Famous People Who Died in June 1968

Helen Keller

Jun 1 Helen Keller, American political activist, author (The Story of My Life) and lecturer, who was the 1st deaf-blind person to earn a BA, dies at 87

  • Jun 1 [Johan] Erik Lindegren, Swedish poet/interpreter, dies at 57
  • Jun 2 André Mathieu, Canadian pianist and composer (Concerto de Québec), dies at 39

R. Norris Williams

Jun 2 R. Norris Williams, American tennis player (US Nat C'ship 1914, 16) who survived the sinking of the RMS Titanic, dies of emphysema at 77

  • Jun 4 Dorothy Gish [de Guiche], actress (Home Sweet Home), dies at 70
  • Jun 6 Franklin Clark Fry, American minister (World Rad of Church), dies at 67
  • Jun 6 Randolph Churchill, son of Winston Churchill (b. 1911)

AssassinationRobert F. Kennedy

Jun 6 Robert F. Kennedy, (US Senator (D), New York), assassinated in Los Angeles by Sirhan Sirhan at 42

  • Jun 7 Dan Duryea, American actor (Pride of the Yankees), dies of cancer at 61
  • Jun 9 Bernard Cronin, Australian author and journalist (b. 1884)
  • Jun 10 Yury Sergeyevich Milyutin, Russian composer, dies at 65
  • Jun 12 Fidelio Friedrich Finke, Bohemian German composer, dies at 76
  • Jun 14 Karl-Birger Blomdahl, Swedish composer (Facettes; Aniara), dies at 51
  • Jun 14 Ken Errair, American pop-jazz singer (Four Freshmen, 1953-55 - "Graduation Day"), dies in a chartered plane crash at 42
  • Jun 15 (John) "Wes" Montgomery, American influential jazz guitarist and Grammy Award winner, dies of a heart attack at 45
  • Jun 15 (Patrick) "Buddy" Attaway, American country and Cajun fiddler, and songwriter ("I'm Sitting On Top Of The World"), dies at 45
  • Jun 15 Sam Crawford, American Baseball HOF outfielder (MLB HR leader 1901, 08; AL RBI leader 1910, 14, 15; MLB record 309 career triples; Cincinnati Reds, Detroit Tigers), dies at 88
  • Jun 17 José Nasazzi, Uruguayan soccer defender (41 caps; captain FIFA World Cup 1930; CA Bella Vista 322 games), dies at 67
  • Jun 19 James Joseph Sweeney, American Catholic prelate, dies at 70

Tony Hancock

Jun 25 Tony Hancock, English comedian and actor (Hancock's Half Hour), commits suicide at 44

  • Jun 27 Norman Norton, cricketer (dismissed Hobbs in only Test for South Africa), dies at 87
  • Jun 29 Kitty Kelly, American actress (Ladies of Jury, Behind Office Doors), dies at 66
  • Jun 30 John Gough, American actor (Smooth as Satin, In the Land of the Tortilla, Circus Kid), dies at 73