Famous People Who Died in June 1996

  • Jun 1 Alan Blakley, British guitarist and record producer (The Tremeloes - "Here Comes My Baby"; "Silence Is Golden"), dies of cancer at 54
  • 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 Michael Fox, American actor (Perry Mason, Quincy, Dallas, Bold & the Beautiful), dies at 75
  • 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 Sanjiva Reddy, Indian politician, sixth President of India (1977-82), dies at 83
  • Jun 1 Stephen Jones, English art historian, dies of cancer at 41
  • Jun 2 Amos Tversky, Israeli psychologist (b. 1937)
  • 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 Pilar Lorengar [Lorenza Pilar García], Aragones soprano, dies of cancer at 68
  • Jun 3 Len Creed, British bookmaker (discovered Viv Richards), 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 Kudirat Abiola, wife of Moshood Abiola, is assassinated
  • Jun 4 Tito Okello, president of Uganda (1985-86), dies
  • 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 Kusuo Kitamura, Japanese 1500m freestyle swimmer (Olympic gold 1932), dies at 78
  • Jun 6 Richard Michael Hills, comedy script writer, dies at 70
  • 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 Robert Kidd, British marine geoscientist (International Deep Sea Drilling Programme), dies at 49
  • 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 Bert Schierbeek, Dutch writer and poet (Cross Roads), dies at 77
  • 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 10 (Catherine) Jo Van Fleet, American Tony and Academy Award-winning actress (The Trip To Bountiful; East of Eden; Cool Hand Luke), dies at 81 [or 80, birth date disputed]
  • Jun 10 Hugh Mitchell, American politician (Senator-D-Washington 1944-46, Rep-D-Washington 1949-63), dies at 89
  • 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 13 David Nicholls, English Anglican priest, theologian and political theorist, dies at 60
  • Jun 14 Ted Nightingale, former colonial governor, dies at 91
  • Jun 14 Thomas Edward Montgomery, drummer, dies at 73
  • Jun 15 Clare Grundman, American composer, dies at 83
  • Jun 15 Dick Murdoch, professional wrestler (b. 1946)

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Jun 15 American jazz, swing, pop, and blues singer, known as "The First Lady of Song" (Verve "Songbook" series), dies from a stroke at 78 [1]

  • Jun 15 Helen Sinclair Glatz, English composer, dies at 88
  • Jun 15 Jean Gimpel, French author and medievalist, dies at 77
  • 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 16 David Mourao-Ferreira, Portuguese poet and politician, dies at 69
  • Jun 16 Mel Allen, American sportscaster (voice of NY Yankees), dies at 83
  • Jun 17 Thomas Kuhn, American philosopher of science (paradigm shift), dies at 73
  • Jun 18 Miriam Gideon, American composer, dies at 89
  • Jun 18 Pierre Chany, writer/cycling journalist, dies at 73
  • 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 Arthur "T-Boy" Ross, American songwriter, brother of Diana, found murdered at 47
  • Jun 22 Bill Emerson, American politician (Rep-R-MO, 1981-96), dies of cancer at 58
  • Jun 22 George Barati, Hungarian-American cellist, composer, and conductor (Honolulu Symphony, 1950-67), dies at 83
  • 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 Terrel Bell, American politician (2nd United States Secretary of Education 1981-84), dies at 74
  • Jun 22 Tertius Metcalf, businessman, dies at 63
  • 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 Ray Lindwall, Australian cricket fast bowler (61 Tests, 228 wickets @ 23.03), dies from a stroke at 74
  • Jun 23 Salah Abou Seif [Salah Abu Saif], Egyptian film director (Bidaya wa Nihaya), dies at 81
  • 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 Albert R. Broccoli, American film producer (James Bond films), sometimes known as "Cubby", dies at 87
  • Jun 27 Peter Adair, American documentary filmmaker (Word Is Out: Stories of Some of Our Lives), dies of AIDS at 52
  • Jun 27 Roy James Alfred Kaulback, soldier, dies at 85
  • Jun 28 (Ronald George) "Tim" Woodman, British WWII RAF pilot and squadron leader, dies at 82
  • 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 Willard F. McMurry, musician, dies at 89
  • Jun 29 Alexander George Ogston, British biochemist, and educator (professor at Australian National University, 1959-70; president of Trinity College - Oxford, 1970-78), 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 Jef Maes, Belgian composer and violinist, dies at 91
  • Jun 30 Norman Aldridge, English toxicologist (solved global poisoning mysteries), dies at 76