On This Day

Famous Deaths in June 1985

  • Jun 1 Richard Greene, English composer and actor (The Adventures of Robin Hood), dies at 67
  • Jun 4 John Ringling North, American circus director (Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus from 1937-43), dies at 81
  • Jun 6 Siem Devout, Dutch actor, dies at 54
  • Jun 10 George Chandler, American actor (Fury, Lassie, The Fatal Glass of Beer), dies of Alzheimer's disease at 86
  • Jun 10 Bob Prince, American sportscaster (Monday Night Baseball, Pittsburgh Pirates), dies of cancer at 68
  • Jun 11 Karen Ann Quinlan, comatose patient, dies in Morris Plains NJ at 31
  • Jun 11 Sapfo Notara, Greek actress (b. 1907)
  • Jun 12 Edmund Perry, 17 and newly graduated from N.H. prep. high school, shot and killed in Manhattan by NYPD undercover officer Lee Vanhouten, who claimed Perry tried to rob him
  • Jun 15 Len Hopwood, cricketer (took 0-155 in two Tests Eng v Aust 1934), dies
  • Jun 15 Percy Fender, English cricketer (13 Tests for England, 380 runs 29 wkts), dies at 92
  • Jun 15 Andy Stanfield, American athlete (b. 1927)
  • Jun 15 Robert Stethem, U.S. Navy Seabee diver murdered by terrorists on TWA Flight 847 (b. 1961)
  • Jun 17 Piet De Somer, Belgian rector of University of Louvain, dies at 67
  • Jun 18 Paul Colin, French poster designer, dies at 92
  • Jun 21 Tage Erlander, Swedish politician (25th Prime Minister of Sweden 1946-69), dies at 84
  • Jun 25 Morris Mason, American convicted rapist and murderer, dies at 31
  • Jun 27 Jane Ross [Breslaw], American actress (Star Trek, Rocket Attack U.S.A., Wild Is My Love), dies at 53
  • Jun 28 James Craig [Meador], American actor (Devil & Daniel Webster, Cyclops), dies of lung cancer at 73
  • Jun 28 Lambros Konstantaras, Greek actor (O blofatzis, Anna of Rhodes), dies at 72
  • Jun 28 Jimmy Thomson, Scottish golfer (US Open 1935, PGA C'ship 1936 runner-up), dies at 76
  • Jun 30 James Dewar, inventor (Twinkie), dies