On This Day

Famous People Who Died in June 1946

  • Jun 1 Ion Antonescu, Romanian soldier and authoritarian politician, is executed after having been convicted of war crimes
  • Jun 1 Leo Slezak, Austrian tenor and actor (Othello, Zirkus Saran, Husaren heraus), dies from a heart attack at 72
  • Jun 3 Mikhail Kalinin, Chairman of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the Soviet Union (1938-46), dies at 60
  • Jun 5 Maud Watson, British tennis player (first Wimbledon female champion 1884-85), dies at 81

Person of interestGerhart Hauptmann

Jun 6 Gerhart Hauptmann, German author (Before Dawn - Nobel 1912), dies at 83

Dramatist, Author and Nobel Laureate Gerhart Hauptmann
Dramatist, Author and Nobel Laureate
Gerhart Hauptmann
  • Jun 8 John L. Bates, American lawyer and politician (41st Governor of Massachusetts), dies at 86
  • Jun 9 Rama VIII [Ananda Mahidol], King of Siam (1935-46), dies of a mysterious gunshot wound at 21
  • Jun 10 Jack Johnson, American boxer (1st African-American heavyweight boxing champion [1908-15]), dies in a car accident aged 68
  • Jun 12 Count Hisaichi Terauchi, Japanese fieldmarshal, dies
  • Jun 13 Edward Bowes, American radio host (Major Bowes Amateur Hour), dies at 71

Person of interestJohn Logie Baird

Jun 14 John Logie Baird, Scottish inventor and father of the television, dies of a stroke at 57

Inventor of Television John Logie Baird
Inventor of Television
John Logie Baird
  • Jun 16 Ludwig Winder, writer, dies
  • Jun 16 Miloje Milojević, Serbian composer, dies at 61
  • Jun 21 Heinrich Kaminski, German composer, dies at 59
  • Jun 23 William S. Hart, American silent film actor (Wild Bill Hickok, Tumbleweeds), dies at 75
  • Jun 24 Louise Whitfield Carnegie, American philanthropist (b. 1857)
  • Jun 26 Max Kögel, SS officer (b. 1895)
  • Jun 26 Yosuke Matsuoka, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan (b. 1880)
  • Jun 28 Eduard Veterman, Dutch painter/playwright, dies in an auto accident
  • Jun 28 Antoinette Perry, American actress and theater director, dies at 58
  • Jun 29 Frank Hadow, British tennis player (Wimbledon 1878; first exponent of the lob), dies at 91
  • Jun 30 Michael Zadora, composer, dies at 64