On This Day

Famous People Who Died in July 2007

  • Jul 2 Beverly Sills [Belle Miriam Silverman], American operatic soprano, dies of lung cancer at 78
  • Jul 2 Git Gay [Birgit Carp], Swedish revue director, actress and singer (Git Gay Show, Ge mig en lektion i kärlek), dies at 85
  • Jul 3 Alice Timander, Swedish dentist and red carpet queen, dies at 91
  • Jul 3 (Homer) "Boots" Randolph, American session saxophonist ("Yakety Sax"), dies of a brain hemorrhage at 80
  • Jul 4 Barış Akarsu, Turkish rock musician ("Gözlerin"/ "Your Eyes"), and actor (My Lying Lover), dies of injuries sustained in a car accident at 28
  • Jul 4 Bill Pinkney, American bass vocalist (Drifters - "Ruby Baby"), dies of a heart attack at 81
  • Jul 5 Régine Crespin, French operatic soprano (b. 1927)
  • Jul 5 Kerwin Mathews, American actor (b. 1926)
  • Jul 5 George Melly, British jazz & blues musician (b. 1926)
  • Jul 7 Dame Anne McLaren, British biologist and leading researcher on human in vitro fertilisation (IVF), dies at 80
  • Jul 8 Chandra Shekhar, Indian politician, 8th Prime Minister of India (1990-91), dies at 80
  • Jul 8 Jindřich Feld, Czech composer (Concerto for Flute and Orchestra), dies at 82
  • Jul 9 Charles Lane, American actor (b. 1905)
  • Jul 10 Abdul Rashid Ghazi, radical Pakistani cleric (b. 1951)
  • Jul 10 Doug Marlette, American editorial cartoonist (Kudzu), dies at 57
  • Jul 10 Zheng Xiaoyu, director of the State Food and Drug Administration of the People's Republic of China (b. 1944)
  • Jul 11 Lady Bird Johnson, First Lady of the United States (b. 1912)
  • Jul 11 Alfonso López Michelsen, 24th President of Colombia (1974-78), dies at 94
  • Jul 11 Glenda Adams, Australian author (b. 1939)
  • Jul 11 Ed Mirvish, American-Canadian businessman (Honest Ed's) and philanthropist, dies at 92
  • Jul 11 Rod Lauren, American rocker ("If I Had a Girl"), commits suicide at 66
  • Jul 11 Ferhunde Erkin (née Remzi) Turkish concert pianist and pedagogue, dies at 98
  • Jul 12 Stan Zemanek, Australian radio personality (b.1947)
  • Jul 12 Mr. Butch, Iconic Boston street figure (b. 1951)
  • Jul 12 Robert Burås, Norwegian rock guitarist (Madrugada; My Midnight Creeps), dies at 31
  • Jul 13 Zdeněk Lukáš, Czech composer, dies at 78
  • Jul 13 Ilja Zeljenka, Slovak composer (Oświęcim), dies at 74
  • Jul 14 John Ferguson Sr, Canadian hockey player, dies at 68
  • Jul 15 Kelly Johnson, English guitarist, dies at 49
  • Jul 16 Tom Brooks, Australian cricket umpire (23 Tests 1970-78), dies at 88
  • Jul 17 Júlio Redecker, Brazilian Politician (b. 1956)
  • Jul 17 Betsy Haworth, Church of England deaconess and minister, dies at 82
  • Jul 18 Charles Jauncey, Baron Jauncey of Tullichettle, Scottish judge and advocate, dies after a stroke at 82
  • Jul 18 George Caiazzo, American professional wrestler
  • Jul 18 Jerry Hadley, American opera singer, dies of an air rifle inflicted brain injury at 55
  • Jul 18 Kenji Miyamoto, Japanese politician (b. 1908)
  • Jul 19 Roberto Fontanarrosa, Argentine cartoonist (b. 1944)
  • Jul 19 A. K. Faezul Huq, Lawyer, politician, and freelance journalist (b. 1945)
  • Jul 20 Tammy Faye Bakker (Messner), American Christian singer and former wife of Jim Bakker (The PTL Club), dies at 65
  • Jul 20 Ivor Emmanuel, Welsh singer and actor (Zulu, Show Boat, Kiss Me, Kate), dies of a stroke at 79
  • Jul 20 Bill Flemming, American journalist and sportscaster (ABC's Wide World of Sports), dies at 80
  • Jul 22 Ulrich Mühe, German actor (b. 1953)
  • Jul 22 Laszlo Kovacs, Hungarian-born cinematographer (b. 1933)
  • Jul 23 Tor Kamata, American/Canadian professional wrestler (b. 1937)
  • Jul 23 Ron Miller, American songwriter and record producer (b. 1933)
  • Jul 23 Mohammed Zahir Shah, King of Afghanistan (b. 1914)
  • Jul 23 George Tabori, Hungarian writer, dies at 93
  • Jul 23 Benjamin Libet, American scientist (human consciousness), dies at 91
  • Jul 24 Albert Ellis, American psychologist, dies at 93
  • Jul 24 Chaney Kley, American Actor (b. 1972)
  • Jul 25 Bernd Jakubowski, German goalkeeper (b. 1952)
  • Jul 25 Jesse Marunde, American Strongman competitor, dies at 27
  • Jul 26 Lars Forssell, Swedish writer, member of the Swedish Academy (b. 1928)
  • Jul 26 John Normington, English actor (b. 1937)
  • Jul 26 Skip Prosser, American basketball coach (only coach to take 3 schools to NCAA Tournament in first year; Loyola [MD], Xavier, Wake Forest), dies from heart attack at 56
  • Jul 27 Lucky Grills, Australian actor (b. 1928)
  • Jul 27 Roland Gaucher, French journalist, dies at 88
  • Jul 28 Jim LeRoy, Airshow pilot (b. 1961)
  • Jul 28 Karl Gotch, Belgian professional wrestler (b. 1924)
  • Jul 29 Mike Reid, English comedian and actor (b. 1940)
  • Jul 29 Michel Serrault, French actor (Nelly & Monsieur Arnaud, La Cage aux Folles), dies at 79
  • Jul 29 Tom Snyder, American television and radio interviewer (The Tomorrow Show, 1973-82), and news anchor (NBC Weekend News), dies of complications from leukemia at 71
  • Jul 29 Marvin Zindler, American television reporter (b. 1921)
  • Jul 29 Art Davis, American bassist (A Time Remembered), dies of a heart attack at 72
  • Jul 29 Jim David, American NFL defensive back (Pro Bowl 1954-59; NFL Champion 1952-53, 57; Detroit Lions), dies at 79
  • Jul 30 William Balchin, English geographer, dies at 91
  • Jul 30 Michelangelo Antonioni, Italian film director (Red Dessert, Blowup), dies at 94
  • Jul 30 Teoctist, Ex-Patriarch of the Romanian Orthodox Church (b. 1915)

Ingmar Bergman

Jul 30 Ingmar Bergman, Swedish stage and film director (Cries & Whispers), dies at 89

Bill Walsh

Jul 30 Bill Walsh, American Pro Football Hall of Fame coach (San Fransisco 49ers), dies of leukemia at 75