Deaths in History in June 1947

  • Jun 9 Wladyslaw Raczkiewicz, president of Poland (1939-40), dies at 62
  • Jun 10 Alexander Bethune, Canadian politician (b. 1852)
  • Jun 16 Jean-Francois Capart, Belgian egyptologist (Memphis), dies at 86

Person of interestMaxwell Perkins

Jun 17 Maxwell Perkins, American editor and publisher for Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald and Thomas Wolfe, dies at 62

  • Jun 18 Shigematsu Sakaibara, Japanese admiral (b. 1898)
  • Jun 19 Willem H Fly, typographer/co-founder (SDAP), dies at 84

Person of interestBugsy Siegel

Jun 20 Benjamin "Bugsy" Siegel, American gangster who created casinos in Las Vegas, shot dead in Beverly Hills at 41

Mobster Bugsy Siegel
Bugsy Siegel
  • Jun 24 Emil Seidel, Mayor of Milwaukee, Wisconsin (b. 1864)

Person of interestRichard Bedford Bennett

Jun 26 Richard Bedford Bennett, 11th Prime Minister of Canada, dies of a heart attack at 76

11th Prime Minister of Canada Richard Bedford Bennett
11th Prime Minister of Canada
Richard Bedford Bennett
  • Jun 28 Stanislav K Neumann, Czech poet (Anti-Guide), dies at 72