On This Day

Musicians Who Died on July 31

  • 1790 Johann Christian Frischmuth, German composer, dies at 48

Person of interestFranz Liszt

1886 Franz Liszt, Hungarian romantic composer and virtuoso pianist (Faust Symphony), dies of heart disease at 74

Composer & Pianist Franz Liszt
Composer & Pianist
Franz Liszt
  • 1932 Francesco Paolo Neglia, Italian composer, dies at 58
  • 1960 Karl Hasse, German composer, dies at 77
  • 1964 Jim Reeves, American country singer and actor (Gun Fury, Kimberley Jim), dies in air crash at 39
  • 1967 Marios Varvoglis, Greek composer (Behind the Barbed Wire Fence), dies at 81
  • 1970 Booker Ervin [Booker Telleferro Ervin II], American saxophonist (Charles Mingus), dies of kidney disease at 39
  • 1978 Enoch Light, American orchestra leader (Gulf Road Show with Bob Smith), dies at 70
  • 1980 Bobby Van [Stein], American stage and screen musical singer and actor (The Affairs of Dobie Gillis; Small Town Girl), dies of brain cancer at 49
  • 1980 Mohd. Rafi, Indian playback singer (b. 1924)
  • 1984 Paul Le Flem, French composer and music critic, dies at 103
  • 1986 Theodore "Teddy" Wilson, American jazz pianist and arranger (Billie Holiday; Benny Goodman), dies of stomach cancer at 73
  • 1993 Rob Jones "The Bass Thing" English musician (The Wonder Stuff), dies at 29
  • 1994 Anne Shelton, British singer (Glenn Miller Band), dies at 66
  • 1996 Seagram Miller, American rapper (b. 1970)
  • 1998 Barbara Giuranna, Italian pianist and composer, dies at 98
  • 2012 Bobby Edwards [Moncrief], American country singer-songwriter ("You're The Reason"), dies at 86