Famous Deaths in June 1986

  • Jun 1 Jo Gartner, Austrian racing driver (d. 1958)
  • Jun 2 Daniel Sternefeld, Belgian conductor/composer (Elegie), dies at 80
  • Jun 2 Aurel Joliat, Canadian hockey player (b. 1901)
  • Jun 3 Anna Neagle, English actress (London Melody, Nurse Edith Cavell), dies at 81
  • Jun 3 Arthur Charles Ernest Hoeree, composer, dies at 89
  • Jun 3 Patricia Wheel, actress (Christine-Woman to Remember), dies at 42
  • Jun 6 Herbert Eisenreich, Austrian writer, dies at 61
  • Jun 10 Merle Miller, American biographer (b. 1919)
  • Jun 11 Robert E Howard, sci-fi author (Conan the Conqueror), dies at 80
  • Jun 11 Chesley Bonestell, American-born engineer, architect, and artist (b. 1888)
  • Jun 12 Antoon Breyne, Belgian journalist, dies at 76
  • Jun 12 Tony Desimone, combo leader (Ernie in Kovacsland), dies at 66
  • Jun 13 Benny Goodman, clarinetist/bandleader (King of Swing), dies at 77
  • Jun 14 Alan Jay Lerner, Broadway librettist, dies in NY at 67

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jun 14 Jorge Luis Borges, Argentine author (Book of Sand), dies in Geneva at 86

  • Jun 14 Marlin Perkins, TV host (Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom), dies at 81
  • Jun 14 E Cuyler Hammond, American epidemiologist (first to link smoking with lung cancer), dies at 74
  • Jun 15 K K Tarapore, cricketer (Test for India 1948), killed by motor-scooter
  • Jun 16 Maurice DuruflĂ©, French composer and organist (b. 1902)
  • Jun 17 Jef Keuleers, Belgian worker's union leader, dies at 75
  • Jun 17 Kate Smith, singer (God Bless America), dies in Raleigh NC at 78
  • Jun 18 Frances Scott Fitzgerald, Daughter of F. Scott Fitzgerald and Zelda Sayre. (b. 1921)
  • Jun 19 Coluche, [Michel Colucci], French comic, dies at 41
  • Jun 19 Len Bias, 1st pick of Celtics, suffers fatal cocaine-induced seizure
  • Jun 19 Murray P Haydon, artificial heart recipient, dies in Louisville at 59
  • Jun 20 Tim Herbert, comedian (Dagmar's Canteen), dies at 71
  • Jun 21 Assi Rahbani, Lebanese composer and author (b. 1923)
  • Jun 23 Nigel Stock, actor (Lost Continent, Young Sherlock Holmes), dies
  • Jun 25 Gery Florizoone, Flemish poet, dies at 63
  • Jun 26 Laurie Fishlock, cricketer (4 Tests for England), dies
  • Jun 27 Don Rogers, of Cleveland Browns, dies of cocaine poisoning
  • Jun 27 Edna Mae Cooper, actress (Folly of Vanity, Grounds for Divorce), dies
  • Jun 27 George Nepia, New Zealand rugby player (b. 1905)
  • Jun 27 Joe Maphis, American country music guitarist dies aged 65
  • Jun 29 Ida Mae McKenzie, American actress, dies at 75
  • Jun 29 John P. East, American politician (Sen-R-NC), dies at 55
  • Jun 29 Robert Drivas [Robert Choromokos ], American actor (Our Private World), dies of Aids complications at 47