On This Day

Famous People Who Died in July 1996

  • Jul 1 Alfred Marks, British actor and comedian (Desert Mice, Scream & Scream Again), dies at 75
  • Jul 1 Margaux Hemingway, American fashion model and actress (Lipstick), commits suicide at 41
  • Jul 1 Michael Fraser, British Conservative Party political administrator, dies at 80
  • Jul 1 Steve Tesich, Serbian-American screenwriter and playwright (Breaking Away), dies at 53
  • Jul 1 William T. Cahill, American politician, 46th Governor of New Jersey (1970-74), dies at 84
  • Jul 2 Hugh Davson, physiologist/writer, dies at 86
  • Jul 3 Raaj Kumar, Hindi actor (Tiranga, Saudagar), dies at 69
  • Jul 3 Pim Jacobs, Dutch jazz pianist, TV host and actor (Gilas), dies at 61
  • Jul 4 Clay [David] Jones, Welsh gardener (BBC Gardener's Question Time), dies at 72
  • Jul 4 Leo Avery, abbot of Quarr, dies at 58
  • Jul 5 Anne Schumacher Hummert, radio pioneer, dies at 91
  • Jul 5 Clyde Wiegand, physicist, dies at 81
  • Jul 5 Lorna Young, Scottish promoter of Fairtrade products, dies at 44
  • Jul 5 Erik Wickberg, 9th Salvation Army general, dies at 91
  • Jul 6 Kathy Ahern, American golfer (Women's PGA C'ship 1972), dies of breast cancer at 47
  • Jul 7 Albrecht Luitpold Ferdinand Michael, duke of Bavaria, dies at 91
  • Jul 8 Amschel Rothschild, British banker (executive chairman of Rothschild Asset Management of the Rothschild banking family of England), dies at 41
  • Jul 8 Ernest Armstrong, British politician (L) and teacher, dies at 81
  • Jul 8 (James Woodie) J.W. Alexander, American gospel and soul music songwriter, singer, and producer (Sam Cooke, Lou Rawls, Solomon Burke), dies of prostate cancer at 80
  • Jul 8 Thomas Mitchell, British architect and engineer, dies at 90
  • Jul 9 Christopher Casson, Irish-English actor (Zardoz, Educating Rita, The Riordans), dies at 84
  • Jul 9 Douglas G Chapman, biomathematical statistician, dies at 76
  • Jul 9 Melvin Belli, American lawyer known as "The King of Torts" and "Melvin Bellicose", dies at 88
  • Jul 9 Peter Martini, British journalist, dies at 31
  • Jul 9 Susan Cowdy, British ornithologist, dies at 81
  • Jul 10 Eladio Rusconi, writer/publisher/businessman, dies at 79
  • Jul 11 Louis Gottlieb, American musician (The Limeliters), dies at 72
  • Jul 11 Martin Corbett, English gay rights activist (Gay Liberation Front, OutRage!), dies of AIDS at 51
  • Jul 11 Florrie Rodrigo, Dutch dancer, choreography and teacher (Schepelingen), dies at 102
  • Jul 12 (Andrew) Rodger Waterson, Scottish zoologist, specializing in malacology (mollusks) and entomology (insects), dies at 84
  • Jul 12 Gottfried von Einem, Austrian composer, mainly of opera (Der Prozeß - The Trial), dies at 78
  • Jul 12 John Boon, English publisher (MiIls and Boon), dies at 79
  • Jul 12 John Chancellor, American journalist and news anchor (Voice Of America, 1965-67; NBC Nightly News, 1970-82), dies at 68
  • Jul 12 Jonathan Melvoin, American funk-rock keyboardist (Prince; Smashing Pumpkins, 1995-96), dies of a heroin overdose at 34
  • Jul 12 Nazar Mohammad, Pakistani cricket batsman (5 Tests, 1 x 100 Pakistan's 1st centurion), dies at 75
  • Jul 13 Pandro S. Berman, American film producer, dies at 91
  • Jul 13 Walter Hassan, British automotive engineer, dies at 91
  • Jul 14 Kenneth Bainbridge, American physicist (measurements of mass differences between nuclear isotopes), dies at 91
  • Jul 14 Kim Besly, British Peace activist (Greenham Common), dies at 69
  • Jul 14 Jeff Krosnoff, American CART driver, killed in a racing accident at 31
  • Jul 15 Dana Hill, American actress (Vacation), dies at 32
  • Jul 16 Adolf von Thadden, German politician, (b. 1921)
  • Jul 16 John Panozzo, American rock drummer (Styx), dies of cirrhosis of the liver at 47
  • Jul 17 Alan McGilvray, Australian cricketer (NSW 1933-37) and radio commentator (1935-85), dies at 85
  • Jul 17 Amancio D'Silva, Goan-Indian jazz guitarist and composer, dies at 60
  • Jul 17 [Bryan] Chas Chandler, English rock bassist (The Animals - "House of the Rising Sun") and manager of Jimi Hendrix, dies at 57
  • Jul 17 Chris Komar, American dancer, dies of aids at 48
  • Jul 17 Geoffrey Jellicoe, English landscape architect, dies at 95
  • Jul 17 John William Fozard, aircraft designer, dies at 68
  • Jul 17 Paul Touvier, French-Nazi WW II criminal, dies at 81
  • Jul 17 Sid Sussman, beauty pageant organizer, dies of heart attack
  • Jul 18 Hans Fellner, bookseller, dies at 71
  • Jul 19 David Nicolson, British businessman and politician (Chairman of BTR Industries-1969), dies at 73
  • Jul 19 (Emmanual Tettey) "E.T." Mensah, Ghanaian saxophonist, known as the "King of Highlife" music (Accra Rhythmic Orchestra; The Tempos), dies at 77
  • Jul 19 Lawrence Jenco, American Roman Catholic priest who was held hostage in Beirut, Lebanon, dies at 61
  • Jul 19 Mervyn Hugh Cowie, wildlife conservationist, dies at 87
  • Jul 19 Owen Tudor Williams, civil engineer, dies at 79
  • Jul 19 Pran Nath Chhuttani, Indian physician and teacher, dies at 81
  • Jul 20 Colin Campbell Mitchell, soldier, dies at 70
  • Jul 20 Peter Malcolm Gordon Raleigh, journalist, dies at 77
  • Jul 21 Francis James Claude Piggott, soldier, dies at 85
  • Jul 21 Gerald McArthur, British Scotland Yard detective who caught the Great Train Robbers, dies at 80
  • Jul 21 Herb Edelman, American actor (Good Guys, Strike Force, 9 to 5), dies of emphysema 62
  • Jul 21 James Tye, safety expert, dies at 74
  • Jul 21 John Kevin Moorhouse, test pilot, dies at 50
  • Jul 21 Macha Rosenthal, American critic and poet (Poetry as Confession), dies at 79
  • Jul 21 Wolf Morris, actor (Padmasambhava-Dr Who), dies at 71
  • Jul 22 Courtney Alexandre Henriques Laws, community leader, dies at 65
  • Jul 22 Leon Shenandoah, Native American leader (Leader Of the Iroquois Confederacy), dies at 81
  • Jul 22 Peter Ludwig, German businessman and art collector, dies at 71
  • Jul 22 Robert Collins, keyboard player, dies at 33
  • Jul 22 Tamara Danz, German singer (Silly), dies of cancer at 43
  • Jul 23 Aliki Vougiouklaki, actress (Madalena), dies at 63
  • Jul 23 Jessica "Decca" Mitford, English author, activist and one of the Mitford sisters, dies at 78
  • Jul 23 John Corner, scientist, dies at 80
  • Jul 23 Jean Muir, American actress (Fugitive in the Sky, The Aldrich Family) and the 1st performer to be blacklisted for being an alleged communist sympathizer, dies at 85 [1]
  • Jul 23 Red Munger, American baseball (MLB All Star 1944, 47, 49; St. Louis Cardinals), dies at 77
  • Jul 23 Hamilton Fish IV, American politician (Rep-R-NY, 1969-95), dies at 70
  • Jul 24 Howard Vernon, Swiss actor (Love and Death, Delicatessen), dies at 82
  • Jul 24 Jock Wallace, Scottish soccer manager (Berwick Rangers, Rangers, Leicester City, Motherwell, Sevilla), dies from Parkinson's disease at 60
  • Jul 24 Virginia Christine [Ricketts], American actress (Mrs Olson, Tales of Wells Fargo), dies of cardiovascular disease at 76
  • Jul 25 Raymond O'Malley, English teacher, dies at 87
  • Jul 26 Arthur McDonald, Royal Air Force officer and radar pioneer, dies at 93
  • Jul 26 Evelyn Levine, American composer ("Scarlet Ribbons"), dies at 94
  • Jul 27 Ivan V. Lalić, Serbian poet, dies at 65
  • Jul 27 Jane Beverly Drew, English modernist architect, dies at 85
  • Jul 27 Peter James Frederick Green, CEO (LLoyd's of London), dies at 71
  • Jul 28 Harold Fox, American fashion designer and musician, dies at 86
  • Jul 28 Mickey Fenn, docker/socialist, dies at 58
  • Jul 28 Roger Tory Peterson, American ornithologist and writer (How to Know Birds), dies at 87
  • Jul 28 Marguerite "Marge" Ganser, American pop singer (The Shangri-Las - "Leader of the Pack"), dies breast cancer at 48
  • Jul 29 Aruna Asaf Ali, Indian independence activist and politician (first Mayor of Delhi), dies at 88
  • Jul 29 Ric Nordman, Canadian politician (b. 1919)
  • Jul 29 Jason Thirsk, American punk rock bassist (Pennywise) dies of an accidental self-inflicted gunshot at 28
  • Jul 29 Marcel-Paul Schützenberger, French mathematician, dies at 75
  • Jul 30 Father Alan Cheales, Dominican priest for 33 years, dies at 83

Claudette Colbert

Jul 30 Claudette Colbert, French-born American actress (It Happened One Night), dies of a stroke at 93

  • Jul 30 Magda Schneider, actress (Going Gay, Be Mine Tonight), dies at 87
  • Jul 31 Joan Warburton, Scottish painter, dies at 76
  • Jul 31 Michael Jinks, child care pioneer, dies at 59
  • Jul 31 Seagram Miller, American rapper (b. 1970)
  • Jul 31 Paul Crawford, American Dixieland jazz musician, arranger, (Olympic Brass Band), and music historian (Tulane University), dies of lung cancer at 71