On This Day

Deaths in History in July 1951

  • Jul 2 Ernst Ferdinand Sauerbruch, German Nazi surgeon, dies at 75
  • Jul 20 Abdullah Ibn Hussein, Jordan's King (1946-51), killed in Jerusalem
  • Jul 20 Mustafa Shuqri Ashu, tailor/murderer of king Abdullah, shot to death
  • Jul 20 Wilhelm, the last Crown Prince of the German Empire and the Kingdom of Prussia, dies at 69

Person of interestPhilippe Pétain

Jul 23 Philippe Pétain, French marshal and Chief of the French State (1940-44), dies at 95

French General Philippe Pétain
French General
Philippe Pétain
  • Jul 31 J of Oudshoorn, [John K Feylbrief], writer (Maze of Sentences), dies