On This Day

Famous People Who Died in June 1941

  • Jun 1 Hugh S Walpole, British novelist and playwright (Jeremy, Maradick at 40), dies at 57

Person of interestLou Gehrig

Jun 2 Lou Gehrig, American Baseball Hall of Fame first baseman (6 x World Series, 2 x AL MVP), dies of motor neurone disease at 37

Baseball Player Lou Gehrig
Baseball Player
Lou Gehrig

Person of interestWilhelm II

Jun 4 Wilhelm II von Hohenzollern, German Emperor (1888-1918), dies of a pulmonary embolus at 82

German Emperor and King of Prussia Wilhelm II
German Emperor and King of Prussia
Wilhelm II
  • Jun 6 Louis Chevrolet, American automotive pioneer (b. 1878)
  • Jun 10 Herschel Mayall, actor (Tale of 2 Cities), dies at 78

Person of interestMarcus Garvey

Jun 10 Marcus Garvey, Jamaican-born black nationalist who began the back-to-Africa movement among US African Americans, dies at 52

Black Nationalist Marcus Garvey
Black Nationalist
Marcus Garvey
  • Jun 11 Daniel Carter Beard, American author, social reformer and founder of the Boy Scouts of America, dies at 91
  • Jun 14 Pieter J Kromsigt, theologist/publicist (John Knox), dies at 74
  • Jun 15 Evelyn Underhill, British Anglo-Catholic poet, dies at 65
  • Jun 15 Otfrid Foerster, German neurologist, dies at 67
  • Jun 16 Lodo of Hamel, 1st Dutch secret affiliate, dies
  • Jun 17 Johan Wagenaar, Dutch composer (Cyrano de Bergerac), dies at 78
  • Jun 20 [Stephanie] Hélène Swarth, Dutch poet ("Lonely flowers"), dies at 81

Person of interestIgnacy Jan Paderewski

Jun 29 Ignacy Jan Paderewski, Polish statesman and pianist, dies in NY at 80

Pianist, Composer and Polish Prime Minister Ignacy Jan Paderewski
Pianist, Composer and Polish Prime Minister
Ignacy Jan Paderewski