Famous People Who Died on June 6Th in History

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Dying is just like taxes in the respect that it is going to happen to you and me. Over history, we realize it doesn’t matter who you are, you are going to face death. Famous people have no secret weapon against death. They are just like you and I. They will die. We will die. Death is a part of life. However, many of us look forward to eternal life in Heaven. After we all pass from this world, I hope to meet each one of you in a better place called Heaven.

We Live And We Die

Nobody Lives Forever

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What Happened Today in History?

1882 – More than 100,000 inhabitants of Bombay are killed as a cyclone in the Arabian Sea pushes huge waves into the harbour.

1944 – World War II: Battle of Normandy begins. D-Day, code named Operation Overlord, commences with the landing of 155,000 Allied troops on the beaches of Normandy in France. The allied soldiers quickly break through the Atlantic Wall and push inland in the largest amphibious military operation in history.

1984 – Tetris, one of the best-selling video games of all-time, is released, this is an awesome game

2005 – The United States Supreme Court upholds a federal law banning cannabis, including medical marijuana, in Gonzales v. Raich


1736-1799 – Patrick Henry, American revolutionary

1837-1865 – William Quantrill was a Confederate guerrilla leader during the American Civil War. After leading a Confederate bushwhacker unit along the Missouri-Kansas border in the early 1860s, which included the infamous raid and sacking of Lawrence, Kansas in 1863, Quantrill eventually ended up in Kentucky where he was mortally wounded in a Union ambush in May 1865, aged 27.

1860-1922 – Lillian Russell, American actress

1878-1941 – Louis Chevrolet, American automotive pioneer of Chevrolet

1925-1968 – Robert F. Kennedy, 64th United States Attorney General and politician and brother of John F Kennedy, In March 1968, Kennedy began a campaign for the presidency and was a front-running candidate of the Democratic Party. In the California presidential primary on June 4, Kennedy defeated Eugene McCarthy, a U.S. Senator from Minnesota. Following a brief victory speech delivered just past midnight on June 5 at The Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles, Kennedy was assassinated by Sirhan Sirhan. Mortally wounded, he survived for nearly 26 hours, dying early in the morning of June 6.

1944-The heroes who died at the commencement of the Battle of Normandy, D-Day

1911-1968 – Randolph Churchill, son of Winston Churchill

1892-1976 – J. Paul Gettywas an American industrialist. He founded the Getty Oil Company, and in 1957 Fortune magazine named him the richest living American, whilst the 1966 Guinness Book of Records named him as the world’s richest private citizen, worth an estimated $1,200 million. At his death, he was worth more than $2 billion. A book published in 1996 ranked him as the 67th richest American who ever lived, based on his wealth as a percentage of the gross national product. Despite his wealth, Getty was known for being a miser.

1898-1979 – Jack Haley was an American stage, radio, and film actor best known for his portrayal of the Tin Man in The Wizard of Oz

1952-1992 – Larry Riley, American actor

1944-2003 – Ken Grimwood, American writer

1940-2003 – Dave Rowberry, British musician (The Animals)

1931-2005 – Anne Bancroft won an Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in The Miracle Worker

1946-2006 – Billy Preston was a Grammy-Award winning American rhythm and blues musician from Houston, Texas raised mostly in Los Angeles, California

1953-2010 – Marvin Isley, American musician The Isley Brothers

This is series of famous people who died was inspired by Faye Farley who writes about famous people who were born on the same dates. Each day I will make a list of the famous people who died on the particular day with a link to her story about who was born on a particular day. Today’s famous deaths will be linked to her September 27 story because she has not made it to October yet. Click here to check out Faye’s writing





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