On This Day

Famous People Who Died in June 1916

  • Jun 4 Mildred J. Hill, American composer and musician ("Happy Birthday To You"), dies at 56

Horatio Kitchener

Jun 5 Horatio Kitchener, British General who commanded British forces during the Battle of Omdurman (Sudan) and the Second Boer War who became British Secretary of State for War during WWI (1914-16), drowns at 65 after the HMS Hampshire struck a German mine

Yuan Shikai

Jun 6 Yuan Shikai, Chinese general and President of the Republic of China (1916), dies of uremia at 56

  • Jun 7 Émile Faguet, French writer and critic (b. 1847)
  • Jun 14 João Simões Lopes Neto, Brazilian writer (b. 1865)
  • Jun 18 Helmuth von Moltke, German chief general of staff, dies at 67
  • Jun 18 Max Immelmann, German pilot (1st flying ace of WWI), shot down over Northern France at 25
  • Jun 23 Victor Chapman, French-American pilot renowned during WW1 (1st American pilot to die in WW1), succumbs to wounds at age 26

Thomas Eakins

Jun 25 Thomas Eakins, American artist (The Gross Clinic), dies at 71

  • Jun 28 Ştefan Luchian, Romanian painter (b. 1868)