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 14 Adlai Stevenson I, American politician (D), 23rd Vice President of the United States (1893-97), dies at 78
  • Jun 15 A G Steel, cricketer (13 Tests, 29 wkts, Eng capt 1886), dies
  • Jun 21 Glauco Velasquez, Brazilian 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, Duchess of Hohenberg, assassinated with her husband Franz Ferdinand, Archduke of Austria, at 46

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Jun 28 Franz Ferdinand, Archduke of Austria and his wife Sophie are assassinated in Sarajevo by young Serb nationalist Gavrilo Princip, leads to declarations of war in WWI

  • Jun 30 Bai Long [White Wolf], Chinese Robin Hood/crowd leader, dies