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February 6 - Deaths

Calendar Date February 6th:
February 6th - Deaths:
891 – St. Photius I the Great - Patriarch of Constantinople
1378 – Jeanne de Bourbon - wife of Charles V of France (b. 1338)
1497 – Johannes Ockeghem - Flemish composer (b. c.1410)
1515 – Aldus Manutius - Italian printer
1585 – Edmund Plowden - English legal scholar (b. 1518)
1593 – Jacques Amyot - French writer (b. 1513)
1593 – Emperor Ogimachi of Japan (b. 1517)
1617 – Prospero Alpini - Italian scientist (b. 1553)
1685 – King Charles II of England (b. 1630)
1740 – Pope Clement XII (b. 1652)
1775 – William Dowdeswell - English politician (b. 1721)
1783 – Capability Brown - English landscape gardener (b. 1716)
1793 – Carlo Goldoni - Italian playwright (b. 1707)
1807 – John Reid - British army general & composer (b. 1721)
1816 – Maria Ludwika Rzewuska - Polish szlachcianka (b. 1744)
1833 – Pierre André Latreille - French entomologist (b. 1762)
1834 – Richard Lemon Lander - British explorer (b. 1804)
1855 – Josef Munzinger - Swiss Federal Councilor (b. 1791)
1899 – Leo von Caprivi - Chancellor of Germany (b. 1831)
1899 – Prince Alfred of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha - Prince of Edinburgh (b. 1874)
1910 – Alfonso Maria Fusco. Beatified Italian Roman Catholic priest & founder (b. 1839)
1916 – Rubén Darío - Nicaraguan writer (b. 1867)
1918 – Gustav Klimt - Austrian painter (b. 1862)
1927 – Sam Maguire - Irish Republican & Gaelic footballer (b. 1879)
1938 – Marianne von Werefkin - Russian-Swiss painter (b. 1860)
1950 – Georges Imbert - Alsatian chemist (b. 1884)
1951 – Gabby Street - former MLB player (b. 1882)
1952 – George VI of the United Kingdom (b. 1895)
1958 – David Pegg - English footballer (b. 1935)
1958 – Tommy Taylor - English footballer (b. 1932)
1958 – Geoff Bent - English footballer (b. 1932)
1958 – Roger Byrne - English footballer (b. 1929)
1958 – Eddie Colman - English footballer (b. 1936)
1958 – Mark Jones - English footballer (b. 1933)
1958 – Frank Swift - English footballer & journalist (b. 1913)
1958 – Walter Crickmer - English football club secretary & manager
1963 – Abd el-Krim - Moroccan politician
1964 – Emilio Aguinaldo - Filipino general & President (b. 1869)
1966 – Narcisa de Leon - Filipino film mogul (b. 1877)
1967 – Martine Carol - French film actress (b. 1920)
1976 – Vince Guaraldi - American musician (b. 1928)
1976 – Ritwik Ghatak - Bengali Indian film maker & scriptwriter (b. 1925)
1981 – Hugo Montenegro - American film music composer (b. 1925)
1981 – Frederika of Hanover - Queen Consort of Greece (b. 1917)
1985 – James Hadley Chase - English writer (b. 1906)
1986 – Frederick Coutts - Salvation Army general (b. 1899)
1986 – Minoru Yamasaki - American architect (b. 1912)
1986 – Dandy Nichols - English actress (b. 1907)
1988 – Nuno Oliveira - Bass Player (b. 1925)
1989 – André Cayatte - French filmmaker (b. 1909)
1989 – Barbara Tuchman - American historian (b. 1912)
1989 – Chris Gueffroy - East German attempted defector (b. 1968)
1989 – Osbourne Ruddock - Jamaican Dub music performer (b. 1941)
1991 – Salvador Luria - Italian biologist, Nobel laureate (b. 1912)
1991 – Danny Thomas - American singer, comedian, & actor (b. 1914)
1993 – Arthur Ashe - American tennis player (b. 1943)
1994 – Joseph Cotten - American actor (b. 1905)
1994 – Jack Kirby - American comic book writer (b. 1917)
1995 – James Merrill - American poet (b. 1926)
1996 – Guy Madison - American actor (b. 1922)
1997 – Roger Laurent - Belgian racing driver (b. 1913)
1998 – Falco - Austrian singer (b. 1957)
1998 – Carl Wilson - American musician (The Beach Boys) (b. 1946)
1998 – Haroun Tazieff - French vulcanologist & geologist (b. 1914)
2001 – Filemon Lagman - Filipino Communist revolutionary (b. 1953)
2001 – Fulgence Charpentier - Quebec journalist (b. 1897)
2002 – Max Perutz - Austrian molecular biologist, Nobel laureate (b. 1914)
2005 – Lazar Berman - Russian pianist (b. 1930)
2005 – Karl Haas - American radio presenter (b. 1913)
2007 – Lew Burdette - American baseball player (b. 1926)
2007 – Lee Hoffman - American author (b. 1932)
2007 – Len Hopkins - Canadian politician (b. 1930)
2007 – Frankie Laine - American singer (b. 1913)
2007 – Willye White - American athlete (b. 1939)
2008 – John McWethy - American journalist (b. 1947)
2008 – Tony Rolt - English racing driver (b. 1918)


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February 6 - Births

Calendar Date February 6th:
February 6th - Births:
1347 – Dorothea of Montau - Catholic saint (d. 1394)
1461 – Džore Držić - Croatian poet & playwright (d. 1501)
1465 – Scipione del Ferro - Italian mathematician (d. 1526)
1577 – Beatrice Cenci - Italian noblewoman (d. 1599)
1582 – Mario Bettinus - Italian philosopher, mathematician & astronomer (d. 1657)
1605 – Bernard of Corleone - Catholic saint (d. 1667)
1608 – Antonio Vieira - Portuguese writer (d. 1697)
1611 – Chongzhen Emperor - Emperor of China (d. 1644)
1612 – Antoine Arnauld - French theologian, philosopher & mathematician (d. 1694)
1639 – Daniel Georg Morhof - German writer & scholar (d. 1691)
1664 – Mustafa II - Ottoman Sultan (d. 1703)
1665 – Anne of Great Britain - Queen of England, Scotland & Ireland (d. 1714)
1695 – Nicolaus II Bernoulli - Swiss mathematician (d. 1726)
1721 – Christian Friedrich Heinecken - "the Infant of Lübeck" (d. 1725)
1726 – Patrick Russell - Scottish surgeon & naturalist (d. 1805)
1732 – Charles Lee - General in the American Revolution (d. 1782)
1736 – Franz Xaver Messerschmidt - German-Austrian sculptor (d. 1783)
1744 – Pierre-Joseph Desault - French anatomist & surgeon (d. 1795)
1748 – Adam Weishaupt - German philosopher, founder of the Bavarian Illuminati (d. 1811)
1753 – Évariste de Parny - French poet (d. 1814)
1756 – Aaron Burr - 3rd Vice President of the United States (d. 1836)
1757 – Julian Ursyn Niemcewicz - Polish scholar & statesman. (d. 1841)
1769 – Ludwig von Wallmoden-Gimborn - Austrian general. (d. 1862)
1772 – Karl von Kügelgen - German landscape & history painter (d. 1832)
1778 – Ugo Foscolo - Italian writer, revolutionary & poet (d. 1827)
1796 – John Stevens Henslow - English botanist & geologist (d. 1861)
1797 – Joseph von Radowitz - Prussian statesman & general (d. 1853)
1799 – Imre Frivaldszky - Hungarian botanist & entomologist (d. 1870)
1800 – Achille Devéria - French painter & lithographer (d. 1857)
1802 – Charles Wheatstone - English scientist & inventor (d. 1875)
1811 – Henry George Liddell - father of the Alice in Alice in Wonderland (d. 1898)
1818 – William M. Evarts - American lawyer & statesman (d. 1901)
1818 – Henry Charles Litolff - keyboard virtuoso & composer (d. 1891)
1829 – Joseph Auguste Émile Vaudremer - French architect (d. 1914)
1830 – Daniel Oliver - British botanist (d. 1916)
1832 – John Brown Gordon - general, U.S. Senator from Georgia, & 53rd Governor of Georgia (d. 1904)
1833 – James Ewell Brown Stuart - American Confederate cavalry general (d. 1864)
1833 – José María de Pereda - Spanish novelist (d. 1906)
1834 – Edwin Klebs - German-Swiss pathologist (d. 1913)
1834 – Ema Puksec - Croatian singer (d. 1889)
1834 – Wilhelm von Scherff - German general & military writer (d. 1911)
1838 – Sir Henry Irving - British actor (d. 1905)
1838 – Yisrael Meir Kagan - Chofetz Chayim (d. 1933)
1839 – Eduard Hitzig - German neurologist & neuropsychiatrist (d. 1907)
1842 – Mary Rudge - English female chess master (d. 1919)
1843 – Frederic William Henry Myers - English poet, essayist & psychical researcher (d. 1901)
1843 – Inoue Kowashi - Japanese statesman (d. 1895)
1847 – Henry Janeway Hardenbergh - American architect (d. 1918)
1852 – C. Lloyd Morgan - British zoologist & psychologist (d. 1936)
1852 – Vasily Safonov - Russian pianist, teacher, conductor & composer (d. 1918)
1853 – Ignacij Klemenčič - Slovenian physicist (d. 1901)
1859 – Wilhelm Cohn - German chess master (d. 1913)
1861 – Nikolay Zelinsky - Russian chemist (d. 1953)
1864 – John Henry Mackay - Scottish individualist anarchist, thinker & writer (d. 1933)
1866 – Karl Sapper - German traveller, explorer, antiquarian & linguist (d. 1945)
1872 – Robert Maillart - Swiss bridge engineer (d. 1940)
1875 – Leonid Gobyato - Russian general (d. 1915)
1878 – Walter B. Pitkin - American lecturer in philosophy & psychology (d. 1953)
1879 – Othon Friesz French artist of the Fauvist movement (d. 1949)
1879 – Magnús Guðmundsson - Icelandic politician (d. 1937)
1879 – Carl Ramsauer - German physicist (d. 1955)
1883 – Dmitry Pavlovich Grigorovich - Russian aircraft designer (d. 1938)
1887 – Josef Frings - German Archbishop of Cologne (d. 1978)
1892 – William Parry Murphy - American physician, Nobel laureate (d. 1987)
1893 – Muhammad Zafrulla Khan - Pakistani diplomat, (d. 1985)
1894 – Eric Partridge - New Zealand lexicographer (d. 1979)
1894 – Kirpal Singh - spiritual teacher ("Sant") (d. 1974)
1895 – Babe Ruth - American baseball player (d. 1948)
1897 – Louis Buchalter - Jewish American mobster (d. 1944)
1899 – Ramón Novarro - Mexican actor (d. 1968)
1901 – Ben Lyon - American actor (d. 1979)
1902 – George Brunies - American musician (d. 1974)
1903 – Claudio Arrau - Chilean-born pianist (d. 1991)
1905 – Władysław Gomułka - Polish leader (d. 1982)
1908 – Amintore Fanfani - Italian politician (d. 1999)
1910 – Irmgard Keun - German author (d. 1982)
1910 – Carlos Marcello - Tunisian-born gangster (d. 1993)
1911 – Ronald Reagan - 40th President of the United States (d. 2004)
1912 – Eva Braun - German mistress & wife of Adolf Hitler (d. 1945)
1912 – Christopher Hill - English Marxist historian (d. 2003)
1913 – Mary Leakey - British anthropologist (d. 1996)
1914 – Thurl Ravenscroft - American voice actor (d. 2005)
1916 – John Crank - British mathematician (d. 2006)
1917 – Zsa Zsa Gábor - Hungarian-born actress
1918 – Lothar-Günther Buchheim - German author (d. 2007)
1922 – Bill Johnston - Australian cricketer (d. 2007)
1922 – Patrick Macnee - British actor
1922 – Denis Norden - British television personality
1922 – Haskell Wexler - American cinematographer
1923 – Gyula Lóránt - Hungarian football player & manager (d. 1981)
1924 – Billy Wright - English footballer (d. 1994)
1924 – Jin Yong - Chinese-language novelist
1925 – Pramoedya Ananta Toer - Indonesian author (d. 2006)
1926 – Walker Edmiston - American actor (d. 2007)
1927 – Gerard K. O'Neill - American physicist (d. 1992)
1929 – Pierre Brice - French actor
1929 – Oscar Sambrano Urdaneta - Venezuelan writer
1929 – Valentin Yanin - Russian historian
1930 – Jun Kondo - Japanese theoretical physicist
1931 – Rip Torn - American actor
1931 – Mamie Van Doren - American actress
1931 – Ricardo Vidal - Filipino Cardinal Priest & Archbishop of Cebu
1932 – Camilo Cienfuegos - Cuban revolutionary (d. 1959)
1932 – François Truffaut - French film director (d. 1984)
1932 – Heinz-Klaus Metzger - German music critic & theorist (d. 2009)
1933 – Leslie Crowther - British comedian (d. 1996)
1934 – Bernard Erhard - American voice actor (d. 2000)
1936 – Kent Douglas - Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2009)
1936 – J. Howard Marshall III - American businessman
1939 – Mike Farrell - American actor
1939 – Orlando Parga - Puerto Rican politician
1940 – Tom Brokaw - American news anchorman
1940 – Jimmy Tarbuck - British comedian
1940 – Petr Hájek - Czech mathematician
1941 – Gigi Perreau - American actress
1941 – Spencer Silver - American chemist, co-creator of the Post-it note
1942 – Sarah Brady - American gun-control activist
1942 – James Loewen - American sociologist & historian
1943 – Fabian Forte - American singer
1943 – Gayle Hunnicutt - American actress
1944 – Christine Boutin - French politician
1944 – Willie Tee - American singer & songwriter (d. 2007))
1944 – Michael Tucker - American actor
1945 – Bob Marley - Jamaican musician (d. 1981)
1946 – Jim Turner - American politician
1946 – Kate McGarrigle - Canadian singer & songwriter (d. 2010)
1947 – Bill Staines - American singer & songwroter
1949 – Jim Sheridan - Irish film director
1949 – Mike Batt - British composer
1950 – Natalie Cole - American singer
1951 – Marco Antônio - Brazilian footballer
1951 – Margo O'Donnell - Irish singer
1951 – Jacques Villeret - French film actor (d. 2005)
1952 – Ricardo Lavolpe - Argentine football coach
1952 – Viktor Giacobbo - Swiss writer, comedian, moderator & actor
1955 – Michael Pollan - American journalist
1957 – Kathy Najimy - American actress & comedienne
1957 – Simon Phillips. Drummer of Toto
1957 – Robert Townsend - American actor
1958 – Cecily Adams - American actress (d. 2004)
1958 – Barry Miller - American actor
1959 – Ken Nelson - English record producer
1960 – Megan Gallagher - American actress
1961 – Bill Lester - American racecar driver
1962 – Stavros Lambrinidis - Greek politician
1962 – W. Axl Rose - American singer (Guns N' Roses)
1963 – Kevin Trudeau - American entrepreneur
1964 – Gordon Downie - Canadian musician (The Tragically Hip)
1964 – Andrey Zvyagintsev - Russian film director & actor
1965 – Jan Svěrák - Czech film director
1966 – Rick Astley - British singer
1967 – Anita Cochran - American singer
1967 – Izumi Sakai - Japanese singer (Zard) (d. 2007)
1968 – Adolfo Valencia - Colombian footballer
1968 – Akira Yamaoka - Japanese composer
1968 – Warren Augenstein - American Businessman
1969 – David Hayter - American voice actor
1969 – Masaharu Fukuyama - Japanese singer
1969 – Tim Sherwood - English footballer
1970 – Per Frandsen - Danish footballer
1971 – Dana Eskelson - American actress
1971 – Brad Hogg - Australian cricket player
1971 – Brian Stepanek - American actor
1972 – David Binn - American football player
1975 – Orkut Büyükkökten - Turkish software engineer, developed the social networking service Orkut.
1975 – Brett Hawke - Australian swimmer
1975 – Tomoko Kawase - Japanese singer
1975 – Svend-Allan Sørensen - Danish artist
1976 – Tanja Frieden - Swiss snowboarder
1976 – Colin Teo - Singaporean Grand Prix driver
1976 – Kim Zmeskal - American gymnast
1976 – Kasper Hvidt - Danish handball goalkeeper
1976 – Princess Marie of Denmark
1977 – Jason Euell - English-born footballer
1977 – Josh Stewart - American actor
1979 – Dan Bălan - Moldovan singer (O-Zone)
1980 – Mamiko Noto - Japanese seiyu
1980 – Kim Poirier - Canadian actress
1980 – Luke Ravenstahl - American politician
1981 – Calum Best - American model
1981 – Jens Lekman - Swedish musician
1981 – Ty Warren - American football player
1981 – Alison Haislip - Attack of the Show! correspondent
1981 – Shim Eun Jin - former leader of Baby V.O.X.
1982 – Alice Eve - English actress
1982 – Tank Lu - Mandopop singer
1983 – Brodie Croyle - American football player
1983 – Dimas Delgado - Spanish footballer
1983 – S. Sreesanth - Indian cricketer
1983 – Jamie Whincup - Australian racing driver
1983 – Myron Wolf Child - Canadian politician (d. 2007)
1983 – Melrose Bickerstaff - American fashion model
1984 – Darren Bent - English footballer
1984 – Piret Järvis - Estonian singer
1984 – Antoine Wright - American basketball player
1985 – Kris Humphries - American basketball player
1985 – Yang Yu - Chinese swimmer
1985 – Joji Kato - Japanese speedskater
1986 – Alice Greczyn - American actress
1986 – Brendan Taylor - Zimbabwean cricketer
1986 – U-Know - leader of Korean group TVXQ
1988 – Allison Holker - American dancer
1988 – Bailey Hanks - American actress
1989 – Craig Cathcart - Irish footballer
1992 – Víctor Mañon - Mexican u-17s footballer
2004 – Princess Louise of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha - Princess of Belgium


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February 6 - General (Calendar Date)

February 6th - Basic Facts:
  • February 6 is the 37th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar.
  • There are 328 days remaining until the end of the year (329 in leap years).
  • The preceding day is February 5
  • Next day is February 7.
February 6th Births (Here)

February 6th Deaths (Here)

February 6 Events:

1685 – James II of England (& VII of Scotland) becomes King following the death of his brother Charles II.
1778 – In Paris the Treaty of Alliance & the Treaty of Amity & Commerce are signed by the United States & France signaling official recognition of the new republic (American Revolutionary War).
1788 – Massachusetts becomes the 6th state to ratify the United States Constitution.
1815 – New Jersey grants the 1st American railroad charter to John Stevens.
1817 – San Martín (Argentinian man) crosses the Andes with an army in order to liberate Chile from Spanish rule.
1819 – Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles founds Singapore.
1820 – The first 86 African American immigrants sponsored by the American Colonization Society started a settlement in present-day Liberia.
1840 – Treaty of Waitangi signing - establishing New Zealand as a British colony.
1843 – The first minstrel show in the United States - The Virginia Minstrels, opens (Bowery Amphitheatre in New York City).
1862 – Battle of Fort Henry - Ulysses S. Grant gives the United States its first victory of the war, by capturing Fort Henry, Tennessee (American Civil War).
1899 – Spanish-American War - The Treaty of Paris, a peace treaty between the United States & Spain, is ratified by the United States Senate.
1900 – The international arbitration court at The Hague is created when the Netherlands' Senate ratifies an 1899 peace conference decree.
1922 – Washington Naval Treaty - signed in Washington, D.C., limiting the naval armaments of United States, Britain, Japan, France, & Italy.
1933 – The 20th Amendment to the United States Constitution, establishing the beginning & ending of the terms of the elected federal offices, goes into effect.
1934 – Political crisis in France - as far right leagues rally in front of the Palais Bourbon in an attempted coup against the French Third Republic.
1952 – Elizabeth II becomes Queen upon the death of her father George VI.
1958 – 8 Manchester United F.C. players are killed in the Munich air disaster.
1959 – Jack Kilby (of Texas Instruments) files the 1st patent for an integrated circuit.
1959 – First successful test firing of a Titan intercontinental ballistic missile is accomplished at Cape Canaveral, Florida.
1987 – Justice Mary Gaudron is appointed to the High Court of Australia - the first woman to be appointed to this post.
1989 – Roundtable talks start in Poland - marking the beginning of overthrow of communism in Eastern Europe.
1998 – Washington National Airport is renamed Ronald Reagan National Airport.
1998 – The prefect Claude Erignac is assassinated in Ajaccio, Corsica - presumably by Yvan Colonna.


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