Died on this Day

Anniversary Date: 06-Aug

Died on This Day (06-Aug)

Person Person Description Age Anniv
Sushma Swaraj Sushma Swaraj Sushma Swaraj was an Indian lawyer, politician, and diplomat who served as the Minister of External Affairs of India in the first Narendra Modi government from 2014 to 2019. Indian politician 67 1
Betty Cuthbert Betty Cuthbert Elizabeth Alyse Cuthbert, AC, MBE was an Australian athlete and a four-time Olympic champion. Australian athlete 79 3
Dave Wagstaffe Dave Wagstaffe David Wagstaffe was an English professional footballer who played as a left winger. English footballer 70 7
Roman Opałka Roman Opałka Roman Opałka was a French-born Polish painter, whose works are mostly associated with conceptual art. French-born Polish painter 79 9
Robin Cook Robin Cook Robert Finlayson "Robin" Cook was a British Labour politician who served as a Member of Parliament from 1974 until his death in 2005 and served in the Cabinet as Foreign Secretary from 1997 until 2001 when he was replaced by Jack Straw. British politician and Cabinet minister 59 15
Maurie Gibb Maurie Gibb Maurice Peter Gibb was an Australian rules footballer who played for Melbourne in the Victorian Football League during the 1930s and early 1940s. Australian rules footballer 86 20
Gordon Bunshaft Gordon Bunshaft Gordon Bunshaft, FAIA , was an American architect, a leading proponent of modern design in the mid-twentieth century. American architect 81 30
Infante Alfonso Infante Alfonso Alfonso de Orleans y Borbón, Infante of Spain, Duke of Galliera , was a Spanish prince, military aviator and first cousin of Alfonso XIII of Spain. Aviator 88 45
Edward Francis Searles Edward Francis Searles Edward Francis Searles was an interior and architectural designer. American architect 79 100
Antonin Vranicky Antonin Vranicky Antonín Vranický, Germanized as Anton Wranitzky, and also seen as Wranizky , was a Czech violinist and composer of the 18th century. Czech violinist and composer 59 200
Person Person Description Age Anniv
Paul Laxalt Paul Laxalt Paul Dominique Laxalt was an American attorney and politician who served as the 22nd governor of Nevada from 1967 to 1971 and a United States senator from Nevada from 1974 until 1987. United States Senator 96 2
Pete Fountain Pete Fountain Pierre Dewey LaFontaine Jr. , known professionally as Pete Fountain, was an American jazz clarinetist. American jazz clarinetist 86 4
Marvin Hamlisch Marvin Hamlisch Marvin Frederick Hamlisch was an American composer and conductor. American composer and conductor 68 8
Constantin Guirma Constantin Guirma Constantin Guirma was a Burkinabé prelate of the Roman Catholic Church . Catholic bishop 90 10
Rick James Rick James James Ambrose Johnson Jr. , better known by his stage name Rick James, was an American singer-songwriter, musician and record producer. Singer, songwriter, dancer, bandleader 56 16
Toney Penna Toney Penna Toney G. Penna was an Italian-American professional golfer and designer of golf clubs and gear. Golfer 87 25
Forbes Burnham Forbes Burnham Linden Forbes Sampson Burnham was a Guyanese politician and the leader of the Co-operative Republic of Guyana from 1964 until his death in 1985. Guyanese politician 62 35
Hiram Johnson Hiram Johnson Hiram Warren Johnson was an American attorney and politician who served as the 23rd governor of California from 1911 to 1917. Governor of California 78 75
George Frederick Root George Frederick Root George Frederick Root was an American songwriter, who found particular fame during the American Civil War, with songs such as "Tramp! Tramp! Tramp!" and "The Battle Cry of Freedom". American songwriter 74 125
Kunigunde of Austria Kunigunde of Austria Kunigunde of Austria , a member of the House of Habsburg, was Duchess of Bavaria from 1487 to 1508, by her marriage to the Wittelsbach duke Albert IV. Archduchess of Austria 55 500