On This Day

Deaths in History in July 1970

  • Jul 2 Jessie Street, Australian suffragette and aboriginal rights fighter, dies at 81
  • Jul 3 Frances Parkinson Keyes, American novelist (Dinner at Antoine's), dies at 84
  • Jul 4 Barnett Newman, American artist (b. 1905)
  • Jul 6 Marjorie Rambeau, dies at 80
  • Jul 7 Allen Lane, English publisher and founder of Penguin Books, dies at 67
  • Jul 7 Dame Laura Knight, English impressionist artist, dies at 92
  • Jul 10 Bjarni Benediktsson, 13th Prime Minister of Iceland (1963-70), dies at 62

Person of interestLeslie Groves

Jul 13 Leslie Groves, American army engineer who directed the Manhattan Project and construction of the Pentagon, dies of a heart attack at 73

US Army Engineer and WWII General Leslie Groves
US Army Engineer and WWII General
Leslie Groves
  • Jul 18 Lucien H d'Azambuja, Fren astronomer (chromosphere of Sun), dies at 86
  • Jul 20 Iain Macleod, Conservative Party Politician and Chancellor of Exchequer at time of his death (b. 1913)
  • Jul 21 Mikhail Gerasimov, Russian anthropologist and sculptor (b. 1907)
  • Jul 22 George Johnston, Australian journalist and novelist (b. 1912)
  • Jul 24 Peter de Noronha, Indian businessman and philanthropist, dies at 73
  • Jul 26 Robert Taschereau, French Canadian lawyer and Chief Justice of Canada (b. 1896)
  • Jul 27 António de Oliveira Salazar, Dictator of Portugal (1932-68) who founded and controlled the Estado Novo (New State), dies from a cerebral hemorrhage at 81
  • Jul 30 Louis Lomax, African-American author and journalist, dies in a car accident 47