On This Day

Famous People Who Died in July 2001

  • Jul 1 Nicolay G. Basov, Soviet physicist who specialized in quantum electronics (laser, maser) and 1964 Nobel laureate, dies at 78
  • Jul 3 Mordecai Richler, Canadian author (b. 1931)
  • Jul 3 Johnny Russell, American country singer and songwriter (b. 1940)
  • Jul 3 Delia Derbyshire, English musician and composer (Doctor Who theme, White Noise), dies of renal failure at 64
  • Jul 4 Keenan Milton, Professional Skater (b. 1974)
  • Jul 5 Ernie K-Doe, African-American singer (Mother-in-Law), dies of cirrhosis at 65
  • Jul 7 Edward Fiennes-Clinton, Australian-born 18th Earl of Lincoln, dies at 88
  • Jul 7 Frederick "Fred" Neil, American folk singer-songwriter and dolphin conservationist (Everybody's Talkin'), dies from skin cancer at 65
  • Jul 8 John O'Shea, New Zealand film director (b. 1920)
  • Jul 8 Christl Haas, Austrian downhill skier (Olympic gold 1964), dies at 57
  • Jul 8 Ernst Baier, German figure skater (Olympic gold 1936), dies at 95
  • Jul 11 Herman Brood, Dutch painter and pianist (Sleepin' Bird), dies at 54
  • Jul 16 Maurice De Bevere, Belgian cartoonist (b. 1923)
  • Jul 16 Terry Gordy, American professional wrestler, dies at 40
  • Jul 17 Katharine Graham, American publisher (The Washington Post during Watergate), dies at 84
  • Jul 18 Mimi Fariña, American rocker (Reflections in a Crystal Wind), dies at 56

  • Jul 18 James Hatfield, American author (b. 1958)
  • Jul 18 Fabio Taglioni, Italian automotive engineer (b. 1920)
  • Jul 18 Roy Gilchrist, West Indian cricket fast bowler (13 Tests, 57 wickets), dies at 67
  • Jul 19 Judy Clay [Guions], American soul and gospel singer, dies from complications from a car accident at 62
  • Jul 20 Carlo Giuliani, Italian anarchist (b. 1978)
  • Jul 20 Werner Haentjes, German conductor and composer of operas and film scores, dies at 77
  • Jul 21 Steve Barton, American actor (b. 1954)
  • Jul 21 Sivaji Ganesan, South Indian Tamil actor (b. 1927)
  • Jul 22 Indro Montanelli, Italian journalist and historian (History of the Greeks), dies at 92
  • Jul 22 Frances Horwich, American educator and television personality (Ding Dong School), dies at 94
  • Jul 23 Eudora Welty, American novelist (Optimist's Daughter-Pulitzer 1973), dies at 92
  • Jul 24 Georges Dor, Canadian author, composer, singer and playwright (b. 1931)
  • Jul 26 Rex Barber, American WWII aviator (b. 1917)
  • Jul 26 Peter von Zahn, German journalist (b. 1913)
  • Jul 27 Leon Wilkeson, American guitarist (Lynyrd Skynyrd), dies at 49
  • Jul 27 Rhonda Singh, professional wrestler (b. 1961)
  • Jul 29 Edward Gierek, Polish politician (b. 1913)
  • Jul 29 Wau Holland, German computer hacker (b. 1951)
  • Jul 29 Alex Nicol, American actor (The Screaming Skull, Man From Laramie, Air Cadet), dies of natural causes at 85
  • Jul 31 Poul Anderson, American author (b. 1926)
  • Jul 31 Francisco da Costa Gomes, President of Portugal’s ruling military junta (1974-76), dies at 87
  • Jul 31 Friedrich Franz, Hereditary Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin (b. 1910)