Famous Deaths in June 1940

  • Jun 2 Willem E Roelofs, painter/cartoonist, dies
  • Jun 6 E E Clive, actor (Bulldog Drummond, Night Muss Fall), dies at 56
  • Jun 7 James Hall, writer/actor (Millie, Hell's Angels), dies at 39
  • Jun 8 Frederick Shepherd Converse, US composer, dies at 69
  • Jun 16 DuBose Heyward, US writer (Porgy, Star Spangled Virgin), dies
  • Jun 16 Vitezslava Kapralova, composer, dies at 25
  • Jun 19 Maurice Jaubert, composer, dies at 40
  • Jun 20 Jehan Alain, French organist/composer, dies in battle at 29
  • Jun 21 Edouard Vuillard, French painter/graphic artist, dies
  • Jun 21 Hendrik Marsman, Dutch poet/writer/critic, drowns at 40
  • Jun 21 W Hasenclever, writer, dies at 49
  • Jun 21 Smedley Butler, American Marine general (b. 1881)
  • Jun 22 M A Noble, cricketer (giant of NSW/Australian cricket), dies
  • Jun 22 Wladimir Köppen [Vladimir Köppen], German Meteorologist and Climatologist who developed the Köppen climate classification system for the regions of the world, dies at 93
  • Jun 22 Walter Hasenvlever, German writer commits suicide at 49
  • Jun 28 Italo Balbo, Italian pilot/gov-gen of Libya, dies at 44
  • Jun 29 Paul Klee, Swiss/German painter/tutor (Modern Art), dies at 60