Famous People Who Died in June 1942

  • Jun 1 Ernest Pingoud, Finnish composer, dies at 53
  • Jun 1 Vladislav Vančura, Czech writer (Rozmarné léto), dies at 50
  • Jun 2 (Roland) "Bunny" Berigan, American session and big band jazz trumpeter (Paul Whiteman; Benny Goodman - "King Porter Stomp"; Tommy Dorsey - "Marie"), vocalist, and bandleader ("I Can't Get Started"), dies from cirrhosis of the liver at 33

Reinhard HeydrichReinhard Heydrich (1904-1942)

Jun 4 German Nazi leader (head of Bohemia and Moravia and the Reich Main Security Office), dies a week after an assassination attempt at 38

  • Jun 7 Alan Blumlein, English electronics engineer, dies at 38
  • Jun 10 Jean François van Royen, Dutch Sect-Gen of Concentration Camp Amersfoort, dies at 63
  • Jun 10 Ross Gregory, Australian cricketer (Australian batsman 1937), killed in action at 26
  • Jun 10 Stanley Lupino, English comic (Cheer Up; Over She Goes), dies at 48
  • Jun 12 Walter Leigh, British composer (The Frogs of Aristophanes), killed in action near Tobruk, Libya while serving in British Army, at 36
  • Jun 15 Vera Figner, writer, dies
  • Jun 17 Charles Fitzpatrick, Canadian politician who was the 12th Lieutenant Governor of Quebec and 5th Chief Justice of Canada, dies at 88
  • Jun 18 Adolf Opalka, Czech resistance fighter, shot down
  • Jun 18 Arthur Pryor, American band composer and trombone player, dies at 71
  • Jun 18 John Kubris, Czech resistance fighter, killed Heydrich, dies at 28
  • Jun 25 Hans Lietzman, German theologist and church historian, dies at 67
  • Jun 30 Arnoldus Johannes Hubertus Aerts, Dutch bishop of New Guinea, executed at 62