Famous People Who Died on June 16
Songwriter, Guitarist, Singer / 1899 - 1970
Lonnie Johnson was a musician, singer and songwriter, and one of the first major blues and jazz guitarists. His innovative style has influenced many blues, jazz and rock musicians.
Harold Alexander, 1st Earl Alexander
Radio Personality, Television Personality / 1913 - 1996
Mel Allen was a sportscaster and lead announcer for the New York Yankees baseball team from 1940 to 1964. He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1978.
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profile name: Wernher von Braun profile occupation: Engineer, Scientist
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profile name: George Reeves profile occupation: Film Actor, Television Actor
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profile name: Imre Nagy profile occupation: Prime Minister, Government Official
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profile name: Mel Allen profile occupation: Radio Personality, Television Personality
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