Famous Deaths in July 1997

  • Jul 1 Joshua Hassan, first Chief Minister of Gibraltar (1964-69, 72-87), dies at 81
  • Jul 1 Robert Mitchum, American actor (Out of the Past, Winds of War, North & South), dies of lung cancer and emphysema at 79

Person of interestJames Stewart

Jul 2 Jimmy Stewart, American actor (The Philadelphia Story and It's a Wonderful Life), dies of a pulmonary embolism at 89

  • Jul 4 Charles Kuralt, news anchor (CBS Sunday Morning), dies at 62
  • Jul 5 Mrs. Miller, American singer (b. 1907)
  • Jul 7 Jerry Doggett, American sportscaster (Brooklyn and Los Angeles Dodgers), dies at 80
  • Jul 13 Alexandra Danilova, ballet great, dies at 92
  • Jul 13 Miguel Ángel Blanco, Spanish politician (b. 1968)
  • Jul 15 Alan Chaig, paleontologist (Carl Sagan of BBC), dies at 70

Person of interestGianni Versace

Jul 15 Gianni Versace, Italian fashion designer (Versace), shot and murdered by Andrew Cunanan at 50

Fashion Designer Gianni Versace
Fashion Designer
Gianni Versace
  • Jul 18 Eugene M. Shoemaker, American planetary scientist and geologist (Shoemaker-Levy comet), dies at 69
  • Jul 20 Linda Stirling, college prof/B movie actress (Pretender), dies at 75
  • Jul 23 Chuhei Nambu, Japanese athlete (b. 1904)
  • Jul 24 Andrew Cunanan, serial killer (Gianni Versage), commits suicide
  • Jul 24 Saw Maung, general/president of Myanmar (Burma) (1988-92), dies
  • Jul 24 William J. Brennan, Jr. American Supreme Court judge (1956-90), dies at 91
  • Jul 24 Brian Glover, British actor and wrestler (Alien 3, Kes), dies of a brain tumour at 63

Person of interestBen Hogan

Jul 25 Ben Hogan, golfer (Masters, British Open, US Open-1953), dies at 84

Golfer Ben Hogan
Golfer
Ben Hogan
  • Jul 25 Dora Maar, Picasso model/companion, dies at 89
  • Jul 25 Margaret Farrer, midwife, dies at 83
  • Jul 27 K'Tut Tantri, broadcaster/hotelier, dies at 99
  • Jul 27 Isabel Dean, English actress (Five Days One Summer Virgin Island, Ransom), dies at 79
  • Jul 28 Louis Cohen, physicist, dies at 71
  • Jul 28 Seni Pramoj, PM of Thailand (1945-46, 75, 76), dies
  • Jul 28 Rosalie Crutchley, British actress (Armchair Theatre: Black Limelight, Four Weddings and a Funeral), dies at 77

Person of interestBảo Đại

Jul 30 Bảo Đại, last Emperor of Vietnam (1926-45) and Chief of State of South Vietnam (1949-55), dies at 85

Emperor of Vietnam Bảo Đại
Emperor of Vietnam
Bảo Đại
  • Jul 31 Edith Fore, pitchwoman (I've fallen and I can't get up!), dies at 81
  • Jul 31 Ulrich Ernst Simon, German-Jewish Anglican theologian, dies at 63