On This Day

Famous People Who Died in June 2003

  • Jun 1 Johnny Hopp, American baseball outfielder, first baseman (MLB All-Star 1946; World Series 1942, 44, 50, 51; St. Louis Cardinals, Boston Braves, Pittsburgh Pirates), dies at 86
  • Jun 2 Fred Blassie, American professional wrestler (b. 1918)
  • Jun 3 Felix de Weldon, Austrian-American sculptor (Marine Corps War Memorial), dies at 96
  • Jun 5 Jürgen Möllemann, German politician, German Vice Chancellor (1992-3), dies in a parachuting accident at 57
  • Jun 5 Manuel Rosenthal, French composer and conductor, dies at 98
  • Jun 6 Ken Grimwood, American writer (b. 1944)
  • Jun 6 Dave Rowberry, English rocker (The Animals -"House of the Rising Sun"), dies at 62
  • Jun 6 Tom Jackson, British union leader (Post Office), dies at 78
  • Jun 7 Trevor Goddard, English actor (b. 1962)
  • Jun 8 Leighton Rees, Welsh darts player (BDO World Champion 1978), dies at 63
  • Jun 10 Donald Regan, Chief of Staff and U.S. Treasury Secretary (b. 1918)
  • Jun 10 Bernard Williams, English moral philosopher, dies at 73
  • Jun 10 Dr Phil Williams, Welsh politician and scientist (b. 1939)
  • Jun 10 Sylvius Gerald Marie Rozendal, Premier of Netherlands Antilles, dies at 74

Person of interestDavid Brinkley

Jun 11 David Brinkley, American NBC news anchor (The Huntley-Brinkley Report), dies at 82

NBC News Anchor and Journalist David Brinkley
NBC News Anchor and Journalist
David Brinkley
  • Jun 11 William Marshall, American stage and screen actor, director, and operatic singer (Frederick Douglass: Slave and Statesman; Blacula; Scream Blacula Scream), dies from Alzheimer's disease at 78

Person of interestGregory Peck

Jun 12 Gregory Peck, American actor (To Kill a Mockingbird, MacArthur), dies of bronchopneumonia at 87

  • Jun 13 Malik Meraj Khalid, Former caretaker Prime Minister of Pakistan (b. 1916)
  • Jun 13 Robin Russell, 14th Duke of Bedford, English peer (Woburn Abbey, Country House TV series) dies at 63
  • Jun 13 Harold Ashby, American jazz tenor saxophonist (Willie Dixon; Duke Ellington, 1968-75), dies at 78
  • Jun 15 Hume Cronyn, Canadian actor (World According to Garp, Cocoon), dies at 91
  • Jun 16 Pierre Bourgault, French Canadian politician (b. 1934)
  • Jun 16 Georg Henrik von Wright, Finnish-Swedish philosopher (b. 1916)
  • Jun 18 Larry Doby, American Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder (MLB All-Star 1949–55; World Series 1948; AL HR leader 1952, 54; 1st African-American in AL; Cleveland Indians), dies of cancer at 79
  • Jun 19 Laura Sadler, English actress (b. 1980)
  • Jun 19 Michael "Peanuts" Hucko, American big band jazz and session clarinetist (Glenn Miller's Army-Air Force Band; Lawrence Welk Show), dies at 85
  • Jun 20 Bob Stump, American politician, U.S. House of Representatives from Arizona, dies at 76
  • Jun 21 Roger Neilson, Canadian ice hockey coach (b. 1934)
  • Jun 21 Leon Uris, American novelist (Exodus, QB VII, Battle Cry), dies at 78
  • Jun 21 Jason Moran, Australian criminal (b. 1967)
  • Jun 22 John Stokes, British MP (C), dies at 85
  • Jun 22 Wassil Bykau, Belarusian writer, dies at 79
  • Jun 23 Maynard Jackson, Mayor of Atlanta, Georgia (b. 1938)
  • Jun 23 Doug Ring, Australian cricketer (Australian leggie of the late 40's early 50's), dies at 84
  • Jun 24 Vladimir Garin, Russian actor (b. 1987)
  • Jun 25 Lester Maddox, American businessman, one-time segregationist and Governor of Georgia (b. 1915)
  • Jun 26 Marc-Vivien Foé, Cameroon soccer midfielder (62 caps; collapsed during international match, died; Lens, West Ham, Lyon), dies of heart failure at 28
  • Jun 26 Denver Randleman, U.S. Army Seargent (b. 1920)
  • Jun 26 Strom Thurmond, U.S. Senator (Sen-D/R-SC), dies at 100
  • Jun 26 Sir Dennis Thatcher MBE, husband of Margaret Thatcher (b. 1915)
  • Jun 27 David Newman, American filmmaker (b. 1937)
  • Jun 28 Wim Slijkhuis, Dutch athlete (b. 1923)

Person of interestKatharine Hepburn

Jun 29 Katharine Hepburn, American actress (Adam's Rib, On Golden Pond), dies of natural causes at 96

  • Jun 30 Buddy Hackett, American comic (b. 1924)
  • Jun 30 Robert McCloskey, American children's book writer and illustrator (Make Way For Ducklings), dies at 88