Famous Deaths in June 1966

  • Jun 1 Papa Jack Laine, American musician and pioneering bandleader, dies at 92
  • Jun 3 Alice Calhoun, actress (Flowing Gold, Between Friends), dies at 65
  • Jun 5 Natacha Rambova, costume designer, dies at 69
  • Jun 6 Claudette Orbison, wife of singer Roy, dies in a motorcyle crash
  • Jun 7 Jean Arp [Hans Arp], French-Swiss sculptor, artist and poet, dies at 78
  • Jun 8 Anton Melik, Slovenian geographer (b. 1890)
  • Jun 8 Joseph A. Walker, WWII and NASA test pilot (1st spaceplane flights to edge of outerspace), dies in an aircraft collison at 45
  • Jun 11 Ethel Clayton, American actress (Warning Shadows), dies at 82
  • Jun 11 Wallace Ford [Samuel Jones Grundy], British actor (Freaks, Harvey, Spellbound, Deputy), dies of heart attack at 68
  • Jun 12 Hermann Scherchen, German conductor (Nature of Music), dies at 74
  • Jun 12 Thomas Chalmers, American opera singer, actor, and filmmaker (Blind Alleys, Outrage), dies at 81
  • Jun 19 Ed Wynn [Isaiah Edwin Leopold], American comedian (Ed Wynn Show), dies at 79
  • Jun 19 Marjan Kozina, composer, dies at 59
  • Jun 20 Georges LemaĆ®tre, Belgian Catholic Priest, astronomer and physics professor, who initially proposed the universe expansion and big-bang theories, dies at 71
  • Jun 21 Anthony Craxton, British TV producer, dies at 48
  • Jun 22 Roger Blunt, cricketer (9 Tests for NZ, 330 runs, 12 wickets), dies
  • Jun 27 Arthur D Waley, [Schloss], British sinology/poet (Monkey), dies
  • Jun 29 Arthur Meulemans, Belgian composer, dies at 82
  • Jun 29 Isabel Dawn, American screenwriter, dies at 68
  • Jun 29 Ronald Shiner, British actor (Dry Rot, Carry on Admiral, Keep it Clean, Aunt Clara), dies at 63
  • Jun 30 Giuseppe Farina, Italian auto racer (World F1 champion 1950), dies in a domestic car accident at 59