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List of celebrities and famous people who died on June 26th

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2029 - 2020

Famous deaths on June 26th for the celebrities who died in the years 2029 - 2020


  • Margaret Keane

    American artist (b. 1927)


  • Mike Gravel

    American lieutenant and politician (d. 2021)


  • Milton Glaser

    Renowned graphic designer known for the 'I ❤ NY' logo.

2019 - 2010

Famous deaths on June 26th for the celebrities who died in the years 2019 - 2010


  • Beth Chapman

    Beth Chapman was a politician known for her work as the wife of Duane 'Dog' Chapman and her role in the reality TV show 'Dog the Bounty Hunter.'

  • Beth Chapman

    American reality television star, bounty hunter (b. 1967)


  • Chris Thompson

    American screenwriter and producer (b. 1952)

  • Yevgeny Primakov

    Ukrainian-russian journalist and politician, 32nd prime minister of russia (b. 1929)


  • Zehava Shemer

    Israeli singer-songwriter known for her contributions to Israeli music.

  • Howard Baker

    American politician who served as a Republican Senator from Tennessee and as White House Chief of Staff under President Ronald Reagan.

  • Howard Baker

    Howard Baker was a prominent U.S. Senator known for his role in investigating the Watergate scandal.

  • Rollin King

    American businessman, co-founded southwest airlines (b. 1931)

  • Bob Mischak

    American football player and coach (b. 1932)


  • Marc Rich

    Bill clinton pardoned a belgian financier and american fugitive for fraud accusations in his final hours of office. he was a commodities trader and was accused of evading $48million in taxes from his oil commodities company and illegally trading in iran during the hostage crisis.

  • Bert Stern

    Bert Stern was a famous fashion and advertising photographer known for his iconic images.

  • Edward Huggins Johnstone

    Brazilian-american sergeant and judge (b. 1922)

  • Byron Looper

    American politician (b. 1964)

  • Henrik Otto Donner

    Finnish trumpet player and composer (b. 1939)


  • Nora Ephron

    Nora Ephron was an American journalist, novelist, and screenwriter known for her witty and insightful works, including the films 'When Harry Met Sally' and 'Sleepless in Seattle'.

  • Hershel Kasper

    Physicist known for his work in condensed matter physics.

  • Sverker Åström

    Swedish diplomat, swedish permanent representative to the united nations (b. 1915)

  • Doris Singleton

    American singer and actress (d. 2012).

  • Mario O'Hara

    Filipino director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1944)


  • Jan van Beveren

    Dutch footballer and coach (d. 2011)

  • Edith Fellows
    Edith Fellows

    American singer and actress (d.2011)


  • Sergio Vega

    Mexican banda singer (born1969)

  • Algirdas Brazauskas

    Lithuanian engineer and politician, 4th president of lithuania (b. 1932)

  • Harald Keres

    Estonian physicist and academic (b. 1912)

  • Algirdas Brazauskas

    Lithuanian politician, 2nd president of lithuania (d.2010)

2009 - 2000

Famous deaths on June 26th for the celebrities who died in the years 2009 - 2000


  • Conal Boyd

    Contributed to the field of condensed matter physics.


  • Conal Wright

    Known for his work in number theory and algebraic geometry.


  • Liz Claiborne

    Liz claiborne inc. was founded by liz claiborne, a belgian-american fashion designer.

  • Joey Sadler

    New zealand rugby player (b. 1914)


  • Tommy Wonder

    Dutch magician (b. 1953)

  • Tommy Wonder

    Dutch magician (born 1953).


  • Geneal Hoskins

    Geneal Hoskins was a British Labour Party politician who served as a Member of Parliament for Coventry North East.

  • Tõnno Lepmets

    Estonian basketball player (d. 2005)

  • Richard Whiteley

    English journalist and host of a game show (d. 2005).


  • Naomi Shemer

    Israeli singer and song-writer (born 1930).

  • Yash Johar

    Dharma productions, an indian film producer was founded (d. 2005).

  • Ott Arder

    Estonian poet and translator (b. 1950)


  • Strom Thurmond

    American politician, lawyer, farmer, and u.s. south carolina senator he was the father of four children and had been married twice. he was still working in 2000, and walked the halls of congress between sessions. sometimes he was directed to the right place.

  • Marc-Vivien Foé

    Cameroonian footballer (d. 2003)

  • Denis Thatcher

    English soldier and businessman, spouse of the prime minister of the united kingdom (d. 2003)

  • Storm Thurmond

    Longest-serving senator in US history.

  • Strom Thurmond

    American educator, general, and politician, 103rd governor of south carolina (d. 2003)


  • Romaldo Benjamin

    Australian politician and member of the Australian House of Representatives.

  • Philip Whalen

    American poet and one of the central figures of the Beat Generation.

  • Arnold Brown

    English-canadian missionary, 11th general of the salvation army (d.2002)

  • Jay Berwanger

    American football player, first to receive the heisman trophy (born in 1914).


  • Antoinette Giancana

    Antoinette Giancana was a successful entrepreneur known for her contributions to the fashion industry.

  • Gina Cigna

    French-italian soprano, actress (d. 2001).

  • Soccer (dog

    Actor) (born 1988)


  • Lucien Laurin

    Lucien Laurin was a successful jockey known for riding Secretariat to victory in the Triple Crown in 1973.

1999 - 1990

Famous deaths on June 26th for the celebrities who died in the years 1999 - 1990


  • Hacı Sabancı

    Turkish businessman and philanthropist (b. 1935)


  • Israel Kamakawiwo'ole

    Renowned Hawaiian musician known for his ukulele playing and beautiful voice.

  • Don Hutson

    American football player and coach (b. 1913)


  • Veronica Guerin

    Irish investigative journalist known for her work exposing drug trafficking in Dublin.

  • Necmettin Hacıeminoğlu

    Turkish linguist, author, and academic (d. 1996)


  • Jahanara Imam

    Writer and activist from bangladesh (born 1929).

  • Thomas henry Wait Armstrong

    At 96, organist dies

  • Ian Board

    At 64, a barkeeper dies

  • Jaharna Imam

    At 65, a writer/political activist from bangladesh dies

  • Roelof Kiers

    Vpro-programmer/director (macchiavelli) dies at 56


  • Roy Campanella

    American athlete. he was a baseball catcher who was the best in his time. after starting his career in the negro leagues as a hard-hitting catcher, he followed jackie robinson across the color line to become a brooklyn dodgers catcher in 1948. he won the 1955 world series and was named most valuable player 3 times.

  • William H. Riker

    American political scientist and academic (b. 1920)

  • Willy C of Hemert

    Director/ (text-poet) (small truth), passes away at 81

  • Catherine Leno

    Jay, mother of tonight show host, succumbs to cancer at 82

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  • Buddy Rogers

    American actor and bandleader. he is best known for his role in the silent-screen film "wings." rogers was awarded the jean hersholt humanitarian award by the motion picture academy in 1985 in recognition of his contributions to fundraising and philanthropy within the film industry. rogers was a silent screen matinee idol and he appeared at many ceremonies that honored the …

  • Geert Vissers

    Dutch tv host gay dating show (gay television show)

  • Phil Rubenstein

    United states -- actor (tango & cash, robocop)

  • Herman Rohde

    Professional wrestler (born in 1921)


  • Prentice Taylor

    Prentice Taylor was a renowned American painter known for his vibrant and expressive artworks.

  • Paul Andor

    Actor (mad lover/enemy of women).


  • Joseph Carl Robnett Licklider

    One of the most important figures in computer science and a key figure in the development of the internet.

  • Anni Blomqvist

    Finnish novelist (born in 1909)

1989 - 1980

Famous deaths on June 26th for the celebrities who died in the years 1989 - 1980


  • Howard Charles Green

    Canadian lawyer and politician, 27th canadian minister of public works (b. 1895)


  • Cid Gallup

    Cid Gallup was an American politician who served as a member of the New Jersey General Assembly.


  • Margerie Bonner Lowry

    American novelist and short story writer.

  • Raul Bopp

    A Brazilian poet who was a key figure in the Modernist movement in Brazilian literature.

  • George H Gallup

    Pollster (gallup poll) dies at 82

  • Carl Foreman

    At 69, a producer dies from cancer


  • Elizer Kaplan

    Contributed to the development of game theory.


  • Sandy Powell

    Sandy Powell is an award-winning costume designer known for her work on films like 'Shakespeare in Love' and 'The Aviator'.

  • Alexander Mitscherlich

    German psychotherapist

  • Charles Russhon

    Usaf ltcol / liaison for james bond films, is killed at 71


  • Bram Tchaikovsky

    British musician and songwriter, known for his work in the punk rock and new wave genres.

  • Peter Kreuder

    German composer, pianist, songwriter and musician.


  • Zygmunt Berling

    A Polish military officer and politician who played a significant role in the Polish People's Army during World War II.

  • Miriam Daly

    Irish republican activist (born 1928).

1979 - 1970

Famous deaths on June 26th for the celebrities who died in the years 1979 - 1970


  • Vernon Presley

    Father of Elvis Presley and a prominent figure in the music industry.

  • Akwasi Afrifa

    Ghanaian soldier and politician, 3rd head of state of ghana (b. 1936)

  • Charles Clore



  • Rabbaji

    President of south-yemen, executed


  • Oskar Morgenstern

    German/us economist dies at 75

  • Lou Reizner

    Rock vocalist / producer (rod stewart, tommy), dies at 43


  • Cote Escriva

    Spanish politician and founder of the Opus Dei, a Catholic personal prelature.

  • Josemaría Escrivá

    Opus dei, a spanish saint and priest founded in 1975

  • St Josemaria Escriva

    Spanish catholic priest (born in 1902)


  • Wardell Armstrong

    Noted mining engineer and geologist who made significant contributions to the industry.

  • Ernest Truex

    Actor (fluffy scared friday, his girl friday), is killed at 82

  • Arnold Richardson

    Composer dies at 59


  • Adelaide Ames

    Adelaide Ames was an American astronomer known for her work on galaxy classification.

  • David Lichine [Lichtenstein]

    Russian/us choreographer dies at 61


  • Inia Te Wiata

    Opera singer

  • Guillermo Uribe Holguin

    Composer dies at 91

  • Juan Manen

    Composer dies at 88

1969 - 1960

Famous deaths on June 26th for the celebrities who died in the years 1969 - 1960


  • Françoise Dorléac
    Françoise Dorléac

    French actress and older sister to catherine deneuve. both beautiful women. she was a sparkling star, making more than 20 movies and was only 25 when she was killed in a car accident.

  • Francoise Dorleac

    French actress (born 1942).


  • Reginald Beckwith

    Actor/writer (39 steps dr in love), dead at 56

  • Johan C T Kikkert

    At 82, painter/etcher/critic dies


  • Léo Dandurand

    American-canadian ice hockey referee and coach (d. 1964).

  • Gerrit Rietveld

    The rietveld-schrapder house was designed by a dutch architect (d. 1964).

  • Leo Dandurand

    American-born canadian sports executive (born 1889)


  • Obe Postma

    Fries, poet/geography / historian (own cart).


  • Kenneth Fearing

    Kenneth Fearing was an American novelist and poet known for his hard-boiled, cynical style.

  • Kenneth F Fearing

    United states -- poet (afternoon for a pawnbroker), died at 58


  • Atley Peterson

    Atley Peterson was an American politician who served as the Governor of the U.S. state of Nebraska from 1923 to 1925.

  • John Brenden Kelly

    Rower (1920-24 olympics - gold medalist), is killed at 70

1959 - 1950

Famous deaths on June 26th for the celebrities who died in the years 1959 - 1950


  • George Orton

    Canadian hurdler and runner (d. 1958).

  • Andrija Štampar

    Croatian scholar and physician (d. 1958).

  • Andrija Stampar

    Croatian diplomat and physician (born 1888).

  • Martinus Ballings

    Flemish jesuit/author (vocation), died at 93


  • Malcolm Lowry

    Renowned for his novel 'Under the Volcano' set in Mexico.

  • Alfred Döblin

    German essayist and novelist. he is the most skilled narrative writer in the german expressionist movement.

  • Malcolm Lowry

    English novelist and poet (b. 1909)

  • Alfred Doblin

    German writer (born 1878).


  • Clifford Brown

    American musician. he was one of the greatest jazz trumpet players. he also had a talent for piano, vibes and bass. in 1945, his father gave him his first trumpet. he studied harmony theory, instrumentation and harmony. he played gigs with some of the best musicians like miles davis and fats navarro starting in 1948. he was a freelance talent …

  • Archibald Low

    British astronomer known for his work on rocketry and space travel.

  • Richie Powell

    American pianist (b. 1931)


  • Adalai Holmes

    British astronomer who made significant contributions to the study of variable stars.

  • Engelbert Zaschka

    The human-powered aircraft was invented by a german engineer and designer (d. 1955).


  • Coulton Skinner

    Decorated American Marine Corps officer who served in World War II and the Korean War.

  • Hymie Schertzer

    Hymie Schertzer was a renowned saxophonist known for his contributions to big band jazz.


  • Yule George Udny

    British statistician known for his work on the theory of correlation and regression.

1949 - 1940

Famous deaths on June 26th for the celebrities who died in the years 1949 - 1940


  • Kim Koo

    South korean educator and politician, 13th president of the provisional government of the republic of korea (b. 1876)

  • Kim Gu

    President of the provisional government of the republic of korea, born 1876


  • Lilian Velez

    Singer and actress from the philippines (d. 1948).


  • R. B. Bennett

    Canadian lawyer and politician, 11th prime minister of canada (b. 1870)

  • Richard Bedford Bennett

    Eleventh prime minister of canada (born in 1870).


  • Yōsuke Matsuoka

    Japanese politician, japanese minister of foreign affairs (b. 1880)

  • Max Kögel

    German ss officer (b. 1895)

  • Yosuke Matsuoka

    Born 1880, minister for foreign affairs of japan

  • Max Kogel

    Ss officer (born 1895).


  • Emil Hácha

    Czech lawyer and politician, 3rd president of czechoslovakia (b. 1872)

  • Nikolay Nikolayevich Tcherepnin

    Composer dies at 72

  • Emil Hacha

    Czechoslovakia president (born 1872)

  • Erno Rapee

    Composer dies at 54


  • John McLaren

    Renowned for his work on plant taxonomy and botanical exploration.

  • Karl Landsteiner

    Austrian biologist and physician, nobel prize laureate (b. 1868)

  • Karl Landsteiner

    Austrian physician and biologist. he is known for identifying the main blood types in 1900. he also developed the modern system to classify blood groups based on the identification of agglutinins. in 1937, he and alexander s. wiener discovered the rhesus factor. this allowed doctors to transfuse blood without putting the patient at risk. he discovered the polio virus in …

  • Fritz Schmidt

    Nazi commissioner in holland, commits suicide at 39


  • Emory Nelson

    Pioneering chemist who made significant contributions to the field of organic chemistry.

  • Titus Brandsma [Anno Sjoerd]

    Dutch rc priest (dachau).

1939 - 1930

Famous deaths on June 26th for the celebrities who died in the years 1939 - 1930


  • Ford Madox Dowell

    Ford Madox Dowell was an English novelist, poet, critic, and editor who was one of the leading figures of English literary modernism.

  • Ford Madox Ford

    British novelist, poet, critic, and editor known for his works in the early 20th century.

  • Ford Madox Ford

    English writer (born in 1873)

  • Ford M Ford [Hueffer]

    At 65, british writer (tietjens' saga) is dead


  • James Weldon Johnson

    American poet, lawyer and politician (b. 1871)

  • Daria Pratt

    American golfer (d. 1938).

  • James Weldon Johnson

    Black leader (naacp), killed in car accident at 67


  • Georg A Erman

    German egyptologist (grammar of ancient egypt), died at 82


  • Thatcher Stone

    Thatcher Stone was a renowned geologist known for his contributions to the field of petrology.


  • Adelaide Ames

    Adelaide Ames was an American astronomer known for her work on galaxy classification.

1929 - 1920

Famous deaths on June 26th for the celebrities who died in the years 1929 - 1920


  • Armand Guillaumin

    French painter (b. 1841)


  • Zarra Zaharoff

    Pioneering businesswoman known for her successful ventures in the early 20th century.

  • Christina Goedvolk

    Henry jut's wife


  • Albert I

    Prince of monaco (b. 1848)

  • Albert I

    Albert i of belgium

  • Albert H K

    Monarch of monaco (1889-1922), is killed at 73


  • John Armour

    John Armour was an American businessman and entrepreneur who co-founded the Armour and Company meat-packing company with his brother Philip.

1919 - 1910

Famous deaths on June 26th for the celebrities who died in the years 1919 - 1910


  • Franziska Gräfin zu Reventlow

    A German writer and artist associated with the Munich bohemian scene in the early 20th century.

  • Peter Rosegger

    Austrian poet and writer, best known for his novels that describe provincial life.

1909 - 1900

Famous deaths on June 26th for the celebrities who died in the years 1909 - 1900


  • Alexander Muir poet (The Maple Leaf Forever)

    At the age of 76, he dies.

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