On This Day

Famous People Who Died in July 2002

  • Jul 2 Ray Brown, American jazz double bassist (Oscar Peterson; Ella Fitzgerald), 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)

Ted 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

  • Jul 5 Katy Jurado, Mexican actress, 1st Latin actress to win a Golden Globe (High Noon, Broken Lance), dies at 78
  • Jul 5 Grant Beglarian, Armenian-American composer (Of Fables, Foibles, and Fancies), educator (University of Southern California, 1969-86), and arts administrator,dies at 74
  • Jul 5 Harold "Duke" Dejan, Creole-American jazz alto saxophonist and bandleader (Olympia Brass Band), dies at 93
  • 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)

Rod 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)
  • Jul 11 Rosco Gordon, American R&B pianist, singer, and songwriter ("Booted"; "No More Doggin'"), dies of a heart attack at 74

Edward Lee Howard

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

  • 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, early 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 22 Marion Montgomery [Marian Runnells], American-British jazz singer ("Maybe the Morning"), dies of lung cancer at 67
  • 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