On This Day

Deaths in History in June 1966

  • Jun 4 Blanche Knopf, American publisher, president of Alfred A. Knopf, Inc. and wife of publisher Alfred A. Knopf Sr., dies at 71
  • Jun 5 Natacha Rambova, costume designer, dies at 69
  • Jun 7 Jean Arp [Hans Arp], French-Swiss sculptor, artist and poet, dies at 78
  • Jun 8 Anton Melik, Slovenian geographer (b. 1890)

Person of interestJoseph A. Walker

Jun 8 Joseph A. Walker, WWII and NASA test pilot (1st space plane flights to edge of outerspace), dies in an Aircraft collision at 45

Experimental Physicist, Astronaut and NASA Test Pilot Joseph A. Walker
Experimental Physicist, Astronaut and NASA Test Pilot
Joseph A. Walker
  • Jun 20 Georges Lemaître, Belgian Catholic Priest, astronomer and physics professor, who initially proposed the universe expansion and big-bang theories, dies at 71
  • Jun 27 Arthur D Waley [Schloss], British sinology/poet (Monkey), dies