On This Day

Deaths in History in July 2020

  • Jul 3 Emily Howell Warner, American pilot, 1st woman to captain a commercial American airline plane, dies at 80
  • Jul 13 [Zindziswa] Zindzi Mandela, South African politician and poet, dies at 59

Person of interestJohn Lewis

Jul 17 John Lewis, American politician (Rep-D-Georgia) and prominent civil rights leader (Big Six), stops causing "good trouble" due to pancreatic cancer at 80

Civil Rights Leader and Congressman John Lewis
Civil Rights Leader and Congressman
John Lewis
  • Jul 17 C. T. Vivian, American civil rights activist who worked with Martin Luther King, dies at 95
  • Jul 22 Charles Evers, American civil rights leader (1st Black mayor in Mississippi since Reconstruction), dies at 97
  • Jul 23 Benjamin Mkapa, Tanzanian politician, President of Tanzania (1995-2005), dies at 81
  • Jul 24 Regis Philbin, American talk & game show host (Joey Bishop Show; Live with Regis & Kathie Lee; Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?) dies at 88 [1] [2]
  • Jul 24 Ann Syrdal, American psychologist and computer science researcher (developed female synthetic voices at AT&T), dies at 74
  • Jul 28 Gisele Halimi, Tunisian-French lawyer, feminist and author, dies at 93
  • Jul 30 Lee Teng-hui, Taiwanese statesman (Taiwan's 1st popularly elected President 1988–2000), dies at 97 [1]
  • Jul 31 Alan Parker, English director (Bugsy Malone, Midnight Express), dies at 76 [1]