Famous Deaths on October 6

  • 404 Eudoxia Aelia, empress of Austria, dies
  • 877 Charles II the Bald, King of France/ Holy Roman emperor (875-77), dies at 54
  • 1014 Samuel (Samuil), ruler of Bulgaria, dies (b. 958)
  • 1072 Sancho II, king of Castile (1065-72), murdered
  • 1101 Bruno of Cologne, German founder of the Carthusian order
  • 1214 Alfonso VIII de Edele, king of Castile, dies
  • 1413 Dawit I, Emperor of Ethiopia (b. 1382)
  • 1542 Thomas Wyatt, English poet (b. 1503)
  • 1585 Luca Cambiaso, Italian painter/sculptor, dies
  • 1641 Matthijs H Quast, fleet guardian (Gold Islands), dies in battle
  • 1644 Elisabeth (In Spanish Isabel) of Bourbon, wife of Philip IV of Spain (b. 1602)
  • 1651 Heinrich Albert, German composer (Arien oder Melodien), dies at 47
  • 1661 Guru Har Rai, seventh Sikh Guru
  • 1688 Christopher Monck, 2nd Duke of Albemarle, English statesman (b. 1652)
  • 1762 Francesco Onofrio Manfredini, composer, dies at 78
  • 1786 Antonio Maria Gasparo Giaccino Sacchini, composer, dies at 56
  • 1819 Charles Emanuel II, King of Sardinia (1796-1802)/Jesuit, dies
  • 1829 Pierre Derbigny, Governor of Louisiana (b. 1769)
  • 1837 Jean-Francois Le Sueur, composer, dies at 77

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1841 George Childress, American lawyer and statesman (author of Texas Declaration of Independence), commits suicide at 37

Author of the Texas Declaration of Independence George Childress
Author of the Texas Declaration of Independence
George Childress
  • 1855 August L Crelle, inventor/mathematician (Rechentafeln), dies at 75
  • 1860 Stephen Elvey, composer, dies at 55
  • 1861 Elias Canneman, liberal minister of Finance (1813-14), dies at 84
  • 1868 Leon Charles Francois Kreutzer, composer, dies at 51
  • 1873 Sir Paweł Edmund Strzelecki, Polish explorer and geologist (b. 1797)
  • 1874 Thomas Dyke Acland Tellefsen, composer, dies at 50
  • 1880 Benjamin Pierce, US mathematician/astronomer, dies
  • 1891 Charles S Parnell, English/Irish Home Rule Party leader, dies at 45

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1892 Alfred Lord Tennyson, writer and British Poet Laureate, dies at 83

  • 1905 Ferdinand von Richthofen, German geographer/explorer, dies
  • 1909 Dudley Buck, US organist and composer, dies at 70
  • 1912 August Beernaert, Belgian premier (1884-94, Nobel 1909), dies at 83
  • 1924 Jacques Oppenheim, lawyer, dies at 75
  • 1926 Charles Van de Banks, Flemish writer/poet (Red Horse), dies
  • 1933 Zakhary Petrovich Paliashvili, composer, dies at 62
  • 1935 Frederic Hymen Cowen, composer, dies at 83
  • 1940 Ferdinando Liuzzi, composer, dies at 55
  • 1942 Erich Kuttner, German journalist/historian (Vorwarts), dies
  • 1943 Robert Cooper, father of Card pitcher Mort & catcher Walker, dies
  • 1945 Leonardo Conti, Nazi physician (b. 1900)
  • 1947 Leevi Antti Madetoya, composer, dies at 60
  • 1949 Robert Lynd [YY], Irish writer/critic (News Chronicle), dies at 70
  • 1951 Henry Gurney, British high commissioner to Malaya, assassinated
  • 1951 Otto Fritz Meyerhof, German-born physician and biochemist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1884)
  • 1951 Will Keith Kellogg, American food manufacturer (b. 1860)
  • 1953 Porter Hall, actor (Half-Breed, Double Indenity), dies at 64
  • 1954 Hakon Borresen, composer, dies at 78
  • 1956 Walter Herlihy, announcer (Music at Meadowbrook), dies at 42
  • 1959 Bernard Berenson, American art historian (b. 1865)
  • 1960 Douglas Spencer, actor (The Thing), dies at 50
  • 1962 Tod Browning, American film director (b. 1880)
  • 1964 F T Mann, cricketer (father of F G, 281 runs in 5 Tests 1922-23), dies
  • 1964 Richard Scheibe, German sculptor (Adler mit Hakenkreuz), dies at 85
  • 1965 Georges Vandertongerloo, Flemish sculptor/painter, dies at 78
  • 1966 Sydney Chatton, dies of heart attack at 48
  • 1968 Phyllis Nicolson, British mathematician (b. 1917)

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1969 Walter Hagen, US PGA golfer (US Open 1914, 19), dies at 76

Golfer Walter Hagen
Golfer
Walter Hagen
  • 1973 Arnold Maria Walter, composer, dies at 71
  • 1973 Dennis Price, actor (VIPs, Pulp, Canterbury Tales), dies at 58
  • 1973 Sidney Blackmer, actor (Love Crazy), dies of cancer at 58
  • 1974 Helmuth Koinigg, Austrian Formula One driver (b. 1948)
  • 1975 Henry Calvin, actor (Sgt Garcia-Zorro), dies at 57
  • 1976 Gilbert Ryle, British philosopher (b. 1900)
  • 1979 Elizabeth Bishop, poetess (North & South, Pulitzer 1956), dies at 68
  • 1980 Hattie Jacques, actress (Make Mine Mink, Carry On films), dies of a heart attack at 58
  • 1980 Ray Walker, actor (Baby Take a Bow), dies
  • 1980 Jean Robic, French cyclist (b. 1921)
  • 1981 [Mohammed] Anwar al-Sadat, pres Egypt (1970-81), assassinated at 62
  • 1983 Terence Cooke, cardinal/archbishop of NY, dies at 62
  • 1984 George S Simpson, US paleontologist, dies at 82
  • 1985 Nelson Riddle, American bandleader (b. 1921)
  • 1986 Alexander Kronrod, Russian mathematician (b. 1921)

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1989 Bette Davis, US actress (All About Eve, White Mama), dies at 81

Actress Bette Davis
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Bette Davis
  • 1991 Lincoln Demyan, dies at 66
  • 1991 Wendell Phillips, dies at 83 [or 10/13]
  • 1992 Bill O'Reilly, cricketer (great leggie, 774 wickets at 16 60), dies
  • 1992 Denholm Elliott, English actor (Raiders of Lost Ark), dies at 70
  • 1993 Agnes de Mille, US dancer/choreographer (Oklahoma!), dies at 88
  • 1993 Larry Walters, American "lawn chair" pilot (b. 1949)
  • 1995 Hugh Charles, songwriter/impressario, dies at 88
  • 1995 Oswald Moxley Gibbs, diplomat, dies at 67
  • 1995 Walter "Crash" Morgan, drummer, dies at 35
  • 1996 Martyn Taylor, teacher/campaigner, dies at 57
  • 1996 Ted Bessell, director/actor (That Girl), dies of an aneurism at 61
  • 1997 Johnny Vander Meer, pitched consecutive no-hitters, dies at 82
  • 1998 Mark Belanger, American baseball player (b. 1944)
  • 1999 Amalia Rodrigues, Portuguese singer and actress (b. 1920)
  • 1999 Gorilla Monsoon, American professional wrestler/commentator (b. 1937)
  • 2000 Richard Farnsworth, American actor (b. 1930)
  • 2001 Arne Harris, American television sports director (b. 1934)
  • 2002 Claus von Amsberg, husband of Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands (b. 1926)
  • 2003 Timothy Treadwell, American environmentalist (b. 1957)
  • 2006 Puck Brouwer, Dutch athlete (b. 1930)
  • 2006 Eduardo Mignogna, Argentinian film director (b. 1940)
  • 2006 Buck O'Neil, American baseball player (b. 1911)
  • 2006 Wilson Tucker, American writer (b. 1914)
  • 2006 Alex L. Shigo, American Biologist and Plant Pathologist, dies at 76
  • 2007 Bud Ekins, American stuntman (b. 1930)
  • 2008 Kim Ji-hoo, South Korean actor and model (b. 1985)
  • 2009 Douglas Campbell, Scottish born Canadian actor (b. 1922)
  • 2010 Antonie Kamerling, Dutch actor and singer (b. 1966)
  • 2010 Colette Renard, French actress and singer (b. 1924)
  • 2011 Diane Cilento, Australian actress (Agony & Ecstasy, Wicker Man), dies at 78
  • 2012 Chadli Bendjedid, Algerian president, dies from cancer at 83
  • 2013 Will Ogdon, American composer, dies at 92
  • 2014 Marian Seldes, American actress,dies at 86
  • 2015 Árpád Göncz, Hungarian politician, 1st post-communist President (1990-2000), dies at 93
  • 2015 Billy Joe Royal, American country and pop singer (Down in the Boondocks), dies at 73
  • 2015 Kevin Corcoran, American actor (Swiss Family Robinson, Babes in Toyland), dies at 66
  • 2015 Sandra Spuzich, American LPGA golfer, dies at 78