Died On April 6th

Discover the most famous people who died on April 6. The list includes people like Isaac Asimov, Mickey Rooney, Raphael, Richard I of England, Merle Haggard. Famous personalities featured on this list, include artists, lawyers, political leaders and actors and from other domains of life. This list includes people from United States, Italy, Germany & United Kingdom and many more countries.
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Richard I of England
(King of England)
Richard I of England
23
Birthdate: September 8, 1157
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Beaumont Palace, Oxford, England
Died: 1199
Richard I of England, the king of England from 1189 to 1199, was known as Richard the Lionheart, for his military prowess. He also reigned over Normandy, Aquitaine, Gascony, Cyprus, Poitiers, Anjou, Maine, and Nantes. The third son of King Henry II, he fought actively in the Third Crusade.
 2 
Don Rickles
(Stand-up Comedian Who Was Known for His Insult Comedy)
Don Rickles
21
Birthdate: May 8, 1926
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Queens, New York, United States
Died: 2017

Don Rickles was an American actor, author, and stand-up comedian. Nicknamed The Merchant of Venom, Don Rickles specialized in insult comedy. Apart from appearing in several talk and variety shows as a guest, Rickles had his own sitcom titled The Don Rickles Show. After his death, many celebrities including Tom Hanks, Martin Scorsese, and Robert De Niro paid their tributes.

 3 
Isaac Asimov
(Writer Best Known for His Hard Science Fiction Novels and Professor of Biochemistry)
Isaac Asimov
47
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 2, 1920
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Petrovichi, Russia
Died: 1992

Isaac Asimov was an American writer. Best known for his science fiction works, Asimov was regarded as one of the Big Three writers along with Arthur C. Clarke and Robert A. Heinlein. Asimov is credited with influencing most sci-fi writers since the 1950s. Nobel Prize winner Paul Krugman stated that one of Asimov's works inspired him to take up Economics.

 4 
Raphael
(Italian Painter and Architect of the High Renaissance)
Raphael
21
Birthdate: April 6, 1483
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Urbino, Italy
Died: 1520

Italian painter and architect Raphael, along with Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci, formed the great trio who ushered in the High Renaissance. He is mostly known for his frescoes of the Vatican Palace and The School of Athens. He also designed the Chigi Chapel, among other structures in Rome.

 5 
Mickey Rooney
(Actor and Producer Known for His TV Series ‘The Adventures of the Black Stallion’)
Mickey Rooney
16
Birthdate: September 23, 1920
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: 2014
Best known for playing Andy Hardy in 16 MGM films, Mickey Rooney had an illustrious career of over 80 years. The star of Hollywood’s Golden Age started his career as a child in vaudeville, and at 19, became the first teenager nominee for an Academy Award for Babes in Arms.
 6 
Merle Haggard
(Country Singer & Leader of the Band ‘The Strangers’)
Merle Haggard
6
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: April 6, 1937
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Oildale, California, United States
Died: 2016
Country singer Merle Haggard initially gained fame performing with The Strangers. He had several brushes with the law in his younger days, before he launched his music career. His songs reflected the angst of the working class. He won several accolades, including a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.
 7 
Tammy Wynette
(American Music Artist Who is Known as the ‘First Lady of Country Music’)
Tammy Wynette
25
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 5, 1942
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Itawamba County, Mississippi, United States
Died: 1998
Country singer Tammy Wynette, named the First Lady of Country Music, is best remembered for the track Stand by Your Man. She remains one of the best-selling female country artists of all time. She was also married to country singer George Jones, which made them a musical power couple.
 8 
Albrecht Durer
(German High Renaissance Painter Best Known for His Work ‘Meisterstiche’)
Albrecht Durer
13
Birthdate: May 21, 1471
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Nuremberg, Germany
Died: 1528

Albrecht Durer was a German painter, theorist, and printmaker of the German Renaissance. During his 20s, Durer established his reputation as a popular printmaker across Europe, thanks to his high-quality woodcut prints. His popularity enabled him to work with major Italian artists like Leonardo da Vinci, Giovanni Bellini, and Raphael. Albrecht Durer also influenced generations of artists, especially in printmaking.

 9 
Greer Garson
(English-American Actress and Singer)
Greer Garson
5
Birthdate: September 29, 1904
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Manor Park, London, United Kingdom
Died: 1996
Greer Garson was an MGM star and remains the fourth-most-nominated lady for the Academy Award for the Best Actress, with her seven nominations and her win with the film Mrs. Miniver. She is also remembered for her Golden Globe-winning role in Sunrise at Campobello. She also received the CBE honor.
 10 
Igor Fyodorovich Stravinsky
(One of the Most Influential Composers of the 20th Century and a Pivotal Figure in 'Modernist Music')
Igor Fyodorovich Stravinsky
14
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: June 17, 1882
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Lomonosov, Saint Petersburg, Russia
Died: 1971

Four-time Grammy-winning Russian composer and pianist Igor Stravinsky is regarded as one of the greatest composers of the 20th century. He is remembered for his ballets The Firebird, Petrushka, and The Rite of Spring. He broke the traditional flow of music and incorporated his own style.

 11 
Rainier III, Prince of Monaco
(Prince of Monaco from 1949 to 2005)
Rainier III, Prince of Monaco
7
Birthdate: May 31, 1923
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Monaco
Died: 2005
Rainier III, son of Prince Pierre, was the Prince of Monaco from 1949 to 2005. He reduced Monaco’s dependence on gambling as a source of revenue and made it more of a tourist destination. He also reduced the powers of the royalty. He was married to renowned actor Grace Kelly.
 12 
James Drury
(Actor Known for Having Played the Title Role in the 90-Minute Weekly Western Television Series 'The Virginian')
James Drury
1
Birthdate: April 18, 1934
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: 2020

James Drury was the quintessential tall, dark, and handsome Western hero of Hollywood in the 1950s and the 1960s. he had started his acting career at age 12. Interestingly he graduated in horticulture and animal husbandry. He is best remembered for his role in the NBC series The Virginian.

 13 
Muḥammad Shah
(13th Mughal Emperor Who Reigned from 1719 to 1748)
Muḥammad Shah
7
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 7, 1702
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Ghaznī, Afghanistan
Died: 1748
Muhammad Shah reigned as the 13th Mughal Emperor from 27 September 1719 to 26 April 1748. A patron of music and other forms of art, Shah also encouraged cultural and scientific developments during his reign. Muhammad Shah's reign also marked the decline of the great Mughal Empire.
 14 
Don Shirley
(Classical and Jazz Pianist and Composer)
Don Shirley
13
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: January 29, 1927
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Pensacola, Florida, United States
Died: 2013

Don Shirley was an American jazz and classical pianist and composer. He is best remembered for his association with Cadence Records where he recorded many albums during the 1950s and 1960s. Apart from performing in numerous concert tours, Shirley also wrote organ symphonies and piano concerti. Shirley's friendship with his bodyguard Tony Lip was dramatized in the film Green Book.

 15 
Thomas Kinkade
9
Birthdate: January 19, 1958
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Sacramento, California, United States
Died: 2012

Painter Thomas Kinkade is remembered for his realistic and idyllic themes. He gained fame by selling printed copies of his art through the Thomas Kinkade Company. He called himself the "Painter of Light” and copyrighted the phrase, too. The movie Thomas Kinkade's Christmas Cottage was based on his life.

 16 
James Best
(Actor, Artist, Acting Coach and Singer-Songwriter)
James Best
26
Birthdate: July 26, 1926
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Powderly, Kentucky, United States
Died: 2015
James Best is remembered for his portrayal of Sheriff Rosco P. Coltrane in the series The Dukes of Hazzard and its subsequent TV movie versions. He also served the U.S. army in World War II. He had also been a university professor, an acting coach, and a singer.
 17 
Al Kaline
(Baseball player)
Al Kaline
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 19, 1934
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Died: 2020
 18 
Wendy O. Williams
(Singer)
Wendy O. Williams
4
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 28, 1949
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Webster, New York, United States
Died: 1998
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 19 
Jack Kent Cooke
(Businessman)
Jack Kent Cooke
1
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: October 25, 1912
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Died: 1997
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Matthias Corvinus
(King of Hungary and Croatia (1458 - 1490))
Matthias Corvinus
4
Birthdate: February 23, 1443
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Died: 1490

The second son of military leader János Hunyadi, Matthias Corvinus ruled as the king of Hungary and Croatia in the 15th century. He introduced several financial and other administrative reforms to reunite Hungary after a long period of anarchy. He also established the Black Army of Hungary and patronized the arts and sciences.

 21 
Niels Henrik Abel
(Mathematician)
Niels Henrik Abel
4
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: August 5, 1802
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Finnøy
Died: 1829

Born to a pastor, Norwegian mathematician Niels Henrik Abel first showcased his mathematical skills in his cathedral school and later became a pioneer of various mathematical concepts. He died of tuberculosis, amid poverty, before he could learn that he had been appointed to teach at the University of Berlin.

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Albert Sidney Johnston
(Military general)
Albert Sidney Johnston
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 2, 1803
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Washington, Kentucky
Died: 1862
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Wilma Mankiller
4
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: November 18, 1945
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Tahlequah, Oklahoma, United States
Died: 2010
 24 
Habib Bourguiba
(Politician, Lawyer)
Habib Bourguiba
7
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 3, 1903
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Monastir
Died: 2000
 25 
Sujatha
(Actor)
Sujatha
6
Birthdate: December 10, 1952
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Galle, Sri Lanka
Died: 2011
 26 
Babatunde Olatunji
(Musician, Percussionist)
Babatunde Olatunji
3
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: April 7, 1927
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Ajido
Died: 2003
 27 
Radomir Antić
(Serbian Professional Football Manager and Player)
Radomir Antić
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 22, 1948
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Žitište, Serbia
Died: 2020
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Princess Augusta of Hesse-Kassel
(Princess)
Princess Augusta of Hesse-Kassel
3
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 25, 1797
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Rumpenheim Castle, Offenbach, Germany
Died: 1889
 29 
Nobu McCarthy
(Former Actress known for for her performance in the film The Wash)
Nobu McCarthy
3
Birthdate: November 13, 1934
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Ottawa, Canada
Died: 2002
 30 
Francis Walsingham
(Principal Secretary to Queen Elizabeth I of England and Popularly Remembered as Her 'Spymaster')
Francis Walsingham
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1532 AD
Birthplace: Chislehurst, Kent, England
Died: 1590

Remembered as the principal secretary to Queen Elizabeth I, Francis Walsingham had initially followed in his father’s footsteps to study law. He fled after Mary Tudor came to power and returned when Elizabeth took over the throne. He later employed spies to counter Catholic conspiracies such as the Throckmorton Plot.

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Mohammad Ali Fardin
(Iranian Actor, Film Director and Freestyle Wrestler)
Mohammad Ali Fardin
5
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 4, 1931
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Tehran, Iran
Died: 2000

Initially a World Wrestling Championship silver medal-winning wrestler, Mohammad Ali Fardin later ventured into filmmaking and acting. The popular Iranian actor was later nicknamed King of Hearts, after one of his movies. Unfortunately, in the post-revolutionary period, he faced a life-time ban from acting in his country.

 32 
Maurice Stokes
(Basketball Player)
Maurice Stokes
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 17, 1933
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Rankin, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: 1970
Height: 6'7" (201 cm)
 33 
Nadja Regin
(Serbian Actress and Writer)
Nadja Regin
1
Birthdate: December 2, 1931
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Niš, Serbia
Died: 2019

Nadja Regin was a Serbian actress who achieved international prominence during the 1960s by appearing in British television series like The Benny Hill Show, Maigret, and Danger Man. Regin is one of the few actresses to have played important roles in two James Bond films; From Russia with Love and Goldfinger. Nadja Regin also had a prolific literary career.

 34 
Peter of Verona
(Preacher)
Peter of Verona
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1205 AD
Birthplace: Verona, Italy
Died: 1252
 35 
Anita Borg
(Computer scientist)
Anita Borg
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: January 17, 1949
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Chicago
Died: 2003
 36 
Predrag Živković Tozovac
(Serbian Folk Singer, Composer, Accordion Player, and Entertainer)
Predrag Živković Tozovac
0
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: January 22, 1936
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Kraljevo, Serbia
Died: 2021

Predrag Živković Tozovac was a Serbian folk singer and composer. Also an accomplished entertainer and accordion player, Tozovac appeared in films and hosted a number of music TV shows during the course of his illustrious career. During his 40-year-long musical career, Predrag Živković Tozovac recorded more than 20 albums and 30 singles.

 37 
Moses Hess
(Philosopher)
Moses Hess
1
Birthdate: June 21, 1812
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Bonn, Germany
Died: 1875
 38 
William Hamilton
(British Diplomat, Politician and Antiquarian)
William Hamilton
1
Birthdate: December 13, 1730
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: London or Park Place, Berkshire, England
Died: 1803

William Hamilton didn’t just hold significant posts such as that of the British ambassador to Naples, but also made extensive studies at Vesuvius and Etna, as a volcanologist. He was also a passionate collector of Greek and Roman vases, and many of his prized possessions are now housed at the British Museum.

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Juvénal Habyarimana
(2nd President of Rwanda (1973 - 1994))
Juvénal Habyarimana
16
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 8, 1937
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Gisenyi, Ruanda-Urundi
Died: 1994

Juvénal Habyarimana was a Rwandan politician whose presidency, which spanned from 1973 until his death in 1994, was responsible for pushing Rwanda into extreme poverty. His assassination on 6 April 1994 helped spark the Rwandan genocide, which had lasting effects on Rwanda. The genocide resulted in the death of nearly 1 million Rwandans.

 40 
Jules Bordet
(Nobel Prize-Winning Belgian Scientist Known for His Discovery of Factors in Blood Serum that Destroy Bacteria)
Jules Bordet
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: June 13, 1870
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Soignies
Died: 1961

Nobel Prize-winning Belgian immunologist and microbiologist Jules Bordet is remembered for his discovery of blood serum components that are capable of destroying bacteria. He later established the Pasteur Institute of Brussels and taught at the Free University of Brussels. He also discovered the Bordetella pertussis bacteria that causes whooping cough.

 41 
Kōichi Kido
(Politician)
Kōichi Kido
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 18, 1889
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Tokyo City
Died: 1977

Kōichi Kido, the Lord Keeper of the Privy Seal of Japan, was Emperor Hirohito's closest aide during Japan’s invasion of China and World War II. His journal, which he maintained during World War II, was used to prosecute Japanese defendants. Though he received a life sentence, he got parole later.

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David J. Thouless
(British Condensed-Matter Physicist and 2016 Nobel Laureate in Physics)
David J. Thouless
1
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: September 21, 1934
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Bearsden, Scotland
Died: 2019

David Thouless was a British physicist specializing in condensed-matter physics. He had a brilliant academic career and was the first director of studies in physics at Churchill College, Cambridge. He also taught at the University of Birmingham and the University of Washington. He won the 2016 Nobel Prize for Physics jointly with F. Duncan M. Haldane and J. Michael Kosterlitz. 

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Adamantios Korais
(Scholar)
Adamantios Korais
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 27, 1748
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Smyrna, Greece
Died: 1833
 44 
Otto Struve
(Russian-American Astronomer Known for His Contributions to Stellar Spectroscopy)
Otto Struve
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: August 12, 1897
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Kharkiv, Ukraine
Died: 1963

Born into the famous Russian astronomer Struve family, Otto Struve began his career in the USA as a staff member at Yerkes Observatory, investigating stellar spectroscopy. Later, he focused mainly on binary and variable stars, stellar rotation and interstellar matter. He established the presence of hydrogen in interstellar space, a discovery that played significant part in the development of radio astronomy.

 45 
Domenichino
(Painter)
Domenichino
0
Birthdate: October 21, 1581
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Bologna, Italy
Died: 1641
 46 
Ana Maria
(Salvadoran Political Figure & Icon Among Revolutionary Women)
Ana Maria
5
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 17, 1929
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Santiago Texacuangos, El Salvador
Died: 1983

Ana Maria was a Salvadoran political figure who was second in command of a guerrilla military and political organization called the Fuerzas Populares de Liberación Farabundo Martí (FPL). An intellectual, Ana Maria was regarded as an icon among revolutionary women. She was assassinated on April 6, 1983 by her own comrades in Managua, Nicaragua.

 47 
José Bonifácio de Andrada
(Brazilian Statesman Known for His Role in Brazil’s Attainment of Independence From Portugal)
José Bonifácio de Andrada
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: June 13, 1763
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Santos, State of São Paulo, Brazil
Died: 1838

José Bonifácio de Andrada was a Brazilian statesman. He was also a naturalist, mineralist, and professor. He was a significant proponent of Brazilian independence and also spearheaded the abolition project in Brazil. He was of the opinion that a new national capital should be created in Brazil's underdeveloped interior. As a naturalist, he discovered four new minerals. 

 48 
Heinrich Lübke
(Former President of Germany (1959 - 1969))
Heinrich Lübke
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 14, 1894
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Sundern, Germany
Died: 1972

Once president of the German Federal Republic, or West Germany, Heinrich Lübke was born to a cobbler and slowly rose up to be a member of the Centre Party and then the Christian Democratic Union. Not a great public speaker, he was often ridiculed for his failing memory at public events.

 49 
Fang Lizhi
(Chinese Astrophysicist and Activist Who Partly Inspired the 1989 Tiananmen Square Protests)
Fang Lizhi
1
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: February 12, 1936
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Beijing, China
Died: 2012

Chinese astrophysicist and activist Fang Lizhi inspired the 1989 Tiananmen Square protests. The dissident was expelled from the Chinese Communist Party for his activities, but that didn’t stop his research, which took him to institutes in the US and Great Britain. He also taught at the University of Arizona.

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Ral Donner
(Singer)
Ral Donner
0
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: February 10, 1943
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Norwood Park, Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: 1984