On This Day

Famous People Who Died in July 2003

  • Jul 1 Herbie Mann, American jazz flutist ("Hijack"; Push Push; Memphis Underground), dies at 73
  • Jul 1 Wesley Mouzon, American boxer / trainer (Roy Jones Jr), dies of kidney cancer at 75
  • Jul 1 N!xau, Namibian actor (b. 1944)
  • Jul 2 Reinhard Baumgart, German writer and director, dies at 73
  • Jul 2 Julia Montgomery Walsh, American businesswoman and stockbroker, dies at 80
  • Jul 3 Gaetano Alibrandi, Papal diplomat (b. 1914)
  • Jul 3 Sir Charles Henderson Tidbury, British brewing executive, former chairman (Whitbread & Company), dies at 77

Barry White

Jul 4 Barry White, American singer (Love's Theme), dies at 58

  • Jul 4 André Claveau, French singer (b. 1915)
  • Jul 5 Roman Lyashenko, Russian ice hockey player, dies at 24
  • Jul 6 Christian "Buddy" Ebsen Jr., American actor (Beverly Hillbillies, Breakfast at Tiffany's), dies of complications from pneumonia at 95
  • Jul 6 Skip Battin, American singer-songwriter (The Byrds), dies at 69
  • Jul 7 Izhak Graziani, Bulgarian-born conductor (b. 1924)
  • Jul 8 Kunio Toda, Japanese composer, dies at 87
  • Jul 10 Winston Graham, English writer (b. 1908)
  • Jul 10 Hartley Shawcross, British prosecutor at the Nuremberg Trials (b. 1902)
  • Jul 10 Bishnu Maden, Nepalese politician
  • Jul 12 (Bennett) "Benny" Carter, American Grammy Award-winning jazz saxophonist, clarinetist, trumpeter, arranger, composer ("Harlem Renaissance Suite"), and bandleader, dies at 93
  • Jul 13 Compay Segundo [Máximo Muñoz-Telles], Cuban trova guitarist, singer, and composer (Buena Vista Social Club), dies at 95
  • Jul 14 Éva Janikovszky, Hungarian novelist (b. 1926)
  • Jul 14 François-Albert Angers, French Canadian economist (b. 1909)
  • Jul 15 Roberto Bolaño, Chilean writer (2066), dies at 50
  • Jul 15 Tex Schramm, American football team president and general manager (b. 1920)
  • Jul 15 Elisabeth Welch, American born British-based singer (Stormy Weather), dies at 99
  • Jul 16 Celia Cruz, Cuban-American Grammy Award-winning guaracha, salsa, and bolero singer (La Sonora Matancera, 1950-65), known as 'the Queen of Salsa', dies of cancer at 77
  • Jul 16 Carol Shields, American-Canadian novelist (The Stone Diaries) and short story writer, dies at 68
  • Jul 17 David Kelly, Welsh UN weapons inspector (b. 1944)
  • Jul 17 Rosalyn Tureck, American pianist (Bach & Rock), dies at 88
  • Jul 19 Bill Bright, American evangelist (b. 1921)
  • Jul 19 Pierre Graber, Swiss politician and member of the Swiss Federal Council (1970–1978), dies at 94
  • Jul 20 Nicolas Freeling, English writer (b. 1927)
  • Jul 21 John Davies, New Zealand Olympic Committee president (b. 1938)
  • Jul 21 Walter M. "Matt" Jefferies, American film art director (b. 1921)
  • Jul 22 Qusay Hussein, son of Saddam Hussein (b. 1966)
  • Jul 22 Uday Hussein, son of Saddam Hussein (b. 1964)
  • Jul 22 Wahome Muthahi, Kenyan humourist (b. 1954)
  • Jul 23 James E. Davis, New York City councilman (murdered) (b. 1962)
  • Jul 25 Ludwig Bölkow, German aeronautical engineer, dies at 91
  • Jul 25 Erik Brann, American violin prodigy and rock guitarist (Iron Butterfly - "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida"), dies of congenital heart disease at 52
  • Jul 25 John Schlesinger, British film director (b. 1926)
  • Jul 27 Vance Hartke, American politician (b. 1919)

Bob Hope

Jul 27 Bob Hope [Leslie Townes Hope], English-born American actor, comedian and entertainer, dies at 100

  • Jul 27 Artie Anton, American jazz drummer, conguero, and timbalero (Stan Kenton, Jimmy Guiffre), dies at 79
  • Jul 28 Lady Valerie Goulding, Irish politician and activist (b. 1918)
  • Jul 29 Foday Sankoh, Sierra Leonean rebel leader (b. 1937)
  • Jul 29 Johnny Walker [Badruddin Jamaluddin Kazi], Indian actor (Madhumati, Chachi 420), dies at 82
  • Jul 30 Sam Phillips, American record producer and founder of Sun Records and Sun Studios, dies at 80
  • Jul 31 Guido Crepax, Italian comics artist (b. 1933)
  • Jul 31 John Aston Sr., English soccer striker (17 caps; Manchester United 253 games), dies at 81