On This Day

Musicians Who Died in June 1940

  • Jun 8 Frederick Converse, American composer (The Pipe of Desire), dies at 69
  • Jun 16 Vitezslava Kapralova, composer, dies at 25
  • Jun 19 Maurice Jaubert, French composer and soldier, dies a few hours after being fatally wounded in action at 40
  • Jun 20 Jehan Alain, French organist/composer, dies in battle at 29