On This Day

Famous People Who Died in July 2004

Person of interestMarlon 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 composer (b. 1909)
  • 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 (b. 1929)
  • 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 Carlos Kleiber, Austrian conductor (b. 1930)
  • 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 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)

Person of interestFrancis Crick

Jul 28 Francis Crick, English molecular biologist, Nobel laureate (1962), dies of colon cancer at 88

Molecular biologist Francis Crick
Molecular biologist
Francis Crick
  • 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)