Famous Deaths in June 1968

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jun 1 Helen Keller, American blind & deaf author (Let us Have Faith) and lecturer, dies at 87

Author Helen Keller
Author
Helen Keller
  • Jun 1 [Johan] Erik Lindegren, Swedish poet/interpreter, dies at 57
  • Jun 2 André Mathieu, Quebec pianist and composer (b. 1929)
  • Jun 4 Dorothy Gish, [de Guiche], actress (Home Sweet Home), dies at 70
  • Jun 6 Franklin C Fry, US minister (World Rad of Church), dies

MurderAssassination

Jun 6 Robert F. Kennedy, (Sn-D-NY), assassinated in LA by Sirhan Sirhan at 42

US Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy
US Attorney General
Robert F. Kennedy
  • Jun 6 Randolph Churchill, son of Winston Churchill (b. 1911)
  • Jun 7 Dan Duryea, actor (Pride of the Yankees), dies of cancer at 60
  • Jun 9 Bernard Cronin, Australian author and journalist (b. 1884)
  • Jun 10 Yury Sergeyevich Milyutin, composer, dies at 65
  • Jun 12 Fidelio Friedrich Finke, composer, dies at 76
  • Jun 14 Karl-Birger Blomdahl, Swedish opera composer (Aniara), dies at 51

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jun 14 Salvatore Quasimodo, Italian poet/essayist (Nobel 1959), dies at 66

Author/Poet Salvatore Quasimodo
Author/Poet
Salvatore Quasimodo
  • Jun 15 Samuel Earl "Wahoo Sam" Crawford, baseball pitcher, dies at 88
  • Jun 15 Wes Montgomery, American jazz guitarist, dies of a heart attack at 48
  • Jun 17 José Nasazzi, Uruguayan footballer (b. 1901)
  • Jun 19 James Joseph Sweeney, American Catholic prelate (b. 1898)
  • Jun 21 Ruth St Denis, ballerina (Dances of the 5 Senses), dies at 91

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jun 25 Tony Hancock, actor/writer (Call Me Genius, Rebel), dies at 43

Comedian Tony Hancock
Comedian
Tony Hancock
  • Jun 27 Norman Norton, cricketer (dismissed Hobbs in only Test for S Af), dies
  • Jun 29 Kitty Kelly, actress (Ladies of Jury, Behind Office Doors), dies at 66
  • Jun 30 John Gough, actor (Circus Kid, 2 for Tonight), dies at 73