Famous Deaths in June 1939

  • Jun 4 Tommy Ladnier, American musician (b. 1900)
  • Jun 5 Elijah Beardsworth, world quick shaving champion, dies
  • Jun 5 Frank Van de Goes, writer/marxist theorist, dies
  • Jun 6 Ford Madox Ford, writer, dies at 65
  • Jun 9 Owen Moore, Irish actor (She Done Him Wrong), commits suicide at 52
  • Jun 13 Arthur Coningham, cricketer (one Test for Australia 1894), dies
  • Jun 13 Volter Kilpi, Finnish writer (Suljetuilla Porteilla), dies at 64
  • Jun 16 Chick Webb, American jazz drummer and big band leader (b. 1905)
  • Jun 17 Eugene Weldman, the last person to be publicly guillotined in France, dies at 31. When asked if he had remorse for his victims he had killed, he replied, “Remorse, what for? I didn’t even know them”
  • Jun 17 Allen Sothoron, American baseball player, dies at 46
  • Jun 18 Frans "Sas" van Aerschot, Flemish operetta actor (Paljas), dies at 73
  • Jun 19 Grace Abbott, social worker (US Children Bureau), dies at 60
  • Jun 26 Ford M Ford, [Hueffer], British writer, (Tietjens Saga) dies at 65