On This Day

Deaths in History in July 1958

  • Jul 1 Apie [Adrian P] Prince, Dutch writer (I Go Me Own Way), dies
  • Jul 1 Harry Nicholls Holmes, American chemist (crystallized vitamin A), dies at 78
  • Jul 4 Adolf Herckenrath, Flemish playwright/poet (Avondvlam), dies at 79
  • Jul 11 Karel Wellens, Flemish painter, dies at 69
  • Jul 14 'Abd al-Ilah, crown prince of Iraq, assassinated at Baghdad during the revolution at 44
  • Jul 14 Faisal II, King of Iraq (1939-58), son of Ghasi I, assassinated during the revolution at Baghdad at 23
  • Jul 14 Franciscus J. Feron, vicaris-general of Roermond, dies at 62
  • Jul 15 Nuri al-Said, Iraqi politician, Premier of Iraq, murdered trying to escape during the revolution at 69
  • Jul 15 Nuries-Said, Iraqi soldier/statesman, assassinated, dies

Person of interestHenri Farman

Jul 17 Henri Farman, British-French aviator who broke several aviation records, dies at 84

Aviator Henri Farman
Aviator
Henri Farman
  • Jul 19 Robert Earl Hughes, American man who became heaviest known human (485 kg), dies at 32
  • Jul 22 Mikhail Zoshchenko, Russian author and satirist, dies at 62
  • Jul 25 Harry Warner, US movie pioneer (Warner Bros), dies at 81
  • Jul 27 Claire Chennault, American military leader, dies at 64
  • Jul 31 Eino Kaila, Finnish psychologist and philosopher, dies at 67