On This Day

Famous People Who Died in June 1947

  • Jun 2 Herman Darewsky, British composer, dies at 64
  • Jun 6 Norman Reid, cricketer (Test S Af v Aust 1921-22, 11 & 6, 2-63), dies
  • Jun 8 Tom O'Brien, American actor (Flying Fool), dies at 56
  • Jun 9 Wladyslaw Raczkiewicz, president of Poland (1939-40), dies at 62
  • Jun 10 Alexander Bethune, Canadian politician (b. 1852)
  • Jun 11 David I. Walsh, 46th Governor of Massachusetts, dies at 74
  • Jun 12 Jazeps Medins, Latvian composer, dies at 70
  • Jun 16 Jean-Francois Capart, Belgian egyptologist (Memphis), dies at 86

Person of interestMaxwell Perkins

Jun 17 Maxwell Perkins, American editor and publisher for Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald and Thomas Wolfe, dies at 62

  • Jun 18 Shigematsu Sakaibara, Japanese admiral, hanged for war crimes at 48
  • Jun 19 Willem H Fly, typographer/co-founder (SDAP), dies at 84

Person of interestBugsy Siegel

Jun 20 Benjamin "Bugsy" Siegel, American gangster who created casinos in Las Vegas, shot dead in Beverly Hills at 41

Mobster Bugsy Siegel
Mobster
Bugsy Siegel
  • Jun 24 Emil Seidel, German-American politician (36th Mayor of Milwaukee), dies at 82
  • Jun 28 Stanislav K Neumann, Czech poet (Anti-Guide), dies at 72