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 Paul Dozois, Quebec politician (b. 1908)
  • Jul 2 Ramiro Cortes, composer, dies at 50
  • 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 Don Elliott [Helfman], American jazz trumpeter, vibraphonist, mellophone player, and vocalist, dies of cancer at 57
  • Jul 5 Gaston Vandermeulen, Flemish actor (Heilig Experiment, The Arrival of Joachim Stiller), dies at 79
  • Jul 7 Carl Boenish, American father of BASE jumping, dies at 43
  • Jul 7 Flora Robson, actress (Great Day, Frieda), dies in her sleep at 82
  • Jul 8 Brassaï [Gyula Halász], Hungarian-French artist, dies at 84
  • 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], American baseball player, dies at 91
  • Jul 14 Ernest Tidyman, American writer (b. 1928)
  • Jul 14 Kenny Delmar, American comedian (School House), dies at 74
  • Jul 14 Philippe Wynne, American soul singer ("I'll Be Around"), dies at 43
  • Jul 14 Siegfried Kohler, German composer (Tausend Sterne sind ein Dom), dies at 57
  • Jul 16 Billy Williams, American singer (Your Show of Shows), dies at 73
  • Jul 17 J Delos Jewkes, American light opera, vaudeville, choral (Mormon Tabernacle), film and television bass singer, and actor (Stars And Stripes Forever; The Music Man; The Andy Griffith Show), dies of a heart attack at 89
  • Jul 19 Carol Eberts Veazie, actress (Maude Endles-Norby), dies at 89
  • Jul 19 Faina Ranevskaya, Russian actress (b. 1896)
  • Jul 19 Geert Lubberhuizen, Dutch publisher (Busy Bee), dies at 68
  • 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

Ed Gein

Jul 26 Ed Gein, American serial killer who was the inspiration for the films "Psycho" and "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre", dies of lung cancer at 77

George Gallup

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

  • Jul 27 Guillermo Díaz-Plaja, Spanish literary and poet (Lorca), dies at 75
  • 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 28 Ahti Sonninen, Finnish composer (Pessi and Illusia, Rauhaa, vain rauhaa), dies at 70
  • Jul 28 Bess Flowers, actress (View from Pompey's Head), dies at 85
  • Jul 29 Fred Waring, American bandleader, conductor, and Waring Blender namesake, 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