Famous Deaths on 6th September

  • 394 Eugenius, linguistic/anti emperor of Rome (392-94), dies in battle
  • 957 Liudolf, Duke of Swabia
  • 972 John XIII Crescentii, pope (965-72), dies
  • 1276 Vicedomino de Vicedominis, Cardinal-Bishop of Palestrina and dean of the Sacred College of Cardinals (b. ca. 1215)
  • 1511 Ashikaga Yoshizumi, Japanese shogun (b. 1481)
  • 1536 William Tyndale, Protestant bible translator (b. c. 1494)
  • 1625 Thomas Dempster, Scottish historian (b. 1579)
  • 1635 Adrian A Metius, mathematician/fort architect, dies at 63
  • 1649 Famiano Strada, Ital jesuit (bello belgico decades duae), dies at 77
  • 1649 Robert Dudley, English navigator/writer (Arcano del Mare), dies
  • 1701 James II [Stuart], king of England (1685-88), dies at 68
  • 1708 Sir John Morden, English merchant and philanthropist (b. 1623)
  • 1748 Edmund Gibson, English jurist (b. 1669)

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1780 William Allen, Mayor of Philadelphia, dies at 76

Mayor of Philadelphia William Allen
Mayor of Philadelphia
William Allen
  • 1782 Martha Wayles Skelton Jefferson, wife of Thomas Jefferson (b. 1748)
  • 1783 Bertinazzi, Italian actor and writer (b. 1710)
  • 1808 Louis-Pierre Anquetil, French historian (b. 1723)
  • 1811 Julien-Amable Mathieu, composer, dies at 77
  • 1819 Georg Druschetzky, composer, dies at 74
  • 1831 Johann Ernst Friedrich Wollank, composer, dies at 49
  • 1863 Lucius March Walker, Confederate brig-general (in duel), dies at 33
  • 1868 Pierre Adolphe Rost, Louisiana judge, Confederate commissioner (b. 1797)
  • 1902 Frederick A Able, English chemist/inventor (cordiet), dies at 75
  • 1902 Philip James Bailey, English poet (Universal hymn), dies at 86
  • 1903 Charles Ammi Cutter, US bibliographer, dies at 66
  • 1919 Pier Pander, Dutch sculptor, dies at 55
  • 1937 Henry Kimball Hadley, composer, dies at 65
  • 1938 John Stuart Hindmarsh, British racing driver and aviator (b. 1907)
  • 1939 Arthur Rackham, artist/illustrator (Grimm's Fairy Tales), dies at 71
  • 1941 Hugo Loudon, president-director (Royal Oil), dies at 81
  • 1944 Robert Lejour, Belgian lawyer/resistance fighter, murdered
  • 1945 John S Mccain, US admiral, (WW II-Pacific Ocean), dies
  • 1947 Paul Guthnick, German astronomer, dies at 76
  • 1948 Gerrit H Kersten, vicar/founder (Calvinist Party), dies at 66
  • 1950 Arthur Hill, cricketer (3 Tests), dies
  • 1950 Olaf Stapledon, British writer and philosopher (b. 1886)
  • 1951 James W. Gerard, American jurist and diplomat (b. 1867)
  • 1952 Jose Forns y Cuadras, composer, dies at 54

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1952 Gertrude Lawrence, English actress (Mimi, Rembrandt) and musical performer, dies of liver and abdominal cancer at 54

Actress and Musical Performer Gertrude Lawrence
Actress and Musical Performer
Gertrude Lawrence
  • 1956 Felix Borowski, composer, dies at 84
  • 1959 Edmund Gwenn, actor (Them, Java Head, Miracle on 34th St), dies at 83
  • 1959 Kay Kendall, British actress (Genevieve), dies of leukemia at 32
  • 1960 Jimmy Savo, comedian (Through the Crystal Ball), dies at 65
  • 1962 Hanns Eisler, composer (N Vietnam/E German Natl Anthem), dies at 64
  • 1962 Seiichiro Kashio, Japanese tennis player (b. 1892)
  • 1963 Margarita Sierra, actress (Surfside 6), dies after heart surgery at 26
  • 1965 Konstantin Mostras, composer, dies at 79
  • 1966 Hendrik F Verwoerd, South African PM (1958-66), assassinated at 64
  • 1966 Luigi Perrachio, composer, dies at 83

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1966 Margaret Sanger, US feminist/birth control pioneer, dies at 86

  • 1968 Karl Ranki, composer, dies at 69
  • 1969 Arthur Friedenreich, Brazilian football player (b. 1892)
  • 1970 Gerard Smithson, cricketer (Eng batsman against W Indies 1948), dies
  • 1973 William H Harris, composer, dies at 90
  • 1974 Olga Baclanova, actress (Freaks, Docks of NY), dies at 75
  • 1974 Otto Kruger, actor (Lux Video Theater), dies on 89th birthday
  • 1975 Rien van Nunen, Dutch actor (Spuit Elf), dies at 62
  • 1977 Guido Pannain, composer, dies at 85
  • 1977 Paul Burkhard, composer, dies at 65
  • 1978 Jan Berger, Dutch politician, dies at 59
  • 1978 Tom Wilson, American record producer (b. 1931)
  • 1979 Ronald Binge, composer, dies at 69
  • 1981 Joseph Yasser, composer, dies at 88
  • 1981 Maria Palmer, actress (Days of Glory, Web), dies
  • 1981 Christy Brown, Irish author (b. 1932)
  • 1984 E J Andre, actor (Eugene Bullock-Dallas), dies at 74
  • 1984 Ernest Tubb, singer (Grand Ole Opry), dies at 70
  • 1985 Jane Frazee, singer/actress (Alice-Beulah), dies at 67 of pneumonia
  • 1985 Johnny Desmond, singer (Your Hit Parade), dies of cancer at 65
  • 1985 Leon Orthel, composer, dies at 79
  • 1986 Blanche Sweet, US actress (DW Griffith movies), dies at 90
  • 1987 Quinn Martin, American television producer (b. 1922)
  • 1988 Leroy Brown, professional wrestler (b. 1950)
  • 1990 Leonard Hutton, cricketer (79 Tests for England, 6971 runs), dies
  • 1990 T Issan Dorsey, founder (Hartford St Zen Center SF), dies

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1990 Tom Fogerty, rocker (Creedence Clearwater), dies of tuberculosis at 48

Rocker Tom Fogerty
Rocker
Tom Fogerty
  • 1991 Bob Goldham, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1922)
  • 1993 Josephine Rich Corday, vaudevillian, dies of kidney failure at 79
  • 1994 Duccio Tessari, Italian director, dies of cancer at 67
  • 1994 James Clavell, author/director (King Rat, Shogun), dies at 69
  • 1994 Max Kaminsky, trumpeter, dies at 85
  • 1994 Nicky Hopkins, rock pianist (Rolling Stones), dies at 50
  • 1994 Wolf Donner, Austrian movie historian/festival director, dies at 55
  • 1995 Buster Mathis, heavyweight boxer, dies at 52
  • 1995 Joanne Gail Abbott, exec (MTV), dies at 36
  • 1996 William James Moyce, armaments scientist, dies at 82
  • 1997 Philippe Rossillon, administrator, dies at 66
  • 1997 P. H. Newby, British author and BBC radio director (b. 1918)

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1998 Akira Kurosawa, Japanese film director (Seven Samurai, Kagemusha), dies at 88

Film director, screenwriter Akira Kurosawa
Film director, screenwriter
Akira Kurosawa
  • 1999 René Lecavalier, French Canadian sportscaster (b. 1918)
  • 2000 Breanna Lynn Bartlett-Stewart, first Kleihauer-Betke stillbirth (b. 2000)
  • 2001 Carl Crack, German musician (Atari Teenage Riot) (b. 1971)
  • 2003 Harry Goz, American actor (b. 1932)
  • 2003 Mohammad Oraz, Iranian mountain climber (b. 1969)
  • 2005 Hasan Abidi, Pakistani journalist and Urdu poet (b. 1929)
  • 2007 Madeleine L'Engle, American author (b. 1918)

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2007 Luciano Pavarotti, Italian tenor, dies at 71

Operatic Tenor Luciano Pavarotti
Operatic Tenor
Luciano Pavarotti
  • 2007 Alex, African Grey parrot "student" of Dr. Irene Pepperberg (b. 1976)
  • 2008 Sören Nordin, Swedish harness racing driver and trainer (b. 1917)
  • 2008 Anita Page, silent film vixen, last living attendee of the 1st Annual Academy Awards, (b. 1910)
  • 2012 Art Modell [Arthur], American businessman, dies from heart failure at 87
  • 2012 Jake Eberts, Canadian film producer, dies from cancer at 71
  • 2015 Martin Milner, American actor (Route 66, Adam 12), dies at 83