Famous Deaths in June 2005

Person of interestGeorge Mikan

Jun 1 George Mikan, American basketball player, dies at 80

NBA Center George Mikan
NBA Center
George Mikan
  • Jun 2 Gunder Gundersen, Norwegian Nordic combined skier and sports official (b. 1930)
  • Jun 2 Samir Kassir, Lebanese journalist and teacher (b. 1950)
  • Jun 2 Melita Norwood, British spy (b. 1912)
  • Jun 3 Harold Cardinal, Cree political leader, writer, and lawyer, dies of lung cancer at 60
  • Jun 3 Leon Askin, Austrian actor (One, Two, Three, Charlie Farrell Show), dies at 97
  • Jun 5 Adolfo Aguilar Zínser, Mexican politician (b. 1949)
  • Jun 5 Susi Nicoletti, German actress (b. 1918)

Person of interestAnne Bancroft

Jun 6 Anne Bancroft [Anna Italiano], American actress, director, screenwriter and singer (Graduate, Miracle Worker), dies from uterine cancer at 73

Actress Anne Bancroft
Actress
Anne Bancroft
  • Jun 6 Dana Elcar, American actor (Peter Thornton- MacGyver), dies of pneumonia at 77
  • Jun 6 Maya Kopitseva, Russian painter of the Leningrad school, dies at 81
  • Jun 10 Curtis Pitts, American aircraft designer (b. 1915)
  • Jun 11 VVasco Gonçalves, Portuguese army officer and 103rd Prime Minister of Portugal (1974-75), dies at 84
  • Jun 11 Ron Randell, Australian actor (Loves of Carmen, I am a Camera), dies at 86
  • Jun 12 Scott Young, Canadian sportswriter, novelist, and journalist (b. 1918)
  • Jun 13 Jonathan Adams, English actor (b. 1931)
  • Jun 13 Álvaro Cunhal, Portuguese politician and writer, dies at 91
  • Jun 13 David Diamond, American composer (b. 1915)
  • Jun 13 Lane Smith, American actor (b. 1936)
  • Jun 13 David Leo Diamond, American composer (Paderewski Prize-1943), dies at 89
  • Jun 14 Carlo Maria Giulini, Italian conductor (b. 1914)
  • Jun 14 Mimi Parent, Canadian painter (b. 1924)
  • Jun 15 Suzanne Flon, French actress (One Deadly Summer, Moulin Rouge), dies of gastroenteritis at 87
  • Jun 16 Enrique Laguerre, Puerto Rican writer (b. 1906)
  • Jun 17 Sam Loeb, comic book writer (b. 1988)
  • Jun 17 Karl Mueller, American bassist (Soul Asylum) (b. 1962)
  • Jun 18 Syed Mushtaq Ali, Indian cricketer (b. 1914)
  • Jun 18 Manuel Sadosky, Argentine mathematician (b. 1914)
  • Jun 18 J.J. Pickle, American politician (Rep-D-Texas, 1963-95), dies at 91

Person of interestJack Kilby

Jun 20 Jack Kilby, American electrical engineer and Nobel laureate (handheld calculator, integrated circuit), dies at 81

Engineer Jack Kilby
Engineer
Jack Kilby
  • Jun 20 Larry Collins, American writer (b. 1929)
  • Jun 21 Jaime Cardinal Sin, Filipino Catholic Archbishop of Manila (b. 1928)
  • Jun 23 Shana Alexander, American columnist (b. 1926)
  • Jun 23 Manolis Anagnostakis, Greek poet (b. 1925)
  • Jun 24 Paul Winchell, American voice actor and ventriloquist (b. 1922)
  • Jun 24 Hakham Yedidia Shofet, Former chief rabbi of Iran (b. 1908)
  • Jun 25 John Fiedler, American Actor (b. 1925)
  • Jun 26 Richard Whiteley, British television game show host (b. 1943)
  • Jun 27 Shelby Foote, American author and historian (b. 1917)
  • Jun 27 Frank Harte, Traditional Irish Singer and song collector
  • Jun 27 John T. Walton, American businessman (b. 1946)
  • Jun 27 Ray Holmes, Battle of Britain veteran (b. 1914)
  • Jun 27 Domino Harvey, English-born bounty hunter (b. 1969)
  • Jun 28 Brenda Howard, American LGBT activist (b. 1946)
  • Jun 30 Christopher Fry, English playwright (The Lady's Not for Burning), dies at 97