On This Day

Musicians Who Died in July 1959

  • Jul 15 Ernest Bloch, Swiss-born American composer (MacBeth, Schelomo, Israel), dies on cancer at 78

Person of interestBillie Holiday

Jul 17 Billie Holiday [Eleanora Fagan], American jazz singer (Lady Sings the Blues), dies of cirrhosis of the liver at 44

Jazz Musician Billie Holiday
Jazz Musician
Billie Holiday
  • Jul 20 Harry Fox [Arthur Carringford], American vaudeville dancer, comedian and actor (Talent Scout), dies at 77