On This Day

Famous People Who Died in June 1954

  • Jun 1 Martin Andersen Nexø, Danish writer (Pelle Erobreren), dies at 84
  • Jun 4 Harold Hoffman, (Gov-NJ), dies at 58

Person of interestAlan Turing

Jun 7 Alan Turing, British mathematician and computer scientist pioneer (Turing Machine), commits suicide at 41 (b. 1912)

Computer Scientist Alan Turing
Computer Scientist
Alan Turing
  • Jun 9 Alain LeRoy Locke, African-American writer and philosopher “Father of the Harlem Renaissance”, dies at 68
  • Jun 10 Will Rossiter, composer, dies at 87
  • Jun 13 Nikolai Obukhov, Russian composer, dies at 62
  • Jun 21 Gideon Sundback, Swedish-American inventor, perfected the zipper (b. 1880)
  • Jun 22 Don Hollenbeck, newscaster (CBS Weekend News), dies at 49
  • Jun 22 Karl Taylor Compton, American physicist and 9th President of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, dies at 66
  • Jun 25 Eduard M Meijers, Dutch lawyer (Civil Code), dies at 74
  • Jun 27 Francis L Casadesus, French violinist/composer/conductor, dies at 83
  • Jun 28 Red deer, in Milwaukee Zoo, oldest known deer, dies at 26