Famous People Who Died in June 1941

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

Lou GehrigLou Gehrig (1903-1941)

Jun 2 American Baseball Hall of Fame first baseman (6 x World Series, 2 x AL MVP; 7 x MLB All Star; NY Yankees), dies of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), a disorder now commonly referred to as Lou Gehrig's Disease at 37

  • Jun 3 Andy Cooper, American Baseball HOF pitcher (East-West All-Star 1933, 36; Negro NL pennant 1929; 3 x Negro AL pennants; Detroit Stars, Kansas City Monarchs), dies from a heart attack at 44

Wilhelm IIWilhelm II (1859-1941)

Jun 4 German Emperor and King of Prussia (1888-1918), dies of a pulmonary embolus at 82

  • Jun 6 Louis Chevrolet, Swiss auto racer (co-founder Chevrolet Motor Car Company), dies of a heart attack at 62
  • Jun 10 Herschel Mayall, American silent screen actor (Tale of 2 Cities), dies at 78
  • 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

Ignacy Jan PaderewskiIgnacy Jan Paderewski (1860-1941)

Jun 29 Polish pianist, composer and statesman (Prime Minister of Poland, 1919), dies of pneumonia, in New York, at 80