On This Day

Famous People Who Died in July 2002

  • Jul 2 Ray Brown, American jazz double bassist, dies in his sleep at 75
  • Jul 2 Earle Brown, American composer (open form), dies at 75
  • Jul 4 Benjamin O. Davis Jr., American general (b. 1912)
  • Jul 4 Mansoor Hekmat, Iranian politician (b. 1951)
  • Jul 4 Winnifred Quick, American Titanic survivor (b. 1904)

Person of interestTed Williams

Jul 5 Ted Williams, baseball hall of famer and last player to bat over.400 in a single season (Boston Red Sox) dies at 84

Baseball Player Ted Williams
Baseball Player
Ted Williams
  • Jul 5 Katy Jurado, Mexican actress, 1st Latin actress to win a Golden Globe (High Noon, Broken Lance), dies at 78
  • Jul 6 Dhirubhai Ambani, Indian businessman (b. 1932)
  • Jul 6 John Frankenheimer, American film director (b. 1930)
  • Jul 6 István Sárközy, Hungarian composer, dies at 81
  • Jul 7 Dhirubhai Ambani, Indian business tycoon (b. 1933)
  • Jul 7 Bison Dele, American basketball player (b. 1969)
  • Jul 8 Ward Kimball, American animator (b. 1914)
  • Jul 9 Laurence Janifer, American writer (b. 1933)

Person of interestRod Steiger

Jul 9 Rod Steiger, American actor (Illustrated Man, Pawnbroker), dies of pneumonia at 77

  • Jul 9 Kenneth Snowman, British jeweller and antiquarian, dies at 82

  • Jul 10 Jean-Pierre Côté, French Canadian politician and Lieutenant Governor of Quebec (b. 1926)

Person of interestEdward Lee Howard

Jul 12 Edward Lee Howard, CIA Case Officer and alleged Soviet spy, dies at 50 after breaking his neck during a fall

Alleged Soviet Spy Edward Lee Howard
Alleged Soviet Spy
Edward Lee Howard
  • Jul 13 Yousuf Karsh, Turkish-born Armenian photographer (b. 1908)
  • Jul 14 Joaquín Balaguer, President of the Dominican Republic (b. 1906)
  • Jul 14 Carlos Fariñas, Cuban avant-garde composer, dies at 67
  • Jul 16 John Cocke, American computer scientist (b. 1925)
  • Jul 18 Victor Emery, British theoretical physicist (b. 1933)
  • Jul 19 Alan Lomax, American folksong collector (b. 1915)
  • Jul 19 Spec Shea, American baseball pitcher (MLB All Star, World Series 1947; NY Yankees, Washington Sens), dies after heart surgery at 81
  • Jul 20 Michalis Kritikopoulos, Greek soccer striker (28 caps; Olympiacos), dies from cardiac arrest at 56
  • Jul 21 Gus Dudgeon [Angus Boyd Dudgeon], British pop record producer (Elton John, David Bowie), dies in a car crash at 59
  • Jul 21 John Cunningham, British Royal Air Force night fighter ace (WW II), dies at 84
  • Jul 23 Reginald "Leo" McKern, Australian actor (Blue Lagoon, Help, Mouse that Roared), dies of health complications at 82
  • Jul 23 William Luther Pierce, American author and activist, dies at 68
  • Jul 23 Chaim Potok, American novelist and rabbi (b. 1929)
  • Jul 24 Maurice Denham, British actor (Mr Love, Damn the Defiant), dies at 92
  • Jul 24 Gus Tinsley, American College Football Hall of Fame end and coach (All-American 1935, 36; coach LSU 1948-55; NFL: Chicago Cardinals), dies at 87
  • Jul 25 Abdur Rahman Badawi, Egyptian existentialist philosopher (b. 1917)
  • Jul 26 Jutta Hecker, German writer, dies at 97
  • Jul 28 Glenn Loren Glasow, American composer, dies at 78
  • Jul 31 Jerome Beatty Jr., American author of children's literature (Matthew and Maria Looney books), dies at 85