Died On June 1st

Discover the most famous people who died on June 1. The list includes people like Helen Keller, Lizzie Borden, James Buchanan, John Dewey, Reinhold Niebuhr. Famous personalities featured on this list, include political leaders, journalists, inventors and jazz musicians and from other domains of life. This list includes people from United States, United Kingdom, France & Canada and many more countries.
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Helen Keller
(American Author and First Deaf-Blind Person to Earn a Bachelor of Arts Degree)
Helen Keller
98
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: June 27, 1880
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Tuscumbia, Alabama, United States
Died: 1968

A prolific author, having written 12 published books and several articles, Helen Keller was the first deaf-blind person to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree. Her autobiography, The Story of My Life, made Keller famous and was adapted for film and stage. She was also an activist and campaigned for women's suffrage, labour rights, socialism and other such causes.

 2 
Yves Saint Laurent
(French Fashion Designer and Founder of His Eponymous Fashion Label)
Yves Saint Laurent
12
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: August 1, 1936
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Oran, Algeria
Died: 2008

Yves Saint Laurent was a French fashion designer who founded his eponymous fashion label in 1961. Widely regarded as one of the 20th century's most popular and influential fashion designers, Saint Laurent is credited with helping women all over the world find confidence by looking both elegant and comfortable at the same time. His life and career inspired many films.

 3 
James Buchanan
(15th President of the United States)
James Buchanan
17
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 23, 1791
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Cove Gap, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: 1868

James Buchanan was a prominent American lawyer who served as the 15th president of the United States. He is often criticized for failing to address the issue of slavery and is consistently ranked among America's worst presidents. His life and work inspired the 2019 film Raising Buchanan in which he was played by René Auberjonois.

 4 
David Ruffin
(American Soul Singer and Musician)
David Ruffin
13
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: January 18, 1941
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Whynot, Mississippi, United States
Died: 1991
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 5 
John Dewey
(Philosopher)
John Dewey
19
Birthdate: October 20, 1859
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Burlington, Vermont, United States
Died: 1952

A staunch advocate of progressive education and liberalism, the American philosopher and psychologist was the founder of the University of Chicago Laboratory Schools. John Dewey’s famous writings included The Reflex Arc Concept in Psychology and Human Nature and Conduct. According to him, passion for knowledge and intellectual curiosity were central to a teacher. He called himself a democratic socialist.

 6 
Ann B. Davis
(Actress)
Ann B. Davis
5
Birthdate: May 3, 1926
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Schenectady, New York, United States
Died: 2014
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
 7 
George Mikan
(Basketball Player - Center )
George Mikan
6
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 18, 1924
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Joliet, Illinois, United States
Died: 2005
Height: 6'10" (208 cm)
 8 
Tokugawa Ieyasu
(Military Leader)
Tokugawa Ieyasu
26
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 31, 1543
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Okazaki Castle, Mikawa (now Okazaki, Japan)
Died: 1616

Tokugawa Ieyasu was the founder and first shōgun of the Tokugawa shogunate of Japan. He is considered one of the three "Great Unifiers" of Japan. He was the son of Matsudaira Hirotada, a minor local warlord. He grew up to be an ambitious young man with exemplary leadership qualities and eventually founded the Tokugawa shogunate of Japan. 

 9 
Birendra of Nepal
(King of Nepal from 1972 to 2001)
Birendra of Nepal
22
Birthdate: December 28, 1945
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Kathmandu, Nepal
Died: 2001
Nepalese king Birendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev, true to his royal lineage, had received an elite education at institutes such as Eton and Harvard. His murder, by his own son, Dipendra, during a dinner party massacre in 2001, that killed almost the entire Nepalese royal family, shocked the world.
 10 
Leslie Howard
(English Actor, Director, Producer and One of the Biggest Box-Office Draws and Movie Idols of the 1930s)
Leslie Howard
3
Birthdate: April 3, 1893
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Forest Hill, London, United Kingdom
Died: 1943

Leslie Howard was an English actor, producer, and director. One of the biggest box-office draws during the 1930s, Howard is best remembered for portraying the quintessential Englishman in films like Berkeley Square and Pygmalion. Leslie Howard is also remembered for his performance in the 1939 epic historical romance film Gone with the Wind.

 11 
Hansie Cronje
(South African Cricketer Who was Banned from Cricket for His Role in Match-Fixing Scandal)
Hansie Cronje
13
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 25, 1969
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Bloemfontein, South Africa
Died: 2002

Hansie Cronje was a South African international cricketer. He captained the South African national cricket team in the 1990s. In 2000, he was implicated in a cricket match-fixing scandal and banned from the sport for life. He died in a plane crash in 2002. It was rumored that he was murdered on the orders of a cricket betting syndicate.

 12 
Tito Puente
(actor, bandleader, conductor, composer, jazz musician, percussionist)
Tito Puente
13
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: April 20, 1922
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: New York City
Died: 2000
 13 
Curly Lambeau
(American Football Player)
Curly Lambeau
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 9, 1898
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Green Bay, Wisconsin, United States
Died: 1965
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 14 
Sean Flynn
(Actor, Photojournalist)
Sean Flynn
1
Birthdate: May 31, 1941
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: 1971
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 15 
Lizzie Borden
(American Woman Tried and Acquitted of the August 4, 1892 Axe Murders of Her Father and Stepmother)
Lizzie Borden
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 19, 1860
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Fall River, Massachusetts, United States
Died: 1927

Lizzie Borden was an American woman who gained national recognition after being tried and acquitted of the 1892 axe murders, which took place on August 4, victimizing Borden's father and stepmother. The murders and trial remain a topic in popular culture and have been the subject of several literary works, theatrical productions, folk rhymes, and films.

 16 
Eduard Bloch
(Physician)
Eduard Bloch
1
Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: January 30, 1872
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Hluboká nad Vltavou
Died: 1945

Jewish doctor Eduard Bloch began his career as a physician for the Austrian Army. He had later treated a young Adolf Hitler and his cancer-stricken mother, charging very little fees owing to their poor financial condition. This act that made Hitler grant Bloch special protection during the Nazi attack on Austria.

 17 
Didius Julianus
(Roman Emperor for Nine Weeks (193))
Didius Julianus
5
Birthdate: January 29, 0133
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Mediolanum
Died: 0193
Born into an influential Roman family, Didius Julianus was raised by Marcus Aurelius’s mother, Domitia. As the man who bid the highest in an auction for the throne, he became the Roman emperor, following Pertinax’s murder. However, just after 66 days of rule, he was murdered in his palace.
 18 
Daniel Burnham
(Architect, Urban Designer)
Daniel Burnham
2
Listed In: Architects
Birthdate: September 4, 1846
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Henderson
Died: 1912

American architect Daniel Burnham was one of the pioneering designers of the skyscrapers that populate cities such as Chicago. Part of the Beaux-Arts movement, he had been the director of the World’s Columbian Exposition. He also formed his own firm, Burnham & Root with John Wellborn Root.

 19 
Leah Chase
(Chef)
Leah Chase
1
Listed In: Food Experts
Birthdate: January 6, 1923
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Died: 2019
 20 
Neelam Sanjiva Reddy
(Sixth President of India)
Neelam Sanjiva Reddy
6
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 19, 1913
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Illur, Anantapur District, Madras Presidency, British India
Died: 1996

Neelam Sanjiva Reddy had initially been part of the Indian independence movement. He was the first chief minister of the state of Andhra Pradesh in India and later served as the president of India. He had also headed the Indian National Congress and had been the speaker of the Lok Sabha.

 21 
Werner Forssmann
(Physician from Germany Who Shared the 1956 Nobel Prize in Medicine)
Werner Forssmann
1
Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: August 29, 1904
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Died: 1979

German physician Werner Forssmann is best-known for developing a method that allowed cardiac catheterization. This led him to jointly receive the 1956 Nobel Prize in Medicine. Forssmann started clinical application of cardiac catheterization in 1929, when he inserted a catheter into a vein of his forearm and safely passed it into his heart and took an X-ray picture of it.

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William Manchester
(American Author, Biographer and Historian)
William Manchester
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 1, 1922
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Attleboro, Massachusetts, United States
Died: 2004

Author of The Death of a President, William Raymond Manchester was a well-known historian, author and a WWII veteran. On finishing his education after the war, he began his career as a reporter, publishing his master's thesis as Disturber of the Peace in 1951, thereafter, continuing to write, publishing a total of eighteen books, including a three part-biography of Churchill

 23 
Hristo Botev
(One of the Heroes of the Bulgarian National Revolution and Poet)
Hristo Botev
7
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 6, 1848
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Kalofer, Bulgaria
Died: 1876

Hristo Botev was a Bulgarian poet and revolutionary. Widely regarded as a national hero by Bulgarians, Botev was thought to be ahead of his peers in his aesthetic, philosophical, and political views. An influential and important figure in the history of Bulgaria, Botev has several monuments, schools, football clubs, and stadiums named after him.

 24 
Hank Ketcham
(Cartoonist)
Hank Ketcham
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Birthdate: March 14, 1920
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Seattle, Washington, United States
Died: 2001
 25 
Reinhold Niebuhr
(American Reformed Theologian, Ethicist and Commentator on Politics and Public Affairs)
Reinhold Niebuhr
9
Birthdate: June 21, 1892
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Wright City, Missouri, United States
Died: 1971
An American Reformed theologian, Reinhold Niebuhr wrote and spoke frequently about the intersection of religion, politics, and public policy. He is widely known for his philosophical perspective known as Christian Realism and his book Moral Man and Immoral Society. He received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1964 and the Time magazine posthumously called him "the greatest Protestant theologian in America since Jonathan Edwards."
 26 
Nkosi Johnson
(Activist)
Nkosi Johnson
9
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: February 4, 1989
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Daveytown, South Africa
Died: 2001
 27 
Maurice Wilson
(British Mountaineer, Aviator and Soldier)
Maurice Wilson
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 21, 1898
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Bradford, West Yorkshire, England
Died: 1934
 28 
James Gordon Bennett, Sr.
(Founder of New York Herald, Publisher)
James Gordon Bennett, Sr.
2
Birthdate: September 1, 1795
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Newmill, Scotland
Died: 1872
 29 
Sonny Boy Williamson I
(Singer)
Sonny Boy Williamson I
3
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: March 30, 1914
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Madison County, Tennessee, United States
Died: 1948
 30 
Napoleon, Prince Imperial
(Prince)
Napoleon, Prince Imperial
1
Birthdate: March 16, 1856
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Paris, French Empire
Died: 1879
 31 
Ion Antonescu
(Conducător of Romania (1940 - 1944))
Ion Antonescu
10
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: June 14, 1882
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Pitești, Romania
Died: 1946

Ion Antonescu was a Romanian marshal who served as a dictator during World War II. Appointed the prime minister in 1940, he formed a military dictatorship in Romania and joined hands with the Axis powers. His regime was ended by a coup d’etat led by King Michael, and he was sentenced to death.

 32 
Luisa Casati
(Socialite,Model)
Luisa Casati
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 23, 1881
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Milan, Italy
Died: 1957
 33 
Gaozu of Han
(Political leader)
Gaozu of Han
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 0256 BC
Birthplace: Pei County
Died: 0195

Emperor Gaozu of Han reigned as the first emperor of the famous Han dynasty from 202 to 195 BC. Although he was born into a peasant family, Gaozu of Han went on to found the Han dynasty after emerging victorious in the Battle of Gaixia. He is credited with unifying most of China and popularizing Confucianism.  

 34 
Queen Aishwarya of Nepal
(Queen Consort of Nepal from 1972 to 2001)
Queen Aishwarya of Nepal
7
Birthdate: November 7, 1949
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Lazimpat Durbar, Kathmandu, Nepal
Died: 2001
Queen Aishwarya of Nepal was the Queen consort of Nepal from 31 January 1972 to 1 June 2001. Referred to as Bada Maharani, Queen Aishwarya was the wife of King Birendra. Widely regarded as beauty with brains, Queen Aishwarya of Nepal was energetic, outspoken, and catered to the needs of her people. She was also a poet and song composer.
 35 
Giovanni Giustiniani
(Byzantine Soldier Who Tried to Defend Constantinople against the Turks)
Giovanni Giustiniani
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 1418 AD
Birthplace: Genoa, Italy
Died: 1453

A 15th-century Byzantine soldier, Giovanni Giustiniani, who belonged to one of the most powerful families of the Republic of Genoa, is remembered for his valiant campaign to defend Constantinople against the Turkish army of Sultan Mehmed II. He was eventually wounded and died, while the Ottomans took control of Constantinople.

 36 
Rouzan al-Najjar
(Nurse)
Rouzan al-Najjar
3
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 13, 1997
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Khuza'a, Khan Yunis, Gaza Strip
Died: 2018
 37 
Rocío Jurado
(Former Singer and recording artist who was named Best Female Voice of the Twentieth Century for The Voice of the Millennium Prize)
Rocío Jurado
0
Birthdate: September 18, 1946
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Chipiona, Spain
Died: 2006
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 38 
Thomas R. Marshall
(Politician, Lawyer)
Thomas R. Marshall
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 14, 1854
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: North Manchester
Died: 1925
 39 
Marjorie Finlay
(American Television Personality and Opera Singer)
Marjorie Finlay
2
Birthdate: October 5, 1928
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Memphis, Tennessee, United States
Died: 2003

Marjorie Finlay was an American television personality and opera singer. A coloratura soprano, she performed opera, concert, and supper club singing. Marjorie Finlay also had her own TV show, which had viewership in the USA and Europe.

 40 
Louis-Nicolas Davout
(Military commander)
Louis-Nicolas Davout
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 10, 1770
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Annoux, France
Died: 1823
 41 
Ödön von Horváth
(Writer)
Ödön von Horváth
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: December 9, 1901
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Rijeka, Croatia
Died: 1938

Born to an Austro-Hungarian diplomat, Ödön von Horváth grew up studying in Hungarian but later became one of the finest writers of German literature. The writer of iconic plays such as Italian Night and Tales from the Vienna Woods, he was a significant anti-fascist playwright. He died in a thunderstorm.

 42 
Jelena Genčić
(Legendary Serbian Tennis and Handball Player Who Was Novak Djokovic's First Coach)
Jelena Genčić
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 9, 1936
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Belgrade, Serbia
Died: 2013

Known as tennis legend Novak Djokovic's first coach, Jelena Gencic was a talented sportswoman in her own right and represented Yugoslavia in both tennis and handball. She was part of the Yugoslav team that won a bronze at the 1957 handball World Championships. She had also been a director at TV Belgrade.

 43 
Jogaila
(King)
Jogaila
1
Birthdate: 1362 AD
Birthplace: Vilnius
Died: 1434
 44 
Prince Charles, Count of Flanders
(Prince)
Prince Charles, Count of Flanders
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 10, 1903
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Brussels, Belgium
Died: 1983

The second son of Belgian king Albert I, Prince Charles, Count of Flanders served as the regent of Belgium after the liberation of his country, while his elder brother, King Leopold III, underwent an investigation for his alleged betrayal of the Allies. In his later years, he focused on painting.

 45 
Jean Maximilien Lamarque
(Politician, Officer, Military personnel)
Jean Maximilien Lamarque
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 22, 1770
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Saint-Sever
Died: 1832
 46 
Hugh Walpole
(British Novelist)
Hugh Walpole
2
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: March 13, 1884
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Auckland, New Zealand
Died: 1941

While he initially taught and read at the Anglican Church, British author Sir Hugh Walpole later focused on writing. He is perhaps best known for his works such as the Jeremy series of autobiographical novels and Mr. Perrin and Mr. Traill. He also penned scripts for a few Hollywood movies.

 47 
Arthur Nielsen
(Market-research executive)
Arthur Nielsen
0
Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: September 5, 1897
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois
Died: 1980
 48 
Kazuo Ohno
(Dancer)
Kazuo Ohno
0
Listed In: Dancers
Birthdate: October 27, 1906
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Hakodate, Hokkaido, Japan
Died: 2010
 49 
Marie Eleonore of Cleves
(Duchess)
Marie Eleonore of Cleves
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: June 16, 1550
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Kleve, Germany
Died: 1608
 50 
Geoffrey Toone
(Actor)
Geoffrey Toone
0
Birthdate: November 15, 1910
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
Died: 2005