman Kahn, American futurist and nuclear strategist, dies at 71
  • Jul 7 Vicki Morgan, American mistress (Beautiful Bad Girl), murdered at 30
  • Jul 9 Keith Wickenden, British Politician (b. 1932)
  • Jul 10 Werner Egk, German composer (Die Zaubergeige), dies at 82
  • Jul 11 Ross Macdonald [Kenneth Millar], American-Canadian detective novelist (Goodbye Look), dies at 67
  • Jul 12 Chris Wood, British rock saxophone and flute player (Traffic; Ginger Baker's Air Force, Jimi Hendrix), dies of pneumonia at 39
  • Jul 13 Gabrielle Roy, French Canadian author (The Tin Flute, Street of Riches), dies at 73
  • Jul 14 Jack MacBryan, English cricketer (Test for England 1924), dies at 90
  • Jul 14 Arnout Colnot, Dutch painter and graphic artist, dies at 96
  • Jul 15 Eddie Foy Jr [Edwin Fitzgerald Jr], American actor (The Pajama Game, Fair Exchange), dies of cancer at 78
  • Jul 17 Roosevelt Sykes, American blues and boogie-woogie pianist, and singer ("The Honeydripper"), dies of a heart attack at 77
  • Jul 20 Frank Reynolds, American news anchor (ABC Evening News, 1968-70; World New Tonight, 1977-83), dies at 59
  • Jul 23 Georges Auric, French composer (one of Les Six), dies at 84
  • Jul 25 Jerome Moross, American composer (Frankie & Johnny), dies at 69
  • Jul 27 Mufasir-ul-Haq, cricketer (Pakistani left-arm quick 1965), dies
  • Jul 28 Alec Marks, cricketer (good NSW batsman 1928-37), dies

David Niven

Jul 29 David Niven, British actor (Around the World in 80 Days, Rugues), dies in Switzerland of Lou Gehrig's disease at 73

  • Jul 29 J. B. Charles [Willem H. Nagel], Dutch criminologist and writer, dies at 83
  • Jul 29 Luis Buñuel, director (Monk), dies of cirrhosis of liver at 83
  • Jul 29 Raymond Massey, Canadian actor (Abe Lincoln In Illinois; Dr; Kildare (TV series)), dies of pneumonia at 86
  • Jul 30 Lynn Fontanne, British Emmy Award-winning stage, screen, and radio actress, dies of pneumonia at 95
  • Jul 30 Howard Dietz, American lyricist and librettist ("Dancing In The Dark"; "I Guess I'll Have To Change My Plans"), and MGM executive, dies of Parkinson's disease at 86
  • Jul 30 Yuri Aleksandrovich Letunov, Russian cosmonaut, dies at 56