The following is a list of notable world figures who died on June 2nd.

  1. 829 - Saint Nicephorus, Patriarch of Constantinople (b. 758)
  2. 1418 - Katherine of Lancaster, wife of Henry III of Castile
  3. 1567 - Shane O'Neill, Irish chieftain
  4. 1581 - James Douglas, 4th Earl of Morton, regent of Scotland
  5. 1693 - John Wildman, English soldier and politician
  6. 1701 - Madeleine de Scudéry, French writer (b. 1607)
  7. 1716 - Ogata Korin, Japanese painter
  8. 1754 - Ebenezer Erskine, Scottish religious dissenter (b. 1680)
  9. 1761 - Jonas Alströmer, Swedish industrialist (b. 1685)
  10. 1785 - Jean Paul de Gua de Malves, French mathematician (b. 1713)
  11. 1833 - Simon Byrne, Irish bare-knuckle prize fighter (b. 1806)
  12. 1865 - Ner Alexander Middleswarth, American politician (b. 1783)
  13. 1875 - Józef Kremer, Polish messianistic philosopher (b. 1806)
  14. 1876 - Hristo Botev, Bulgarian revolutionary (b. 1848)
  15. 1881 - Émile Littré, French lexicographer (b. 1801)
  16. 1882 - Giuseppe Garibaldi, Italian revolutionarist (b. 1807)
  17. 1901 - George Leslie Mackay, Canadian missionary (b. 1844)
  18. 1933 - Frank Jarvis, American athlete (b. 1878)
  19. 1941 - Lou Gehrig, American baseball player (b. 1903)
  20. 1948 - Karl Gebhardt, Nazi doctor (b. 1897)
  21. 1948 - Karl Brandt, personal physician of Adolf Hitler (b. 1904)
  22. 1956 - Jean Hersholt, Danish actor and humanitarian (b. 1886)
  23. 1961 - George S. Kaufman, American playwright (b. 1889)
  24. 1962 - Vita Sackville-West, English writer, and gardener (b. 1892)
  25. 1969 - Leo Gorcey, American actor (b. 1917)
  26. 1970 - Bruce McLaren, New Zealand car racer, designer, and manufacturer (b. 1937)
  27. 1970 - Giuseppe Ungaretti, Italian poet (b. 1888)
  28. 1977 - Stephen Boyd, Northern Irish actor (b. 1931)
  29. 1979 - Jim Hutton, American actor (b. 1934)
  30. 1982 - Fazal Ilahi Chaudhry, Pakistani politician (b. 1904)
  31. 1986 - Aurel Joliat, Canadian hockey player (b. 1901)
  32. 1987 - Sammy Kaye, American bandleader (b. 1910)
  33. 1987 - Andrés Segovia, Spanish guitarist (b. 1893)
  34. 1989 - Ted a'Beckett, Australian cricketer (b. 1907)
  35. 1990 - Jack Gilford, American actor (b. 1908)
  36. 1990 - Rex Harrison, English actor (b. 1908)
  37. 1992 - Phillip Dunne, American film director (b. 1908)
  38. 1993 - Johnny Mize, American baseball player (b. 1913)
  39. 1996 - Ray Combs, American game show host and comedian (b. 1956)
  40. 1996 - Leon Garfield, English children's author (b. 1921)
  41. 1996 - Amos Tversky, Israeli psychologist (b. 1937)
  42. 1997 - Doc Cheatham, American jazz trumpeter (b. 1905)
  43. 1998 - Sylvester Ritter, American professional wrestler (b. 1952)
  44. 1999 - Junior Braithwaite, Jamaican musician (The Wailers) (b. 1949)
  45. 2000 - Svyatoslav Fyodorov, Russian ophthalmologist (b. 1927)
  46. 2000 - Gerald Whitrow, British mathematician (b. 1912)
  47. 2001 - Imogene Coca, American actress (b. 1908)
  48. 2001 - Joey Maxim, American boxer (b. 1922)
  49. 2003 - Fred Blassie, American professional wrestler (b. 1918)
  50. 2005 - Samir Kassir, Lebanese journalist and teacher (b. 1950)
  51. 2005 - Melita Norwood, British spy (b. 1912)
  52. 2006 - Vince Welnick, musician, keyboardist (The Grateful Dead) (b. 1951)