On This Day

Famous People Who Died in July 1998

  • Jul 3 Danielle Bunten Berry [Dan Bunten], American software developer (M.U.L.E.), dies of cancer at 49
  • Jul 3 George Walter Selwyn Lloyd, English composer (The Serf, John Socman), dies at 85
  • Jul 3 Duncan White, Ceylonese hurdler (first Olympic medallist from Ceylon, silver 400m hurdles 1948), dies at 80
  • Jul 5 Sid Luckman, American NFL quarterback (Chicago Bears), dies at 81
  • Jul 6 Roy Rogers, American cowboy (Happy Trails, Roy Rogers Show), dies at 86
  • Jul 7 Brigadier Theuns Swanepoel, South African Security Police notorious for ordering the police to shoot at protesting school children in 1976, 70
  • Jul 7 Moshood Abiola, 1993 Nigerian presidential election candidate and presumed winner of the inconclusive election, dies in detention at 60
  • Jul 11 Lilí Álvarez, Spanish tennis player (Wimbledon runner-up 1926-28), dies at 93
  • Jul 12 Serge Lemoyne, French Canadian artist (b. 1941)
  • Jul 12 Jimmy Driftwood, American folk songwriter and musician, dies at 91
  • Jul 13 Red Badgro, American Pro Football Hall of Fame end and coach (NY Giants) and baseball outfielder (NY Yankees), dies after a fall at 95
  • Jul 14 Richard McDonald, American fast food pioneer (McDonalds), dies at 89
  • Jul 14 Robert A. W. Lowndes, American sci-fi author (Puzzle Planet), dies at 81
  • Jul 14 Beryl Bryden, British jazz and blues singer and washboard player, dies at 78
  • Jul 15 Gennadi Volnov, Russian basketball player (Olympic gold 1972), dies at 68
  • Jul 16 John Henrik Clarke, American historian and scholar (b. 1915)
  • Jul 17 Ronald Tremain, New Zealand composer, dies at 74
  • Jul 19 Elmer Valo, baseball player (b. 1921)
  • Jul 19 Antoine Tisne, French composer, dies at 65
  • Jul 20 Dieter Nowka, German composer, conductor and musicologist, dies at 74
  • Jul 20 June Byers, American professional wrestler (b. 1922)
  • Jul 21 Alan Shepard, American astronaut and 1st American in space, dies of leukemia at 74
  • Jul 21 Robert Young, American actor (Father Knows Best, Marcus Welby, M.D.), dies at 91
  • Jul 22 Hermann Prey, German bass-baritone, dies at 69
  • Jul 22 Antonio Saura, Spanish painter, dies at 67
  • Jul 23 John Hopkins, English TV, film and stage writer (Z-Cars), dies at 67
  • Jul 25 Tal Farlow, American jazz guitarist, dies at 77
  • Jul 25 Sal Santen, Dutch writer (You Are Jewish People), dies at 82
  • Jul 26 (David Allan) "Chico" Ryan, American rock bassist and singer (Sha Na Na, 1973-98), dies at 50
  • Jul 27 Binnie Barnes, British actress (Last of the Mohicans, 3 Musketeers), dies at 95
  • Jul 27 Bill Tuttle, American baseball player (Detroit Tigers), dies at 69
  • Jul 28 Lenny McLean, English bareknuckle fighter (b. 1949)
  • Jul 28 Zbigniew Herbert, Polish poet and writer, dies at 73

Jerome Robbins

Jul 29 Jerome Robbins [Rabinowitz], American Tony and Academy Award-winning theater and ballet choreographer and director (West Side Story; Peter Pan), dies shortly after suffering a strokeat 79

  • Jul 30 Buffalo Bob Smith [Robert Emil Schmidt], American TV host (Howdy Doody), dies of cancer at 80
  • Jul 30 David Hunt, British diplomat winner of the BBC's Mastermind television quiz (1977), dies at 84
  • Jul 31 Serge Golovine, French ballet choreographer (Death of Narcissus), dies at 73
  • Jul 31 Barbara Giuranna, Italian pianist and composer, dies at 98