Famous People Who Died in June 1959

  • Jun 1 Sax Rohmer [Arthur Henry Sarsfield Ward], English author (Dr Fu Manchu novels), dies at 76
  • Jun 2 Max Rousié, French rugby footballer, dies in a car crash at 46
  • Jun 3 Ole Windingstad, Norwegian conductor (Brooklyn's Scandinavian Symphony Orchestra, 1913-39), pianist and composer, dies after a heart attack at 73
  • Jun 4 Charles Vidor, Hungarian director (Gilda, Farewell to Arms), dies at 58
  • Jun 10 Zoltán Meskó, Hungarian Nazi (b. 1883)

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Jun 16 American actor (Adventures of Superman; Gone With The Wind), commits suicide by shooting himself in the head at 45

  • Jun 17 Abdul Mouse, Indonesian nationalist foreman/author, dies at about 68
  • Jun 18 Ethel Barrymore [Blythe], American actress (None but the Lonely Heart), dies at 79
  • Jun 20 Hitoshi Ashida, Japanese politician (Prime Minister of Japan 1948), dies at 71
  • Jun 22 Hermann Brill, German politician (b. 1895)
  • Jun 23 Boris Vian, French writer and musician (b. 1920)
  • Jun 23 Jean Gallon, French composer, dies at 80
  • Jun 24 Lou Bandy [Lodewijk Ferdinand Dieben], Dutch revue-artist (Life Ain't Bad), commits suicide at 69
  • Jun 25 Charles Starkweather, American spree killer, executed by electric chair at 20
  • Jun 26 Audley Miller, cricketer (Test for England 1896), dies
  • Jun 29 A. Cecil Snyder, American lawyer and Chief Justice of Puerto Rico, dies at 51
  • Jun 30 José Vasconcelos, Mexican writer and politician (b. 1882)
  • Jun 30 Lazare Saminsky, Russian-American composer, dies at 76