Famous People Who Died in June 1961

  • Jun 2 George S. Kaufman, American playwright (This is Show Business), dies at 72
  • Jun 2 Peter H "Paul" Huf, actor and director (Dutch Comedy), dies at 70

Carl JungCarl Jung (1875-1961)

Jun 6 Swiss Psychiatrist (founded analytic psychology), dies at 85

  • Jun 7 Robert Griffith, producer of Pajama Game, dies
  • Jun 9 Camille GuĂ©rin, French scientist (b. 1872)
  • Jun 12 Clinton Golden, American labor leader (founder of the United Steelworkers of America), dies at 72
  • Jun 13 Ben A. Jones, American horse trainer (US Champion trainer by earnings 1941, 43, 44, 52; Kentucky Derby x 6 including Citation, Whirlaway), dies at 78
  • Jun 15 Giulio Cabianca, Italian racing driver (b. 1923)
  • Jun 15 Tommy Scott, West Indian cricketer (WI leg-spinner in 8 Tests), dies at 68
  • Jun 16 Marcel Junod, Swiss physician (b. 1904)
  • Jun 17 Jeff Chandler [Ira Grossel], American actor (Broken Arrow), dies as a result of medical malpractice at 42
  • Jun 18 Eddie Gaedel, American baseball pinch-hitter (shortest player in MLB history 3' 7"; St. Louis Browns), dies after mugging at 36
  • Jun 22 Betty Elder, actress (Annie Get Your Gun), dies
  • Jun 22 Queen Maria of Yugoslavia [Maria of Romania], Queen consort of Yugoslavia (1922-34), dies at 61
  • Jun 23 Franz de Backer, Flemish writer (Rubens' Daughter), dies at 70
  • Jun 25 John Alexander Douglas McCurdy, Canadian aviator, dies at 74
  • Jun 25 Miriam (Ma) Ferguson, US politician, 1st US elected women governor, Governor of Texas (1925-27, 1933-35), dies at 86
  • Jun 26 Kenneth F. Fearing, American poet (Afternoon of a pawnbroker), dies at 58
  • Jun 27 Harry Hooton, Australian poet, dies of cancer at 52
  • Jun 27 Muchtar Auezov, Kazakh writer and playwright (Enilik-Kebek), dies at 63
  • Jun 27 Paul Guilfoyle, American actor and director (White Heat, Cyrano de Bergerac), dies of a heart attack at 58
  • Jun 30 Lee de Forest, American inventor (Electron Tube), dies at 87