On This Day

Famous People Who Died in July 2019

  • Jul 1 Bogusław Schaffer, Polish composer and playwright, dies at 90 [1]
  • Jul 2 Lee Iacocca, American automotive executive (CEO of Chrysler Corp), dies at 94
  • Jul 2 Michael Colgrass, American-Canadian composer ("Déjà vu" - Pulitzer Prize for Music, 1978), dies at 81
  • Jul 2 Pat Crawford Brown, American actress (Desperate Housewives - "Ida"; General Hospital), dies at 90
  • Jul 3 Arte Johnson, American comedian (Laugh-in, Don't Call Me Charlie), dies at 90
  • Jul 3 Duncan Lamont, Scottish jazz and session trumpet and saxophone player, arranger, and songwriter ("I Told You So"), dies at 87
  • Jul 5 John McCririck, English horse racing broadcaster, dies at 79
  • Jul 6 Cameron Boyce, American actor (Mirrors, Jessie), dies from an epileptic seizure at 20
  • Jul 6 João Gilberto, Brazilian singer, guitarist and 'father of bossa nova' (Getz/Gilberto - Grammy Award for Album of the Year 1965) dies at 88
  • Jul 6 Martin Charnin, American Broadway stage singer, dancer (West Side Story), director, and lyricist (Annie), dies after a heart attack at 84
  • Jul 7 Greg Johnson, Canadian NHL hockey center, 1994-2006 (Detroit Red Wings, Nashville Predators (captain 2002-06), and 2 other teams), dies of suspected suicide at 48
  • Jul 9 Rip Torn [Elmore Rual Torn Jr], American actor, voice artist and comedian (Cross Creek, The Larry Sanders Show), dies at 88

Ross Perot

Jul 9 Ross Perot, American businessman (Electronic Data Systems, Perot Systems), billionaire and presidential candidate (1992, 1996), dies of leukemia at 89

  • Jul 9 Fernando de la Rúa, Argentine politician, 51st President of Argentina (1999-2001), dies at 81
  • Jul 9 William E. Dannemeyer, American politician who opposed LGBT rights (Rep-R-CA, 1979-93), dies at 89
  • Jul 10 Jerry Lawson, American a cappella singer and arranger (Persuasions - "Under the Boardwalk"), dies of Guillain–Barré syndrome at 75

Jim Bouton

Jul 10 Jim Bouton, American baseball pitcher, author and broadcaster (NY Yankees, MLB All Star 1968, "Ball Four"), dies of cerebral amyloid angiopathy at 80

  • Jul 10 Walt Michaels, American NFL linebacker, coach (5-time Pro Bowl; Cleveland Browns; head coach NY Jets 1977-82), dies at 89
  • Jul 14 Pernell Whitaker, American boxer (Olympic gold 1984, 4-division world champion), dies when hit by a vehicle at 55
  • Jul 16 John Paul Stevens, American lawyer and 103rd Supreme Court Justice (1975-2010), dies from complications of a stroke at 99
  • Jul 16 Pat Bowlen, American Pro Football Hall of Fame team owner (Denver Broncos), dies of complications of Alzheimer's disease at 75
  • Jul 17 Andrea Camilleri, Italian author (Inspector Montalbano novels), dies at 93
  • Jul 19 César Pelli, Argentine American architect (Petronas Towers), dies at 92
  • Jul 19 Rutger Hauer, Dutch actor (Blade Runner, Ladyhawke, Osterman Weekend), dies at 75
  • Jul 19 Jeremy Kemp, British actor (The Winds of War; The Blue Max), dies at 84 [1]
  • Jul 20 Peter McNamara, Australian tennis player (Australian Open doubles 1979, Wimbledon doubles 1980, 82), dies of prostate cancer at 64
  • Jul 21 Ben Johnston [Benjamin Burwell Johnston Jr], American microtonal composer (Gambit), dies at 93
  • Jul 22 Li Peng, Chinese leader, Premier of China (1987-98), dies at 90
  • Jul 22 Art Neville, American funk and R&B singer, keyboard player, and songwriter (Neville Brothers; The Funky Meters), dies at 81

Beji Caid Essebsi

Jul 25 Beji Caid Essebsi, Tunisia's 1st freely elected President (2014-2019), dies at 92

  • Jul 27 John Robert Schrieffer, American physicist (Nobel Prize for Physics 1972 for BCS theory), dies at 88
  • Jul 30 Nick Buoniconti, American NFL linebacker (Miami Dolphins) and sportscaster (NBC), dies at 78
  • Jul 31 V. G. Siddhartha, Indian coffee entrepreneur (Café Coffee Day), found dead at 60
  • Jul 31 Gordon Brand Jnr., Scottish golfer (8 x European Tour wins; Ryder Cup 1987, 89), dies from a heart attack at 60