On This Day

Famous People Who Died in July 1984

  • Jul 1 Moshé Feldenkrais, Ukrainian-Israeli engineer and physicist (founder of the Feldenkrais method), dies at 80
  • Jul 2 Ramiro Cortes, composer, dies at 50
  • Jul 2 Paul Dozois, Quebec politician (b. 1908)
  • Jul 3 Raoul Salan, French Army general and leader of OAS; Secret Army Organization (Algeria), dies at 85
  • Jul 4 Jimmie Spheeris, American singer and songwriter, dies at 34
  • Jul 5 Gaston Vandermeulen, Flemish actor (Heilig Experiment, The Arrival of Joachim Stiller), dies at 79
  • Jul 7 Flora Robson, actress (Great Day, Frieda), dies in her sleep at 82
  • Jul 7 Carl Boenish, American father of BASE jumping, dies at 43
  • Jul 8 Christine McIntyre, American actress and singer (The Three Stooges, The Rangers' Round-Up), dies from cancer at 73
  • Jul 9 Randall Thompson, American composer (Trip to Nahant), dies at 85
  • Jul 11 Karel Mengelberg, Dutch composer and conductor, dies at 81
  • Jul 14 Al Schacht, [Clown prince of baseball], baseball player, dies at 91
  • Jul 14 Kenny Delmar, comedian (School House), dies at 74
  • Jul 14 Philippe Wynne, American soul singer (I'll Be Around), dies at 43
  • Jul 14 Ernest Tidyman, American writer (b. 1928)
  • Jul 14 Siegfried Kohler, German composer (Tausend Sterne sind ein Dom), dies at 57

  • Jul 16 Billy Williams, singer (Your Show of Shows), dies at 73
  • Jul 17 J Delos Jewkes, singer/actor (Stars & Stripes Forever), dies at 89
  • Jul 19 Carol Eberts Veazie, actress (Maude Endles-Norby), dies at 89
  • Jul 19 Geert Lubberhuizen, Dutch publisher (Busy Bee), dies at 68
  • Jul 19 Faina Ranevskaya, Russian actress (b. 1896)
  • Jul 20 Gail Kubik, American composer (Gerald McBoing Boing), dies at 69
  • Jul 20 Jim Fixx, American jogger and writer (Jim Fixx on Running), dies at 52
  • Jul 21 Michael Osborne, American rock guitarist and vocalist (Axe), dies at 34
  • Jul 23 Lloyd Gough, American actor (Sunset Boulevard, The Front, The Green Hornet), dies of aortic aneurysm at 76
  • Jul 25 Bryan Hextall, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame right wing (NY Rangers; 3-time 1st team NHL All Star), dies from a heart attack at 70
  • Jul 25 Willie Mae "Big Mama" Thornton, American rhythm-and-blues singer and songwriter (Hound Dog, Ball & Chain, Stronger than Dirt), dies of heart and liver disorders at 57

Person of interestEd Gein

Jul 26 Ed "Psycho" Gein, mass murderer ("Psycho" & "The Texas Chain Saw Massacre" based on him), dies at 78

Murderer and Body Snatcher Ed Gein
Murderer and Body Snatcher
Ed Gein

Person of interestGeorge Gallup

Jul 26 George Gallup, American survey sampling pioneer and inventor of the Gallup poll, dies of a heart attack at 82

Inventor of the Gallup Poll George Gallup
Inventor of the Gallup Poll
George Gallup
  • Jul 26 Ed Gein, American serial killer (inspired Psycho & The Texas Chainsaw Massacre), dies of lung cancer at 77
  • Jul 27 James Mason, British actor (Lolita, North by Northwest, Bloodline, Boys From Brazil), dies of a heart attack at 75
  • Jul 27 Oswald Jacoby, US contract bridge champion, dies at 81
  • Jul 27 Guillermo Díaz-Plaja, Spanish literary and poet (Lorca), dies at 75
  • Jul 28 Bess Flowers, actress (View from Pompey's Head), dies at 85
  • Jul 28 Ahti Sonninen, Finnish composer (Pessi and Illusia, Rauhaa, vain rauhaa), dies at 70
  • Jul 29 Fred Waring, American musician and conductor (name behind the Waring Blender), dies at 84
  • Jul 29 Woodrow Parfey, actor (Time Express), dies at 61 of a heart attack
  • Jul 30 Maurice Tremlett, cricketer (England pace bowler 1948-49), dies
  • Jul 31 Bill Raisch, American one armed actor (The Fugitive, Spartacus, Sweet Smell of Success), dies from lung cancer at 79
  • Jul 31 Paul Le Flem, French composer and music critic, dies at 103