On This Day

Famous People Who Died in June 1914

  • Jun 6 Walter T Watts-Dunton, English lawyer, poet and writer (Aylwin), dies at 81
  • Jun 11 Adolf Friedrich V, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (b. 1848)
  • Jun 15 A G Steel, cricketer (13 Tests, 29 wkts, Eng capt 1886), dies
  • Jun 21 Glauco Velasquez, composer, dies at 30
  • Jun 21 Bertha von Suttner, Austrian writer and pacifist, 1st woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize (1905), dies at 71
  • Jun 28 Sophie, Princess of Austria, assassinated

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Jun 28 Franz Ferdinand, Archduke of Austria is assassinated in Sarajevo by young Serb nationalist Gavrilo Princip, led to declarations of war in WWI

Archduke of Austria Franz Ferdinand
Archduke of Austria
Franz Ferdinand
  • Jun 30 Bai Long [White Wolf], Chinese Robin Hood/crowd leader, dies