Famous Deaths in June 1944

  • Jun 5 Riccardo Zandonai, composer, dies at 61
  • Jun 6 Danny Brotheridge, British lieutenant, 1st to die during D-Day landing WWII
  • Jun 6 Gerrit John van de Peat, artist/resistance fighter, executed at 41
  • Jun 9 99 inhabitants of Tulle, hanged by SS
  • Jun 10 French Duwaer, Dutch printer/resistance fighter, executed
  • Jun 10 Gerrit Jan van der Veen, [Wolffensperger], resister, executed at 41
  • Jun 10 Johan Limpers, sculptor/resistance fighter, executed at 28
  • Jun 10 Willem Jacob van Stockum, Dutch physicist (b. 1910)
  • Jun 13 Christopher Heseltine, cricketer (2 Tests for England 1895-96), dies
  • Jun 14 Lubor Niederle, Czech archaeologist/slavist, dies at 78
  • Jun 14 Robert H Iseley, US pilot/lt-comdr (Saipan), dies in battle
  • Jun 16 Marc Bloch, French historian (executed) (b. 1886)
  • Jun 19 Bill Bradley, cricketer (bowled for England in two Tests 1899), dies
  • Jun 19 Han Yong-woon, Zen teacher, dies in Seoul County, Korea at 65
  • Jun 21 Jan Bonekamp, Dutch resistance fighter/friend of Hannie Schaft, dies
  • Jun 24 Rio Gebhardt, German composer, dies at 36
  • Jun 25 Lucha Reyes, Mexican singer (b. 1906)
  • Jun 26 Billy Newham, cricketer (England Test 1887), dies
  • Jun 27 Werner Wehrli, composer, dies at 52
  • Jun 27 Milan Hod┼ża, Slovak politician (b. 1878)
  • Jun 27 Vera Menchik, Russian 1st official women's world chess champion (1927), dies in a London air raid at 38