May 6 Deaths in History - May 6 Birthdays - May 6 Events
2005 Joe Grant, American Artist
2004 Virginia Capers, actress, Raisin, dies at 78
2002 Pim Fortuyn, Dutch Politician
1996 Frank Hercules, writer, dies at 85
1996 Geoffrey Dawes, physiologist, dies at 78
1996 Geoffrey Hodges, bomb disposal expert, dies at 87
1996 Joseph Stone, lawyer, dies at 79
1996 Leon Joseph Suenens, cardinal, dies at 91
1996 Michael Gerzon, mathematician, dies at 50
1995 Dona Maria Pia de Braganca, pretender to Port throne, dies at 88
1995 Leanoard "Red" Truss, R&B singer, dies at 47
1995 Nicholas Palmer, TV writer/producer, dies at 57
1994 Fred Sadoff, actor (Quiet American), dies of AIDS at 67
1994 Haskell "Cool Papa" Sadler, blues singer and guitarist, dies at 59
1994 Montague Modlyn, broadcaster, dies at 72
1994 Moses Rosen, Romania's chief rabbi, dies at 81
1993 Ann Todd, actress (Things to Come, Danny Boy), dies of stroke at 84
1993 Minnie Gentry, actress (Def by Temptation), dies in New York at 77
1992 Jilly Rizzo, restauranteur/friend of Frank Sinatra, dies in car at 75
1992 Marlene Dietrich, Maria Losch, actress (Angel), dies in Paris at 90
1991 Anthony van Kampen, writer (Ketelbinkie, Geschonden Eldorado), dies
1991 Thomas A Carlin, dies at 62
1991 Wilfrid Hyde-White, Brits actor (Peyton Place/140+ films), dies at 87
1990 Charles Farrell, actor (Vern-My Little Margie), dies at 89
1990 Irmtraud Morgner, writer, freelance author, used magical realism to address the role of gender in East German society, dies of cancer in Berlin, East Germany
1989 Guy Williams, actor (Zorro, Lost in Space)
1987 William J Casey, director of CIA (1981-87), dies at 73
1984 William Allen Egan, American Politician
1982 Sam Baker, dies
1978 Ethelda Bleibtrey, U.S. swimmer, 3 Gold Medals 1920 Olympics, dies at 76
1978 Ko van Dijk, Jr., Dutch actor (Zaak M P), dies at 61
1976 Karel M J F Cruysberghs, Flemish author (On the Pulpit), dies at 85
1975 Jozsef Mindszenty, Joseph Prehm, Hungarian cardinal, dies at 83
1973 Ernest MacMillan, composer, dies at 79
1971 Helene Weigel, Austrian/German actress (Metropolis), dies at 70
1964 Harold Morris, composer, dies at 74
1963 Monty Wooley, actor (Pied Piper, Man Who Came to Dinner), dies at 74
1961 Lucian Blaga, philosopher/poet (Transcendental censor), dies at 65
1960 Paul Abraham, Hungarian composer (Blume von Hawaii), dies at 67
1954 B. C. Forbes, Bertie Charles Forbes, founder Forbes magazine, financial journalist, books include, 'Forbes Epigrams', '101 Unusual Experiences', dies
1952 Alberto Savinio, Italian composer (Capitano Ulisse), dies at 60
1952 Maria Montessori, Italian physician/educationist, dies at 81
1950 Agnes Smedley, writer, dies
1949 P-M-B Maurice Maeterlinck, Belgian philosopher (Nobel 1911), dies at 86
1948 43 communist rebels, executed in Athens
1936 Hans Jelmoli, composer, dies at 59
1924 Carel S Adama van Scheltema, poet and writer (socialism), dies at 47
1919 Frank Lyman Baum, author (Wizard of Oz), dies at 62
1916 Dirk Bos, Dutch MP (Liberal), dies at 53
1916 Earl Ross Drake, composer, dies at 50
1910 Edward VII, King of England (1901-10), dies at 68
1908 Jean Reville, French vicar (Le Prophetisme Hebreu), dies at 53
1904 Franz von Lenbach, German painter, dies at 67
1902 Bret Harte, American Author
1892 Ernest Guiraud, composer, dies at 54
1890 Hubert Leonard, composer, dies at 71
1884 Judah Philip Benjamin, American Politician
1882 Frederick Cavendish, assassinated by Fenian Invincibles, in Dublin
1882 Thomas Henry Burke, assassinated by Fenian Invincibles, in Dublin
1864 Henry Livermore Abbott, U.S. Union Brigadier-General, dies in battle
1864 Micah Jenkins, Confederate Brigadier-General (friendly fire), dies at 28
1862 Henry David Thoreau, U.S. writer/pacifist (Walden Pond), dies at 44
1859 Friedrich Heinrich Alexander, explorer/scientist, dies
1856 William Hamilton, metaphysicist, dies
1852 Charles-Louis-Joseph Hanssens, composer, dies at 75
1841 John Thomson, composer, dies at 35
1836 Christian Ignatius Latrobe, composer, dies at 78
1814 George Joseph Vogler, composer, dies at 64
1794 Jean-Jacques Beauvarget-Charpentier, composer, dies at 59
1776 James Kent, composer, dies at 76
1739 Bernardus Smijtegelt, vicar (Gekrookte Reed), dies at 63
1727 Catharina I, Latvia tsarina of Russia, dies at about 42
1678 Joseph de La Barre, composer, dies at 44
1667 Johann Jacob Froberger, German singer/organist/composer, dies at 50
1666 Paul Siefert, composer, dies at 79
1642 Frans Francken, the Younger, Flemish painter, dies on 61st birthday
1638 Cornelius Jansen, theologian (Jansenism), dies
1540 Jean Luis Vives, Spanish theory/humanist/reformer, dies at 48
1527 Karel van Bourbon, military governor (Lombardije), dies at 37
1475 Dieric Bouts, Dutch painter, dies at about 64
1124 Balak, Emir of Aleppo, murdered
1085 King Alfonso VI, of Leon conquered Toledo, dies
988 Dirk II, West Frisian count of Holland
523 Thrasamunde, king of Vandalen




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