Famous Deaths in June 1981

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