Famous Deaths in June 1953

  • Jun 3 Florence Price, American composer (Wanamaker Prize 1932) and 1st African-American woman to have a composition played by a major orchestra, dies at 66
  • Jun 5 Bill Tilden, tennis champ, dies at 60
  • Jun 5 Roland Young, actor (David Copperfield, Irene, Dulcy), dies at 65
  • Jun 5 William Farnum, American actor (Drifter, Scarlet Letter), dies at 76
  • Jun 8 Godfrey Tearle, English-American actor (39 Steps, Mandy, At Dawn We Die), dies at 68
  • Jun 9 Ugo Betti, dramatist, dies
  • Jun 10 Grzegorz Fitelberg, Polish composer, dies at 73
  • Jun 16 Margaret Bondfield, English politician and 1st British female cabinet minister (Labour), dies at 80
  • Jun 17 Walter Niemann, composer, dies at 76

Person of interestEthel Rosenberg

Jun 19 Ethel Rosenberg, 1st US civilian executed (in 5 tries) at Sing Sing, NY, for espionage at 37

Alleged Soviet Spy Ethel Rosenberg
Alleged Soviet Spy
Ethel Rosenberg

Person of interestJulius Rosenberg

Jun 19 Julius Rosenberg, 1st US civilian executed at Sing Sing, NY for espionage at 35

Alleged Soviet Spy Julius Rosenberg
Alleged Soviet Spy
Julius Rosenberg
  • Jun 20 Hendrik de Man, sociologist (Belgian Working people Party), dies at 67
  • Jun 25 Algy Gehrs, cricketer (6 Tests for Australia 1904-11), dies
  • Jun 29 Jules van Nuffel, composer, dies at 70
  • Jun 30 Elsa Beskow, (Maartman), Swedish author (children's book), dies at 79
  • Jun 30 Gote Carlid, Swedish composer, dies at 32
  • Jun 30 Charles William Miller, father of football in Brazil (b. 1874)