On This Day

Famous People Who Died 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, American tennis player (US Open 1920-25, 29; Wimbledon 1920-21, 30; French 1927, 30), dies of a heart attack at 60
  • Jun 5 Roland Young, English American 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, Italian dramatist (The Fugitive), dies at 61
  • 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, German composer, dies at 76

ExecutionEthel Rosenberg

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

ExecutionJulius Rosenberg

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

  • Jun 20 Hendrik de Man, sociologist (Belgian Working people Party), dies at 67
  • Jun 25 Algy Gehrs, Australian cricketer (6 Tests for Australia 1904-11), dies at 72
  • Jun 29 Jules van Nuffel, composer, dies at 70
  • Jun 30 Elsa Beskow, Swedish children's author and illustrator, dies at 79
  • Jun 30 Gote Carlid, Swedish composer, dies at 32
  • Jun 30 Charles William Miller, father of football in Brazil (b. 1874)