Famous Deaths in July 2009

  • Jul 1 Karl Malden [Mladen George Sekulovich], American actor (Streets of San Francisco, American Express, A Streetcar Named Desire), dies of natural causes at 97
  • Jul 1 Onni Palaste, Finnish writer (b. 1917)
  • Jul 1 Mollie Sugden, English actress (b. 1922)
  • Jul 1 Alexis Argüello, Nicaraguan boxer (3-weight world champion), dies of self inflicted gun wound at 57
  • Jul 1 Marwa El-Sherbini, Egyptian housewife (b. 1977 or 1976)
  • Jul 3 John A. Keel, American Fortean, television scriptwriter, author of The Mothman Prophecies (b. 1930)
  • Jul 4 Brenda Joyce [Betty Graffina Leabo], American actress (Tarzan, The Rains Came), dies of complications from pneumonia at 92
  • Jul 4 Allen Klein, American record label executive (b. 1931)
  • Jul 4 Drake Levin, American rock musician (b. 1946)
  • Jul 4 Steve McNair, American NFL quarterback (Houston Oilers, Titans), dies of gunshot woulds at 36
  • Jul 4 Lasse Strömstedt, Swedish writer (b. 1935)
  • Jul 4 Jean-Baptiste Tati Loutard, Congolese politician (b.1938)
  • Jul 4 Jim Chapin, American drummer (b.1919)
  • Jul 6 Robert McNamara, American United States Secretary of Defense (1961-8), who played a major role in US escalation in Vietnam, dies at 93
  • Jul 6 Leo Mol, Ukrainian Canadian artist and sculptor (b. 1915)
  • Jul 6 Johnny Collins, British folk and maritime music singer (b. 1938)

  • Jul 6 Vasily Aksyonov, Russian writer (b. 1932)
  • Jul 11 Arturo Gatti, Italian-Canadian professional boxer (b. 1972)
  • Jul 11 Ji Xianlin, Chinese linguist and paleographer (b.1911)
  • Jul 12 Simon Vinkenoog, Dutch writer and poet, dies at 80
  • Jul 14 Zbigniew Zapasiewicz, Polish actor (b. 1934)

Person of interestWalter Cronkite

Jul 17 Walter Cronkite, American broadcast journalist and news anchor (CBS Evening News 1962-81), dies of cerebrovascular disease at 92

Broadcast Journalist Walter Cronkite
Broadcast Journalist
Walter Cronkite
  • Jul 17 Leszek Kołakowski, Polish philosopher (b. 1927)
  • Jul 18 Henry Allingham, British supercentenarian and World War I veteran, dies at 113
  • Jul 19 Frank McCourt, Irish-American author. (b. 1930)
  • Jul 19 Henry Surtees, British racing driver. (b. 1991)
  • Jul 20 Ria Brieffies, Dutch singer (b. 1957)
  • Jul 22 Richard M. Givan Supreme court chief justice (b. 1921)
  • Jul 22 Peter Krieg, German documentary filmmaker, producer and writer (b. 1947)
  • Jul 24 E. Lynn Harris, American Author (b. 1955)
  • Jul 24 Marcel van Maele, Belgian poet and playwright, dies at 78
  • Jul 25 Harry Patch, the last surviving soldier to have served in the trenches in World War I, dies at 111 (b. 1898)
  • Jul 25 Vernon Forrest, Professional boxer, 2-division world champion (b. 1971)
  • Jul 25 Alexis Cohen, American Idol contestant (unsuccessful), viral phenomenon (b. 1984)
  • Jul 25 Yasmin Ahmad, Malaysian film director, writer and scriptwriter (b. 1958)
  • Jul 25 Stanley Middleton, British novelist (Holiday, Three Wise Men), dies at 89
  • Jul 26 Marcey Jacobson, American photographer (b. 1911)
  • Jul 27 George Russell, American jazz pianist (The Jazz Workshop), dies of complications from Alzheimer's disease at 86
  • Jul 28 Jim Johnson, NFL Assistant Coach, Eagles Defensive Coordinator from 1999-2009 (b.1941)
  • Jul 28 Reverend Ike [Frederick J. Eikerenkoetter II], American televangelist (Joy of Living), dies at 74
  • Jul 28 Peter Richard Tahourdin, English-Australian composer, dies at 80
  • Jul 29 Gayatri Devi, Ex-Maharani of Indian state Jaipur. (b. 1919)
  • Jul 30 Peter Zadek, German theatre director (b. 1926)
  • Jul 31 Sir Bobby Robson, English professional football player and manager (b. 1933)
  • Jul 31 Harry Alan Towers, English film producer and screenwriter (b. 1920)