Famous Deaths on 2nd June

  • 657 Eugene I, Italian Pope (654-7), dies
  • 910 Richilde of Provence, Queen of Western Francia
  • 1418 Katherine of Lancaster, wife of Henry III of Castile
  • 1564 Gellius Faber, [Jelle Smit], Fries theologist, dies
  • 1567 Shane O'Neill, Irish chieftain
  • 1572 Thomas Howard, 4th Duke of Norfolk, executed at 36
  • 1575 Pieter Aertsen, [Long Worm], painter, dies at about 65
  • 1581 James Douglas, 4th Earl of Morton, regent of Scotland
  • 1597 Diederik Sonoy, German/Neth governor of Northern quarter, dies at 67
  • 1632 Ernst Casimir, count of Nassau-Dietz/mayor of Friesland, dies at 58
  • 1639 Floris II van Pallandt, earl of Culemborg/politician, dies at 62
  • 1678 Pieter the Great, regent/diplomat, dies at 63
  • 1693 John Wildman, English soldier and politician
  • 1701 Madeleine de Scudéry, French writer (b. 1607)
  • 1716 Ogata Korin, Japanese painter
  • 1750 Johann Valentin Rathgeber, German composer, dies at 68
  • 1754 Ebenezer Erskine, Scottish religious dissenter (b. 1680)
  • 1761 Jonas Alströmer, Swedish industrialist (b. 1685)
  • 1785 Jean Paul de Gua de Malves, French mathematician (b. 1713)
  • 1812 John W de Winter, Dutch vice-adm, dies at battle at Kamperduin at 51
  • 1833 Simon Byrne, Irish bare-knuckle prize fighter (b. 1806)
  • 1839 Wijnand YY Nuijen, painter/lithographer (Wrecked), dies at 26
  • 1864 George Pierce Doles, US businessman/Confed brig-general, dies at 34
  • 1865 John E Feisser, founder (1st Dutch baptist church), dies at 59
  • 1865 Ner Alexander Middleswarth, American politician (b. 1783)
  • 1873 Francois Hainl, composer, dies at 65
  • 1875 Józef Kremer, Polish messianistic philosopher (b. 1806)
  • 1879 E Louis JJ Napoleon Bonaparte, crown prince, dies in battle at 23
  • 1881 Émile Littré, French lexicographer (b. 1801)

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1882 Guiseppi Garibaldi, Italian rebel leader, dies at 74

Unifier of Italy Giuseppe Garibaldi
Unifier of Italy
Giuseppe Garibaldi
  • 1896 Gerhard Rohlfs, German explorer (Abbsynia/Ethiopia), dies
  • 1901 James A Herne, [J Aherne], US playwright (Margaret Fleming), dies
  • 1901 George Leslie Mackay, Canadian missionary (b. 1844)
  • 1908 Redvers H Buller, English general, dies at 68
  • 1919 Ernest Ford, English composer, dies at 61
  • 1927 Eduard GHH Cuypers, architect (De Hooge Vuursche), dies at 67
  • 1927 Freidrich Hegar, composer, dies at 85

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1927 Lizzie Borden, American woman acquitted of the murder of her parents, dies at 66

Acquitted Murderer Lizzie Borden
Acquitted Murderer
Lizzie Borden
  • 1929 Charles Coventry, cricketer (13 runs in 2 Tests Eng v S Af 1889), dies
  • 1933 Frank Jarvis, American athlete (b. 1878)
  • 1937 Louis Vierne, composer, dies at 66
  • 1940 Willem E Roelofs, painter/cartoonist, dies

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1941 Lou Gehrig, 1st baseman (NY Yankee), dies of ALS in Riverdale NY at 37

Baseball Player Lou Gehrig
Baseball Player
Lou Gehrig
  • 1947 Hermann Darewsky, composer, dies at 64
  • 1948 Viktor Brack, Nazi physician (b. 1904)
  • 1948 Karl Brandt, personal physician of Adolf Hitler (b. 1904)
  • 1948 Karl Gebhardt, Nazi doctor (b. 1897)
  • 1948 Waldemar Hoven, German physician (b. 1903)
  • 1948 Wolfram Sievers, Nazi physician (b. 1905)
  • 1949 Dynam-Victor Fumet, composer, dies at 82
  • 1950 Stanislas Bizot, French checker player (world champ 1925), dies at 70
  • 1951 Alain, [Emile-Auguste Chartier], French philosopher, dies at 83
  • 1951 John Erskine, US writer/poet/pianist (Venus Love Goddess), dies at 71
  • 1956 Jean Hersholt, actress (Emma, Grand Hotel, Greed), dies at 69
  • 1961 George S Kaufman, playwright/dir/pulitzer prize winner, dies at 72
  • 1961 Peter H "Paul" Huf, actor/director (Dutch Comedy), dies at 70
  • 1962 Franc S Finzgar, Slovic writer (Service Girls), dies
  • 1962 Vita Sackville-West, English writer and gardener (Sissinghurst), dies at 70
  • 1967 Zamah Cunningham, actress (Menosha the Magnificent), dies at 74
  • 1967 Benno Ohnesorg, German student (b. 1940)
  • 1968 André Mathieu, Quebec pianist and composer (b. 1929)
  • 1970 Bruce McLaren, New Zealand car racer, designer, and founder of eponymous race team (b. 1937)
  • 1970 Albert Lamorisse, French film director and screenwriter (b. 1922)
  • 1971 Charles de Keukeleire, Belgian director (Evil Eye), dies at 66
  • 1972 Franz Philipp, composer, dies at 81
  • 1974 Elliott Sullivan, actor (Sergeant), dies at 66
  • 1974 Waldemar F Eric Marx, cricketer (3 Tests South Africa v Aust 1921-22), dies
  • 1974 Hiroshi Kazato, Japanese racing driver (b. 1949)
  • 1975 Eisaku Sato, premier of Japan (1964-71 Nobel 1974), dies at 74
  • 1976 Alan Dewitt, actor (Mr Tyler-It's About Time), dies at 52
  • 1976 Bartoes, [Albertus J Wijstma], cabaret performer/comic, dies at 73
  • 1976 Juan José Torres, former President of Bolivia, assassinated in the frame of Operation Condor
  • 1977 Forrest Lewis, actor (Great Gildersleeve, Ichabod & Me), dies at 77
  • 1977 Henri D Gagnebin, Swiss organist/composer, dies at 91
  • 1977 Stephen Boyd, Irish actor, dies of heart attack at 45
  • 1979 Jim Hutton, actor (Ellery Queen), dies of liver cancer at 45
  • 1982 Fazal Ilahi Chaudhry, Pakistani politician (b. 1904)
  • 1983 Stan Rogers, musician, dies in aircraft fire
  • 1984 Georgios Kasassoglou, Greek musician (b. 1908)
  • 1986 Daniel Sternefeld, Belgian conductor/composer (Elegie), dies at 80
  • 1986 Aurel Joliat, Canadian hockey player (b. 1901)
  • 1987 Andres Segovia, Spanish composer/guitarist, dies at 94
  • 1987 Sammy Kaye, orchestra leader (Sammy Kaye Show), dies at 77
  • 1988 Horace A Hildreth, (Gov-Maine, 1945-49), dies at 85
  • 1989 Ted a'Beckett, cricketer (4 Tests 1928-32), dies
  • 1990 Frederick Mellinger, founder of Fredericks of Hollywood, dies at 76
  • 1990 Jack Gilford, actor (Cracker Jacks), dies at 82
  • 1990 Rex Harrison, English actor (My Fair Lady), dies of cancer at 82
  • 1990 Robert Noyce, co-inventor (semi-conductor)/founder (Intel), dies
  • 1990 Stuart Hall, actor (Cavalcade, Dawn Patrol), dies
  • 1992 Philip Dunne, founder (Screen Writers Guild), dies of cancer at 84
  • 1993 French JFM of Thiel, Dutch 2nd chamber chairman (1963-72), dies at 86
  • 1993 Johnny Mize, baseball player, dies at 80
  • 1994 David Stove, Australian philosopher (b. 1927)
  • 1996 John Alton, cinematographer, dies at 94
  • 1996 Leon Garield, writer, dies at 74
  • 1996 Peter Bird, ocean rower, dies at 49
  • 1996 Amos Tversky, Israeli psychologist (b. 1937)
  • 1997 Doc Cheatham, jazz musician, dies of stroke at 91
  • 1998 Sylvester Ritter, American professional wrestler (b. 1952)
  • 1999 Junior Braithwaite, Jamaican musician (The Wailers) (b. 1949)
  • 2000 Svyatoslav Fyodorov, Russian ophthalmologist (b. 1927)
  • 2000 Gerald Whitrow, British mathematician (b. 1912)
  • 2001 Imogene Coca, American actress (b. 1908)
  • 2001 Frank Stagg, Baptist Theologian (b. 1911)
  • 2001 Joey Maxim, American boxer (b. 1922)
  • 2003 Fred Blassie, American professional wrestler (b. 1918)
  • 2004 Loyd Sigmon, American amateur ("ham") radio broadcaster (b. 1909)
  • 2005 Gunder Gundersen, Norwegian Nordic combined skier and sports official (b. 1930)
  • 2005 Samir Kassir, Lebanese journalist and teacher (b. 1950)
  • 2005 Melita Norwood, British spy (b. 1912)
  • 2006 Keith Smith, English professional rugby player (b. 1952)
  • 2006 Vince Welnick, musician, keyboardist (The Grateful Dead) (b. 1951)
  • 2007 Huang Ju, Chinese Vice-Premier
  • 2007 Kentaro Haneda, Japanese composer (b. 1949)
  • 2008 Bo Diddley, American musician (b. 1928)
  • 2008 Mel Ferrer, American actor, film director and film producer (b. 1917)
  • 2009 David Eddings, American fantasy writer. (b. 1931)
  • 2011 Willem Duys, Dutch commentator and music producer (b. 1928)
  • 2012 Kathryn Joosten, american actress, dies from lung cancer at 72
  • 2012 Richard Dawson, English-American actor, dies from esophageal cancer at 79
  • 2013 Douglas Engelbart, American scientist and inventor, dies at 88
  • 2013 John Gilbert, British politician and Minister (L), dies at 86
  • 2015 Irwin Rose, American biologist (Nobel Prize Chemistry 2004), dies at 88