Famous Deaths in June 1968

Person of interestHelen 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

Author Helen Keller
Helen Keller
  • Jun 1 [Johan] Erik Lindegren, Swedish poet/interpreter, dies at 57
  • Jun 2 André Mathieu, Quebec pianist and composer (b. 1929)
  • Jun 4 Dorothy Gish, [de Guiche], actress (Home Sweet Home), dies at 70
  • Jun 6 Franklin C Fry, US minister (World Rad of Church), dies

Person of interestRobert F. Kennedy

Jun 6 Robert F. Kennedy, (Sn-D-NY), assassinated in LA by Sirhan Sirhan at 42

US Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy
US Attorney General
Robert F. Kennedy
  • Jun 6 Randolph Churchill, son of Winston Churchill (b. 1911)
  • Jun 7 Dan Duryea, American actor (Pride of the Yankees), dies of cancer at 60
  • Jun 9 Bernard Cronin, Australian author and journalist (b. 1884)
  • Jun 10 Yury Sergeyevich Milyutin, composer, dies at 65
  • Jun 12 Fidelio Friedrich Finke, composer, dies at 76
  • Jun 14 Karl-Birger Blomdahl, Swedish opera composer (Aniara), dies at 51

Person of interestSalvatore Quasimodo

Jun 14 Salvatore Quasimodo, Italian poet/essayist (Nobel 1959), dies at 66

Author/Poet Salvatore Quasimodo
Salvatore Quasimodo
  • Jun 15 Samuel Earl "Wahoo Sam" Crawford, baseball pitcher, dies at 88
  • Jun 15 John "Wes" Montgomery, American musician and composer, considered one of the world's greatest jazz guitarists, dies of a heart attack at 45
  • Jun 17 José Nasazzi, Uruguayan footballer (b. 1901)
  • Jun 19 James Joseph Sweeney, American Catholic prelate (b. 1898)
  • Jun 21 Ruth St Denis, ballerina (Dances of the 5 Senses), dies at 91

Person of interestTony Hancock

Jun 24 Tony Hancock, English comedian and actor (Hancock's Half Hour), commits suicide at 44

Comedian Tony Hancock
Tony Hancock
  • Jun 27 Norman Norton, cricketer (dismissed Hobbs in only Test for South Africa), dies at 87
  • Jun 29 Kitty Kelly, actress (Ladies of Jury, Behind Office Doors), dies at 66
  • Jun 30 John Gough, actor (Circus Kid, 2 for Tonight), dies at 73
  • Jun 30 John Gough, American actor (Smooth as Satin, In the Land of the Tortilla, Circus Kid), dies at 73