Deaths in History in July 2012

  • Jul 6 Charles David Ganao, Prime Minister of the Republic of the Congo, dies at 85
  • Jul 9 Terepai Maoate, Prime Minister of the Cook Islands, dies from prostate cancer at 78
  • Jul 14 Sixten Jernberg, Swedish skier, dies at 83
  • Jul 17 William Raspberry, American columnist (Pulitzer 1994), dies at 76
  • Jul 19 Omar Suleiman, Egyptian general and intelligence officer, dies from a heart attack at 76
  • Jul 21 Alexander Cockburn, Scottish-born American journalist, dies from cancer at 72
  • Jul 22 George A. Miller, American psychologist, dies at 92

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Jul 23 Sally Ride, American astronaut and 1st American woman in space, dies of pancreatic cancer at 61

1st American Woman in Space Sally Ride
1st American Woman in Space
Sally Ride
  • Jul 24 John Atta Mills, Ghanaian President, dies at 68
  • Jul 24 Robert Ledley, American scientist (invented the CT scanner), dies at 86
  • Jul 26 Franz West, Austrian artist, dies at 65
  • Jul 30 Maeve Binchy [Snell], Irish novelist (Light a Penny Candle), dies at 72
  • Jul 31 Gore Vidal, American author, dies from pneumonia at 86