On This Day

Famous People Who Died in June 1996

  • Jun 1 Sanjiva Reddy, Indian politician, sixth President of India (1977-82), dies at 83
  • Jun 1 Don Grolnick, American jazz pianist, composer and session musician (Brecker Brothers; Linda Ronstadt; James Taylor), dies of non-Hodgkin lymphoma at 48
  • Jun 1 Fernand Schokweiler, judge, dies at 60
  • Jun 1 Ray Combs, American comedian and TV host (Family Feud, 1988-94), commits suicide at 40
  • Jun 1 Robert Arthur Hughes, missionary/surgeon, dies at 85
  • Jun 1 Stephen Jones, English art historian, dies of cancer at 41
  • Jun 1 Michael Fox, American actor (Perry Mason, Quincy, Dallas, Bold & the Beautiful), dies at 75
  • Jun 1 Alan Blakley, British guitarist and record producer (The Tremeloes - "Here Comes My Baby"; "Silence Is Golden"), dies of cancer at 54
  • Jun 2 John Alton, cinematographer, dies at 94
  • Jun 2 Leon Garield, writer, dies at 74
  • Jun 2 Peter Bird, ocean rower, dies at 49
  • Jun 2 Amos Tversky, Israeli psychologist (b. 1937)
  • Jun 2 Pilar Lorengar [Lorenza Pilar García], Aragones soprano, dies of cancer at 68
  • Jun 3 Len Creed, bookmaker, dies at 79
  • Jun 3 Peter Glenville, English actor and director (Hotel Paradiso, Becket), dies at 82
  • Jun 3 Tito Okello, Ugandan general, dies at 81

  • Jun 4 Tito Okello, president of Uganda (1985-86), dies
  • Jun 4 Kudirat Abiola, wife of Moshood Abiola, is assassinated
  • Jun 5 Baldev Singh Chahal, campaigner, dies at 59
  • Jun 5 Vito Scotti [Scozarri], American actor (The Godfather, Flying Nun, Barefoot in the Park), dies of lung cancer at 78
  • Jun 6 George Snell, genetecist, dies at 92
  • Jun 6 Glyn Worsnip, British radio and television presenter (That's Life!), dies at 57
  • Jun 6 Jean Sinclair, South African campaigner, founder member and first president of the Black Sash in 1955, dies at 88
  • Jun 6 Richard Michael Hills, comedy script writer, dies at 70
  • Jun 6 Kusuo Kitamura, Japanese 1500m freestyle swimmer (Olympic gold 1932), dies at 78
  • Jun 7 José María Valverde, Spanish philosopher, poet and translator (La espera, Historia de la literatura universal), dies at 70
  • Jun 7 Noel Walton Bott, engineer, dies at 88
  • Jun 7 Percy Edwards, English entertainer (known for his animal impressions), dies at 88
  • Jun 7 [Francis] Max Factor, American CEO of Max Factor Cosmetics, dies at 91
  • Jun 8 Barry Linehan, actor (Bullseye, Dark Places, Witchcraft), dies at 70
  • Jun 8 Gerry Gomez, cricketer (West Indian captain played 29 Tests), dies
  • Jun 8 Phyllis Stedman, politician, dies at 79
  • Jun 9 Edward Morris Bernstein, economist, dies at 91
  • Jun 9 Robert Kidd, marine geoscientist, dies at 48
  • Jun 9 Walter Pardon, British folk singer and carpenter, dies at 81
  • Jun 9 Bert Schierbeek, Dutch writer and poet (Cross Roads), dies at 77

  • Jun 10 Hugh Burnton Mitchell, US senator, dies at 89
  • Jun 10 Jo Van Fleet, American actress (Cool Hand Luke, Cinderella, East of Eden), dies at 80
  • Jun 10 Marie-Louise von Motesiczky, Austrian painter, dies at 89
  • Jun 10 Norman Lambert, British restaurateur, dies at 63 (b. 1933)
  • Jun 10 Uno Chiyo, Japanese writer (Confessions of Love), dies at 98
  • Jun 11 Alan Weeks, British sports commentator, dies at 72
  • Jun 11 Brigitte Helm [Gisele Eve von Kuenheim], German actress (Gloria, Gold, Metropolis), dies at 90
  • Jun 11 Kevin Meadows, gay rights activist, dies at 21
  • Jun 11 Lonne Elder, playwright/screenwriter, dies at 69
  • Jun 11 Ulysses Dove, American dancer (Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater), and choreographer (Red Angels), dies of AIDS-related illness at 49
  • Jun 12 Ilona Ference, American actress (Quatermass II, Star of My Night), dies at 78
  • Jun 12 MacKenzie John, pipe major, dies at 83
  • Jun 13 David Nicholls, priest/theologian/political theorist, dies at 60
  • Jun 14 Ted Nightingale, former colonial governor, dies at 91
  • Jun 14 Thomas Edward Montgomery, drummer, dies at 73

Person of interestElla Fitzgerald

Jun 15 Ella Fitzgerald, American jazz, swing, pop, and blues singer, known as "The First Lady of Song" (Verve "Songbook" series), dies from a stroke at 78

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  • Jun 15 Sir Fitzroy Maclean, 1st Baronet, Scottish adventurer, soldier, writer and politician and an inspiration for Ian Flemings James Bond, dies at 85
  • Jun 15 Helen Sinclair Glatz, English composer, dies at 88
  • Jun 15 Jean Gimpel, French author and medievalist, dies at 77
  • Jun 15 Dick Murdoch, professional wrestler (b. 1946)

  • Jun 15 Clare Grundman, American composer, dies at 83
  • Jun 16 David Mourao-Ferreira, poet/politician, dies at 69
  • Jun 16 Mel Allen, American sportscaster (NY Yankees), dies at 83
  • Jun 17 Thomas Kuhn, American philosopher of science (paradigm shift), dies at 73
  • Jun 18 Pierre Chany, writer/cycling journalist, dies at 73
  • Jun 18 Miriam Gideon, American composer, dies at 89
  • Jun 19 Ande Anderson, English opera director, dies at 78
  • Jun 19 G. David Schine, American businessman, dies at 70
  • Jun 19 Harold William Woolhouse, British botanist, dies at 63
  • Jun 19 Henry Ralph Carr, soldier, dies at 82
  • Jun 19 Vivian Ellis, English composer, dies at 91
  • Jun 20 Hellevi Rombin Schine, Miss Universe (1955), dies in plane crash at 64
  • Jun 20 Irving Krick, meteorologist, dies at 89
  • Jun 20 Joseph Green, Polish-American filmmaker, dies at 96
  • Jun 20 Michel Lebrun, crime writer, dies at 65
  • Jun 20 Walter Guevara Arze, provisional president of Bolivia (1979), dies
  • Jun 22 Leo Nichols, businessman, honorary consul and longtime friend of Burma's opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, dies at 65
  • Jun 22 Salah Abou Seif, film director, dies at 81
  • Jun 22 Tertius Metcalf, businessman, dies at 63
  • Jun 22 Arthur "T-Boy" Ross, American songwriter, brother of Diana, found murdered at 47
  • Jun 22 Terrel Bell, American politician (2nd United States Secretary of Education 1981-84), dies at 74
  • Jun 22 George Barati, Hungarian-American cellist, composer, and conductor (Honolulu Symphony, 1950-67), dies at 83
  • Jun 23 Salah Abou Seif [Salah Abu Saif], Egyptian film director (Bidaya wa Nihaya), dies at 81
  • Jun 23 Ray Lindwall, Australian cricket fast bowler (61 Tests, 228 wickets @ 23.03), dies from a stroke at 74
  • Jun 23 Andreas Papandreou, Prime Minister of Greece (1981-89, 1993-96), dies at 76

  • Jun 23 Angelo John Novarese, record company founder, dies at 72
  • Jun 23 Elbert Parr Tuttle, lawyer/judge, dies at 98
  • Jun 23 Pasqualino de Santis, Italian cinematographer, dies at 69
  • Jun 23 William Walsh, academic, dies at 80
  • Jun 25 Nicholas John, English National Opera's dramaturge, dies at 43
  • Jun 25 Ray Howard-Jones, Welsh artist, dies at 93
  • Jun 25 Sir Arthur Snelling, British Ambassador (b. 1914)
  • Jun 26 Veronica Guerin, Irish crime journalist, murdered by drug lords at 36
  • Jun 27 Alberto Romero "Cubby" Broccoli, American film producer (James Bond), dies at 87
  • Jun 27 Roy James Alfred Kaulback, soldier, dies at 85
  • Jun 28 George Ghita Ionescu, academic, dies at 83
  • Jun 28 Michael Wishart, British figurative painter, dies at 68
  • Jun 28 Piers Gray, critic/writer, dies at 49
  • Jun 28 Ronald George Woodman, pilot, dies at 82
  • Jun 28 Willard F. McMurry, musician, dies at 89
  • Jun 29 Alexander George Ogston, biochemist, dies at 85
  • Jun 29 Bobby Keetch, English footballer and entrepreneur, dies at 54
  • Jun 29 Pamela Mason [Ostrer], British actress, author and talk-show host (Lady Possessed), dies of heart failure at 78
  • Jun 30 Hugh Henry Home Popham, British aviator, writer and poet, dies at 76
  • Jun 30 Norman Aldridge, English biochemical toxicologist, dies at 76
  • Jun 30 Jef Maes, Belgian composer and violinist, dies at 91