On This Day

Famous People Who Died in July 2006

  • Jul 1 Fred Trueman, England cricket fast bowler (England 67 Tests, 307 wickets), dies of small cell carcinoma at 75
  • Jul 2 Jan Murray, American comedian (b. 1916)
  • Jul 3 Joseph Goguen, American computer scientist (professor of Computer Science at the University of California and University of Oxford), dies at 65
  • Jul 3 Benjamin Hendrickson, American stage and screen actor (As The World Turns, 1985-2006 - "Hal Munson"), dies of a self-inflicted gunshot at 55
  • Jul 3 Lorraine Hunt Lieberson, American violist and operatic mezzo-soprano, dies of cancer at 52
  • Jul 5 Kenneth Lay, American CEO and Chairman of Enron, dies at 64
  • Jul 5 Gert Fredriksson, Swedish canoeist (6 Olympic gold 1948, 52, 56, 60), dies at 86
  • Jul 6 Kasey Rogers, American actress (Bewitched), dies at 80
  • Jul 6 Tom Weir, Scottish climber, author and broadcaster (b. 1914)
  • Jul 7 Juan de Ávalos, Spanish sculptor (b. 1911)

Syd Barrett

Jul 7 Syd Barrett, British guitarist and singer-songwriter (Pink Floyd, 1964-68 - "See Emily Play"; solo -"The Madcap Laughs"), dies of pancreatic cancer at 60

  • Jul 7 John Money, Sexologist (b. 1921)
  • Jul 8 June Allyson, American actress (b. 1917)
  • Jul 8 Peter Hawkins, British actor/voice actor (b. 1924)
  • Jul 9 Milan Williams, American keyboardist (Commodores - "Three Times A Lady"), dies of cancer at 58
  • Jul 10 Shamil Basayev, Chechen rebel (b. 1965)
  • Jul 11 Barnard Hughes, American actor (Tron, Where's Poppa, Best Friends), dies at 90
  • Jul 11 John Spencer, English snooker player (b. 1935)
  • Jul 13 Red Buttons [Aaron Chwatt], American comedian (The Red Buttons Show), and Academy Award-winning actor (Sayonara; The Poseidon Adventure), dies from cardiovascular disease at 87
  • Jul 15 Robert H. Brooks, founder of Hooters of America (b. 1937)
  • Jul 16 Ossi Reichert, German alpine skier (Olympic gold women's giant slalom 1956; silver slalom 1952), dies at 80
  • Jul 16 Bob Orton, Sr., American professional wrestler (b. 1929)
  • Jul 16 Winthrop Paul Rockefeller, Lieutenant Governor of Arkansas (b. 1948)
  • Jul 16 Artie Malvin, American vocalist (Glenn Miller; Jimmy Dorsey), arranger and music director (Julie LaRosa; Pat Boone; Carol Burnett), dies at 83
  • Jul 17 Sam Myers, American blues singer, harmonica player, drummer, and songwriter ("Sleeping in the Ground"), dies at 70
  • Jul 17 (Frank) "Mickey" Spillane, American mystery writer (I, The Jury), dies of pancreatic cancer at 88
  • Jul 19 Jack Warden [John Lebzelter Jr], American character actor (Shampoo, Heaven Can Wait, Brian's Song), dies of heart and kidney failure at 85
  • Jul 20 Ted Grant, British Trotskyist (b. 1913)
  • Jul 20 Gérard Oury, French filmmaker (b. 1919)
  • Jul 20 Robert Cornthwaite, American actor (Thing, War of the Worlds, What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?), dies of natural causes at 89
  • Jul 21 Mako, Japanese-American actor (The Sand Pebbles), dies at 72
  • Jul 21 Ta Mok, "The Khmer Rouge Butcher", war criminal in Democratic Kampuchea (b. 1926)
  • Jul 22 José Antonio Delgado, Venezuelan mountain climber (b. 1965)
  • Jul 22 James E. West, mayor of Spokane, Washington (b. 1950)
  • Jul 22 Dika Newlin, American composer, Schoenberg expert and punk rocker, dies at 82
  • Jul 23 Jean-Paul Desbiens, Quebec writer and journalist (b. 1927)
  • Jul 25 Carl Brashear, first African-American U.S Navy Master Diver (b. 1931)
  • Jul 27 Maryann Mahaffey, American politician (b. 1925)
  • Jul 28 David Gemmell, British writer (b. 1948)
  • Jul 28 Patrick Allen, British actor (Roman Holiday, Dial "M" for Murder), dies at 79
  • Jul 29 Jim Olin, American politician (Rep-D-VA, 1983-93), dies at 86
  • Jul 30 Anthony Galla-Rini, American concert accordionist,and arranger, dies at 102
  • Jul 30 Al Balding, Canadian golfer (first Canadian to win PGA Tour event in US, 4-time winner), dies of cancer at 82
  • Jul 30 Murray Bookchin, American libertarian socialist (b. 1921)
  • Jul 31 Paul Eells, American sportscaster ("Voice of the Razorbacks"), dies at 70