Famous Deaths in June 1981

  • Jun 1 Carl Vinson, (Rep-D-Ga, 1914-64), dies at 97
  • Jun 1 Naim Chadir, PLO-representative in Brussels, murdered
  • Jun 3 Carleton Coon, anthropology prof (What in the World), dies at 76
  • Jun 3 Eric Dalton, cricketer (698 runs for South Africa at 31 72), dies
  • Jun 5 Philo McCullough, actor (Branded, Ridin' Thru), dies
  • Jun 9 Allen Ludden, game show host (Password), dies at 63
  • Jun 9 Russell Hayden, actor (Hidden Gold, Apache Chief, Justice), dies
  • Jun 10 Russell "Lucky" Hayden, actor (Judge Roy Bean), dies at 68
  • Jun 11 Eppo Doeve, Dutch graphic artist/cartoonist/painter, dies at 73
  • Jun 16 Humphrey Keervelt, director (Suriname Planning Bureau), murdered
  • Jun 16 John S Knight, US newspaper magnate, dies at 86
  • Jun 16 Jule Gregory Charney, American meteorologist (b. 1917)
  • Jun 17 Richard O'Connor, British general (b. 1889)
  • Jun 17 Zerna Sharp, American writer and educator (Dick and Jane) (b. 1889)
  • Jun 17 Yitzhak Zuckerman [Itzhak Zuckerman], Jewish resistance hero in World War II and one of the few survivors of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, dies at 65
  • Jun 21 Gunnar Ek, Swedish composer, dies on his 81st birthday
  • Jun 22 Lola Lane, actress (Zanzibar, Mystery Ship, Big Fight), dies
  • Jun 23 Zarah Leander, Swedish/German singer/actress (Gabriela), dies at 79
  • Jun 26 Peter Kreuder, German composer, dies
  • Jun 28 Ayatollah Mohammad Beheshti, Iran Islamic Rep Party founder, bombed
  • Jun 28 Peter Paul Kreuder, German composer, dies at 75
  • Jun 28 Terry Fox, Canadian one-legged marathoner, dies of cancer at 22
  • Jun 29 Mohammed Hussein Beheshti, Iran ayatollah/politician, murdered