February 6 Deaths in History - February 6 Birthdays - February 6 Events
2006 Karin Struck, author, wrote women's literature, politically liberal, openly opposes abortion, converted to Catholicism, 1996 dies
2002 Guy Stockwell, actor, Beau Geste, dies at 67
2000 Deborah Laake, writer, Secret Ceremonies: A Mormon Woman's Intimate Diary of Marriage and Beyond, dies at 47
1998 Carl Wilson, rock vocalist (Beach Boy), dies of lung cancer at 51
1998 Nazim al-Kudsi, Syrian Prime Minister 1949, 1950 - 1951, President 1961 - 1963, dies
1998 Johann Hoelzel Falco, musician, singer, songwriter, hip pop, new wave, electro pop genres, hits include 'Der Kommissar', 'Rock Me Amadeus', dies at age 40 in Puerta Plata, Dominican Republic, from injuries received in a collision with a bus
1998 Carl Wilson, rock 'n' roller, Beach Boys, dies at 51
1998 Falco, singer, Rock Me Amadeus, dies at 40
1996 Guy Madison, actor (Wild Bill Hickok), dies at 74
1996 Ronald Fletcher, broadcaster, dies at 85
1996 Rosemary Tsay, drama critic/SOE operator, dies at 76
1995 Arthur S Taylor, Jr., U.S. drummer/author (Notes on notes), dies at 65
1995 James Ingram Merrill, U.S. poet (Braving the elements), dies at 68
1995 James Merrill, American Poet
1994 Ignace Strasfogel, Polish/US pianist/conductor/composer, dies at 84
1994 Jack Kirby, cartoonist and co-creator X-Men, Incredible Hulk, Captain America, Fantastic Four, and Thor, dies at 76
1994 Joseph Cotten, actor (Citizen Kane), dies at 88
1994 Norman Del Mar, conductor/writer (Conducting Brahms), dies at 74
1993 Frances Hunt, actress (You're a Sweetheart), dies of stroke at 77
1993 Arthur Ashe, tennis star (Wimbledon 1975), dies of AIDS at 49
1992 Frank Wilson, actor (Beware, Sunday Sinners, Club), dies at 37
1992 Wade Preston, actor (Man Called Sledge), dies at 62
1991 Danny Thomas, comedian (Jazz Singer), dies of a heart attack at 79
1991 Marten Levendig, Dutch TV correspondent to Moscow, dies
1990 Jane Novak, silent screen actress (Ghost Town), dies of stroke at 94
1990 John Merivale, actor (Caltiki), dies
1989 Andre Cayatte, dies
1989 Barbara Tuchman, historian (Guns of August-Pulitzer), dies at 77
1988 Lee Goodman, actor (Imitation of Life), dies of TB at 64
1988 Marghanita Laski, English author (Victorian chaise-lounge), dies
1986 William Collier, actor (Up the River, She's My Weakness), dies
1985 Charles Briggs, actor (13 Frightened Girls, Captain Newman), dies at 53
1985 Dandy Nichols, actress (Confessions of a Window Cleaner), dies at 78
1982 Ben Nicholson, England, painter/sculptor (Circle), dies at 87
1979 Alain Teister, Dutch sculptor/writer, dies at 47
1979 Arthur van Schendel, Dutch art historian, dies at 68
1976 Vince Guaraldi, jazz pianist (Charlie Brown TV specials), dies at 43
1973 Ira S. Bowen, U.S. physicist and astronomer (Mount Wilson/Palomar), dies at 74
1972 Julian H Steward, U.S. anthropologist (South American), dies at 70
1970 Roscoe Karns, actor (Captain Shafer-Hennesey), dies at 78
1968 C Montague Shaw, actor (Buck Rogers, Planet Outlaws), dies at 85
1967 Martine Carol, French actress (Nana), dies of heart attack at 46
1966 Johan Algot Haquinius, composer, dies at 79
1965 Jack Wagner, actor (Jive Junction), dies at 68
1964 Sophocles Venizelos, premier of Greece (1944, 50-51), dies at 69
1964 W L Cornford, England cricket wicket-keeper (4 Tests vs. New Zealand 1930), dies
1964 Emilio Aguinaldo, Filipino Statesman
1963 Mohammed ibn al-Chattabi Abd el-Krim, Morocco opposition leader, dies
1963 Werner Erich Josten, German composer (Jungle), dies at 77
1961 Archibald T Davison, composer, dies at 77
1960 Jesse Belvin, rocker, dies at 26 in a car crash
1958 7 soccer players of Manchester United, die in an aircrash at Munich
1954 Maxwell Bodenheim, American Poet
1952 George VI, King of Britain (1936-52), dies at 56
1952 King George VI, British Royalty
1948 Robert Brasillach, French author/nazi collaborator, dies at 38
1947 Albert JM Bakker, Dutch actor (Teun the night watch), dies at 82
1947 Luigi Russolo, composer, dies at 61
1947 Ellen Wilkinson, English Politician
1945 Jan Bos, Dutch resistance fighter, executed
1945 Paul Bos, Dutch resistance fighter, executed
1943 HA Seyffardt, Dutch Lieutenant-General/NSB "minister", dies at 71
1942 Wobbe de Vries, Dutch linguist, dies at 78
1941 Maximilien Luce, French painter, dies at 82
1938 Marianne V von Werefkin, Russian/German/Swiss house painter, dies at 77
1930 Eva Strittmatter, writer, dies at 17
1927 Daniel F Scheurleer, Dutch musicologist/banker, dies at 71
1923 Edward E Barnard, U.S. astronomer (5th moon Jupiter), dies at 65
1923 Edward E. Barnard, American Scientist
1919 Friedrich W. Mengelberg, German sculptor/painter, dies at 81
1918 Gustav Klimt, Austrian painter/cartoonist, dies at 55
1917 Edouard A Drumont, French anti-semite journalist, dies at 72
1916 Anne C A I van Diest, Belgian physician/feminist, dies at 73
1914 J Albert Neuhuys, Dutch painter (Hague School), dies at 69
1899 Georg Leo earl von Caprivi, German chancellor, dies at 67
1897 Ebenezer C Brewer, British writer (Dictionary of Phrase and Fable), dies
1896 Abraham Czn van Stolk, Dutch art collector, dies at 82
1881 Pieter Mijer, Governor-General of Netherlands Indies (1866-72), dies at 68
1865 John Pegram, U.S. Confederate Brigadier-General, dies in battle at 33
1859 Johannes Josephus Viotta, composer, dies at 45
1812 Carlo Goldoni, writer, dies at 104
1804 Joseph Priestley, English / U.S0 theologist, philosopher. and chemist, dies at 70
1798 Niels Schiorring, composer, dies at 54
1793 Carlo Goldoni, Italian author (L'avaro), dies at 85
1785 Iman Willem Falck, Dutch governor of Ceylon (1765-83), dies at 48
1783 Lancelot "Capability" Brown, English architect (Kew), dies at about 67
1725 Johann Philipp Krieger, composer, dies at 75
1699 Jozef Ferdinand of Bavaria, heir of Spanish king Carlos II, dies
1695 Ahmed II, 21st sultan of Turkey (1691-95), dies
1617 Prosper Alpinus, Italian physician/botanist, dies at 63
1612 Christopher Clavius, calendar reformer, dies (birth date unknown)
1497 John Ockeghem, Flemish singer/composer, dies at 79
1140 Thurstan, archbishop of York, dies
891 Photius, Byzantine theologist/patriarch of Constantinople/saint, dies
743 Hisham ibn 'Abd al-Malik, 10th Moslem caliph, dies at about 52