Died On March 6th

Discover the most famous people who died on March 6. The list includes people like Nancy Reagan, Ayn Rand, Davy Crockett, Louisa May Alcott, Gottlieb Daimler. Famous personalities featured on this list, include political leaders, composers, actors and soldiers and from other domains of life. This list includes people from United States, United Kingdom, Germany & Greece and many more countries.
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Davy Crockett
(Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Tennessee from 1827 to 1831)
Davy Crockett
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 17, 1786
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Limestone, Tennessee, United States
Died: 1836
American folk hero Davy Crockett, or the "King of the Wild Frontier,” was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Tennessee and part of the Texas Revolution. He opposed the Indian Removal Act. He was killed by the Mexican army the Battle of the Alamo.
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Louisa May Alcott
35
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 29, 1832
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Germantown, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: 1888
Novelist and short story writer Louisa May Alcott is best remembered as the author of the 1868 novel Little Women and its sequels, Little Men and Jo's Boys. She initially wrote using the pseudonym “A. M. Barnard.” She never married and remained a life-long feminist and abolitionist.
 3 
Georgia O'Keeffe
(American Modernist Artist Known for Her Flowers and New York Skyscrapers Paintings)
Georgia O'Keeffe
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Birthdate: November 15, 1887
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, United States
Died: 1986
Artist Georgia O'Keeffe enriched American modernism and precisionism with her artwork, mostly water color and charcoal paintings. She was the first female artist to have a retrospective at New York’s MOMA. Her paintings focused on the cityscapes and landscapes of New York and New Mexico, and abstract flowers.
 4 
Nancy Reagan
(Former First Lady of the United States)
Nancy Reagan
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 6, 1921
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Midtown Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States
Died: 2016

Nancy Reagan was an American actress who also served as the first lady of the US between 1981 and 1989. One of her major initiatives as the first lady was her role in founding a drug awareness campaign called Just Say No. She had a strong influence on President Ronald Reagan, having an impact on many of his diplomatic decisions.

 5 
Angelica Schuyler Church
(American Socialite and Eldest Daughter of Continental Army General ‘Philip Schuyler’)
Angelica Schuyler Church
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 20, 1756
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Albany, New York, United States
Died: 1814

A charming socialite, Angelica Schuyler Church was the daughter of Continental Army General, Philip Schuyler, and wife of British MP, John Barker Church. During her lifetime, she interacted with and created lasting friendship with numerous personalities, from revolutionaries to artists and politicians, like Edmund Burke, Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson. She has been portrayed in the acclaimed Broadway musical Hamilton.

 6 
Ayn Rand
(Writer and Philosopher Known for Her Best-Selling Novels ‘The Fountainhead’ and ‘Atlas Shrugged’)
Ayn Rand
46
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 2, 1905
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia
Died: 1982

Ayn Rand was a Russian-American philosopher and writer. Apart from publishing two best-selling novels, Ayn Rand is credited with developing a philosophical system called Objectivism. Over the years, Ayn Rand has been a major influence among American conservatives and libertarians. Some of the famous personalities influenced by her include Amber Heard, Vince Vaughn, Jimmy Wales, Ayelet Shaked, and Mary Ruwart.

 7 
John Philip Sousa
(Conductor, Composer)
John Philip Sousa
4
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: November 6, 1854
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States
Died: 1932
 8 
William Hopper
(Actor)
William Hopper
4
Birthdate: January 26, 1915
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA
Died: 1970
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 9 
Pearl Buck
(Winner of the 1938 Nobel Prize in Literature)
Pearl Buck
20
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: June 26, 1892
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Hillsboro
Died: 1973

Nobel Prize- and Pulitzer Prize-winning American author Pearl Buck was raised in China by her missionary parents. She grew up to teach English literature in Chinese universities and later penned books such as East Wind, West Wind and The Good Earth, which were based on her experiences in China.

 10 
Teresa Wright
(Actress)
Teresa Wright
2
Birthdate: October 27, 1918
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Harlem, New York, United States
Died: 2005

Teresa Wright was an American actress best remembered for her portrayal of Carol Beldon in the 1942 romantic war drama film Mrs. Miniver, which earned her the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. Teresa Wright worked with top directors like Alfred Hitchcock, who admired her professionalism.

 11 
Robert Osborne
(Actor, Television actor, Biographer, Film actor, Historian, Journalist, Screenwriter, Cinematographer, Film producer)
Robert Osborne
1
Birthdate: May 3, 1932
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Colfax
Died: 2017

Best known for his over two-decade-long stint as a Turner Classic Movies host, Robert Osborne also gained fame for his penning The Official History of the Academy Awards and the National Film Book Award-winning 50 Golden Years of Oscar. A qualified journalist, he also wrote columns for The Hollywood Reporter.

 12 
Gottlieb Daimler
5
Birthdate: March 17, 1834
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Schorndorf, Germany
Died: 1900

Gottlieb Daimler was a German engineer, industrialist, and industrial designer. A pioneer of automobile development and internal combustion engines, Daimler is credited with inventing the liquid petroleum-fueled engine. In 1978, Gottlieb Daimler was inducted into the Automotive Hall of Fame.

 13 
Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
(Former Associate Justice of the US Supreme Court)
Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: March 8, 1841
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Died: 1935
 14 
Constanze Mozart
(Austrian Singer and Biographer )
Constanze Mozart
1
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: January 5, 1762
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Zell im Wiesental, Germany
Died: 1842
 15 
William Barret Travis
(Military Leader)
William Barret Travis
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 1, 1809
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Saluda County, South Carolina, United States
Died: 1836
 16 
Billy Collins Jr.
(Boxer)
Billy Collins Jr.
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 21, 1961
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Nashville, Tennessee, United States
Died: 1984
 17 
Martin Niemöller
(German Theologian and Pastor Known for His Most Famous Poem 'First They Came...')
Martin Niemöller
5
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 14, 1892
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Lippstadt, Germany
Died: 1984
Best remembered for the quote “First they came for the socialists, and I did not speak out...,” Martin Niemöller was a German pastor who tried to counter discrimination against Christian converts with Jewish heritage. His Confessing Church was perhaps his apology for initially being a Nazi sympathizer.
 18 
Melina Mercouri
(Greek Actress and Former Minister for Culture)
Melina Mercouri
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Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: October 18, 1920
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Athens, Greece
Died: 1994

Maria Amalia Mercouri was a Greek actress, singer, politician, activist, and socialist. Mercouri had a profound acting career and is remembered for her portrayal of Ilya in the film Never on Sunday, which earned her a Cannes Film Festival Best Actress Award. As a politician, Mercouri served as the Minister of Culture and Sports, the first female to do so.

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McCoy Tyner
(Pianist)
McCoy Tyner
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: December 11, 1938
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: 2020
 20 
Hans Bethe
(Physicist)
Hans Bethe
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: July 2, 1906
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Strasbourg
Died: 2005

A physiology professor’s son, Hans Bethe had shown immense talent in math as a child. The German-American theoretical physicist and Cornell professor was a pioneer of quantum physics and later won the Nobel Prize for Physics for his research on stellar nucleosynthesis, or the formation of energy in stars.

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Frances Dee
(Actress)
Frances Dee
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Birthdate: November 26, 1909
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: 2004
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 22 
George Formby
(Actor, Comedian, Film producer, Musician)
George Formby
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Birthdate: May 26, 1904
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Wigan
Died: 1961
 23 
Alvin Lee
(Lead Vocalist and Lead Guitarist of the Blues Rock Band 'Ten Years After')
Alvin Lee
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: December 19, 1944
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Nottingham, England
Died: 2013
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)
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Margaret Dumont
(Actress)
Margaret Dumont
1
Birthdate: October 20, 1882
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York
Died: 1965
 25 
Robert Bernard Sherman
(Songwriter)
Robert Bernard Sherman
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: December 19, 1925
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: New York, US
Died: 2012
 26 
Ivor Novello
(Actor, Playwright, Composer, Writer, Screenwriter, Songwriter)
Ivor Novello
3
Birthdate: January 15, 1893
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Cardiff
Died: 1951
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Jean Baudrillard
(French Sociologist Known for His Analyses of Media, Contemporary Culture, and Technological Communication)
Jean Baudrillard
1
Birthdate: July 27, 1929
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Reims, France
Died: 2007

Renowned sociologist and cultural theorist Jean Baudrillard is remembered for introducing concepts of hyperreality and simulacrum. Initially a teacher of German literature in schools, he later taught sociology at Paris X Nanterre. He coined the phrase the desert of the real, which was later used in the film The Matrix.

 28 
Kim Walker
(Actress)
Kim Walker
1
Birthdate: June 19, 1968
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Died: 2001
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Zoltan Kodaly
(Hungarian Composer and Creator of the ‘Kodály Method’ of Music Education)
Zoltan Kodaly
4
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: December 16, 1882
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Kecskemét, Hungary
Died: 1967

Hungarian composer and folk music legend Zoltan Kodaly pioneered what is known as the Kodály method of music education. His style reflected a fusion of Hungarian, Italian, and French tunes. His music originated from years of research on folk music in Hungarian villages, leading to his thesis on the same.

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Henri Richard
(Canadian Professional Ice Hockey Player Who Played Centre)
Henri Richard
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 29, 1936
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Died: 2020
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Reginald Johnston
(Commissioner of Weihaiwei (1927–1930) ,Former diplomat who served as the tutor and advisor to Puyi, the last Emperor of China)
Reginald Johnston
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 13, 1874
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Edinburgh, Scotland
Died: 1938
 32 
Nelson Eddy
(American Actor and Singer)
Nelson Eddy
1
Birthdate: June 29, 1901
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Providence, Rhode Island, United States
Died: 1967

Nelson Eddy was an American actor and singer. A classically trained baritone, Eddy was the world's highest paid singer at the peak of his career. During his illustrious career, which spanned 40 years, Nelson Eddy earned many prestigious awards including three stars on the famous Hollywood Walk of Fame. He is also credited with inspiring many Americans to pursue music.

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Stompin' Tom Connors
(Canadian Country and Folk Singer-Songwriter Known for His Hit Single 'The Hockey Song')
Stompin' Tom Connors
3
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: February 9, 1936
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada
Died: 2013

Canadian country singer Stompin' Tom Connors is remembered for his legendary tracks such as Sudbury Saturday Night and The Hockey Song. His many accolades include a Governor's General Performing Arts Award and an honorary degree, though he sent back all his Juno Awards to protest against its qualification guidelines.

 34 
Cheddi Jagan
(4th President of Guyana)
Cheddi Jagan
4
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 22, 1918
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Port Mourant, Guyana
Died: 1997
The first elected prime minister of British Guyana, Cheddi Jagan was born to a sugarcane plantation worker and was a practicing dentist. Although his parents were poor Indian-born Hindu migrants, Jagan made it to top-notch institutes. He later earned the tag of the Guyanese Father of the Nation.
 35 
James Bowie
(American Pioneer, Slave Smuggler and Trader)
James Bowie
4
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 1796 AD
Birthplace: Logan County, Kentucky, United States
Died: 1836
 36 
Otis Blackwell
(Songwriter)
Otis Blackwell
2
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: February 16, 1931
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: 2002
Charles Edward, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
2
Birthdate: July 19, 1884
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Claremont House, Surrey, England
Died: 1954
Charles Edward, a grandson of Queen Victoria, was the Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, part of Germany, since age 13. Named a traitor for fighting in the German Army during World War II, he was stripped of his British wealth and charged with war crimes. He died a poor man.
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George Washington Vanderbilt II
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 14, 1862
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: New Dorp
Died: 1914
 39 
Maxie Rosenbloom
(Boxer)
Maxie Rosenbloom
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 1, 1907
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Lebanon, Connecticut Leonard Bridge, Connecticut, U.S.
Died: 1976
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 40 
Rudolf Otto
(German Theologian and One of the Most Influential Scholars of Religion in the Early Twentieth Century)
Rudolf Otto
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Birthdate: September 25, 1869
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Peine, Germany
Died: 1937

Initially a professor of theology, philosopher Rudolf Otto later contributed to some of the most significant works of theology, such as The Idea of the Holy. He was also a member of the Prussian Parliament and is remembered for his services to Christianity and his idea of numinous.

 41 
John Henninger Reagan
(Former United States Senator from Texas)
John Henninger Reagan
2
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 8, 1818
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Sevierville, Tennessee, U.S.
Died: 1905
 42 
Michael Manley
(Politician)
Michael Manley
2
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 10, 1924
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Saint Andrew
Died: 1997

Michael Manley was a Jamaican politician best remembered for his service as the Prime Minister of Jamaica on two occasions between 1972 and 1992. An influential politician, he served as the prime minister from 1972 to 1980 and again from 1989 to 1992. Michael Manley is often counted among the most popular Jamaican prime ministers of all time.

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Alfred von Tirpitz
(Politician, Officer)
Alfred von Tirpitz
2
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 19, 1849
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Kostrzyn nad Odrą
Died: 1930
 44 
Luang Pu Thuat
(Monk)
Luang Pu Thuat
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: March 3, 1582
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Songkhla, Thailand
Died: 1682
 45 
Halford Mackinder
(British Geographer, Academic and One of the Founding Fathers of Both 'Geopolitics' and 'Geostrategy')
Halford Mackinder
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Birthdate: February 15, 1861
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Gainsborough, England
Died: 1947

Halford Mackinder was an English geographer, politician, and academic. He is considered one of the founding fathers of geostrategy as well as geopolitics. Mackinder’s work helped establish geography as a separate discipline in the UK. An influential academic, Halford Mackinder held important positions in popular universities, including the University Extension College and the London School of Economics.

 46 
Frank Jobe
(Surgeon)
Frank Jobe
1
Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: July 16, 1925
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Greensboro, North Carolina, United States
Died: 2014

American orthopedic surgeon Frank Jobe is best remembered for pioneering the Tommy John surgery for baseball athletes, named after Los Angeles Dodgers player Tommy John, on whom the surgery was first performed. He also co-wote books such as Play Ball! and 30 Exercises for Better Golf.

 47 
Hugh Fraser
(Politician)
Hugh Fraser
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 23, 1918
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Westminster, London, England
Died: 1984
 48 
Bruce Graham
(Architect)
Bruce Graham
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Listed In: Architects
Birthdate: December 1, 1925
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Valle del Cauca, Colombia
Died: 2010

Peruvian-American architect Bruce Graham was best known for his architectural works in Chicago. Hailed as the Burnham of his era, he also worked on buildings in places such as Hong Kong, Cairo, and London. The Willis Tower and the John Hancock Center were among his most iconic creations.

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Ernest Becker
(Former anthropologist known for Eliciting the creation of Terror Management Theory)
Ernest Becker
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Birthdate: September 27, 1924
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Springfield, Massachusetts, United States
Died: 1974
 50 
William Worrall Mayo
(Chemist, Politician, Gynaecologist, Editor)
William Worrall Mayo
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Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: May 31, 1819
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Salford
Died: 1911

Part of the renowned Mayo family of doctors of the U.S., William Worrall Mayo played a key role in establishing the Mayo Clinic. He and his two sons built the St. Mary’s Hospital, along with the Sisters of St. Francis, after the deadly tornado of 1883 destroyed Rochester.