Famous Deaths on November 6

  • 1231 Emperor Tsuchimikado of Japan (b. 1196)
  • 1406 Innocent VII, [Cosma de' Migliorati], Italian Pope (1404-06), dies
  • 1492 Antoine Busnois, French composer
  • 1550 Ulrich, Duke of Württemberg (b. 1487)
  • 1597 Infanta Catherine Michelle of Spain [Catalina Micaela de Austria], Duchess consort of Savoy (1585-97), dies at 30
  • 1632 Gustavus II Adolphus, King who made Sweden a major power (1611-32), dies at battle of Lutzen at 37
  • 1650 Willem II, earl of Nassau/prince of Orange, dies at 24
  • 1656 Johan IV, duke of Braganca/king of Portugal (1640-56), dies at 52
  • 1656 Jean-Baptiste Morin, French scientist (b. 1583)
  • 1669 Laurentius Erhard, German composer, dies at 71
  • 1692 Gédéon Tallemant des Réaux, French writer (Historiettes), dies at 73
  • 1712 Johann Bernhard Staudt, composer, dies at 58
  • 1730 Hans Hermann von Katte, Prussian lieutenant, beheaded
  • 1752 Ralph Erskine, Scottish minister (b. 1685)
  • 1771 Hermanus Noordkerk, Dutch jurist, dies at 69
  • 1771 John Bevis, English physician and astronomer (discovered Crab Nebula), dies at 75

  • 1790 James Bowdoin, American Revolutionary leader and politician (b. 1726)
  • 1795 Jiri Antonin Benda, composer, dies at 73
  • 1801 Christian Friedrich Gregor, composer, dies at 78
  • 1805 François-Thomas-Marie de Baculard d'Arnaud, French sentimental writer (Les Épreuves du sentiment), dies at 87
  • 1816 Gouverneur Morris, American lawmaker and diplomat (b. 1752)
  • 1822 Hendrik van Stralen, Secretary of Interior, dies at 71
  • 1822 Claude-Louis Berthollet, French chemist, dies at 73
  • 1835 Ignaz Schuster, Austrian composer, dies at 56
  • 1836 Charles X, King of France (1824-30), dies at 79
  • 1839 Hayim Rapoport, Rabbi of Ostrowiec/author (Maxim Chayyim), dies
  • 1846 Karol Marcinkowski, Polish physician and activist (b. 1800)
  • 1846 Alexander Chavchavadze, Georgian poet and general
  • 1862 Charles Davis Jameson, American Brigadier General (Union Army), dies at 35
  • 1865 Atale Therese Annette Wartel, composer, dies at 51
  • 1873 William J. Hardee, U.S. Army officer (Confederate Army), dies at 58
  • 1875 John Baptist van Son, Dutch Catholic politician, dies at 71
  • 1876 Giacomo Antonelli, Italian cardinal and assistant secretary of state of Pius IX, dies at 70

Person of interestPyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

1893 Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Russian composer of the late-Romantic period (1812 Overture, Swan Lake), dies of suspected cholera at 53

  • 1897 Edouard Deldevez, composer, dies at 80
  • 1900 PWJ Le Gallais, British lt-colonel, dies in battle at Bothaville
  • 1901 Bohdan Borkowski, Polish composer, dies at 48
  • 1901 Kate Greenaway, English children book illustrater, dies at 55

Person of interestGeorge Williams

1905 George Williams, English philanthropist and founder of YMCA, dies at 84

Founder of the YMCA George Williams
Founder of the YMCA
George Williams
  • 1910 Giuseppe Cesare Abba, Italian patriot and writer, dies at 72
  • 1912 Mykola Lysenko, Ukranian composer, conductor and ethnomusicologist, dies at 70

  • 1914 Allessandro d'Ancona, Italian philologist (Dante), dies at 79
  • 1922 William Baines, composer, dies at 23
  • 1925 Khải Định, Emperor of Vietnam

Person of interestArnold Rothstein

1928 Arnold Rothstein, American gambler and mobster (fixed 1919 World Series), dies of gunshot wounds at 46

Businessman, Gambler, and Mobster Arnold Rothstein
Businessman, Gambler, and Mobster
Arnold Rothstein
  • 1929 Max von Bathe, German prince/Chancellor (1910-11, 18), dies at 62
  • 1929 Maximilian, Prince of Baden, German chancellor (Oct-Nov 1918), dies at 62
  • 1931 Jack Chesbro, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (NY Highlanders - won 41 games 1904), dies of heart attack at 57
  • 1936 Henry Bourne Joy, American automobile executive (b. 1864)
  • 1937 Johnston Forbes-Robertson, British actor and theatre director (Kathleen), dies at 84
  • 1939 Adolphe Max, Belgian liberal MP, dies at 69
  • 1941 Maurice Leblanc, French novelist (b. 1864)
  • 1944 Hannah Senesh, Jewish poetess, executed by Nazis in Budapest
  • 1944 Lord Moyne, British prefect (Middle-East), murdered
  • 1944 Segundo "Boy" Ecury, Aruba, WW II resistance fighter, executed at 22
  • 1944 Boy Ecury [Segundo Jorge Adelberto Ecury], member of the Dutch Resistance in World War II, dies at 22
  • 1946 Zygmunt Denis Antoni Stojowski, composer, dies at 76
  • 1947 Kristian Elster, Norwegian author (Paradisets Have), dies at 66
  • 1953 John Parsons Beach, American composer, dies at 76
  • 1955 Charley Toorop, [Annie CP Fernhout-Toorop], Dutch painter, dies at 64
  • 1955 Cornelis GN de Vooys, translator, dies at 82
  • 1958 Francis George Scott, Scottish composer, dies at 78

Person of interestJosé P. Laurel

1959 Jose P. Laurel, Philippine president, dies of heart attack at 68

3rd President of the Philippines José P. Laurel
3rd President of the Philippines
José P. Laurel
  • 1960 Erich Raeder, German naval commander (1928–43), dies at 84
  • 1963 Djuanda Kartawidjaja, 11th and final Prime Minister of Indonesia, dies at 52
  • 1964 Hans von Euler-Chelpin, German-born Swedish biochemist who investigated the fermentation of sugar and enzymes (Nobel 1929), dies at 91
  • 1964 Hugo Koblet, Swiss cyclist (b. 1925)
  • 1965 Clarence Williams, American composer, dies at 67
  • 1965 Edgard Varèse, French-born composer, dies at 81
  • 1968 Guillaume Landre, composer, dies at 63
  • 1968 Charles Munch, French conductor and violinist (b. 1891)
  • 1968 Charles B. McVay III, Ex-U.S. Navy Captain (b. 1898)
  • 1970 Agustín Lara, Mexican composer and one of the most popular songwriters of his era (Granada, Solamente Una Vez), dies at 73
  • 1972 Billy Murcia, rocker (New York Dolls), chokes to death at 21
  • 1978 Flora Campbell, actress (Faraway Hill, Date With Judy), dies at 67
  • 1978 Heiri Suter, Swiss cyclist, dies at 79
  • 1980 Mary Michael, actress (Biridie-Wonderful John Acton), dies at 77
  • 1983 Robert Gross, composer, dies at 69
  • 1984 Gastón Suárez, Bolivian novelist and dramatist (b. 1929)
  • 1985 Joel Crothers, actor (Edge of Night), dies of a heart attack at 44
  • 1985 Sanjeev Kumar [Harihar Jariwala], Indian Bollywood actor (Angoor, Dastak, Koshish), dies of a heart attack at 47
  • 1986 Elisabeth Grümmer, Alsatian soprano (b. 1911)
  • 1987 Ross R Barnett, lawyer/(Gov-D-Miss), dies at 89
  • 1987 William Pahlmann, American interior designer (4 Season restaurant, NYC), dies at 80
  • 1987 Zohar Argov, Israeli singer (b. 1955)
  • 1988 John Hubbard, American actor (Don't Call Me Charlie, The Tall T, One Million B.C.), dies of kidney failure at 74
  • 1989 Yusaku Matsuda, Japanese actor (b. 1949)
  • 1989 Dickie Goodman, creator of "break-in" records (b. 1934)
  • 1990 Will Kuluva, actor (To Trap a Spy, Go Naked in World), dies at 73
  • 1991 Andre Vandernoot, Flemish fluitist/conductor, dies at 64

Person of interestGene Tierney

1991 Gene Tierney, American actress (Laura, Leave Her to Heaven, The Razor's Edge), dies of emphysema at 70

Actress Gene Tierney
Actress
Gene Tierney
  • 1995 Norman Waterhouse Lees, jazz fan, dies at 90
  • 1995 Philip Rawson, artist/teacher, dies at 71
  • 1995 Stanley Oliphant Stewart, librarian, dies at 82
  • 1995 Aneta Corsaut, American actress (b. 1933)
  • 1996 Mario Savio, American political activist, dies of heart attack at 53
  • 1996 Patience Edney, British nurse and communist, dies at 85
  • 1996 Tommy Lawton, footballer, dies at 80
  • 1997 Phillipo Seed, social work academic, dies at 67
  • 1997 Annie Llewelyn-Davies, Baroness Llewelyn-Davies of Hastoe, British Labour Party politician, dies at dies at 82
  • 1998 Marcel Gauthier, Canadian wrestler (b. 1928)
  • 2000 David R. Brower, American environmentalist (b. 1912)
  • 2000 L. Sprague de Camp, American writer (b. 1907)
  • 2000 Herbert Brün, German composer, dies at 82
  • 2001 Anthony Shaffer, English dramatist (Sleuth), dies at 75
  • 2002 Sid Sackson, American board game designer (b. 1920)
  • 2003 Crash Holly, American professional wrestler (b. 1971)
  • 2003 Rie Mastenbroek, Dutch swimmer (3 x Olympic gold 1936), dies at 84
  • 2003 Eduardo Palomo, Mexican actor (b. 1962)
  • 2004 Fred Dibnah, English television personality (b. 1938)
  • 2004 Johnny Warren, Australian soccer player (b. 1943)

  • 2004 Robert Lang, English actor (Night Watch), dies at 70
  • 2005 Minako Honda, Japanese singer and musical actress, dies of leukemia at 38
  • 2005 Rod Donald, New Zealand Politician, Green Party Co-leader (b. 1957)
  • 2005 Miguel Aceves Mejía, Mexican actor, composer and singer (b. 1915)
  • 2006 Federico (Fico) López, Puerto Rican basketball player (b. 1962)
  • 2006 Francisco Fernández Ochoa, Spanish alpine skier (b. 1950)
  • 2007 Enzo Biagi, Italian journalist (b. 1920)
  • 2007 Hilda Braid, English actress (b. 1929)
  • 2007 George Grljusich, Australian sports broadcaster (b. c1939)
  • 2007 Sayed Mustafa Kazemi, Afghan politician (b. c1962)
  • 2007 George Osmond, Osmond family patriarch (b. 1917)
  • 2007 Hank Thompson, American country music singer (The Brazos Valley Boys), dies at 82
  • 2009 Ron Sproat, American TV writer and playwright (b. 1932)
  • 2010 Jo Myong-Rok, North Korean military official (b. 1928)
  • 2010 Robert Lipshutz, American attorney and counsel to the Carter Adminisrtation (b. 1921)
  • 2011 Mel Hancock, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Missouri), dies at 82
  • 2012 Clive Dunn, British actor (Dad's Army, The Avengers), dies from complications following an operation at 92
  • 2012 M-16 [Ernest Mateen], American cruiserweight boxing champion, dies at 46
  • 2014 Carole Mathews [Jean Deifel], American actress (The Californians, Swamp Women), dies at 94
  • 2015 Yitzhak Navon, President of Israel (1978-83), dies at 94
  • 2016 Zoltan Kocsis, Hungarian pianist and conductor, dies of cancer at 64
  • 2017 Richard F. Gordon Jr., American naval officer and astronaut (Gemini 11, Apol 12), dies at 88