On This Day

Famous People Who Died in June 1956

  • Jun 2 Jean Hersholt, Danish actor (Heidi, Greed, Men in White, Aryan), dies form cancer at 69
  • Jun 4 Max Kowalski, composer, dies at 73
  • Jun 4 Katherine MacDonald, American actress (b. 1881)
  • Jun 6 Margaret Wycherly, English actress (Claudia), dies at 74

Person of interestHiram Bingham

Jun 6 Hiram Bingham, American Archaeologist (Incan site of Machu Picchu), dies at 80

Archaeologist and Explorer Hiram Bingham
Archaeologist and Explorer
Hiram Bingham
  • Jun 7 Julien Benda, Fren philosopher/writer (La trahison des clercs), dies
  • Jun 8 Marie Laurencin, French painter, dies at 72
  • Jun 11 Corrado Alvaro, Italian writer (Poesie grigio-verdi), dies at 61
  • Jun 11 Ralph Morgan [Wupperman], American actor (Creeper, Imposter, Jack London), dies at 73
  • Jun 13 Reginald Goss-Custard, British organist, arranger and composer (Chelsea Fayre), dies at 79
  • Jun 17 Paul Rostock, German doctor (b. 1892)
  • Jun 17 Bob Sweikert, American racing driver (b. 1926)
  • Jun 19 Lulu [Luise] Strauss und Torney, German poet/writer, dies at 82

Person of interestThomas J. Watson

Jun 19 Thomas J. Watson, Sr., American businessman (Chairman and CEO of IBM, 1914-1956), dies at 87

Businessman Thomas J. Watson
Businessman
Thomas J. Watson
  • Jun 22 Walter de la Mare, British poet and author (The Listeners, Memoirs of a Midget), dies at 83
  • Jun 23 Reinhold Glière, Russian-Soviet composer, dies at 81
  • Jun 23 Michael Arlen [Dikran Kouyoumdjian], British author and scriptwriter (An American Verdict), dies at 60
  • Jun 25 Ernest J King, US fleet admiral/Chief of Naval Operations, dies at 77
  • Jun 26 Clifford Brown, American jazz trumpeter and composer (Joyspring, Jordu), dies at 25
  • Jun 29 Johan[nes F] Bakker Jr, actor, dies at 62
  • Jun 29 Max Emmerich, American athlete and gymnast (Olympic gold, triathlon 1904), dies at 77