On This Day

Famous People Who Died in June 1999

  • Jun 1 Christopher Cockerell, English engineer and inventor (Hovercraft), dies at 88
  • Jun 1 Mr. Prospector, American thoroughbred racehorse and breeding stallion (most influential sire of his generation), dies of complications from colic at 29
  • Jun 2 Junior Braithwaite, Jamaican musician (The Wailers) (b. 1949)
  • Jun 5 Mel Tormé, American singer (The Velvet Fog) and composer (The Christmas Song), dies at 73
  • Jun 6 Anne Haddy, Australian actress (b. 1930)
  • Jun 6 Eddie Stanky, American baseball 2nd baseman (MLB All Star 1947, 48, 50; Brooklyn Dodgers, Boston Braves, NY Giants) and manager (St. Louis Cardinals, Chicago WS, Texas Rangers), dies of a heart attack at 83
  • Jun 7 Paco Stanley, Mexican TV entertainer, dies at 56
  • Jun 8 James "Rosy" McHargue, American jazz clarinetist, and vocalist (Ted Weems Orchestra; The Wolverines), dies at 97
  • Jun 11 DeForest Kelley, American actor (Dr. Leonard "Bones" McCoy-Star Trek), dies of stomach cancer at 79
  • Jun 14 Bernie Faloney, professional football player (b. 1932)
  • Jun 15 Ernst van Altena, Dutch author and interpreter (Chansons van Earnest), dies at 65
  • Jun 16 (David Edward) "Screaming Lord" Sutch, English rocker ("Jack The Ripper"), and politician (founder of Official Monster Raving Loony Party), commits suicide at 58
  • Jun 20 Clifton Fadiman, American author (b. 1902)
  • Jun 21 Kami [Ukyō Kamimura], Japanese drummer (Malice Mizer), dies of a brain hemorrhageat 27
  • Jun 21 Karl Krolow, German poet and translator, dies at 84
  • Jun 22 Lubos Fiser, Czech composer, dies at 63
  • Jun 23 Buster Merryfield, British actor (Only Fools and Horses), dies of a brain tumor at 78
  • Jun 25 Fred Feast, English actor (b. 1929)
  • Jun 26 Angelo Bertelli, American College Football Hall of Fame quarterback (Heisman Trophy 1943, National C'ship 1943, Notre Dame), dies of brain cancer at 78
  • Jun 27 Marion Motley, American NFL fullback (all-time leading AAFC rusher), dies at 79
  • Jun 27 Brian O'Hara, English rock musician (The Foremost), commits suicide at 57
  • Jun 27 Georgios Papadopoulos, Greek dictator (head of the military coup d'état that took place in Greece on 21 April 1967), dies at 80
  • Jun 27 Einar Englund, Finnish composer, dies at 83
  • Jun 29 Allan Carr, American film producer and director (Grease, Happiest Millionaire), dies at 62
  • Jun 30 Édouard Boubat, French photographer, dies at 75