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 ice hockey player, dies at 84 (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, American lyricist (Lerner & Loewe-My Fair Lady), dies at 67

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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