Famous Deaths on March 6

  • 766 Chrodegang, church reformer/bishop of Mainz, dies at about 50
  • 1252 Saint Rose of Viterbo, Italian saint (b. 1235)
  • 1490 Ivan the Young, Ruler of Tver (b. 1458)
  • 1531 Pedrarias Dávila, Spanish conquistador
  • 1583 Zacharias Ursinus, German theologist (Heidelberger), dies at 48
  • 1615 Pieter Both, Dutch admiral/1st gov-gen (East Indies, 1609-14), drowns
  • 1616 Francis Beaumont, Elizabethan playwright, dies (birth date unknown)
  • 1627 Krzysztof Zbaraski, Polish statesman (b. 1580)
  • 1674 Johann Paul Schor, German barok painter, dies at 58
  • 1720 Pieter van Flowers, Flemish painter, buried at 63
  • 1753 Gerhardus Havingha, composer, dies at 56

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1754 Henry Pelham, British Prime Minister (Whig: 1743-54) who introduced the Gin Acts, dies at about 57

British Prime Minister Henry Pelham
British Prime Minister
Henry Pelham
  • 1758 Henry Vane, 1st Earl of Darlington, English politician (b. 1705)
  • 1764 Philip Yorke, 1st Earl of Hardwicke, Lord Chancellor of England (b. 1690)
  • 1796 Guillaume Thomas François Raynal, French writer (b. 1713)

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1836 Davy Crockett, American frontiersman, adventurer and politician, killed at the Battle of the Alamo at 49

Frontiersman/Soldier Davy Crockett
Frontiersman/Soldier
Davy Crockett
  • 1836 James Butler Bonham, American lawyer from South Carolina and soldier (b. 1807)
  • 1836 Jim Bowie, American pioneer and soldier (b. 1796)
  • 1842 Constanze Mozart, wife of W.A. Mozart (b. 1763)
  • 1846 Nikoli A Poveloi, Russian writer/publisher, dies at 49 [NS]
  • 1851 Alexander Aliabiev, composer, dies at 63
  • 1854 Caspar GC Reinwardt, German/Dutch biologist, dies at 80
  • 1854 Charles William Vane, 3rd Marquess of Londonderry, British soldier and politician (b. 1778)
  • 1860 Justus Johann Friedrich Dotzauer, German cellist and composer (b. 1783)
  • 1866 William Whewell, English scientist, philosopher, and historian of science (b. 1794)
  • 1867 Wiktor Kazynski, composer, dies at 54
  • 1881 Horatia Nelson, the illegitimate daughter of Emma Hamilton and Horatio Nelson (b. 1801)

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1888 Louisa May Alcott, American author (Little Women), dies of a stroke at 55

  • 1895 Camilla Collett, Norwegian writer and feminist (b. 1813)
  • 1899 Victoria Kaiulani, Hawaiian princess (b. 1875)
  • 1900 Gottlieb Daimler, designed 1st motorcycle, dies at 65
  • 1905 John Henninger Reagan, American Confederate politician (b. 1818)
  • 1917 Jules HPFX Vandenpeereboom, premier of Belgium (1899), dies at 73
  • 1924 Meyer E van Beem, actor (Moittige Janus), dies at 85
  • 1930 William Milton, cricketer (South African Test capt in 3 Tests 1889-92), dies

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1932 John Philip Sousa, US composer (Stars & Stripes Forever), dies at 77

  • 1933 Anton J Cermak, US mayor of Chicago, murdered
  • 1935 Fridolf Rhudin Swedish actor and comedian (b. 1895)

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1935 Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr, American jurist, dies of pneumonia at 93

  • 1936 Josef Stransky, composer, dies at 63
  • 1936 Rubin Goldmark, composer, dies at 63
  • 1937 Frank Vosper, actor/writer (Jew Suss), dies at 37
  • 1939 [Carl L] Ferdinand von Lindemann, German mathematician, dies at 86
  • 1941 John Gutzon de la Mothe Borglum, sculptor (Mount Rushmore), dies at 73
  • 1941 Leen Schijvenschuurder, Dutch February strike leader, executed
  • 1945 Jan Thijssen, Dutch resistance fighter, executed at Savage Farm
  • 1945 Rudolph Karel, composer, dies at 64
  • 1947 Ludwig Weber, composer, dies at 55
  • 1948 Ross Lockridge, Jr., American novelist (b. 1914)
  • 1950 Lew Lehr, comedian (Stop Me if I heard this One), dies at 54
  • 1950 Albert Lebrun, President of France (b. 1871)
  • 1951 Ivor Novello [David Ivor Davies], Welsh composer, writer and actor (Keep the Home Fires Burning, The Truth Game), dies at 58
  • 1951 Volodymyr Vynnychenko, Ukrainian politician and statesman (b. 1880)
  • 1954 Jan Kalf, Dutch literature/art historian, dies at 80
  • 1954 Louis Zimmermann, violinist, dies at 80
  • 1959 Fred Stone, actor (Hideaway, Westerner), dies at 85
  • 1961 George Formby, British singer/comedian, dies at 56
  • 1961 Kjeld Abell, Danish playwright/director of Tivoli, dies at 59
  • 1962 Rezso Kokai, Hungarian composer, dies at 56
  • 1963 Kornelis ter Laan, 1st Dutch socialist mayor (Zaandam), dies at 91
  • 1964 King Paul I, of Greece (1947-64), dies at 62
  • 1965 Margaret Dumont [Daisy Baker], actress (Animal Crackers), dies at 75
  • 1965 Ruvim Pergament, composer, dies at 58
  • 1966 Richard Hageman, Dutch born American pianist, composer and conductor (Caponsacchi), dies at 84
  • 1967 Nelson Eddy, US baritone/actor (Phantom of the Opera), dies at 65
  • 1967 Oscar Shaw, actor (Rhythm on the River, Marianne), dies at 76
  • 1967 Zoltán Kodály, Hungarian composer (b. 1882)
  • 1968 Isa Krejci, Czech composer, dies at 63
  • 1968 Joseph Martin Jr, Speaker of the House, dies at 83
  • 1969 Nadya Rusheva, Russian painter (b. 1952)
  • 1970 William Hopper, actor (Paul Drake-Perry Mason), dies at 55
  • 1971 Raymond Herreman, Flemish writer (Don't Forget to Live), dies at 74
  • 1973 Paul Klecki/Kletzki, Polish violinist/composer/conductor, dies at 72
  • 1973 Pearl S[ydenstricker] Buck, American author (Good Earth - Nobel Prize 1938), dies at 80
  • 1973 Vera Fjodorova Panova, Russian author (Sputniki), dies at 67
  • 1976 "Slapsie" Maxie Rosenbloom, Light heavyweight boxing champion (1930-34) and actor, dies at 71
  • 1979 Charles Wagenheim, actor (Halligan-Gunsmoke), dies at 83
  • 1981 George Geary, cricketer (14 Tests for England, 46 wickets), dies
  • 1981 Klaus Grabowski, child molester, shot by parent
  • 1982 Ayn Rand, Russian-born American author-philosopher (Atlas Shrugged), dies of heart failure at 77
  • 1982 Jan Lemaire, Dutch actor/writer (Beautiful Juultje), dies at 97
  • 1983 Thelma Pelish, actress (Pajama Game), dies at 55
  • 1984 Henry Wilcoxon, actor (Cleopatra, Dragnet, Jericho), dies at 78
  • 1984 Ian Cromb, cricketer (5 Tests for NZ, 123 runs, 8 wkts), dies
  • 1984 Martin Niemöller, German submarine capt/anti-nazi minister, dies at 92
  • 1984 Pierre Cochereau, composer, dies at 59
  • 1985 Eric Sloane, US artist, dies at 80
  • 1986 Adolph Caesar, actor (Club Paradise, Soldier's Story), dies

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1986 Georgia O'Keeffe, American sculptor/painter (Flowers), dies at 98

Painter and Sculptor Georgia O’Keeffe
Painter and Sculptor
Georgia O’Keeffe
  • 1988 Konstantin Iliev, composer, dies at 63
  • 1989 Harry Andrews, actor (Equus, Helen of Troy, Hill), dies at 77
  • 1992 Elvia Allman, actress (Night at Earl Carroll's), dies of pneumonia
  • 1992 Emmy Huf, Dutch cabaret performer/writer (I Want Warm Meat), dies
  • 1992 Maria Vieira da Silva, Portuguese painter (Mirror Palace), dies at 83
  • 1993 Cyril Collard, French director (Lesson nuits fauves), dies at 35
  • 1993 Douglas Marland, soap writer (As the World Turns), dies at 58
  • 1993 Nicholas Ridley, English Minister of Finance, dies at 64
  • 1994 Leighton Noble, singer/Bandleader, dies at 81
  • 1994 Max Schubert, winemaker, dies at 89
  • 1994 Melina Mercouri, Greek actress (Never on a Sunday), dies at about 68
  • 1994 Moses Rascoe, blues singer, dies at 77
  • 1994 Tengis Abuladze, Georgia SSR MP (Penalty), dies at 71
  • 1995 David Beinhoff, mayor, dies at 24
  • 1995 Delroy George Wilson, singer, dies at 46
  • 1995 Emile van Moerkerken, photographer (Ice Princess), dies at 78
  • 1995 Helene Weijel, author (In Two Worlds), dies at 44
  • 1996 Douglas Patrick Thomas Jay, politician, dies at 88
  • 1996 Herbert "Herb" Hall, clarinetist/saxophonist, dies at 88
  • 1996 Simon Cadell, actor (Enemy at the Door), dies at 45
  • 1997 Anthony Hopkins, clinical Neurologist, dies at 59
  • 1997 Cheddi B Jagan, dentist/founder PPP/Guyanese Premier (1953, 1957-64) dies
  • 1997 Michael Manley, Jamaican PM (PNP, 1972-80, 89-92), dies
  • 1998 Adem Jasari, Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) leader, killed
  • 1998 Frank Barrett, American baseball player (b. 1913)
  • 1999 Isa ibn Salman Al Khalifah, emir of Bahrain (b. 1933)
  • 1999 Dennis Viollet, former soccer player (b. 1933)
  • 2000 John Colicos, Canadian actor (b. 1928)
  • 2001 Kim Walker, American actress (b. 1968)
  • 2002 Bryan Fogarty, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1969)
  • 2003 John Sanford, American author (b. 1904)
  • 2004 Frances Dee, American actress (b. 1909)
  • 2004 Ray Fernandez, American professional wrestler (b. 1957)
  • 2005 Tommy Vance, British radio disc jockey (b. 1943)
  • 2005 Danny Gardella, American baseball player (b. 1920)
  • 2005 Teresa Wright, American actress (b. 1918)
  • 2005 Hans Bethe, German-born physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1906)
  • 2006 Anne Braden, American civil rights activist (b. 1924)
  • 2006 King Floyd, American musician (b. 1945)

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2006 Kirby Puckett, American baseball player, dies of a stroke at 45

MLB Center Fielder Kirby Puckett
MLB Center Fielder
Kirby Puckett
  • 2006 Dana Reeve, American actress and wife of Christopher Reeve, dies of lung cancer at 44
  • 2006 King Floyd, American singer-songwriter (Groove Me), dies at 61
  • 2007 Jean Baudrillard, French cultural theorist, philosopher, political commentator and photographer (b. 1929)
  • 2007 Allen Coage (aka "Bad News Brown", "Bad News Allen"), American professional wrestler and judoka (b. 1943)
  • 2007 Ernest Gallo, American winemaker (b. 1909)
  • 2008 Peter Poreku Cardinal Dery Cardinal Archbishop Emeritus of Tamale, Ghana
  • 2009 Francis Magalona, Filipino media artist and photographer. (b. 1964)
  • 2009 Susan Tsvangirai, wife of Morgan Tsvangirai (b. 1959)
  • 2010 Mark Linkous, member of Sparklehorse (b. 1962)
  • 2010 Endurance Idahor, Nigerian footballer (b. 1984)
  • 2010 Ole Schmidt, Danish composer and conductor, dies at 81
  • 2012 Francisco Xavier do Amaral, East Timorese President, dies at 75
  • 2012 Donald Payne, American Congressman, dies from colon cancer at 77
  • 2012 Robert Sherman, American songwriter, dies at 86
  • 2013 Sabine Bischoff, German fencer, dies at 54
  • 2013 Stompin' Tom Connors, Canadian country artist, dies from natural causes at 77
  • 2013 Alvin Lee, English rocker, dies from complications from surgery at 68
  • 2014 Sheila MacRae, English actress, dies at 92
  • 2014 Ron Murphy, Canadian NHL player, dies at 80

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2016 Nancy Reagan [Anne Francis Robbins], US First Lady (1981-89), dies at 94

US First Lady Nancy Reagan
US First Lady
Nancy Reagan