On This Day

Famous People Who Died in June 1870

  • Jun 8 Johann Gottlob Topfer, German composer, dies at 78

Charles Dickens

Jun 9 Charles Dickens, English writer (Oliver Twist, A Tale of Two Cities, A Christmas Carol), dies of stroke at 58

  • Jun 9 Erik Drake, Swedish composer (Swedish Academy of Music), dies at 82
  • Jun 20 Jules de Goncourt, French writer, wrote with his brother Edmond de Goncourt, dies at 39