On This Day

Famous People Who Died in June 1976

  • Jun 1 Pierre Balledux, Dutch stage manager and resistance fighter, dies at 89
  • Jun 2 Alan Dewitt, American actor (It's About Time), dies at 55
  • Jun 2 Bartoes [Albertus J Wijstma], cabaret performer, dies at 73
  • Jun 2 Juan José Torres, former President of Bolivia, assassinated in the frame of Operation Condor
  • Jun 5 Walter Field, entertainer, dies at 101
  • Jun 5 Violet Wilkey, American actress (b. 1903)

J. Paul Getty

Jun 6 J. Paul Getty, American oil magnate and billionaire (Getty Oil), dies at 83

  • Jun 6 Victor Varconi, actor (Divine Lady, King of Kings), dies at 85
  • Jun 7 Bobby Hackett, American jazz cornetist, trumpeter (Glenn Miller; Benny Goodman; Jackie Gleason), and orchestra leader (Air Time '57), dies at 61
  • Jun 9 James A Farley, US Postmaster General (1932-38), dies at 88
  • Jun 9 Paul Rodenko, Dutch poet and writer (Never Marry a Witch), dies at 55
  • Jun 9 Sybil Thorndike, English actress (Melba, Major Barbara), dies at 93
  • Jun 10 Adolph Zukor, Hungarian-American fur trader and movie producer, dies at 103
  • Jun 11 Jim Konstanty, American MLB relief pitcher (MLB All Star 1950; NL MVP 1950; Philadelphia Phillies), dies at 59
  • Jun 11 Folke Eriksberg [Eriksberger], Swedish jazz and session guitarist and composer, dies at 65
  • Jun 12 Nguyễn Ngọc Thơ, Prime Minister of South Vietnam, dies at 68
  • Jun 13 Don Bolles, American journalist (against Arizona), dies
  • Jun 14 Géza Anda, Hungarian-Swiss pianist (Mozart; Bartók), dies at 54
  • Jun 15 Jimmy Dykes, American MLB infielder (MLB All Star 1933-34 Chicago WS; World Series 1929-30 Philadelphia A's) and manager (Chicago White Sox, 1934-46), dies at 79
  • Jun 16 Francis E. Meloy Jr, US ambassador to Lebanon, kidnapped & killed at 59
  • Jun 16 Victor Dalby Lord, fictional character on "One Life to Live", dies at 59
  • Jun 20 Lou Klein, American baseball infielder (St. Louis Cardinals, Cleveland Indians, Philadelphia A's) and manager (Chicago Cubs), dies from a stroke at 57
  • Jun 21 Margaret Herrick, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences director (b. 1902)
  • Jun 23 Imogen Cunningham, American photographer (1965 ASMP award), dies at 93
  • Jun 23 Dehart Hubbard, American athlete (Olympic gold -long jump,1924; first African American to win individual event; WR 7.89m 1925), dies at 72

Johnny Mercer

Jun 25 Johnny Mercer, American lyricist ("And The Angels Sing"; "That Old Black Magic"; "Satin Doll"; "Moon River"), dies from an inoperable brain tumor at 66 [1]

  • Jun 28 Stanley Baker, Welsh actor and producer (Concrete Jungle, Zorro, Zulu), dies of pneumonia at 49
  • Jun 29 Leonora Summers [Lillian Hill], American vaudeville and silent film actress [Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ; Hoboken To Hollywood), dies at 78
  • Jun 29 Christos Papakyriakopoulos, Greek mathematician, dies at 62
  • Jun 30 Firpo Marberry, American baseball player (Washington Senators), dies at 77