Famous Deaths on June 6

  • 840 Agobard, archbishop of Lyon (anti-semite), dies
  • 1134 Norbertus van Xanten, monastery founder, dies at about 51
  • 1393 Emperor Go-En'yu of Japan (b. 1359)
  • 1480 Vecchietta, Italian artist and architect
  • 1548 Juan de Castro, Portuguese explorer (b. 1500)
  • 1563 Ikeda Nagamasa, Japanese samurai commander (b. 1519)
  • 1583 Nakagawa Kiyohide, Japanese warlord (b. 1556)
  • 1671 Stenka/Stepan Razin, Russian cossack/boer leader quartered alive (ns. 16 June)
  • 1686 Joannes B van Neercassel, RC spiritual leader of Neth, dies at 60
  • 1710 Francoise de la Baume Le Blanc, mistress of King Louis XIV, dies at 65
  • 1730 Alain Emmanuel de Coëtlogon, Marshal of France (b. 1646)
  • 1735 Georg Osterreich, composer, dies at 71
  • 1740 Alexander Spotswood, British governor of Virginia Colony
  • 1747 Jean Barriere, composer, dies
  • 1784 Joan Derk van de Capellen, leader of democratic Patriots, dies at 42
  • 1785 Johann Michael Demmler, composer, dies at 36

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1799 Patrick Henry, American Revolutionary and Founding Father famous for his "Give me liberty or give me death" speech, dies at 63

American Revolutionary and Founding Father Patrick Henry
American Revolutionary and Founding Father
Patrick Henry
  • 1813 Alexandre-Théodore Brongniart, French architect
  • 1816 Christiane Vulpius, wife of Johann W von Goethe, dies at 51
  • 1832 Jeremy Bentham, English philosopher (b. 1748)
  • 1836 Antons Klemens Theodor, king of Saksen (1827-36), dies at 80
  • 1840 Marcellin Champagnat, French priest (b. 1789)
  • 1843 Friedrich Hölderlin, German poet and dramatist (b. 1770)
  • 1852 Tommaso Marchesi, composer, dies at 79
  • 1861 Giuseppe Concone, Italian singing teacher, dies at 59
  • 1861 Count Camillo Benso di Cavour, Prime Minister of Italy (b. 1810)
  • 1862 Turner Ashby, General, killed near Harrisonburg VA, dies at 33
  • 1877 Prairie Flower, daughter of Ponca & chief Standing Bear, dies
  • 1878 Gottfried Herrmann, composer, dies at 70
  • 1878 Robert Stirling, Scottish inventor (b. 1790)
  • 1881 Henry Vieuxtemps, Belgian composer, dies at 61
  • 1883 Ciprian Porumbescu, composer, dies at 29

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1891 John A. Macdonald, 1st Prime Minister of Canada (1867-73 and 1878-91), dies of a stroke at 76

Prime Minister of Canada John A. Macdonald
Prime Minister of Canada
John A. Macdonald
  • 1898 Constant A Serrure, Flemish historian, dies at 62
  • 1914 Walter T Watts-Dunton, English lawyer, poet and writer (Aylwin), dies at 81
  • 1916 Yuan Shikai, president of China, dies at 56
  • 1917 Iacob Moresianu, composer, dies at 59
  • 1922 Lillian Russell, entertainer, dies at 60
  • 1926 Henry Tate, Australian composer and poet, dies at 52
  • 1928 Heinrich Gottlieb Noren, composer, dies at 67
  • 1934 Julije Kempf, Croatian historian and writer (b. 1864)
  • 1934 Charles Francis Jenkins, American Inventor and early television pioneer (also invented the altimeter and automobile self-starter) dies at 66
  • 1935 Jacques Urlus, tenor (Opera of Leipzig, Song of the Earth), dies at 68
  • 1935 Julian Byng, British army officer (b. 1862)
  • 1939 Ford Madox Ford, writer, dies at 65
  • 1940 E. E. Clive, Welsh actor (Night Must Fall, Dark Hour), dies at 56
  • 1941 Louis Chevrolet, American automotive pioneer (b. 1878)
  • 1943 Karl Landsteiner, Austrian immunologist and pathologist (Nobel 1930), dies at 74
  • 1944 Danny Brotheridge, British lieutenant, 1st to die during D-Day landing WWII
  • 1944 Gerrit John van de Peat, artist/resistance fighter, executed at 41
  • 1945 Meinoud M Rost van Tonningen, anti semite/NSB (1937-41), suicide

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1946 Gerhart Hauptmann, German author (Before Dawn - Nobel 1912), dies at 83

Author and Nobel Laureate Gerhart Hauptmann
Author and Nobel Laureate
Gerhart Hauptmann
  • 1947 Norman Reid, cricketer (Test S Af v Aust 1921-22, 11 & 6, 2-63), dies
  • 1948 Louis Lumière, French movie pioneer (b. 1864)
  • 1951 Lionel Hallam, British cricketer (England capt 1921), dies at 61
  • 1951 Olive Tell, American actress (b. 1894)
  • 1955 Max Meldrum, Scottish-born Australian painter (b. 1875)
  • 1956 Margaret Wycherly, actress (Claudia), dies at 74

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1956 Hiram Bingham, American Archaeologist (Incan site of Machu Picchu), dies at 80

Archaeologist and Explorer Hiram Bingham
Archaeologist and Explorer
Hiram Bingham
  • 1958 Lily Theresa Strickland, composer, dies at 71

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1961 Carl Jung, Swiss Psychiatrist (founded analytic psychology), dies at 85

Psychiatrist Carl Jung
Psychiatrist
Carl Jung
  • 1962 Guinn Williams, actor (Big Boy-Circus Boy), dies of poisoning at 63
  • 1962 Yves Klein, French sculptor/painter, dies at 34
  • 1964 Robert Warwick, American actor (Konga, Zorro, Lady Godiva), dies at 85
  • 1965 Lester Matthews, (Sir Dennis-Adv of Fu Manchu), dies at 64
  • 1966 Claudette Orbison, wife of singer Roy, dies in a motorcyle crash
  • 1967 Edward G Givens Jr, Major USAF/astronaut, dies in an car crash at 47
  • 1968 Franklin C Fry, US minister (World Rad of Church), dies

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1968 Robert F. Kennedy, (Sn-D-NY), assassinated in LA by Sirhan Sirhan at 42

US Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy
US Attorney General
Robert F. Kennedy
  • 1968 Randolph Churchill, son of Winston Churchill (b. 1911)
  • 1971 Arnold Elston, composer, dies at 63
  • 1974 Blanche Yurka, actress (Tale of 2 Cities, Cry of Werewolf), dies at 86
  • 1975 Larry Blyden, actor (Joe & Mabel, What's My Line), dies at 49

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1976 J. Paul Getty, American oil magnate and billionaire (Getty Oil), dies at 83

Industrialist J. Paul Getty
Industrialist
J. Paul Getty
  • 1976 Victor Varconi, actor (Divine Lady, King of Kings), dies at 85
  • 1977 Sophie Stewart, actress (As You Like It), dies at 69

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1979 Jack Haley, American actor (The Wizard of Oz), dies of a heart attack at 80

Actor Jack Haley
Actor
Jack Haley
  • 1982 Kenneth Rexroth, American poet (b. 1905)
  • 1984 A[rthur] Bertram Chandler, author (Empress of Outer Space), dies at 72
  • 1984 Bill Voce, cricketer (key player of the Bodyline series), dies
  • 1985 Siem Devout, Dutch actor, dies at 54
  • 1986 Herbert Eisenreich, Austrian writer, dies at 61
  • 1988 Ella Raines, actress (Brute Force), dies of throat cancer at 66
  • 1991 Larry Kert, actor (Tony-West Side Story), dies of AIDS at 60
  • 1991 Stan Getz, jazz saxophonist (Girl from Impanima), dies at 64
  • 1991 Sylvia Porter, economist/author (Money Book), dies at 77
  • 1992 Larry Riley, actor (Soldier Story, Knots Landing), dies of AIDS at 39
  • 1993 James Bridges, writer/director (Paper Chase), dies of cancer at 57
  • 1993 Peter Tazelaar, adjutant of Dutch queen Wilhelmina, dies at 73
  • 1994 Barry Sullivan, American actor (Duffy's Tavern, Man Called X, Tall Man), dies at 81
  • 1994 John Morey Downs, actor/dancer/singer, dies at 80
  • 1994 John Slot, mayor of Eethen/Hardenberg/Ede, dies
  • 1994 Mark McManus, actor (Ned Kelly), dies of pneumonia at 59
  • 1994 Peter Graves, English actor (Derby Day/Admirable Crichton), dies at 82
  • 1994 Willie Humphrey, jazz clarinetist, dies at 93
  • 1995 Imam Elissa, singer, dies at 76
  • 1995 James Anderson, writer, dies at 41
  • 1996 George Snell, genetecist, dies at 92
  • 1996 Glyn Worsnip, broadcaster, dies at 57
  • 1996 Jean Sinclair, teacher/campaigner, dies at 88
  • 1996 Richard Michael Hills, comedy script writer, dies at 70
  • 1998 Jan Seidel, Czech composer, dies at 89
  • 1999 Anne Haddy, Australian actress (b. 1930)
  • 2000 Frédéric Dard, French writer (b. 1921)
  • 2002 Robbin Crosby, American heavy metal rock guitarist/vocals (Ratt-Round & Round), dies at 42
  • 2003 Ken Grimwood, American writer (b. 1944)
  • 2003 Dave Rowberry, British musician (The Animals) (b. 1940)

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2005 Anne Bancroft, American actress, dies from uterine cancer at 73

Actress Anne Bancroft
Actress
Anne Bancroft
  • 2005 Dana Elcar, American actor (b. 1927)
  • 2005 Maya Kopitseva, Russian painter of the Leningrad school, dies at 81
  • 2006 Billy Preston, American musician (b. 1946)
  • 2006 Hilton Ruiz, Puerto Rican-American jazz pianist (b. 1952)
  • 2006 Arnold Newman, American photographer (b. 1918)
  • 2010 Marvin Isley, American Musician The Isley Brothers (b. 1953)
  • 2011 Shrek the sheep, New Zealand sheep that held world record for biggest shorn fleece, dies at 16
  • 2013 Jerome Karle, American chemist and Nobel Laureate, dies at 94
  • 2013 Tom Sharpe, British satirist and author, dies from complications from diabetes at 85
  • 2013 Esther Williams, American swimmer and actress (Dangerous when Wet), dies from natural causes at 91
  • 2015 Ronnie Gilbert, American folk singer (The Weavers), dies at 88
  • 2015 Ludvik Vaculik, Czech writer (Two Thousand Words), dies at 88
  • 2015 Vincent Bugliosi, American attorney and author (Helter-Skelter), dies at 80
  • 2016 Peter Shaffer, English playwright (Equus, Amadeus), dies at 90
  • 2016 Viktor Korchnoi, Russian-born chess grandmaster, dies at 85
  • 2016 Kimbo Slice [Kevin Ferguson], American mixed martial artist, dies at 42
  • 2016 Theresa Saldana, American actress (Raging Bull), dies at 62
  • 2017 Adnan Khashoggi, Saudi businessman (arms dealing), dies at 81