On This Day

Famous People Who Died in July 2011

  • Jul 1 Leslie Brooks, American actress (b. 1922)
  • Jul 2 Itamar Franco, 33rd President of Brazil (1992-94), dies at 81
  • Jul 4 Otto von Habsburg, last crown prince of Austria-Hungary and MEP (1979-1999), dies at 98
  • Jul 5 Cy Twombly, American artist (b. 1928)
  • Jul 7 Dick Williams, American baseball player and manager (including Seattle 1986-87), dies at 82
  • Jul 8 Roberts Blossom, American actor and poet (Home Alone, Deranged, The Great Gatsby), dies of a stroke at 87
  • Jul 8 Mary Fenech Adami, First Lady of Malta (b. 1933)

Person of interestBetty Ford

Jul 8 Betty Ford, First Lady of the United States (1974-77) and founder of the Betty Ford Center clinic, dies at 93

US First Lady Betty Ford
US First Lady
Betty Ford
  • Jul 9 Don Ackerman, American basketball player (b. 1930)
  • Jul 9 Facundo Cabral, Argentine musician (b. 1937)
  • Jul 9 Würzel [Michael Burston], British musician (Motörhead), dies of ventricular fibrillation at 61
  • Jul 10 Pierrette Alarie, Canadian operatic soprano, dies at 89
  • Jul 10 Roland Petit, French choreographer and dancer (b. 1924)
  • Jul 11 George Lascelles, English Earl of Harewood, Director of the Royal Opera House, dies at 88
  • Jul 12 Sherwood Schwartz, American Television Writer (b. 1916)
  • Jul 12 David Carr, English rock keyboardist (The Fortunes), dies at 67

  • Jul 13 Allan Jeans, Australian football player and coach (b. 1933)
  • Jul 13 Jerry Ragovoy, American songwriter and producer (Wonderful Dream), dies at 80
  • Jul 15 Googie Withers, British actress (b. 1917)
  • Jul 16 Forrest Blue, American football player (b. 1944)
  • Jul 17 David Ngoombujarra, Australian actor (b. 1967)
  • Jul 19 Sheila Burrell, British actress (Black Orchid, Paranoiac, Laughter in Dark), dies at 89
  • Jul 19 Karen Khachaturian, Russian composer, dies at 90
  • Jul 20 Lucian Freud, German-British artist (Benefits Supervisor Sleeping, Boy With a Rat), dies at 88
  • Jul 22 Cees de Wolf, Dutch footballer (b. 1945)
  • Jul 22 Linda Christian, Mexican actress (Athena, VIPs, Battle Zone), dies at 87
  • Jul 22 Tom Aldredge, American actor (The Sopranos, What About Bob, Nurse, Mind Snatchers), dies at 83

Person of interestAmy Winehouse

Jul 23 Amy Winehouse, British singer songwriter, dies from alcohol poisoning at 27

  • Jul 23 John Shalikashvili, Polish-American general (NATO), dies at 75
  • Jul 23 Johnny Hoes, Dutch musician and producer (Wished I'd stayed with my Mom), dies at 94
  • Jul 23 Nguyễn Cao Kỳ, Premier of South Vietnam (1965-67), dies at 80
  • Jul 24 Frank Dietrich, German politician (b. 1966)
  • Jul 24 Dan Peek, American rock vocalist and guitarist (America), dies at 60
  • Jul 24 Jane White, African-American actress and singer (Strange Fruit, Once Upon a Mattress), dies at 88
  • Jul 25 Mihalis Kakogiannis, Cypriot filmmaker (b. 1922)
  • Jul 25 Michael Cacoyannis, Greek film director (Zorba the Greek, Trojan Women), dies at 90
  • Jul 26 Margaret Olley, Australian artist (b.1923)
  • Jul 27 Bejaratana Rajasuda, Princess of Thailand (b. 1925)
  • Jul 27 Richard Rutt, English bishop of Leicester, dies at 85
  • Jul 27 Ágota Kristóf, Hungarian writer (The Notebook), dies at 75
  • Jul 28 Abdul Fatah Younis, Former Libyan Interior Minister, assassinated for pro-Gadaffi ties (b. 1944)
  • Jul 29 Claude Laydu, Belgian-born Swiss actor (Diary of a Country Priest), dies at 84