Famous Deaths in June 1966

  • Jun 1 Papa Jack Laine, American musician (b. 1873)
  • Jun 3 Alice Calhoun, actress (Flowing Gold, Between Friends), dies at 65
  • Jun 5 Natacha Rambova, costume designer, dies at 69
  • Jun 6 Claudette Orbison, wife of singer Roy, dies in a motorcyle crash
  • Jun 7 Hans/Jean Arp, French/Swiss painter/poet/sculptor, dies at 78
  • Jun 8 Anton Melik, Slovenian geographer (b. 1890)
  • Jun 8 Joseph A. Walker, WWII and NASA test pilot (1st spaceplane flights to edge of outerspace), dies in an aircraft collison at 45
  • Jun 11 Ethel Clayton, actress (Warning Shadows), dies at 82
  • Jun 11 Wallace Ford, actor (Deputy), dies of heart attack at 68
  • Jun 12 Hermann Scherchen, German conductor/music publisher, dies at 74
  • Jun 12 Thomas Chalmers, actor (Blind Alleys, Outrage), dies at 81
  • Jun 19 Ed Wynn, comedian (Ed Wynn Show), dies at 79
  • Jun 19 Marjan Kozina, composer, dies at 59
  • Jun 22 Roger Blunt, cricketer (9 Tests for NZ, 330 runs, 12 wickets), dies
  • Jun 27 Arthur D Waley, [Schloss], British sinology/poet (Monkey), dies
  • Jun 29 Arthur Meulemans, Belgian composer, dies at 82
  • Jun 29 Isabel Dawn, writer, dies
  • Jun 29 Ronald Shiner, actor (Aunt Clara, Forbidden, Girls at Sea), dies at 63