Died On August 6th

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Discover the most famous people who died on August 6. The list includes people like Rick James, Diego Velázquez (Painter), Ben Jonson, Andre Weil, Robin Day. Famous personalities featured on this list, include mathematicians, novelists, actors and composers and from other domains of life. This list includes people from United States, Germany, United Kingdom & Italy and many more countries.
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Rick James
(American Singer-Songwriter, Multi-Instrumentalist and Record Producer.)
Rick James
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: February 1, 1948
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Buffalo, New York, United States
Died: 2004
 2 
Alfredo Bowman
(Honduran Self-Proclaimed Herbalist Healer)
Alfredo Bowman
14
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 26, 1933
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Honduras
Died: 2016
 3 
John Hughes
(American Filmmaker Known for His Coming-Of-Age Teen Comedy Films with Honest Depictions of Suburban Teenage Life)
John Hughes
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Birthdate: February 18, 1950
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Lansing, Michigan, United States
Died: 2009
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 4 
Diego Velázquez (Painter)
(Spanish Painter and Leading Artist in the Court of King Philip IV of Spain and Portugal)
Diego Velázquez (Painter)
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Birthdate: June 6, 1599
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Seville, Spain
Died: 1660
 5 
Marvin Hamlisch
(Composer, Conductor)
Marvin Hamlisch
3
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: June 2, 1944
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York, United States
Died: 2012
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 6 
Ben Jonson
(Dramatist, Poet & Actor)
Ben Jonson
4
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: June 11, 1572
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Westminster, London, England
Died: 1637
 7 
Theodor W. Adorno
(German Philosopher, Sociologist, Psychologist and Composer)
Theodor W. Adorno
2
Birthdate: September 11, 1903
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Frankfurt, Germany
Died: 1969
 8 
Fe del Mundo
(Pediatrician)
Fe del Mundo
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Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: November 27, 1911
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Intramuros
Died: 2011
 9 
James Beck
(Actor)
James Beck
1
Birthdate: February 21, 1929
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Islington, London, England
Died: 1973
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 10 
Richard Bong
(Aircraft pilot, Military personnel)
Richard Bong
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 24, 1920
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Superior, Wisconsin, United States
Died: 1945
 11 
Bohdan Khmelnytsky
(Hetman of Zaporizhian Host (1648 –1657))
Bohdan Khmelnytsky
3
Birthdate: 1595 AD
Birthplace: Subotiv, Ukraine
Died: 1657
 12 
Edsger W. Dijkstra
(Dutch Mathematician and Computer Scientist Best Known for His Shortest-Path Algorithm in Graph Theory)
Edsger W. Dijkstra
2
Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: May 11, 1930
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Rotterdam, Netherlands
Died: 2002
 13 
Pope Paul VI
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Birthdate: September 26, 1897
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Concesio, Italy
Died: 1978
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 14 
Bix Beiderbecke
(Musician)
Bix Beiderbecke
2
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: March 10, 1903
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Davenport, Iowa, United States
Died: 1931
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 15 
Klaus Nomi
(German Countertenor Known for His Wide Vocal Range and an Unusual, Otherworldly Stage Persona)
Klaus Nomi
3
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: January 24, 1944
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Immenstadt, Germany
Died: 1983
 16 
Ellen Wilson
(Former First Lady of the United States)
Ellen Wilson
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 15, 1860
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Savannah, Georgia, United States
Died: 1914
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Shahpur Bakhtiar
(45th Prime Minister of Iran (January 1979 - February 1979))
Shahpur Bakhtiar
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: June 26, 1914
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Shahrekord, Iran
Died: 1991
 18 
Cedric Hardwicke
(British Stage and Film Actor Known for His Performances in the Plays of 'Shakespeare' and 'Shaw')
Cedric Hardwicke
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Birthdate: February 19, 1893
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Lye, Stourbridge, Worcestershire, England
Died: 1964
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 19 
Sushma Swaraj
(Politician)
Sushma Swaraj
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: February 14, 1952
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: New Delhi, india
Died: 2019
 20 
Harry Reasoner
(Journalist)
Harry Reasoner
2
Birthdate: April 17, 1923
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Dakota City, Iowa, United States
Died: 1991
 21 
Preston Sturges
(Playwright, Director)
Preston Sturges
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Birthdate: August 29, 1898
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: 1959
 22 
Betty Cuthbert
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 20, 1938
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Sydney, Australia
Died: 2017
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 23 
Warner Oland
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Birthdate: October 3, 1879
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Bjurholm Municipality, Sweden
Died: 1938
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 24 
Andre Weil
(Mathematician)
Andre Weil
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: May 6, 1906
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: 1998
 25 
Pete Fountain
(Clarinetist)
Pete Fountain
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: July 3, 1930
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Died: 2016
 26 
Fulgencio Batista
(Former President of Cuba)
Fulgencio Batista
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 16, 1901
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Banes, Cuba
Died: 1973
 27 
Saint Dominic
(Spanish Priest and Founder of the Dominican Order and Patron Saint of Astronomers)
Saint Dominic
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 8, 1170
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Caleruega, Spain
Died: 1221
 28 
Brent Scowcroft
(Chair of the President's Intelligence Advisory Board)
Brent Scowcroft
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: March 19, 1925
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Ogden, Utah, United States
Died: 2020
 29 
Robin Day
(Journalist)
Robin Day
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Birthdate: October 24, 1923
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: London, England
Died: 2000
 30 
Girolamo Fracastoro
(Italian Physician, Poet and Scholar in Mathematics, Geography and Astronomy)
Girolamo Fracastoro
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Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: 1478 AD
Birthplace: Verona, Italy
Died: 1553
 31 
Ibrahim Ferrer
(Cuban singer)
Ibrahim Ferrer
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: February 20, 1927
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: San Luis
Died: 2005
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Bernadine Healy
(American Cardiologist and the First Female Director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Bernadine Healy
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Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: August 4, 1944
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Died: 2011
 33 
Donald Kagan
(Former Historian specializing in ancient Greece, notable for his four-volume history of the Peloponnesian War)
Donald Kagan
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Birthdate: May 1, 1932
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Kuršėnai, Lithuania
Died: 2021
 34 
Jack Brickhouse
(Sportscaster)
Jack Brickhouse
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Birthdate: January 24, 1916
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Peoria, Illinois, United States
Died: 1998
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Tony Lazzeri
(Baseball player)
Tony Lazzeri
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 6, 1903
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, United States
Died: 1946
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Pope Callixtus III
(Former Head of the Catholic Church and Ruler of the Papal States)
Pope Callixtus III
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 31, 1378
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Canals, Spain
Died: 1458
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Larry Adler
(Composer)
Larry Adler
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: February 10, 1914
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Died: 2001
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Pope Sixtus II
(Bishop of Rome)
Pope Sixtus II
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthplace: Greece
Died: 0258
 39 
Henry the Lion
0
Birthdate: 1129 AD
Birthplace: Ravensburg
Died: 1195
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Tony Judt
(Historian, Professor, Non-fiction writer)
Tony Judt
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Birthdate: January 2, 1948
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: London
Died: 2010
 41 
Fredrik Ericsson
(Ski mountaineer)
Fredrik Ericsson
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: March 14, 1975
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Sundsvall, Sweden
Died: 2010
 42 
Emilio Fernández
(Actor, Film director, Screenwriter, Military personnel, Film actor)
Emilio Fernández
0
Birthdate: March 26, 1904
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Coahuila
Died: 1986
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
Christian VI of Denmark
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Birthdate: November 30, 1699
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
Died: 1746
 44 
Élie de Rothschild
0
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: May 29, 1917
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: 2007
 45 
Jorge Amado
(Brazilian Writer Best Known for His 1978 Novel 'Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands')
Jorge Amado
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 10, 1912
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Itabuna, Bahia, Brazil
Died: 2001
 46 
Marwān II
(Ruler)
Marwān II
0
Birthdate: 0688 AD
Birthplace: Egypt
Died: 0750
 47 
Pope Hormisdas
(Former Pope)
Pope Hormisdas
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 0450 AD
Birthplace: Frosinone, Italy
Died: 0523
 48 
Ossie Clark
(Fashion Designer)
Ossie Clark
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Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: June 9, 1942
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Warrington, England
Died: 1996
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Yermak Timofeyevich
(Russian Folk Hero Who Led the Russian Invasion of Siberia under Tsar Ivan the Terrible)
Yermak Timofeyevich
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1532 AD
Birthplace: Chusovaya River, Russia
Died: 1585
 50 
Bernard Lovell
(British Physicist and Radio Astronomer Known for Developing the 76m Radio Telescope at Jodrell Bank)
Bernard Lovell
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: August 31, 1913
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Oldland Common, Bristol, England
Died: 2012