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  • What happened on September 6
  • September 6 is the 249th day of the year (250th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 116 days remaining until the end of the year.

 

  • Events on September 6
  • 394 – Battle of the Frigidus: Roman Emperor Theodosius I defeats and kills the usurper Eugenius. His Frankish magister militumArbogast escapes but commits suicide two days later
  • 1492 – Christopher Columbus sails from La Gomera in the Canary Islands, his final port of call before crossing the Atlantic Ocean for the first time.
  • 1522 – The Victoria, the only surviving ship of Ferdinand Magellan’s expedition, returns to Sanlúcar de Barrameda in Spain, becoming the first ship to circumnavigate the world.
  • 1620 – The Pilgrims sail from Plymouth, England, on the Mayflower to settle in North America. (Old Style date; September 16 perNew Style date.)
  • 1628 – Puritans settle Salem, which will later become part of Massachusetts Bay Colony.
  • 1634 – Thirty Years’ War: In the Battle of Nördlingen, the Catholic Imperial army defeats Swedish and German Protestant forces.
  • 1642 – The English Parliament led by Puritans issues an Ordinance suppressing all stage plays in theatres.
  • 1781 – The Battle of Groton Heights takes place, resulting in a British victory.
  • 1803 – British scientist John Dalton begins using symbols to represent the atoms of different elements.
  • 1847 – Henry David Thoreau leaves Walden Pond and moves in with Ralph Waldo Emerson and his family in Concord, Massachusetts.
  • 1861 – American Civil War: Forces under Union General Ulysses S. Grant bloodlessly capture Paducah, Kentucky, giving the Union control of the Tennessee River’s mouth.
  • 1863 – American Civil War: Confederate forces evacuate Battery Wagner and Morris Island in South Carolina.
  • 1870 – Louisa Ann Swain of Laramie, Wyoming becomes the first woman in the United States to cast a vote legally after 1807.
  • 1885 – Eastern Rumelia declares its union with Bulgaria, thus accomplishing Bulgarian unification.
  • 1901 – Leon Czolgosz, an unemployed anarchist, shoots and fatally wounds US President William McKinley at the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, New York.
  • 1916 – The first self-service grocery store, Piggly Wiggly, was opened in Memphis, Tennessee, by Clarence Saunders.
  • 1930 – Democratically elected Argentine president Hipólito Yrigoyen is deposed in a military coup.
  • 1939 – World War II: At the Battle of Barking Creek, Britain suffers its first fighter pilot casualty of the Second World War as a result of friendly fire.
  • 1939 – World War II: South Africa declares war on Nazi Germany.
  • 1940 – King Carol II of Romania abdicates and is succeeded by his son Michael.
  • 1943 – The Monterrey Institute of Technology, one of the largest and most influential private universities in Latin America, is founded in Monterrey, Mexico.
  • 1943 – Pennsylvania Railroad’s premier train derails at Frankford Junction in Philadelphia, killing 79 people and injuring 117 others.
  • 1944 – World War II: The city of Ypres, Belgium is liberated by Allied forces.
  • 1944 – World War II: Soviet forces capture the city of Tartu, Estonia.
  • 1946 – United States Secretary of State James F. Byrnes announces that the U.S. will follow a policy of economic reconstruction in postwar Germany.
  • 1949 – Allied military authorities relinquish control of former Nazi Germany assets back to German control.
  • 1952 – A prototype aircraft crashes at the Farnborough Airshow in Hampshire, England, killing 29 spectators and the two on board.
  • 1955 – Istanbul’s Greek, Jewish and Armenian minority are the target of a government-sponsored pogrom; dozens are killed in ensuing riots.
  • 1962 – The United States government begins the Exercise Spade Fork nuclear readiness drill.
  • 1962 – Archaeologist Peter Marsden discovers the first of the Blackfriars Ships dating back to the 2nd century AD in the Blackfriars area of the banks of the River Thames in London.
  • 1965 – India retaliates following Pakistan’s Operation Grand Slam which results in the Indo-Pakistani War of 1965 that ends in a stalemate and follows the signing of the Tashkent Declaration.
  • 1966 – In Cape Town, South Africa, the architect of apartheid, Prime Minister Hendrik Verwoerd, is stabbed to death during a parliamentary meeting.
  • 1968 – Swaziland becomes independent.
  • 1970 – Two passenger jets bound from Europe to New York are simultaneously hijacked by Palestinian terrorist members of the PFLP and taken to Dawson’s Field, Jordan.
  • 1972 – Munich massacre: Nine Israeli athletes taken hostage at the Munich Olympic Games by the Palestinian “Black September” terrorist group die (as did a German policeman) at the hands of the kidnappers during a failed rescue attempt. Two other Israeli athletes were slain in the initial attack the previous day.
  • 1976 – Cold War: Soviet Air Force pilot Lieutenant Viktor Belenko lands a Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-25 jet fighter at Hakodate on the island of Hokkaidō in Japan and requests political asylum in the United States; his request is granted.
  • 1983 – The Soviet Union admits to shooting down Korean Air Lines Flight 007, stating its operatives did not know it was a civilian aircraft when it reportedly violated Soviet airspace.
  • 1986 – In Istanbul, two terrorists from Abu Nidal’s organization kill 22 and wound six congregants inside the Neve Shalom Synagogue during Shabbat services.
  • 1991 – The Soviet Union recognizes the independence of the Baltic states: Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.
  • 1991 – The name Saint Petersburg is restored to Russia’s second largest city, which had been known as Leningrad since 1924.
  • 1995 – Cal Ripken, Jr. of the Baltimore Orioles plays in his 2,131st consecutive game, breaking a record that had stood for 56 years.
  • 1997 – The Funeral of Diana, Princess of Wales takes place in London. Well over a million people lined the streets and 2.5 billion watched around the world on television.
  • 2007 – Israel executes an air strike, Operation Orchard, to destroy a nuclear reactor in Syria.
  • 2009 – The ro-ro ferry SuperFerry 9 sinks off the Zamboanga Peninsula in the Philippines with 971 persons aboard; all but ten are rescued.
  • 2012 – Sixty-one people die after a fishing boat capsizes off the İzmir Province coast of Turkey, near the Greek Aegean islands.

 

 

 

  • Births on September 6
  • 1475 – Artus Gouffier, Lord of Boissy, French nobleman and politician (d. 1519)
  • 1475 – Sebastiano Serlio, Italian Mannerist architect (d. 1554)
  • 1535 – Emanuel van Meteren, Flemish historian and author (d. 1612)
  • 1620 – Isabella Leonarda, Italian composer and educator (d. 1704)
  • 1633 – Sebastian Knüpfer, German cantor and composer (d. 1676)
  • 1656 – Guillaume Dubois, French cardinal and politician (d. 1723)
  • 1666 – Ivan V of Russia, Russian tsar (d. 1696)
  • 1711 – Henry Muhlenberg, German-American pastor and missionary (d. 1787)
  • 1729 – Moses Mendelssohn, German philosopher and theologian (d. 1786)
  • 1732 – Johan Wilcke, Swedish physicist and academic (d. 1796)
  • 1757 – Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de Lafayette, French general (d. 1834)
  • 1766 – John Dalton, English chemist, meteorologist, and physicist (d. 1844)
  • 1781 – Vincent Novello, English composer and publisher (d. 1861)
  • 1795 – Frances Wright, Scottish-American author and activist (d. 1852)
  • 1800 – Catharine Beecher, American educator and activist (d. 1878)
  • 1802 – Alcide d’Orbigny, French zoologist, palaeontologist, and geologist (d. 1857)
  • 1814 – George-Étienne Cartier, Canadian lawyer and politician, 9th Premier of East Canada (d. 1873)
  • 1815 – St. John Richardson Liddell, American general (d. 1870)
  • 1817 – Alexander Tilloch Galt, English-Canadian businessman and politician, 1st Canadian Minister of Finance (d. 1893)
  • 1819 – William Rosecrans, American general, politician, and diplomat, United States Ambassador to Mexico (d. 1898)
  • 1838 – Samuel Arnold, American conspirator (d. 1906)
  • 1852 – Schalk Willem Burger, South African commander, lawyer, and politician, 6th President of the South African Republic (d. 1918)
  • 1855 – Ferdinand Hummel, German pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 1928)
  • 1857 – Zelia Nuttall, American archeologist and historian (d. 1933)
  • 1859 – Macpherson Robertson, Australian businessman and philanthropist, founded MacRobertson’s (d. 1945)
  • 1860 – Jane Addams, American sociologist and author, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1935)
  • 1861 – William Lane, English-Australian journalist, founded New Australia (d. 1917)
  • 1868 – Heinrich Häberlin, Swiss judge and politician, President of the Swiss National Council (d. 1947)
  • 1869 – Walford Davies, English organist and composer (d. 1941)
  • 1869 – Felix Salten, Austrian-Swiss author and critic (d. 1945)
  • 1876 – John Macleod, Scottish physician and physiologist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1935)
  • 1879 – Max Schreck, German actor (d. 1936)
  • 1879 – Joseph Wirth, German educator and politician, Chancellor of Germany (d. 1956)
  • 1888 – Joseph P. Kennedy Sr., American businessman and diplomat, 44th United States Ambassador to the United Kingdom (d. 1969)
  • 1889 – Louis Silvers, American composer (d. 1954)
  • 1890 – Clara Kimball Young, American actress and producer (d. 1960)
  • 1892 – Edward Victor Appleton, English-Scottish physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1965)
  • 1893 – Claire Lee Chennault, American general and pilot (d. 1958)
  • 1899 – Billy Rose, American composer and manager (d. 1966)
  • 1900 – W. A. C. Bennett, Canadian businessman and politician, 25th Premier of British Columbia (d. 1979)
  • 1900 – Julien Green, French-American author (d. 1998)
  • 1906 – Luis Federico Leloir, French-Argentinian physician and biochemist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1987)
  • 1908 – Anthony Wagner, English genealogist and academic (d. 1995)
  • 1908 – Korczak Ziolkowski, American sculptor, designed the Crazy Horse Memorial (d. 1982)
  • 1909 – Michael Gordon, American actor and director (d. 1993)
  • 1910 – Walter Giesler, American soccer player, referee, and coach (d. 1976)
  • 1911 – Harry Danning, American baseball player and coach (d. 2004)
  • 1911 – Charles Deutsch, French aerodynamics engineer and automobile maker, co-founder of the brand “DB (d. 1980)
  • 1912 – Wayne Barlow, American organist, composer, and director (d. 1996)
  • 1913 – Julie Gibson, American actress and singer
  • 1913 – Leônidas, Brazilian footballer (d. 2004)
  • 1915 – Ed Oliver, American golfer (d. 1961)
  • 1915 – Franz Josef Strauss, German lieutenant and politician, Minister President of Bavaria (d. 1988)
  • 1917 – John Berry, American-French actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1999)
  • 1917 – George Mann, English cricketer (d. 2001)
  • 1917 – Philipp von Boeselager, German soldier and economist (d. 2008)
  • 1919 – Wilson Greatbatch, American engineer and philanthropist (d. 2011)
  • 1920 – Elvira Pagã, Brazilian actress, singer, and author (d. 2003)
  • 1921 – Carmen Laforet, Spanish author (d. 2004)
  • 1921 – Norman Joseph Woodland, American inventor, co-created the bar code (d. 2012)
  • 1923 – Peter II of Yugoslavia (d. 1970)
  • 1924 – John Melcher, American veterinarian and politician
  • 1925 – Andrea Camilleri, Italian author, screenwriter, and director
  • 1925 – Jimmy Reed, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1976)
  • 1926 – Prince Claus of the Netherlands (d. 2002)
  • 1926 – Jack English Hightower, American lawyer and politician (d. 2013)
  • 1926 – Arthur Oldham, English composer and conductor (d. 2003)
  • 1926 – Maurice Prather, American photographer and director (d. 2001)
  • 1928 – Fumihiko Maki, Japanese architect and academic, designed the Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium and Makuhari Messe
  • 1928 – Robert M. Pirsig, American novelist and philosopher
  • 1928 – Yevgeny Svetlanov, Russian conductor and composer (d. 2002)
  • 1928 – Sid Watkins, English neurosurgeon and academic (d. 2012)
  • 1929 – Yash Johar, Indian film producer, founded Dharma Productions (d. 2005)
  • 1929 – Ljubov Rebane, Estonian physicist and mathematician (d. 1991)
  • 1930 – Charles Foley, American game designer, co-created Twister (d. 2013)
  • 1930 – Helmut Piirimäe, Estonian historian and academic
  • 1931 – Bud Shrake, American journalist, author, and screenwriter (d. 2009)
  • 1932 – Colin McColl, English intelligence officer
  • 1932 – Gilles Tremblay, Canadian composer and educator
  • 1935 – Isabelle Collin Dufresne, French actress and author (d. 2014)
  • 1935 – Jock Wallace, Jr., Scottish footballer and coach (d. 1996)
  • 1937 – Sergio Aragonés, Spanish-Mexican author and illustrator
  • 1937 – Janusz Kurczab, Polish fencer and mountaineer (d. 2015)
  • 1937 – Jo Anne Worley, American actress, comedian, and singer
  • 1938 – Joan Tower, American pianist, composer, and conductor
  • 1939 – Brigid Berlin, American actress, painter, and photographer
  • 1939 – Errol Black, Canadian academic and politician (d. 2012)
  • 1939 – Susumu Tonegawa, Japanese biologist and immunologist, Nobel Prize laureate
  • 1940 – John M. Hayes, American scientist
  • 1940 – Elizabeth Murray, American painter and illustrator (d. 2007)
  • 1940 – Jackie Trent, English-Spanish singer-songwriter and actress (d. 2015)
  • 1941 – Roger Law, English illustrator
  • 1941 – Monica Mason, South African ballerina and director
  • 1942 – Dave Bargeron, American trombonist and tuba player
  • 1942 – Richard Hutton, English cricketer
  • 1942 – Mel McDaniel, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2011)
  • 1943 – Gordon Birtwistle, English engineer and politician
  • 1943 – Richard J. Roberts, English biochemist and biologist, Nobel Prize laureate
  • 1943 – Roger Waters, English singer-songwriter and bass player
  • 1944 – Donna Haraway, American author, academic, and activist
  • 1944 – Swoosie Kurtz, American actress
  • 1946 – Roger Knight, English cricketer and educator
  • 1946 – Shirley M. Malcom, American scientist, academic and educator
  • 1947 – Jane Curtin, American actress and comedian
  • 1947 – Bruce Rioch, English footballer and manager
  • 1947 – Jacob Rubinovitz, Polish-Israeli engineer and academic
  • 1948 – Claydes Charles Smith, American guitarist (d. 2006)
  • 1949 – Iris Robinson, Northern Irish politician
  • 1951 – Melih Kibar, Turkish composer (d. 2005)
  • 1952 – Simon Burns, English politician, Minister of State for Transport
  • 1952 – Vladimir Kazachyonok, Russian footballer, coach, and manager
  • 1952 – Buddy Miller, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
  • 1954 – Carly Fiorina, American businesswoman and activist
  • 1954 – Demetris Kizas, Cypriot footballer
  • 1954 – Patrick O’Hearn, American bassist and composer
  • 1954 – John Sauven, English economist and environmentalist
  • 1955 – Raymond Benson, American author and playwright
  • 1956 – Bill Ritter, American lawyer and politician, 41st Governor of Colorado
  • 1956 – Steven Yearley, English sociologist and academic
  • 1957 – Ali Divandari, Iranian painter, sculptor, and journalist
  • 1957 – Michaëlle Jean, Haitian-Canadian journalist and politician, 27th Governor-General of Canada
  • 1957 – José Sócrates, Portuguese engineer and politician, 119th Prime Minister of Portugal
  • 1958 – Buster Bloodvessel, English singer-songwriter
  • 1958 – Jeff Foxworthy, American comedian, actor, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1958 – Nigel Westlake, Australian composer and conductor
  • 1959 – Bill Root, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1961 – Simon Reeve, Australian journalist and game show host
  • 1962 – Chris Christie, American lawyer and politician, 55th Governor of New Jersey
  • 1962 – Marina Kaljurand, Estonian badminton player and diplomat, Estonia Ambassador to Russia
  • 1962 – Elizabeth Vargas, American journalist
  • 1962 – Kevin Willis, American basketball player and fashion designer
  • 1963 – Mark Chesnutt, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1963 – Pat Nevin, Scottish footballer and sportscaster
  • 1963 – Alice Sebold, American author
  • 1963 – Bryan Simonaire, American engineer and politician
  • 1963 – Geert Wilders, Dutch lawyer and politician
  • 1964 – Rosie Perez, American actress, dancer, and director
  • 1965 – Terry Bickers, English singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1965 – Darren Clark, Australian sprinter
  • 1965 – Christopher Nolan, Irish author and poet (d. 2009)
  • 1965 – Van Tiffin, American football player
  • 1967 – William DuVall, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1967 – Macy Gray, American singer-songwriter, producer, and actress
  • 1967 – Kalli Kalde, Estonian painter and illustrator
  • 1967 – Igor Štimac, Croatian footballer and manager
  • 1968 – Saeed Anwar, Pakistani cricketer
  • 1968 – Christopher Brookmyre, Scottish author
  • 1968 – Paul Rea, American journalist
  • 1969 – Tony DiTerlizzi, American author and illustrator
  • 1969 – Ben Finegold, American chess player and educator
  • 1969 – Michellie Jones, Australian-American triathlete
  • 1970 – Cheyne Coates, Australian singer-songwriter and producer
  • 1970 – Emily Maitlis, Canadian-English journalist
  • 1971 – Devang Gandhi, Indian cricketer
  • 1971 – Asko Künnap, Estonian poet and illustrator
  • 1971 – Dolores O’Riordan, Irish singer-songwriter
  • 1972 – Idris Elba, English actor
  • 1972 – Saulius Mikalajūnas, Lithuanian footballer
  • 1972 – Anika Noni Rose, American actress and singer
  • 1973 – Carlo Cudicini, Italian footballer
  • 1973 – Greg Rusedski, English tennis player and sportscaster
  • 1973 – Alessandro Troncon, Italian rugby player and coach
  • 1974 – Tim Henman, English tennis player and sportscaster
  • 1975 – Derrek Lee, American baseball player and coach
  • 1976 – Rodrigo Amarante, Brazilian singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1976 – Jon Ander López, Spanish footballer (d. 2013)
  • 1976 – Tom Pappas, American decathlete and coach
  • 1978 – Cisco Adler, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
  • 1978 – Alex Escobar, Venezuelan baseball player
  • 1978 – Mathew Horne, English actor and screenwriter
  • 1978 – Homare Sawa, Japanese footballer
  • 1979 – Mike Arnaoutis, Greek boxer
  • 1979 – Foxy Brown, American rapper
  • 1979 – Massimo Maccarone, Italian footballer
  • 1979 – Carlos Adrián Morales, Mexican footballer
  • 1980 – Kerry Katona, English singer and actress
  • 1980 – Samuel Peter, Nigerian boxer
  • 1980 – Joseph Yobo, Nigerian footballer
  • 1981 – Yuki Abe, Japanese footballer
  • 1981 – Yumiko Cheng, Hong Kong singer and actress
  • 1981 – Andrew Richardson, Jamaican cricketer
  • 1981 – Mark Teahen, American baseball player
  • 1984 – Helena Ekholm, Swedish skier
  • 1984 – William Porterfield, Northern Irish cricketer
  • 1987 – Ramiele Malubay, Saudi Arabian-American singer
  • 1987 – Emir Preldžić, Turkish basketball player
  • 1988 – Ray Fujita, French-Japanese actor and singer
  • 1988 – Max George, English singer-songwriter and actor
  • 1988 – Denis Tonucci, Italian footballer
  • 1989 – Nikos Boutzikos, Greek footballer
  • 1989 – Kim So-eun, South Korean actress
  • 1990 – Matt McAndrew, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1990 – John Wall, American basketball player
  • 1992 – Young Tonumaipea, Samoan rugby league player
  • 1993 – Mattia Valoti, Italian footballer
  • 1996 – Andrés Tello, Colombian footballer
  • 1998 – Michele Perniola, Italian singer
  • 1999 – Patrick Brasca, Canadian-Taiwanese singer-songwriter

 

 

 

  • Deaths on September 6
  • 394 – Eugenius, Roman usurper
  • 926 – Emperor Taizu of Liao (b. 872)
  • 957 – Liudolf, Duke of Swabia (b. 930)
  • 972 – Pope John XIII (b. 930)
  • 1092 – Conrad I, Duke of Bohemia
  • 1276 – Vicedomino de Vicedominis, Italian cardinal (b. 1210)
  • 1431 – Demetrios Laskaris Leontares, Byzantine admiral and diplomat
  • 1511 – Ashikaga Yoshizumi, Japanese shogun (b. 1481)
  • 1625 – Thomas Dempster, Scottish historian and scholar (b. 1579)
  • 1635 – Metius, Dutch mathematician and astronomer (b. 1571)
  • 1649 – Robert Dudley, English geographer and explorer (b. 1574)
  • 1683 – Jean-Baptiste Colbert, French economist and politician, French Controller-General of Finances (b. 1619)
  • 1708 – Sir John Morden, 1st Baronet, English merchant and philanthropist, founded Morden College (b. 1623)
  • 1748 – Edmund Gibson, English bishop and scholar (b. 1669)
  • 1783 – Carlo Bertinazzi, Italian actor and author (b. 1710)
  • 1808 – Louis-Pierre Anquetil, French historian and author (b. 1723)
  • 1868 – Pierre Adolphe Rost, American lawyer, judge, and politician (b. 1797)
  • 1885 – Narcís Monturiol, Spanish engineer, designed the Ictineo I and Ictineo II (b. 1819)
  • 1891 – Charles Jamrach, German-English businessman (b. 1815)
  • 1902 – Frederick Abel, English chemist and engineer (b. 1827)
  • 1907 – Sully Prudhomme, French poet and critic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1839)
  • 1919 – Lord Charles Beresford, English admiral and politician (b. 1846)
  • 1927 – William Libbey, American target shooter and geographer (b. 1855)
  • 1938 – John Stuart Hindmarsh, English race car driver and pilot (b. 1907)
  • 1939 – Arthur Rackham, English illustrator (b. 1867)
  • 1945 – John S. McCain Sr., American admiral (b. 1884)
  • 1949 – Walter Widdop, English tenor and actor (b. 1892)
  • 1950 – Olaf Stapledon, English philosopher and author (b. 1886)
  • 1951 – James W. Gerard, American lawyer and diplomat, United States Ambassador to Germany (b. 1867)
  • 1952 – Gertrude Lawrence, English actress, singer, and dancer (b. 1898)
  • 1956 – Witold Hurewicz, Polish mathematician (b. 1904)
  • 1956 – Lee Jung-seob, North Korean painter (b. 1916)
  • 1959 – Edmund Gwenn, English actor (b. 1877)
  • 1959 – Kay Kendall, English actress and comedian (b. 1927)
  • 1962 – Hanns Eisler, German-Austrian composer (b. 1898)
  • 1962 – Seiichiro Kashio, Japanese tennis player (b. 1892)
  • 1966 – Margaret Sanger, American nurse, educator, and activist (b. 1879)
  • 1966 – Hendrik Verwoerd, Dutch-South African journalist and politician, 7th Prime Minister of South Africa (b. 1901)
  • 1969 – Arthur Friedenreich, Brazilian footballer (b. 1892)
  • 1972 – Perpetrator and victims of the Munich massacre
    • Luttif Afif, Palestinian terrorist (b. 1945)
    • David Mark Berger, American-Israeli weightlifter (b. 1944)
    • Ze’ev Friedman, Polish-Israeli weightlifter (b. 1944)
    • Yossef Gutfreund, Israeli wrestling judge (b. 1931)
    • Eliezer Halfin, Russian-Israeli wrestler (b. 1948)
    • Amitzur Shapira, Russian-Israeli runner and coach (b. 1932)
    • Kehat Shorr, Romanian shooting coach (b. 1919)
    • Mark Slavin, Israeli wrestler (b. 1954)
    • Andre Spitzer, Romanian-Israeli fencer and coach (b. 1945)
    • Yakov Springer, Polish-Israeli wrestler and coach (b. 1921)
  • 1974 – Olga Baclanova, Russian-Swiss actress and ballerina (b. 1896)
  • 1978 – Max Decugis, French tennis player (b. 1882)
  • 1978 – Tom Wilson, American record producer (b. 1931)
  • 1979 – Ronald Binge, English organist and composer (b. 1910)
  • 1982 – Azra Erhat, Turkish archaeologist, author, and academic (b. 1915)
  • 1984 – Ernest Tubb, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1914)
  • 1985 – Franco Ferrara, Italian conductor and composer (b. 1911)
  • 1986 – Blanche Sweet, American actress (b. 1896)
  • 1987 – Quinn Martin, American screenwriter and producer (b. 1922)
  • 1988 – Leroy Brown, American wrestler (b. 1950)
  • 1988 – Bill Northam, Australian sailor and businessman (b. 1905)
  • 1990 – Tom Fogerty, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1941)
  • 1990 – Len Hutton, English cricketer and soldier (b. 1916)
  • 1991 – Bob Goldham, Canadian ice hockey player and sportscaster (b. 1922)
  • 1992 – Henry Ephron, American playwright, screenwriter, and producer (b. 1912)
  • 1994 – James Clavell, Australian-American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1924)
  • 1994 – Nicky Hopkins, English pianist (b. 1944)
  • 1994 – Max Kaminsky, American trumpet player and bandleader (b. 1908)
  • 1997 – P. H. Newby, English author and broadcaster (b. 1918)
  • 1998 – Akira Kurosawa, Japanese director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1910)
  • 1998 – Ric Segreto, American-Filipino singer-songwriter, actor, and journalist (b. 1952)
  • 1999 – Lagumot Harris, Nauruan politician, 3rd President of Nauru (b. 1938)
  • 1999 – René Lecavalier, Canadian sportscaster (b. 1918)
  • 2005 – Hasan Abidi, Pakistani journalist and poet (b. 1929)
  • 2005 – Eugenia Charles, Dominican lawyer and politician, 2nd Prime Minister of Dominica (b. 1919)
  • 2007 – Madeleine L’Engle, American author and poet (b. 1918)
  • 2007 – Luciano Pavarotti, Italian tenor (b. 1935)
  • 2008 – Anita Page, American actress (b. 1910)
  • 2009 – Catherine Gaskin, Irish-Australian author (b. 1929)
  • 2010 – Boris Chetkov, Russian painter (b. 1926)
  • 2010 – Clive Donner, English director and editor (b. 1926)
  • 2011 – Michael S. Hart, American author, founded Project Gutenberg (b. 1947)
  • 2012 – Elisabeth Böhm, German architect (b. 1921)
  • 2012 – Lawrie Dring, Scottish scout leader, founded World Federation of Independent Scouts (b. 1931)
  • 2012 – Jerome Kilty, American actor and playwright (b. 1922)
  • 2012 – Art Modell, American businessman (b. 1925)
  • 2012 – Oscar Rossi, Argentinian footballer and manager (b. 1930)
  • 2013 – Ann C. Crispin, American author (b. 1950)
  • 2013 – Khin Maung Kyi, Burmese economist and scholar (b. 1926)
  • 2013 – Santiago Rosario, Puerto Rican-American baseball player and coach (b. 1939)
  • 2014 – Odd Bondevik, Norwegian bishop and theologian (b. 1941)
  • 2014 – Cirilo Flores, American bishop (b. 1948)
  • 2014 – Seth Martin, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (b. 1933)
  • 2014 – Kira Zvorykina, Belarusian chess player and educator (b. 1919)
  • 2015 – Ralph Milne, Scottish footballer (b. 1961)
  • 2015 – Martin Milner, American actor (b. 1931)
  • 2015 – Barney Schultz, American baseball player and coach (b. 1926)
  • 2015 – Calvin J. Spann, American general and pilot (b. 1924)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Holidays and observances on September 6
  • Christian feast days:
    • Begga
    • Chagnoald
    • Gondulphus of Metz
    • September 6 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • The earliest date on which the Abbots Bromley Horn Dance is performed
  • Armed Forces Day (São Tomé and Príncipe)
  • Defence Day or Army Day (Pakistan)
  • Flag Day (Bonaire)
  • Independence Day (Swaziland), celebrates the independence of Swaziland from the United Kingdom in 1968
  • National Coffee Ice Cream Day (United States)
  • Unification Day (Bulgaria)

 

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