On This Day

Famous People Who Died in July 2004

Marlon Brando

Jul 1 Marlon Brando, American actor (The Godfather, A Streetcar Named Desire and On the Waterfront), dies at 80

  • Jul 1 Peter Barnes, English writer (b. 1931)
  • Jul 1 Todor Skalovski, Macedonian shoral and orchestral conductor, and composer, dies at 95
  • Jul 2 John Cullen Murphy, American comic strip artist, dies at 85
  • Jul 2 Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen, Portuguese poet and children's author (The Sea Girl), dies at 84
  • Jul 2 Mochtar Lubis, Indonesian writer and editor (Twilight in Jakarta), dies at 82
  • Jul 3 Andrian Nikolayev, Soviet cosmonaut (Vostok 3), dies at 73
  • Jul 3 John Barron, British actor (Emergency - Ward 10; The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin), dies at 83
  • Jul 4 Jean-Marie Auberson, Swiss conductor, dies at 84
  • Jul 4 Frank Robinson (Xylophone Man), an eccentric street entertainer in Nottingham, England (b. 1932)
  • Jul 5 Hugh Shearer, Prime Minister of Jamaica (b. 1923)
  • Jul 5 Rodger Ward, American race car driver (b. 1921)
  • Jul 6 Thomas Klestil, President of Austria (1992-2004), dies at 71
  • Jul 6 Syreeta Wright, American singer (b. 1946)
  • Jul 8 Paula Danziger, American author (b. 1944)
  • Jul 8 Jean Lefebvre, French actor (Diabolical, Now Where Did the Seventh Company Get to?), dies at 84
  • Jul 9 Chuck Cadman, Canadian politician (b. 1948)
  • Jul 9 Paul Klebnikov, American journalist (b. 1963)
  • Jul 9 Isabel Sanford, American actress (Louise-Jeffersons/All in the Family), dies at 86 (b. 1917)
  • Jul 11 Laurance Rockefeller, American CEO (Chase Manhattan Bank) and philanthropist, dies at 94
  • Jul 12 Jean Ruth Adams, American entomologist (insect pathogens and viruses), dies at 75 or 76
  • Jul 12 Betty Oliphant, co-founder of National Ballet of Canada (b. 1918)
  • Jul 13 Arthur Kane, American musician (New York Dolls), dies from advanced leukemia at 55
  • Jul 13 [Karl] Carlos Kleiber, Austrian-Argentine conductor (Bavarian State Orchestra, 1968-97), dies at 74
  • Jul 16 George Busbee, Governor of Georgia (b. 1927)
  • Jul 17 Pat Roach, British professional wrestler and actor (b. 1937)
  • Jul 17 Julian Hodge, British financier and multi-millionaire (Hodge Group), dies at 99
  • Jul 18 Paul Foot, British journalist (b. 1937)
  • Jul 18 Émile Peynaud, French oenologist, dies at 92
  • Jul 19 Reverend Francis Marzen, American Catholic prelate (b. 1924)
  • Jul 19 Zenko Suzuki, Prime Minister of Japan (b. 1911)
  • Jul 20 Adi Lady Lala Mara, Fiji chieftainess, wife of Kamisese Mara (b. 1931)
  • Jul 21 Jerry Goldsmith, American pianist and composer (The Twilight Zone; Planet Of The Apes), dies of colon cancer at 75
  • Jul 21 Edward B. Lewis, American geneticist, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine laureate (b. 1918)
  • Jul 21 Julian Ridsdale, British politician (C), Member of Parliament for Harwich (1954-92), dies at 89
  • Jul 22 Sacha Distel, French singer ("Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head" cover), dies at 71
  • Jul 22 George Kidd, Canadian diplomat (b. 1917)
  • Jul 22 Illinois Jacquet, American jazz saxophonist, dies at 81
  • Jul 23 Mehmood [Ali], Indian actor, singer, director and producer (Do Phoo!, Vardaan), dies at 71
  • Jul 23 Carlos Paredes, Portuguese musician and composer (b. 1925)
  • Jul 23 Piero Piccioni, Italian musician, conductor and composer, dies at 82
  • Jul 23 Serge Reggiani, French singer and actor (b. 1922)
  • Jul 24 Claude André François Ballif, French composer, dies at 80
  • Jul 24 Cotton Fitzsimmons, American Basketball HOF coach (NJCAA C'ship 1966, 67, Moberly Area CC; Kansas State; NBA: Phoenix Suns; Atlanta Hawks, San Antonio Spurs), dies of lung cancer and stroke at 72
  • Jul 26 Sipho Gumede, South African jazz legend, lung cancer (birthdate unknown)

Francis Crick

Jul 28 Francis Crick, English molecular biologist who co-discovered DNA's structure, with James Watson (Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine, 1962), dies of colon cancer at 88 [1] [2]

  • Jul 28 Sam Edwards, American actor (Captain Midnight, Twelve O'Clock High), dies at 89
  • Jul 28 Eugene Roche, American actor (Foul Play, Slaughterhouse Five), dies at 75
  • Jul 28 Tiziano Terzani, Italian journalist (b. 1938)
  • Jul 28 George Williams, American soul singer (The Tymes), dies at 68
  • Jul 29 Rena Vlahopoulou, Greek actress and singer (b. 1923)
  • Jul 29 James Hubert "Huby" Heard, American singer-songwriter (The God Squad), dies at 73
  • Jul 30 Andre Noble, Canadian actor (b. 1979)
  • Jul 30 Jan Hanus, Czech composer, dies at 89
  • Jul 31 Virginia Grey, American actress, dies at 87
  • Jul 31 Laura Betti, Italian actress (b. 1927)