Died On October 6th

Discover the most famous people who died on October 6. The list includes people like Bette Davis, Anwar Sadat, William Tyndale, Charles Stewart Parnell, Elizabeth Bishop. Famous personalities featured on this list, include political leaders, poets, philosophers and actors and from other domains of life. This list includes people from United States, United Kingdom, Germany & Australia and many more countries.
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 1 
Eddie Van Halen
(Guitarist and Keyboardist of the Rock Band Van Halen)
Eddie Van Halen
67
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: January 26, 1955
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Died: 2020

Eddie Van Halen was an American songwriter and guitarist. The co-founder of the popular rock band Van Halen, Eddie is widely considered one of the greatest guitar players in the history of rock music. He is credited with popularizing the tapping technique, which is now used extensively by guitarists all over the world.

 2 
Bette Davis
(American Actress Who was Known for Playing Unsympathetic, Sardonic Characters)
Bette Davis
35
Birthdate: April 5, 1908
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Lowell, Massachusetts, United States
Died: 1989

Two-time Academy Award-winner Bette Davis, a prominent figure from the Golden Age of Hollywood, was known for playing unlikeable characters and her addiction to cigarettes both off and on screen. Fans loved her in All About Eve and Human Bondage. Bette was also the first female AFI Lifetime Achievement Award-winner.

 3 
Alfred Lord Tennyson
(19th Century English Poet Who was the Poet Laureate During Much of Queen Victoria's Reign)
Alfred Lord Tennyson
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 6, 1809
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Somersby, Lincolnshire, England
Died: 1892

Alfred, Lord Tennyson was a British poet. One of the most famous British poets of all time, Tennyson served as the Poet Laureate during Queen Victoria's reign. His poetry, which is renowned for its powerful visual imagery, served as an important influence on the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, a group of English poets and painters.

 4 
Anwar Sadat
(Former President of Egypt)
Anwar Sadat
19
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 25, 1918
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Mit Abu al-Kum
Died: 1981
Anwar Sadat served as the president and prime minister of Egypt till his assassination in 1981. He was part of the Free Officers, a group that overthrew King Farouk. He became the first Muslim Nobel laureate, after winning the Nobel Peace Prize for negotiating the Egypt–Israel Peace Treaty.
 5 
Ginger Baker
(Former Drummer known for co-founder and occasional vocalist of the rock band Cream)
Ginger Baker
6
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: August 19, 1939
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Lewisham, South London, England
Died: 2019
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 6 
Scott Wilson
(American Actor)
Scott Wilson
2
Birthdate: March 29, 1942
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Thomasville, Georgia, United States
Died: 2018
 7 
Denholm Elliott
9
Birthdate: May 31, 1922
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Ealing, London, England
Died: 1992

Veteran English actor, Denholm Elliott, had more than 125 film and TV credits to his name. He is best remembered for playing Mr. Emerson in the film, A Room with a View. A much-respected character actor, he received three British Academy Film Awards. He was secretly bisexual and had an open marriage to actress Susan Robinson.

 8 
Ralphie May
(Comedian)
Ralphie May
13
Birthdate: February 17, 1972
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA
Died: 2017
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 9 
Richard Farnsworth
9
Birthdate: September 1, 1920
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: 2000
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 10 
Will Keith Kellogg
(Founder of the Kellogg Company)
Will Keith Kellogg
6
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: April 7, 1860
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Battle Creek
Died: 1951
 11 
Diane Cilento
(Best Known for Her Role in the Film ‘Tom Jones)
Diane Cilento
11
Birthdate: April 2, 1932
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Mooloolaba, Australia
Died: 2011

Diane Cilento is one of the earliest Australian actresses to make it big in the British film industry. Although her popularity increased after marrying the famous James Bond actor Sean Connery, her film career went downhill and she could never really revive her career. In 2001, she was honored with the Centenary Medal for service to the arts.

 12 
Montserrat Caballé
(Spanish Operatic Soprano Known for Her Pure and Powerful Vocals With Exquisite Pianissimo)
Montserrat Caballé
8
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: April 12, 1933
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Barcelona, Spain
Died: 2018

Spanish opera singer and a legend of classical music, Montserrat Caballé became an international sensation after recording the duet Barcelona, the official anthem for the 1992 Barcelona Olympics, with Freddie Mercury. She is also remembered for his iconic portrayal of the title role of Lucrezia Borgia.

 13 
Walter Hagen
(American Professional Golfer and One of the Greatest Golfers Ever)
Walter Hagen
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 21, 1892
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Rochester, New York, United States
Died: 1969

A major figure in the early-20th century international golf, American golfer Walter Hagen is often hailed as the father of professional golf for his contributions towards raising the stature of the game. The first golfer to earn one million dollars, he registered 58 wins including eleven major championships and made golf popular in the USA, with his flair and style.

 14 
Elizabeth Bishop
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 8, 1911
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
Died: 1979
 15 
Gorilla Monsoon
(American Professional Wrestler, Play-by-Play Commentator and Booker)
Gorilla Monsoon
5
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 4, 1937
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: RochesterRochester, New York, United States
Died: 1999
Height: 6'7" (201 cm)
 16 
Connie Hawkins
(Basketball Player)
Connie Hawkins
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 17, 1942
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York
Died: 2017
Height: 6'8" (203 cm)
 17 
Nelson Riddle
(American Arranger, Composer and Orchestrator)
Nelson Riddle
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: June 1, 1921
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Oradell, New Jersey, United States
Died: 1985
 18 
Charles Stewart Parnell
(Leader of the Irish Parliamentary Party (1882 - 1891))
Charles Stewart Parnell
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: June 27, 1846
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Avondale House, Rathdrum, Ireland
Died: 1891

Charles Stewart Parnell led both the Irish Parliamentary Party and the Home Rule League. A nationalist, he is remembered as one of the pioneering political leaders of Europe. However, his political image suffered a huge blow after he was dragged into an adultery scandal with Katherine O’Shea.

 19 
Buck O'Neil
(Baseball player and manager)
Buck O'Neil
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 13, 1911
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Carrabelle, Florida, United States
Died: 2006
 20 
Tod Browning
(American Film Director, Actor and Screenwriter)
Tod Browning
1
Birthdate: July 12, 1880
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Louisville, Kentucky, United States
Died: 1962

Tod Browning was an American actor, director, screenwriter, and vaudeville performer. Browning is best remembered for directing films like Dracula and Freaks. He had an illustrious career that spanned from 1913 to 1939. Although he was famous during his lifetime, Browning's work received greater critical appreciation after his death. He is sometimes referred to as the Edgar Allan Poe of cinema.

 21 
Billy Joe Royal
(Musician, Singer, Film actor, Songwriter)
Billy Joe Royal
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: April 3, 1942
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Valdosta
Died: 2015
 22 
Marian Hall Seldes
(Actress)
Marian Hall Seldes
1
Birthdate: August 23, 1928
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York, United States
Died: 2014
 23 
Samuil of Bulgaria
(Former Tsar of Bulgaria)
Samuil of Bulgaria
2
Birthdate: 0958 AD
Birthplace: Prilep, Macedonia (FYROM)
Died: 1014
 24 
Helmuth Koinigg
(Austrian Racing Driver)
Helmuth Koinigg
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 3, 1948
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: 1974

Austrian racing driver Helmuth Koinigg was from an affluent family but struggled to finance his racing dreams initially. He tragically passed away in a deadly crash at age 25, in what was his second Grand Prix start, the 1974 US Grand Prix, when a suspension failure caused him to be decapitated.

 25 
Johnny Vander Meer
(Baseball player)
Johnny Vander Meer
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 2, 1914
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Prospect Park, New Jersey
Died: 1997
 26 
Ford Madox Brown
(Painter)
Ford Madox Brown
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Birthdate: April 16, 1821
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Calais
Died: 1893
 27 
V. K. Krishna Menon
(Indian Academic, Politician, and Union Minister for Defence From 1957 to 1962)
V. K. Krishna Menon
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 3, 1896
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Kozhikode, Kerala, India
Died: 1974
 28 
Joan II of Navarre
(Queen)
Joan II of Navarre
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Birthdate: January 28, 1312
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Charenton-le-Pont, France
Died: 1349
 29 
Ferdinand von Richthofen
(German Geographer and Scientist Known for Coining the Terms ‘Silk Road’ or ‘Silk Route')
Ferdinand von Richthofen
3
Birthdate: May 5, 1833
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Pokój, Poland
Died: 1905

Ferdinand von Richthofen, also known as Baron von Richthofen, was a German geographer who discovered quite a few places in and around China, thus contributing to his book China, the Results of My Travels and the Studies Based Thereon. He worked on chorography and chorology and also developed geomorphology.

 30 
Charles E. Merrill
(Philanthropist)
Charles E. Merrill
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 19, 1885
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Green Cove Springs, Florida, United States
Died: 1956
 31 
Gilbert Ryle
(British Philosopher)
Gilbert Ryle
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Birthdate: August 19, 1900
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Brighton, England
Died: 1976

British philosopher Gilbert Ryle, often considered as an ordinary language philosopher, is best-known for his critique of Cartesian dualism. He introduced the phrase ghost in the machine in his book The Concept of Mind as his description of René Descartes' mind-body dualism. He first introduced the notion of thick description, which has greatly influenced cultural anthropologists like Clifford Geertz.

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Amália Rodrigues
(Actress)
Amália Rodrigues
2
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: July 23, 1920
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Lisbon, Portugal
Died: 1999
 33 
Ricardo Palma
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 7, 1833
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Lima, Peru
Died: 1919

Ricardo Palma was a Peruvian author, scholar, librarian, and politician. He became interested in politics as a young man and held several political positions. He began writing seriously following the birth of his first son, for whom he used to write fantastic tales. He went on to pursue a literary career and published various articles and books. 

 34 
Vera Mukhina
(Russian Painter and Sculptor)
Vera Mukhina
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Birthdate: July 1, 1889
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Riga, Latvia
Died: 1953

Considered the most popular female Soviet sculptor, Vera Mukhina earned the nickname of the queen of Soviet sculpture. After a plastic surgery following a sledging accident as a young girl, she focused on studying sculpting. The five-time Stalin Prize winner is remembered for her works such as Peasant Woman.

 35 
George Gaylord Simpson
(American Paleontologist Known for His Contributions to Evolutionary Theory)
George Gaylord Simpson
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: June 16, 1902
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: 1984

George Gaylord Simpson was an American paleontologist. He was one of the 20th century's most influential paleontologists. Simpson, who wrote extensively on the taxonomy of extant mammals and fossils, is credited with coining the word hypodigm. From 1945 to 1959, he served as the curator of the Department of Paleontology and Geology at the American Museum of Natural History.

 36 
Charles Emmanuel IV of Sardinia
(King)
Charles Emmanuel IV of Sardinia
0
Birthdate: May 24, 1751
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Royal Palace of Turin, Turin, Italy
Died: 1819
 37 
George du Maurier
(Writer, Illustrator)
George du Maurier
0
Birthdate: March 6, 1834
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Paris
Died: 1896
 38 
Francois Cevert
(French Racing Driver)
Francois Cevert
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 25, 1944
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: 1973
 39 
Porter Hall
(Actor Known for Playing Villains or Comedic Incompetent Characters in the 1930s and 1940s)
Porter Hall
0
Birthdate: September 19, 1888
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
Died: 1953

Porter Hall was an American actor who achieved prominence during the 1930s and 1940s. He is best remembered for playing supporting roles in popular films like The Thin Man and Double Indemnity.

 40 
Igor Talkov
(Singer-Songwriter and Film Actor Known for His Popular Songs ‘Clean Ponds’ and ‘Summer Rain’)
Igor Talkov
0
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: November 4, 1956
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Tula Oblast, Russia
Died: 1991

Soviet Russian singer-songwriter and film-actor Igor Talkov is best-known for releasing popular songs like Clean Ponds and Summer Rain. While several of his songs were about love and fate, many also included lyrics containing political message criticising the Soviet regime. He also starred in the films Tsar Ivan the Terrible and Behind the Last Line. He was murdered in 1991.

 41 
Wang Mang
(Emperor)
Wang Mang
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Birthdate: 0045 BC
Birthplace: Wei Commandery
Died: 0023

Known as Shehuangdi, or The Usurper Emperor, 1st-century Chinese monarch Wang Mang was initially a Han dynasty official. He seized the Chinese throne from the Liu family of the Han dynasty, to form his own short-lived reign, also known as the Xin dynasty. He was later overthrown.

 42 
Otto Fritz Meyerhof
(German Physician and Biochemist Who Won the 1922 Nobel Prize in Medicine)
Otto Fritz Meyerhof
0
Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: April 12, 1884
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Hanover, Germany
Died: 1951

Otto Fritz Meyerhof was a German physician and biochemist. He studied medicine in Strasbourg and Heidelberg and later became a professor at the University of Kiel. He jointly won the Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine with Archibald Vivian Hill in 1922. He became one of the directors of the Kaiser Wilhelm Institute for Medical Research in 1929. 

 43 
Joseph Allen Stein
(Architect and a major figure in the establishment of a regional modern architecture in the San Francisco Bay area in the 1940s)
Joseph Allen Stein
0
Listed In: Architects
Birthdate: April 10, 1912
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Omaha, Nebraska, United States
Died: 2001
 44 
Tom Murphy
(Actor)
Tom Murphy
0
Birthdate: January 15, 1968
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Salisbury, Rhodesia (now Harare, Zimbabwe)
Died: 2007
 45 
Ray Bumatai
(Actor, Singer)
Ray Bumatai
0
Birthdate: December 20, 1952
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Offenbach, Germany
Died: 2005
 46 
Lajos Batthyány
(Statesman)
Lajos Batthyány
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 10, 1807
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Bratislava, Slovakia
Died: 1849
 47 
Nadia Nerina
(Dancer)
Nadia Nerina
0
Listed In: Dancers
Birthdate: October 21, 1927
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Bloemfontein, South Africa
Died: 2008
 48 
Guru Har Rai
(Sikh Guru)
Guru Har Rai
5
Birthdate: January 16, 1630
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Kiratpur, Punjab, India
Died: 1661
 49 
William Withering
(British Botanist, Geologist, Chemist and Physician Best Known for His Use of Extracts of Foxglove to Treat Dropsy)
William Withering
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: March 17, 1741
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Wellington, Shropshire, England
Died: 1799

Born to a surgeon, William Withering followed in his father’s footsteps to become a physician, though he also had immense knowledge of botany, geology, and chemistry. He not only treated edema, or dropsy, with the help of the foxglove plant but also studied scarlet fever and suggested rum as a medical substitute.

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Jules Dupré
(Painter)
Jules Dupré
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Birthdate: April 5, 1811
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Nantes, France
Died: 1889