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April
April
6 is the 96th day of the year (97th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 269 days remaining until the end of the year. This date is slightly more likely to fall on a Monday, Wednesday or Friday (58 in 400 years each) than on Saturday or Sunday (57), and slightly less likely to occur on a Tuesday or Thursday (56).

Contents

1 Events 2 Births 3 Deaths 4 Holidays and observances 5 References 6 External links

Events[edit]

46 BC Julius Caesar
Julius Caesar
defeats Caecilius Metellus Scipio and Marcus Porcius Cato (Cato the Younger) in the battle of Thapsus. 402
402
Stilicho
Stilicho
stymies the Visigoths
Visigoths
under Alaric in the Battle of Pollentia. 1199
1199
– King Richard I of England
Richard I of England
dies from an infection following the removal of an arrow from his shoulder. 1250 – Seventh Crusade: Ayyubids of Egypt
Egypt
capture King Louis IX of France in the Battle of Fariskur. 1320 – The Scots reaffirm their independence by signing the Declaration of Arbroath. 1327 – The poet Petrarch
Petrarch
first sees his idealized love, Laura, in the church of Saint Clare in Avignon. 1385 – John, Master of the Order of Aviz, is made king John I of Portugal. 1453
1453
Mehmed II
Mehmed II
begins his siege of Constantinople
Constantinople
(Istanbul), which falls on May
May
29. 1580
1580
– One of the largest earthquakes recorded in the history of England, Flanders, or Northern France, takes place. 1652
1652
– At the Cape of Good Hope, Dutch sailor Jan van Riebeeck establishes a resupply camp that eventually becomes Cape Town. 1712
1712
– The New York Slave Revolt of 1712
1712
begins near Broadway. 1776
1776
– American Revolutionary War: Ships of the Continental Navy fail in their attempt to capture a Royal Navy
Royal Navy
dispatch boat. 1782
1782
– King Buddha Yodfa Chulaloke
Buddha Yodfa Chulaloke
(Rama I) of Siam (modern day Thailand) establishes the Chakri dynasty. 1793
1793
– During the French Revolution, the Committee of Public Safety becomes the executive organ of the republic. 1808
1808
John Jacob Astor
John Jacob Astor
incorporates the American Fur Company, that would eventually make him America's first millionaire. 1812
1812
– British forces under the command of the Duke of Wellington assault the fortress of Badajoz. This would be the turning point in the Peninsular War
Peninsular War
against Napoleon-led France. 1814
1814
– Nominal beginning of the Bourbon Restoration; anniversary date that Napoleon
Napoleon
abdicates and is exiled to Elba. 1830
1830
– Church of Christ, the original church of the Latter Day Saint movement, is organized by Joseph Smith
Joseph Smith
and others at either Fayette or Manchester, New York. 1841
1841
– U.S. President
President
John Tyler
John Tyler
is sworn in, two days after having become President
President
upon William Henry Harrison's death. 1860
1860
– The Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, later renamed Community of Christ, is organized by Joseph Smith
Joseph Smith
III and others at Amboy, Illinois. 1861
1861
– First performance of Arthur Sullivan's debut success, his suite of incidental music for The Tempest, leading to a career that included the famous Gilbert and Sullivan
Gilbert and Sullivan
operas. 1862
1862
– American Civil War: The Battle of Shiloh
Battle of Shiloh
begins: In Tennessee, forces under Union General Ulysses S. Grant
Ulysses S. Grant
meet Confederate troops led by General Albert Sidney Johnston. 1865
1865
– American Civil War: The Battle of Sailor's Creek: Confederate General Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia
Army of Northern Virginia
fights and loses its last major battle while in retreat from Richmond, Virginia
Richmond, Virginia
during the Appomattox Campaign. 1866
1866
– The Grand Army of the Republic, an American patriotic organization composed of Union veterans of the American Civil War, is founded. It lasts until 1956. 1869
1869
Celluloid
Celluloid
is patented. 1888
1888
Thomas Green Clemson
Thomas Green Clemson
dies, bequeathing his estate to the State of South Carolina
South Carolina
to establish Clemson Agricultural College. 1893
1893
Salt Lake Temple
Salt Lake Temple
of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is dedicated by Wilford Woodruff. 1895
1895
Oscar Wilde
Oscar Wilde
is arrested in the Cadogan Hotel, London, after losing a libel case against the Marquess of Queensberry. 1896
1896
– In Athens, the opening of the first modern Olympic Games is celebrated, 1,500 years after the original games are banned by Roman emperor Theodosius I. 1909
1909
Robert Peary
Robert Peary
and Matthew Henson
Matthew Henson
reach the North Pole. 1911
1911
– During the Battle of Deçiq, Dedë Gjon Luli Dedvukaj, leader of the Malësori
Malësori
Albanians, raises the Albanian flag in the town of Tuzi, Montenegro, for the first time after George Kastrioti (Skanderbeg). 1917
1917
– World War I: The United States declares war on Germany (see President
President
Woodrow Wilson's address to Congress). 1919
1919
– Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi orders a general strike. 1926
1926
Varney Airlines
Varney Airlines
makes its first commercial flight (Varney is the root company of United Airlines). 1929
1929
– Huey P. Long, Governor of Louisiana, is impeached by the Louisiana House of Representatives. 1930
1930
– At the end of the Salt March, Gandhi raises a lump of mud and salt and declares, "With this, I am shaking the foundations of the British Empire."[1] 1936
1936
– Tupelo–Gainesville tornado outbreak: Another tornado from the same storm system as the Tupelo tornado hits Gainesville, Georgia, killing 203. 1941
1941
– World War II: Nazi Germany
Nazi Germany
launches Operation 25 (the invasion of Kingdom of Yugoslavia) and Operation Marita
Operation Marita
(the invasion of Greece). 1945
1945
– World War II: Sarajevo
Sarajevo
is liberated from German and Croatian forces by the Yugoslav Partisans. 1945
1945
– World War II: The Battle of Slater's Knoll
Battle of Slater's Knoll
on Bougainville comes to an end. 1947
1947
– The first Tony Awards are presented for theatrical achievement. 1957
1957
– Greek shipping tycoon Aristotle Onassis
Aristotle Onassis
buys the Hellenic National Airlines (TAE) and founds Olympic Airlines. 1965
1965
– Launch of Early Bird, the first commercial communications satellite to be placed in geosynchronous orbit. 1968
1968
– In Richmond, Indiana's downtown district, a double explosion kills 41 and injures 150. 1968
1968
Pierre Elliott Trudeau
Pierre Elliott Trudeau
wins the Liberal Leadership Election, and becomes Prime Minister of Canada soon after. 1970
1970
– Newhall massacre: Four California Highway Patrol
California Highway Patrol
officers are killed in a shootout. 1972
1972
– Vietnam War: Easter Offensive: American forces begin sustained air strikes and naval bombardments. 1973
1973
– Launch of Pioneer 11
Pioneer 11
spacecraft. 1973
1973
– The American League
American League
of Major League Baseball
Major League Baseball
begins using the designated hitter. 1974
1974
– The Swedish pop band ABBA
ABBA
wins the Eurovision Song Contest with the song "Waterloo", launching their international career. 1979
1979
– Student protests break out in Nepal. 1984
1984
– Members of Cameroon's Republican Guard unsuccessfully attempt to overthrow the government headed by Paul Biya. 1992
1992
– The Bosnian War
Bosnian War
begins. 1994
1994
– The Rwandan genocide
Rwandan genocide
begins when the aircraft carrying Rwandan president Juvénal Habyarimana
Juvénal Habyarimana
and Burundian president Cyprien Ntaryamira is shot down. 1998
1998
– Nuclear weapons testing: Pakistan
Pakistan
tests medium-range missiles capable of reaching India. 1998
1998
Travelers Group
Travelers Group
announces an agreement to undertake the $76 billion merger between Travelers and Citicorp, and the merger is completed on October
October
8, of that year, forming Citibank. 2004
2004
Rolandas Paksas
Rolandas Paksas
becomes the first president of Lithuania
Lithuania
to be peacefully removed from office by impeachment. 2005
2005
– Kurdish leader Jalal Talabani
Jalal Talabani
becomes Iraqi president; Shiite Arab Ibrahim al-Jaafari is named premier the next day. 2008
2008
– The 2008
2008
Egyptian general strike starts led by Egyptian workers later to be adopted by April
April
6 Youth Movement and Egyptian activists. 2009
2009
– A 6.3 magnitude earthquake strikes near L'Aquila, Italy, killing 307. 2010
2010
– Maoist rebels kill 76 CRPF officers in Dantewada district, India. 2011
2011
– In San Fernando, Tamaulipas, Mexico, over 193 victims of Los Zetas were exhumed from several mass graves. 2012
2012
Azawad
Azawad
declares itself independent from the Republic of Mali.

Births[edit]

1135
1135
– Maimonides, ( March
March
30 also proposed, d. 1204) 1342 – Infanta Maria, Marchioness of Tortosa 1483
1483
– Raphael, Italian painter and architect (d. 1520) 1573
1573
– Margaret of Brunswick-Lüneburg, German noble (d. 1643) 1632
1632
Maria Leopoldine of Austria
Maria Leopoldine of Austria
(d. 1649) 1651
1651
– André Dacier, French scholar and academic (d. 1722) 1660
1660
– Johann Kuhnau, German organist and composer (d. 1722) 1664
1664
– Arvid Horn, Swedish general and politician, Governor of Västerbotten County (d. 1742) 1671
1671
– Jean-Baptiste Rousseau, French poet and playwright (d. 1741) 1672
1672
– André Cardinal Destouches, French composer (d. 1749) 1706
1706
– Louis de Cahusac, French playwright and composer (d. 1759) 1708
1708
– Johann Georg Reutter, Austrian organist and composer (d. 1772) 1725
1725
– Pasquale Paoli, French soldier and politician (d. 1807) 1726
1726
– Gerard Majella, Italian saint (d. 1755) 1741
1741
– Nicolas Chamfort, French author and playwright (d. 1794) 1766
1766
– Wilhelm von Kobell, German painter and educator (d. 1853) 1773
1773
– James Mill, Scottish historian, economist, and philosopher (d. 1836) 1787
1787
– Celestina Cordero, Puerto Rican educator (d. 1862) 1810
1810
– Philip Henry Gosse, English biologist and academic (d. 1888) 1812
1812
– Alexander Herzen, Russian philosopher and author (d. 1870) 1815
1815
– Robert Volkmann, German organist, composer, and conductor (d. 1883) 1818
1818
– Aasmund Olavsson Vinje, Norwegian journalist and poet (d. 1870) 1820
1820
– Nadar, French photographer, journalist, and author (d. 1910) 1823
1823
– Joseph Medill, Canadian-American publisher and politician, 26th Mayor of Chicago
Mayor of Chicago
(d. 1899) 1824
1824
– George Waterhouse, English-New Zealand politician, 7th Prime Minister of New Zealand (d. 1906) 1826
1826
– Gustave Moreau, French painter and academic (d. 1898) 1844
1844
– William Lyne, Australian politician, 13th Premier of New South Wales (d. 1913) 1851
1851
– Guillaume Bigourdan, French astronomer and academic (d. 1932) 1852
1852
– Will Crooks, English trade unionist and politician (d. 1921) 1855
1855
– Charles Huot, Canadian painter and illustrator (d. 1930) 1857
1857
– Arthur Wesley Dow, American painter and photographer (d. 1922) 1860
1860
– René Lalique, French sculptor and jewellery designer (d. 1945) 1861
1861
– Stanislas de Guaita, French poet and author (d. 1897) 1864
1864
– William Bate Hardy, English biologist and academic (d. 1934) 1866
1866
– Felix-Raymond-Marie Rouleau, Canadian cardinal (d. 1931) 1869
1869
– Levon Shant, Armenian author, poet, and playwright (d. 1951) 1878
1878
– Erich Mühsam, German author, poet, and playwright (d. 1934) 1881
1881
– Karl Staaf, Swedish pole vaulter and hammer thrower (d. 1953) 1884
1884
– J. G. Parry-Thomas, Welsh race car driver and engineer (d. 1927) 1886
1886
– Athenagoras I of Constantinople
Constantinople
(d. 1972) 1886
1886
– Walter Dandy, American physician and neurosurgeon (d. 1946) 1886
1886
– Osman Ali Khan, Asaf Jah VII, Indian ruler (d. 1967) 1888
1888
– Hans Richter, Swiss painter, illustrator, and director (d. 1976) 1888
1888
– Gerhard Ritter, German historian and academic (d. 1967) 1890
1890
– Anthony Fokker, Dutch engineer and businessman, founded Fokker
Fokker
Aircraft Manufacturer (d. 1939) 1892
1892
– Donald Wills Douglas, Sr., American businessman, founded the Douglas Aircraft Company
Douglas Aircraft Company
(d. 1981) 1892
1892
– Lowell Thomas, American journalist and author (d. 1981) 1894
1894
– Gertrude Baines, African-American super-centenarian (d. 2009) 1895
1895
– Dudley Nichols, American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1960) 1898
1898
– Jeanne Hébuterne, French painter and author (d. 1920) 1900
1900
– Leo Robin, American composer and songwriter (d. 1984) 1901
1901
– Pier Giorgio Frassati, Italian activist (d. 1925) 1902
1902
– Julien Torma, French author, poet, and playwright (d. 1933) 1903
1903
– Mickey Cochrane, American baseball player and manager (d. 1962) 1903
1903
– Harold Eugene Edgerton, American engineer and academic (d. 1990) 1904
1904
– Kurt Georg Kiesinger, German lawyer and politician, 3rd Chancellor of Germany
Chancellor of Germany
(d. 1988) 1904
1904
– Erwin Komenda, Austrian car designer and engineer (d. 1966) 1908
1908
– Marcel-Marie Desmarais, Canadian preacher, missionary, and author (d. 1994) 1909
1909
– William M. Branham, American minister and theologian (d. 1965) 1909
1909
– Hermann Lang, German race car driver (d. 1987) 1910
1910
– Barys Kit, Belarusian-American rocket scientist (d. 2018) 1911
1911
– Feodor Felix Konrad Lynen, German biochemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1979) 1913
1913
– Shannon Boyd-Bailey McCune, American geographer and academic (d. 1993) 1915
1915
– Tadeusz Kantor, Polish director, painter, and set designer (d. 1990) 1916
1916
– Phil Leeds, American actor (d. 1998) 1916
1916
– Vincent Ellis McKelvey, American geologist and author (d. 1987) 1917
1917
– Leonora Carrington, English-Mexican painter and author (d. 2011) 1918
1918
– Alfredo Ovando Candía, Bolivian general and politician, 56th President
President
of Bolivia (d. 1982) 1919
1919
– Georgios Mylonas, Greek politician, 11th Greek Minister of Culture (d. 1998) 1920
1920
– Jack Cover, American pilot and physicist, invented the Taser gun (d. 2009) 1920
1920
– Edmond H. Fischer, Swiss-American biochemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate 1921
1921
– Wilbur Thompson, American shot putter (d. 2013) 1922
1922
– Gordon Chater, English-Australian comedian and actor (d. 1999) 1923
1923
– Herb Thomas, American race car driver (d. 2000) 1926
1926
– Sergio Franchi, Italian-American singer and actor (d. 1990) 1926
1926
– Gil Kane, Latvian-American author and illustrator (d. 2000) 1926
1926
– Ian Paisley, Northern Irish evangelical minister and politician, 2nd First Minister of Northern Ireland
First Minister of Northern Ireland
(d. 2014) 1926
1926
– Randy Weston, American jazz pianist and composer 1927
1927
– Gerry Mulligan, American saxophonist, clarinet player, and composer (d. 1996) 1928 – James Watson, American biologist, geneticist, and zoologist, Nobel Prize laureate 1929
1929
– Willis Hall, English playwright and author (d. 2005) 1929
1929
– Joi Lansing, American model, actress and nightclub singer (d. 1972) 1929
1929
– André Previn, American pianist, composer, and conductor 1931
1931
– Ram Dass, American author and educator 1931
1931
– Ivan Dixon, American actor, director, and producer (d. 2008) 1932
1932
– Connie Broden, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2013) 1932
1932
– Helmut Griem, German actor and director (d. 2004) 1933
1933
– Roy Goode, English lawyer and academic 1933
1933
– Tom C. Korologos, American journalist and diplomat, United States Ambassador to Belgium 1933
1933
– Eduardo Malapit, American lawyer and politician, Mayor of Kauai (d. 2007) 1934
1934
– Enrique Álvarez Félix, Mexican actor (d. 1996) 1934
1934
– Anton Geesink, Dutch martial artist and wrestler (d. 2010) 1934
1934
– Guy Peellaert, Belgian painter, illustrator, and photographer (d. 2008) 1935
1935
– Douglas Hill, Canadian author and critic (d. 2007) 1936
1936
– Helen Berman, Dutch-Israeli painter and illustrator 1936
1936
– Jean-Pierre Changeux, French neuroscientist, biologist, and academic 1937
1937
– Merle Haggard, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2016) 1937
1937
– Tom Veivers, Australian cricketer and politician 1937
1937
– Billy Dee Williams, American actor, singer, and writer 1938
1938
– Paul Daniels, English magician and television host (d. 2016) 1938
1938
– Roy Thinnes, American television and film actor 1939
1939
– André Ouellet, Canadian lawyer and politician, 1st Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs 1939
1939
– John Sculley, American businessman, co-founded Zeta Interactive 1940
1940
– Homero Aridjis, Mexican journalist, author, and poet 1940
1940
– Pedro Armendáriz, Jr., Mexican-American actor and producer (d. 2011) 1941
1941
– Christopher Allsopp, English economist and academic 1941
1941
– Phil Austin, American comedian, actor, and screenwriter (d. 2015) 1941
1941
– Hans W. Geißendörfer, German director and producer 1941
1941
– Don Prudhomme, American race car driver and manager 1941
1941
– Gheorghe Zamfir, Romanian flute player and composer 1942
1942
– Barry Levinson, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter 1942
1942
– Anita Pallenberg, Italian-English model, actress, and fashion designer (d. 2017) 1943
1943
– Max Clifford, English journalist and publicist (d. 2017) 1943
1943
– Roger Cook, New Zealand-English journalist and academic 1943
1943
– Ian MacRae, New Zealand rugby player 1943
1943
– Mitchell Melton, American lawyer and politician (d. 2013) 1944
1944
– Felicity Palmer, English operatic soprano 1945
1945
– Rodney Bickerstaffe, English trade union leader 1945
1945
– Peter Hill, English journalist 1946
1946
– Paul Beresford, New Zealand-English dentist and politician 1947
1947
– John Ratzenberger, American actor and director 1947
1947
– André Weinfeld, French-American director, producer, and screenwriter 1947
1947
– Mike Worboys, English mathematician and computer scientist 1949
1949
– Alyson Bailes, English academic and diplomat (d. 2016) 1949
1949
– Patrick Hernandez, French singer-songwriter 1949
1949
– Ng Ser Miang, Singaporean athlete, entrepreneur and diplomat 1949
1949
– Horst Ludwig Störmer, German physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate 1950
1950
– Claire Morissette, Canadian cycling activist (d. 2007) 1950
1950
– Cleo Odzer, American anthropologist and author (d. 2001) 1951
1951
– Bert Blyleven, Dutch-American baseball player and sportscaster 1951
1951
– Jean-Marc Boivin, French skier, mountaineer, and pilot (d. 1990) 1951
1951
– Pascal Rogé, French pianist 1951
1951
– Phil Schaap, American jazz disc jockey and historian 1952
1952
– Udo Dirkschneider, German singer-songwriter 1952
1952
– Marilu Henner, Greek-Polish American actress and author 1952
1952
– Michel Larocque, Canadian ice hockey player and manager (d. 1992) 1953
1953
– Patrick Doyle, Scottish actor and composer 1953
1953
– Christopher Franke, German-American drummer and songwriter 1955
1955
– Rob Epstein, American director and producer 1955
1955
– Michael Rooker, American actor, director, and producer 1955
1955
– Cathy Jones, Canadian actress, comedian, and writer 1956
1956
– Michele Bachmann, American lawyer and politician 1956
1956
– Normand Corbeil, Canadian composer (d. 2013) 1956
1956
– Mudassar Nazar, Pakistani cricketer 1956
1956
– Lee Scott, English politician 1956
1956
– Sebastian Spreng, Argentinian-American painter and journalist 1956
1956
– Dilip Vengsarkar, Indian cricketer and coach 1957
1957
– Giorgio Damilano, Italian race walker and coach 1957
1957
– Maurizio Damilano, Italian race walker and coach 1957
1957
– Jaroslava Maxová, Czech soprano and educator 1957
1957
– Paolo Nespoli, Italian soldier, engineer, and astronaut 1958
1958
– Graeme Base, Australian author and illustrator 1959
1959
– Gail Shea, Canadian politician 1960
1960
– Warren Haynes, American singer-songwriter and guitarist 1960
1960
– Richard Loe, New Zealand rugby player 1960
1960
– John Pizzarelli, American singer-songwriter and guitarist 1961
1961
– Rory Bremner, Scottish actor and screenwriter 1961
1961
– Peter Jackson, English footballer and manager 1962
1962
– Iris Häussler, German sculptor and academic 1962
1962
– Marco Schällibaum, Swiss footballer, coach, and manager 1963
1963
– Rafael Correa, Ecuadorian economist and politician, 54th President
President
of Ecuador 1963
1963
– Derrick May, American electronic musician 1964
1964
– Phil Gayle, English journalist 1965
1965
– Black Francis, American singer-songwriter and guitarist 1965
1965
– Sterling Sharpe, American football player and sportscaster 1966
1966
– Vince Flynn, American author (d. 2013) 1966
1966
– Young Man Kang, South Korean-American director and producer 1967
1967
– Julian Anderson, English composer and educator 1967
1967
– Kathleen Barr, Canadian voice actress and singer 1967
1967
– Tanya Byron, English psychologist and academic 1967
1967
– Jonathan Firth, English actor 1968
1968
– Archon Fung, American political scientist, author, and academic 1968
1968
– Affonso Giaffone, Brazilian race car driver 1969
1969
– Bret Boone, American baseball player and manager 1969
1969
– Bison Dele, American basketball player (d. 2002) 1969
1969
– Philipp Peter, Austrian race car driver 1969
1969
– Paul Rudd, American actor 1969
1969
– Spencer Wells, American geneticist and anthropologist 1970
1970
– Olaf Kölzig, South African-German ice hockey player and coach 1970
1970
– Roy Mayorga, American drummer, songwriter, and producer 1970
1970
– Huang Xiaomin, Chinese swimmer 1972
1972
– Anders Thomas Jensen, Danish director and screenwriter 1972
1972
– Dickey Simpkins, American basketball player and sportscaster 1973
1973
– Donnie Edwards, American football player 1973
1973
– Randall Godfrey, American football player 1973
1973
– Rie Miyazawa, Japanese model and actress 1973
1973
– Sun Wen, Chinese footballer 1975
1975
– Zach Braff, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter 1975
1975
– Hal Gill, American ice hockey player 1976
1976
– Candace Cameron Bure, American actress and talk show panelist 1976
1976
– James Fox, Welsh singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor 1976
1976
– Chris Hoke, American football player 1976
1976
– Georg Hólm, Icelandic bass player 1976
1976
– Hirotada Ototake, Japanese author and educator 1977
1977
– Ville Nieminen, Finnish ice hockey player 1977
1977
– Andy Phillips, American baseball player and coach 1978
1978
– Imani Coppola, Italian/African-American singer-songwriter and violinist 1978
1978
– Robert Glasper, African-American singer-songwriter, pianist, and producer 1978
1978
– Tim Hasselbeck, American football player and sportscaster 1978
1978
– Myleene Klass, Austrian/Filipino-English singer, pianist, and model 1978
1978
– Martín Méndez, Uruguayan bass player and songwriter 1978
1978
– Blaine Neal, American baseball player 1978
1978
– Igor Semshov, Russian footballer 1979
1979
– Lord Frederick Windsor, English journalist and financier 1979
1979
– Clay Travis, American sports journalist, blogger, and broadcaster 1980
1980
– Tommi Evilä, Finnish long jumper 1980
1980
– Tanja Poutiainen, Finnish skier 1980
1980
– Antonio Thomas, American wrestler 1981
1981
– Robert Earnshaw, Welsh footballer 1981
1981
– Jeff Faine, American football player 1981
1981
– Alex Suarez, American bass player 1982
1982
– Travis Moen, Canadian ice hockey player 1982
1982
– Miguel Ángel Silvestre, Spanish actor 1983
1983
– Mehdi Ballouchy, Moroccan footballer 1983
1983
– Jerome Kaino, New Zealand rugby player 1983
1983
– Mitsuru Nagata, Japanese footballer 1983
1983
– Remi Nicole, English singer-songwriter and actress 1983
1983
– James Wade, English darts player 1983
1983
– Katie Weatherston, Canadian ice hockey player 1984
1984
– Max Bemis, American singer-songwriter 1984
1984
– Michaël Ciani, French footballer 1984
1984
– Siboniso Gaxa, South African footballer 1984
1984
– Diana Matheson, Canadian soccer player 1985
1985
– Clarke MacArthur, Canadian ice hockey player 1985
1985
– Frank Ongfiang, Cameroonian footballer 1985
1985
– Sinqua Walls, French/Native American/Jamaican-American basketball player and actor 1986
1986
– Nikolas Asprogenis, Cypriot footballer 1986
1986
– Aaron Curry, American football player 1986
1986
– Goeido Gotaro, Japanese sumo wrestler 1986
1986
– Ryota Moriwaki, Japanese footballer 1987
1987
– Benjamin Corgnet, French footballer 1987
1987
– Heidi Mount, American model 1987
1987
– Juan Adriel Ochoa, Mexican footballer 1987
1987
– Levi Porter, English footballer 1987
1987
– Hilary Rhoda, American model 1988
1988
– Jucilei, Brazilian footballer 1988
1988
– Leigh Adams, Australian footballer 1988
1988
– Daniele Gasparetto, Italian footballer 1988
1988
– Carlton Mitchell, American football player 1988
1988
– Fabrice Muamba, Congolese-English footballer 1988
1988
– Ivonne Orsini, Puerto Rican-American model and television host, Miss World Puerto Rico 2008 1990
1990
– Lachlan Coote, Australian rugby league player 1990
1990
– Charlie McDermott, American actor 1990
1990
– Andrei Veis, Estonian footballer 1992
1992
– Ken, South Korean singer 1992
1992
– Julie Ertz, American soccer player and FIFA Women's World Cup champion 1994
1994
– Adrián Alonso, Mexican actor 1995
1995
– Darya Lebesheva, Belarusian tennis player 1998
1998
– Peyton List, American actress and model

Deaths[edit]

861
861
– Prudentius, bishop of Troyes 885
885
– Saint Methodius, Byzantine missionary and saint (b. 815) 887 – Pei Che, chancellor of the Tang Dynasty 943
943
– Liu Churang, Chinese general and chief of staff (b. 881) 943
943
– Nasr II, ruler (amir) of the Samanid Empire
Samanid Empire
(b. 906) 1147 – Frederick II, duke of Swabia (b. 1090) 1199
1199
– Richard I, king of England (b. 1157) 1231
1231
– William Marshal, 2nd Earl of Pembroke 1250 – Guillaume de Sonnac, Grand Master of the Knights Templar 1252 – Peter of Verona, Italian priest and saint (b. 1206) 1340 – Basil, emperor of Trebizond (Turkey) 1362 – James I, count of La Marche (b. 1319) 1376 – Preczlaw of Pogarell, Cardinal and Bishop of Wrocław (b. 1310) 1490 – Matthias Corvinus, Romanian-Hungarian husband of Beatrice of Naples (b. 1443) 1520
1520
– Raphael, Italian painter and architect (b. 1483) 1523
1523
– Henry Stafford, 1st Earl of Wiltshire, English nobleman (b. 1479) 1528
1528
– Albrecht Dürer, German painter, engraver, and mathematician (b. 1471) 1551
1551
– Joachim Vadian, Swiss scholar and politician (b. 1484) 1571
1571
– John Hamilton, Scottish archbishop and academic (b. 1512) 1590
1590
– Francis Walsingham, English politician and diplomat, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster
Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster
(b. 1532) 1593
1593
– Henry Barrowe, English Puritan and separatist (b. 1550)[2] 1605
1605
– John Stow, English historian and author (b. 1525) 1621
1621
Edward Seymour, 1st Earl of Hertford
Edward Seymour, 1st Earl of Hertford
(b. 1539) 1641
1641
– Domenico Zampieri (Domenichino), Italian painter (b. 1581) 1655
1655
– David Blondel, French minister, historian, and scholar (b. 1591) 1676
1676
– John Winthrop the Younger, English politician, 1st Governor of Connecticut (b. 1606) 1686
1686
– Arthur Annesley, 1st Earl of Anglesey, Irish-English politician (b. 1614) 1707
1707
– Willem van de Velde the Younger, Dutch-English painter (b. 1633) 1755
1755
– Richard Rawlinson, English minister and historian (b. 1690) 1790
1790
Louis IX, Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt
Louis IX, Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt
(b. 1719) 1825
1825
– Vladimir Borovikovsky, Ukrainian-Russian painter and educator (b. 1757) 1829
1829
– Niels Henrik Abel, Norwegian mathematician and theorist (b. 1802) 1833
1833
– Adamantios Korais, Greek philosopher and scholar (b. 1748) 1838
1838
– José Bonifácio de Andrada, Brazilian poet, academic, and politician (b. 1763) 1860
1860
– James Kirke Paulding, American author and politician, 11th United States Secretary of the Navy
United States Secretary of the Navy
(b. 1778) 1862
1862
– Albert Sidney Johnston, American general (b. 1803) 1883
1883
– Benjamin Wright Raymond, American merchant and politician, 3rd Mayor of Chicago
Mayor of Chicago
(b. 1801) 1886
1886
– William Edward Forster, English businessman, philanthropist, and politician, Chief Secretary for Ireland
Chief Secretary for Ireland
(b. 1818) 1899
1899
– Alvan Wentworth Chapman, American physician and botanist (b. 1809) 1906
1906
– Alexander Kielland, Norwegian author, playwright, and politician, 6th County Governor of Møre og Romsdal (b. 1849) 1913
1913
Somerset Lowry-Corry, 4th Earl Belmore
Somerset Lowry-Corry, 4th Earl Belmore
(b. 1835) 1927
1927
– Florence Earle Coates, American poet (b. 1850) 1935
1935
– Edwin Arlington Robinson, American poet and playwright (b. 1869) 1944
1944
– Rose O'Neill, American cartoonist, illustrator, artist, and writer (b. 1874) 1947
1947
– Herbert Backe, German agronomist and politician (b. 1896) 1950
1950
– Louis Wilkins, American pole vaulter (b. 1882) 1953
1953
– Idris Davies, Welsh poet and author (b. 1905) 1959
1959
– Leo Aryeh Mayer, Polish-Israeli scholar and academic (b. 1895) 1961
1961
– Jules Bordet, Belgian microbiologist and immunologist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1870) 1963
1963
– Otto Struve, Ukrainian-American astronomer and academic (b. 1897) 1970
1970
– Maurice Stokes, American basketball player (b. 1933) 1971
1971
– Igor Stravinsky, Russian-American pianist, composer, and conductor (b. 1882) 1974
1974
– Willem Marinus Dudok, Dutch architect (b. 1884) 1974
1974
– Hudson Fysh, Australian pilot and businessman, co-founded Qantas
Qantas
Airways Limited (b. 1895) 1977
1977
– Kōichi Kido, Japanese politician, 13th Lord Keeper of the Privy Seal of Japan (b. 1889) 1979
1979
– Ivan Vasilyov, Bulgarian architect, designed the SS. Cyril and Methodius National Library (b. 1893) 1983
1983
– Jayanto Nath Chaudhuri, Indian General who served as the Chief of Army Staff of the Indian Army from 1962
1962
to 1966
1966
and the Military Governor of Hyderabad State from 1948 to 1949. (b. 1908) 1992
1992
– Isaac Asimov, American science fiction writer (b. 1920) 1994
1994
– Juvénal Habyarimana, Rwandan banker and politician, 3rd President
President
of Rwanda
Rwanda
(b. 1937) 1994
1994
– Cyprien Ntaryamira, Burundian politician, 5th President
President
of Burundi
Burundi
(b. 1955) 1995
1995
– Ioannis Alevras, Greek banker and politician, President
President
of Greece (b. 1912) 1996
1996
– Greer Garson, English-American actress (b. 1904) 1998
1998
– Norbert Schmitz, German footballer (b. 1958) 1998
1998
– Tammy Wynette, American singer-songwriter (b. 1942) 1999
1999
– Red Norvo, American vibraphone player and composer (b. 1908) 2000
2000
– Habib Bourguiba, Tunisian politician, 1st President
President
of Tunisia (b. 1903) 2001
2001
– Charles Pettigrew, American singer-songwriter (Charles & Eddie) (b. 1963) 2003
2003
– David Bloom, American journalist (b. 1963) 2003
2003
– Anita Borg, American computer scientist and educator; founded Anita Borg
Anita Borg
Institute for Women and Technology (b. 1949) 2003
2003
– Gerald Emmett Carter, Canadian cardinal (b. 1912) 2003
2003
– Babatunde Olatunji, Nigerian drummer, educator, and activist (b. 1927) 2004
2004
– Lou Berberet, American baseball player (b. 1929) 2004
2004
– Larisa Bogoraz, Russian linguist and activist (b. 1929) 2005
2005
Rainier III, Prince of Monaco
Rainier III, Prince of Monaco
(b. 1923) 2006
2006
– Maggie Dixon, American basketball player and coach (b. 1977) 2006
2006
– Francis L. Kellogg, American soldier and diplomat (b. 1917) 2006
2006
– Stefanos Stratigos, Greek actor and director (b. 1926) 2007
2007
– Luigi Comencini, Italian director and producer (b. 1916) 2009
2009
– J. M. S. Careless, Canadian historian and academic (b. 1919) 2009
2009
– Shawn Mackay, Australian rugby player and coach (b. 1982) 2010
2010
– Wilma Mankiller, American tribal leader (b. 1945) 2010
2010
– Corin Redgrave, English actor (b. 1939) 2011
2011
– Gerald Finnerman, American director and cinematographer (b. 1931) 2012
2012
– Roland Guilbault, American admiral (b. 1934) 2012
2012
– Thomas Kinkade, American painter and illustrator (b. 1958) 2012
2012
– Fang Lizhi, Chinese astrophysicist and academic (b. 1936) 2012
2012
– Sheila Scotter, Australian fashion designer and journalist (b. 1920) 2012
2012
– Reed Whittemore, American poet and critic (b. 1919) 2013
2013
– Hilda Bynoe, Grenadian physician and politician, 2nd Governor of Grenada (b. 1921) 2013
2013
– Bill Guttridge, English footballer and manager (b. 1931) 2013
2013
– Bigas Luna, Spanish director and screenwriter (b. 1946) 2013
2013
– Ottmar Schreiner, German lawyer and politician (b. 1946) 2014
2014
– Mary Anderson, American actress (b. 1918) 2014
2014
– Jacques Castérède, French pianist and composer (b. 1926) 2014
2014
– Liv Dommersnes, Norwegian actress (b. 1922) 2014
2014
– Mickey Rooney, American soldier, actor, and dancer (b. 1920) 2014
2014
– Chuck Stone, American soldier, journalist, and academic (b. 1924) 2014
2014
– Massimo Tamburini, Italian motorcycle designer, co-founded Bimota
Bimota
(b. 1943) 2015
2015
– Giovanni Berlinguer, Italian lawyer and politician (b. 1924) 2015
2015
– James Best, American actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1926) 2015
2015
– Ray Charles, American singer-songwriter and conductor (b. 1918) 2015
2015
– Dollard St. Laurent, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1929) 2016
2016
– Merle Haggard, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1937) 2017
2017
– Don Rickles, American actor and comedian (b. 1926)

Holidays and observances[edit]

Chakri Day, commemorating the establishment of the Chakri dynasty. (Thailand) Christian feast day:

Albrecht Dürer
Albrecht Dürer
and Lucas Cranach (Lutheran Church). Brychan Eutychius of Constantinople
Constantinople
(Eastern Orthodox Church) Marcellinus of Carthage Pope Celestine I
Pope Celestine I
(Roman Catholic Church) Pope Sixtus I April
April
6 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)

International Day of Sport for Development and Peace National Fisherman Day (Indonesia) New Beer's Eve (United States) Tartan Day
Tartan Day
(United States & Canada)

References[edit]

^ Gandhi, Mahatma; Dalton, Dennis (1996). Selected Political Writings. Hackett Publishing Company. p. 72. ISBN 0-87220-330-1.  ^  Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Barrowe, Henry". Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. 

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