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1952Maria Montessori, Italian physician/educationist, dies at 81

1862Henry David Thoreau, US writer/pacifist (Walden Pond), dies at 44

1859Alexander von Humboldt, German naturalist, dies at 89

1992Marlene Dietrich, [Maria Losch], actress (Angel), dies in Paris at 90

1949Maurice Maeterlinck, Belgian philosopher (Nobel 1911), dies at 86

1987William J Casey, director of CIA (1981-87), dies at 73

May 6th Deaths
Date Event
523
Thrasamunde, king of Vandalen 
680
Muawiyah I, caliph (b. 602) 
988
Dirk II, West Frisian count of Holland 
1085
King Alfonso VI, of Leon conquered Toledo, dies 
1124
Balak, Emir of Aleppo, murdered 
1475
Dieric Bouts, Dutch painter, dies at about 64 
1502
James Tyrrell, alleged murderer of the Princes in the Tower (executed) 
1527
Karel van Bourbon, military governor (Lombardije), dies at 37 
1540
Jean Luis Vives, Spanish theory/humanist/reformer, dies at 48 
1596
Giaches de Wert, Flemish composer (b. 1535) 
1620
Hayyim ben Joseph Vital, Palestinian-born Kabbalist (b. 1543) 
1631
Robert Bruce Cotton, English politician 
1638
Cornelius Jansen, theologian (Jansenism), dies 
1642
Frans Francken, the Younger, Flemish painter, dies on 61st birthday 
1666
Paul Siefert, composer, dies at 79 
1678
Joseph de La Barre, composer, dies at 44 
1708
François de Laval, first bishop of New France (b. 1623) 
1727
Catharina I, Latvia tsarina of Russia, dies at about 42 
1739
Bernardus Smijtegelt, vicar (Gekrookte Reed), dies at 63 
1757
Maximilian Ulysses Count Browne, Austrian field marshal (b. 1705) 
1757
Charles FitzRoy, 2nd Duke of Grafton, British politician (b. 1683) 
1757
Kurt Christoph Graf von Schwerin, Prussian field marshal (b. 1684) 
1776
James Kent, composer, dies at 76 
1794
Jean-Jacques Beauvarget-Charpentier, composer, dies at 59 
1814
George Joseph Vogler, composer, dies at 64 
1836
Christian Ignatius Latrobe, composer, dies at 78 
1840
Francisco de Paula Santander, Colombian president and independence leader (b. 1792) 
1841
John Thomson, composer, dies at 35 
1852
Charles-Louis-Joseph Hanssens, composer, dies at 75 
1856
William Hamilton, metaphysicist, dies 
1859
Friedrich Heinrich Alexander, explorer/scientist, dies 
1859
Alexander von Humboldt, German naturalist, dies at 89 
1862
Henry David Thoreau, US writer/pacifist (Walden Pond), dies at 44 
1862
Henry David Thoreau, I Went to the Woods Because... 
1864
Henry Livermore Abbott, US Union brig-general, dies in battle 
1864
Micah Jenkins, Confederate brig-general (friendly fire), dies at 28 
1877
Johan Ludvig Runeberg, Finnish poet (b. 1804) 
1877
Johan Ludvig Runeberg, Sven Tuuva the Hero 
1882
Frederick Cavendish, assassinated by Fenian Invincibles, in Dublin 
1882
Thomas Henry Burke, assassinated by Fenian Invincibles, in Dublin 
1890
Hubert Leonard, composer, dies at 71 
1892
Ernest Guiraud, composer, dies at 54 
1902
William T. Sampson, Admiral Sampson on Board the Flagship 
1904
Franz von Lenbach, German painter, dies at 67 
1910
Edward VII, King of England (1901-10), dies at 68 
1910
King Edward VII, Coronation of Their Majesties King Edward VII and Queen Alexandria 
1916
Dirk Bos, Dutch MP (Liberal), dies at 53 
1916
Earl Ross Drake, composer, dies at 50 
1919
Frank Lyman Baum, author (Wizard of Oz), dies at 62 
1919
L. Frank Baum, The Wizard of Oz 
1924
Carel S Adama van Scheltema, poet/writer (socialism), dies at 47 
1927
Hudson Maxim, Hudson Maxim 
1930
Charles Gilpin, Ten Nights in a Barroom 
1935
Albion Örtengren, Johan Ulfstjerna 
1936
Hans Jelmoli, composer, dies at 59 
1937
Harry Linsley Cort, Listen Lester 
1938
Delphin, Zero for Conduct 
1939
Mathilde Brundage, My Boy 
1939
Eva Lewis, The Sheep Herder 
1940
Ernest Gillet, The Dancing Masters 
1941
Marqués De Portago, Sanders of the River 
1942
Hasan Kikic, Provincija u pozadini 
1943
Robert T. Haines, The Governor's Lady 
1944
Paul Oskar Höcker, Tannenberg 
1944
Eugen Hamm, Abend - Nacht - Morgen 
1947
Toni Impekoven, Der Haus-Tyrann 
1948
43 communist rebels, executed in Athens 
1949
A L Ochse, cricketer (10 wickets in 3 Tests for S Afr 1927-29), dies 
1949
Maurice Maeterlinck, Belgian philosopher (Nobel 1911), dies at 86 
1949
Maurice Maeterlinck, The Blue Bird 
1949
Arthur Barking, Æresgjesten 
1950
Agnes Smedley, writer, dies 
1951
Élie Cartan, French mathematician (b. 1869) 
1952
Alberto Savinio, Italian composer (Capitano Ulisse), dies at 60 
1952
Maria Montessori, Italian physician/educationist, dies at 81 
1952
Maria Montessori, The Children's House 
1952
Curtis Railing, Honolulu Lu 
1953
Kathy Tongay, Skirts Ahoy! 
1953
Harold Warrender, Scott of the Antarctic 
1954
Tom McGuire, Steamboat Bill, Jr. 
1955
May Collins, All's Fair in Love 
1955
Hüseyin Sadettin Arel, Istanbul sokaklarinda 
1956
Georgi Tasin, Nochnoj izvozchik 
1956
Milada Gampeová, Duchácek to zarídí 
1958
Florence Dye, Mrs. Upton's Device 
1959
Maria Duleba, Wykolejeni 
1959
Vagharsh Vagharshyan, Mountainous March 
1960
Paul Abraham, Hungarian composer (Blume von Hawaii), dies at 67 
1960
Sam Ward, Everyone Says I Love You 
1960
Vern Bickford, 1949 MLB All-Star Game 
1960
Dick Gilbert, Near Dublin 
1960
Paul Abraham, Flower of Hawaii 
1961
Lucian Blaga, philosopher/poet (Transcendental censor), dies at 65 
1961
Lucian Blaga, Adela 
1963
Monty Wooley, actor (Pied Piper, Man Who Came to Dinner), dies at 74 
1963
Theodore von Kármán, Hungarian-born physicist (b. 1881) 
1963
Luigi Almirante, I'll Give a Million 
1964
Harold Morris, composer, dies at 74 
1965
Vittorina Benvenuti, Bellissima 
1967
Zhou Zuoren, Chinese writer (b. 1885) 
1968
Thomas Alder, Thirteen Days to Die 
1971
Helene Weigel, Austrian/German actress (Metropolis), dies at 70 
1972
Deniz Gezmiş, Turkish Left-wing Political Activist (b. 1947) 
1972
Kazimierz Talarczyk, Our Folks 
1973
Ernest MacMillan, composer, dies at 79 
1975
Jozsef Mindszenty, [Joseph Prehm], Hungarian cardinal, dies at 83 
1976
Karel M J F Cruysberghs, Flemish author (On the Pulpit), dies at 85 
1978
Ethelda Bleibtrey, US swimmer (Olympics-3 gold-1920), dies at 76 
1978
Ko van Dijk Jr, Dutch actor (Zaak M P), dies at 61 
1978
Piet Muyselaar, Sterren Stralen Overal 
1978
Loyal Griggs, The Ten Commandments 
1978
Robert Martsch, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs 
1979
Rosemary La Planche, Strangler of the Swamp 
1979
Edith Norup, Fra mørke til lys 
1980
Lola Cornero, Amerikaansche meisjes 
1980
Charlotte Witthauer, Sessel am Kamin 
1980
Don Hancock, Episode dated 26 September 1951 
1980
Bill Neal, Part I: The Trees 
1980
Glenn Holtzman, Urban Cowboy 
1980
María Luisa Bombal, La amortajada 
1981
Elna Hellman, Opri 
1982
Sam Baker, dies 
1983
Kai Winding, American trombonist and jazz composer (b. 1922) 
1983
Ludwika Woznicka, Ludzie z pociagu 
1983
Kai Winding, First Newport Jazz Festival: Belgrade 1971 
1984
Bonner Pink, Conservative Party politician 
1984
Mary Cain, Mississippi newspaper editor and politician (b. 1904) 
1984
Lucy D'Albert, L'adorabile Giulio 
1984
Ned Wever, Anatomy of a Murder 
1984
Slavko Zalar, H-8... 
1984
Russell Thaw, I Want to Forget 
1984
Truman Van Dyke, The Jungle Goddess 
1985
Julie Vega, Filipino child actress and singer (b. 1968) 
1985
Francis L. Urry, Windows of Heaven 
1985
Conrad Kahn, The Big Circus 
1986
Laura Alves, The Courtyard of the Ballads 
1987
William J Casey, director of CIA (1981-87), dies at 73 
1987
William Casey,  
1987
Daniel Lüönd, Uta 
1987
Rusty Tolbert, Private Izzy Murphy 
1988
Bohuslav Kulic, The Bridge at Remagen 
1989
Guy Williams, actor (Zorro, Lost in Space) 
1989
Colonel Earl 'Red' Blaik, Columbia World of Sports: Army's All-American 
1989
Tally Brown, Scarecrow in a Garden of Cucumbers 
1990
Charles Farrell, actor (Vern-My Little Margie), dies at 89 
1990
Steye van Brandenberg, 'n meester minder 
1990
Hélène Pépée, On demande une brute 
1990
Charles Farrell, 7th Heaven 
1990
Emmanuil Geller, Operation 'Y' & Other Shurik's Adventures 
1990
Pola Weiss, Inertia 
1991
Anthony van Kampen, writer (Ketelbinkie, Geschonden Eldorado), dies 
1991
Chucky Mullins, US soccer player, dies 
1991
Thomas A Carlin, dies at 62 
1991
Wilfrid Hyde-White, Brits actor (Peyton Place/140+ films), dies at 87 
1991
Frances Sperry, The Morning After 
1991
Virgil Calotescu, Bucharest Identity Card 
1991
Wilfrid Hyde-White, My Fair Lady 
1991
Thomas A. Carlin, Caddyshack 
1992
Jilly Rizzo, restauranteur/friend of Frank Sinatra, dies in car at 75 
1992
Marlene Dietrich, [Maria Losch], actress (Angel), dies in Paris at 90 
1992
Gaston Reiff, Belgian athlete (b. 1921) 
1992
Marlene Dietrich, Witness for the Prosecution 
1992
Ruth Wynn Owen, Missing 
1992
Jilly Rizzo, Year of the Dragon 
1993
Ann Todd, actress (Things to Come, Danny Boy), dies of stroke at 84 
1993
Minnie Gentry, actress (Def by Temptation), dies in NY at 77 
1993
Robert Becker, We'll Always Have Paris 
1993
Ann Todd, The Paradine Case 
1993
Imre Bencsik, Százéves asszony 
1993
Ivy Benson, The Dummy Talks 
1993
Dorothy B. Hughes, In a Lonely Place 
1993
Charles Godefroid, Fête de quartier 
1993
Minnie Gentry, All My Children 
1994
Fred Sadoff, actor (Quiet American), dies of AIDS at 67 
1994
Haskell "Cool Papa" Sadler, blues singer/guitarist, dies at 59 
1994
Helen Lessore, artist, dies at 86 
1994
Montague Modlyn, broadcaster, dies at 72 
1994
Moses Rosen, Romania's chief rabbi, dies at 81 
1994
Rafael Baledón, La Maldicion de la Llorona 
1994
Monty Modlyn, Under the Table You Must Go 
1994
Fred Sadoff, Papillon 
1994
Malvina Pastorino, La valija 
1994
Gwyneth Lloyd, Wild Boy 
1995
Dona Maria Pia de Braganca, pretender to Port throne, dies at 88 
1995
Leanoard "Red" Truss, R&B singer, dies at 47 
1995
Nicholas Palmer, TV writer/producer, dies at 57 
1995
Noel Brotherston, Northern Irish footballer (b. 1956) 
1995
Hilda Toledano (b. 1907) 
1995
Jussi Inkinen, Song of the Bloodred Flower 
1995
Nicholas Palmer, Working Arrangements 
1996
Frank Hercules, writer, dies at 85 
1996
Geoffrey Dawes, physiologist, dies at 78 
1996
Geoffrey Hodges, bomb disposal expert, dies at 87 
1996
Joseph Stone, lawyer, dies at 79 
1996
Leon Joseph Suenens, cardinal, dies at 91 
1996
Michael Gerzon, mathematician, dies at 50 
1996
Zhanna Goroshenya, Molodye 
1996
Suzanne Ridgeway, From Hell It Came 
1996
Ed Love, Fantasia 
1996
Fred Simpfenderfer, Vertigo 
1996
Heini Kaufeld, Der Winkeladvokat 
1996
Pekka Langer, Suss gott 
1996
Otto Scheutz, The Cats 
1996
Ivan Savkin, Ivan's Childhood 
1996
Ernst Heise, Der Brocken 
1996
William Colby, Spycraft: The Great Game 
1997
Jacek Bigoszewski, Brylanty pani Zuzy 
1997
Jorge Martínez de Hoyos, The Magnificent Seven 
1997
Irwin Pizor, Girls for Rent 
1997
Angelo Novi, Once Upon a Time in America 
1997
Werner Reinisch, E 605 
1997
Günther Jerschke, Das kann doch unsren Willi nicht erschüttern 
1998
Erich Mende, Wahlparty 65 
1998
Wega Jahnke, Vera 
1999
Mark Tuinei, Super Bowl XXVII 
1999
Johnny Morris, Animal Magic 
1999
Desmond Hawkins, In the Footsteps of Tess 
1999
Eyde Byrde, Addams Family Values 
1999
Liane Forest, Weg in die Vergangenheit 
1999
Maria Laura Rocca, Attention! Bandits! 
2000
Leonard Lopes-Salzedo, British composer 
2000
Elizabeth O'Connor, The Irishman 
2000
Gerhard Einert, Sieben Tropfen Wermut 
2000
Leonard Salzedo, The Revenge of Frankenstein 
2000
Alan D. Courtney, Meet Me in St. Louis 
2000
Stanley W. Sayer, Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back 
2000
Jerzy Aleksander Braszka, Godnosc 
2000
Roger von Norman, Derby 
2001
Zoltán Nemere, Tokyo 1964: Games of the XVIII Olympiad 
2001
Chuck Velasco, Back to the Future Part II 
2001
Armor Marlowe, He Walked by Night 
2001
Armor E. Goetten, Because They're Young 
2001
Carmencita Romero, The Very Important Zombie Affair 
2002
Otis Blackwell, American pianist, singer and songwriter (b. 1932) 
2002
Pim Fortuyn, Dutch politician (b. 1948) 
2002
Elizabeth Montagu, The Village 
2002
John Joyce, Equinox 
2002
Alan P. Horowitz, The Longest Yard 
2002
Pim Fortuyn, Episode dated 14 March 2002 
2002
Robert Kanigher, The Flash 
2002
John Roberdeau, The Thin Red Line 
2002
Otis Blackwell, The Hangover 
2002
Saleh Selim, The Black Candles 
2002
Bronislaw Pawlik, Teddy Bear 
2002
Diane Rousseau, Love of Life 
2002
Bill Days, Jingle Belles 
2003
Art Houtteman, baseball player (b. 1927) 
2003
Jocelyn Herbert, If.... 
2003
Lowell S. Hawley, Swiss Family Robinson 
2003
David Rubin, Episode dated 3 April 1970 
2003
Tito García, The Phone Box 
2003
Art Houtteman, Game 3 
2003
Aleksandr Bilash, Opasnye gastroli 
2003
Geoffrey Bardon, A Calendar of Dreamings 
2003
Amelia Parker, Brewster McCloud 
2004
Philip Kapleau, American Zen teacher (b. 1912) 
2004
Barney Kessel, American jazz guitarist (b. 1923) 
2004
Virginia Capers, Ferris Bueller's Day Off 
2004
Barney Kessel, Some Like It Hot 
2004
Geoffrey Robinson, Episode #4.18 
2004
Charlotte Thiele, Titanic 
2004
Kjell Hallbing, Morgan Kane: Døden er en ensom jeger 
2004
Hannah Dean, The World's Greatest Lover 
2005
Gani Turanli, The Poor 
2005
Karen Kirschenbauer, The Jackal 
2005
Herbert Sargent, Woody Harrelson/Vanessa Williams 
2005
Katsuhiko Kobayashi, Zatoichi the Fugitive 
2005
Joe Grant, Mulan 
2005
Vasco J. Fenili, The Tanks Are Coming 
2005
Gil Miret, Buffalo Bill Cody 
2005
James De Closs, Alien Nation 
2005
Louise Westergaard, The Orphan 
2006
Lillian Asplund, last American RMS Titanic survivor (b. 1906) 
2006
Shigeru Kayano, Japanese Ainu activist (b. 1926) 
2006
Grant McLennan, co-founder of Australian band The Go-Betweens (b. 1958) 
2006
Lorne Saxberg, Canadian television journalist (b. 1958) 
2006
Hans Wyprächtiger, Veronika Voss 
2006
Erdal Öz, Yilmaz Güney: Adana-Paris 
2006
Herbert Raditschnig, GoldenEye 
2006
Joe Amsler, What's Up, Doc? 
2006
Lyle Sudrow, Guiding Light 
2006
André Brummer, Eegah 
2006
Grant McLennan, Kingpin 
2006
Lorne Saxberg,  
2006
Jack Danskin, Minnie and Moskowitz 
2006
Han Reiziger, Count Your Blessings 
2007
Enéas Carneiro, Brazilian politician (b. 1938) 
2007
Curtis Harrington, American film director (b. 1926) 
2007
Đorđe Novković, Croatian songwriter (b. 1943) 
2007
Bernard Weatherill, Episode dated 4 January 1998 
2007
Tamás Gábor, Tokyo 1964: Games of the XVIII Olympiad 
2007
Maurice Marsac, The Big Red One 
2007
Lois Gibson, Hannah, Queen of the Vampires 
2007
Curtis Harrington, Night Tide 
2007
Kaneo Ikegami, 13 Assassins 
2007
Carey Bell, Trouble with the Curve 
2007
Mario Jackson, Baby Boy 
2007
Carlos Alberto, Xica da Silva 
2007
Kazuo Kitamura, Black Rain 
2007
Big Joe Duskin, The History of Boogie Woogie 
2007
Stevan Raickovic, Zapisi o crnom Vladimiru 
2007
Djordje Novkovic, Episode #1.19 
2008
Richard Weisman, Grease 
2008
Nebojsa Glisic, Antologija glume - Bardovi teatra 
2008
Robert Nudelman, Cecil B. DeMille: American Epic 
2008
Sári Gencsy, Mephisto 
2008
John Trayhorn, Hoverbug 
2009
Kevin Grubb, former NASCAR driver (b. 1978) 
2009
Grzegorz Slosarski, Wszystko dla syna. Rok 1905 
2009
Sam Cohn, Chicago 
2009
Sid Laverents, The Sid Saga Part 1 
2009
Poodie Locke, Honeysuckle Rose 
2010
Robin Roberts, American baseball player (b. 1926) 
2010
Robin Roberts, Episode dated 13 January 1957 
2010
Robert J. Serling, The President's Plane Is Missing 
2010
Maria Amélia Buarque de Hollanda, Raízes do Brasil: Uma Cinebiografia de Sérgio Buarque de Hollanda 
2010
David E. Durston, I Drink Your Blood 
2010
Iva Bagic, Mozes imat moje tijelo 
2010
Les Paul Robley, Bedazzled 
2010
Tyler Lambert, Dana Plato 
2011
Mikhail Skryabin, Kochegar 
2011
Duane Pillette, Don Larsen 
2011
Horace Freeland Judson, Our Genes/Our Choices 
2011
Marlon Parry, Karla 
2011
Oniroku Dan, Yume dorei 
2012
George Lindsey, American actor, dies at 83 
2012
Gennadiy Sergeev, Foma Gordeev 
2012
Yale Summers, General Hospital 
2012
Volker Canaris, The Marriage of Maria Braun 
2012
William Valverde, The Call of the Oboe 
2012
Kostas Karras, Iphigenia 
2012
George Lindsey, Robin Hood 
2012
Curtis Croeni, Tropic Thunder 
2012
Jan Trøjborg, Episode #2.13 
2012
James Isaac, Jason X 
2013
Giulio Andreotti, Italian Prime Minister, dies at 94 
2013
Esperanza Magaz, De mujer a mujer 
2013
Greyson R. Wolf, Underworld 
2013
Arnaldo Ninchi, Days and Clouds 
2013
Giulio Andreotti, How We Got the Italian Movie Business Into Trouble: The True Story of Franco and Ciccio 
2013
Jose Luis Paniagua, Hermosa Niña 
2013
Bengt Lagerkvist, Hemsöborna 
2013
Frank Sorello, The Night of the Assassin 
2014
Vincent Tovell, The Massey's 
2014
Jimmy Ellis, Earnie Shavers vs. Jimmy Ellis 
2014
Jim Gallant, Who Framed Roger Rabbit 
2014
Leslie Thomas, Dangerous Davies: The Last Detective 
2014
Antony Hopkins, Billy Budd 
2014
Virginia Belmont, Dangers of the Canadian Mounted 
2014
Farley Mowat, The Snow Walker 
2014
Maria Lassnig, Maria Lassnig Kantate 
2014
Aziz Sattar, Budak lapok 
2014
Gianni Da Campo, The Flavor of Corn 
2015
Vanesa Motto Guastoni, Un mundo seguro 
2015
Valery Dyakonov, Episode #1.4 
2015
Timothy Lavoie, Bite Me 
2015
Jim Wright, Rayburn: Mr. Speaker 
2015
Denise McCluggage, Episode dated 17 February 1959 
2015
William Bronder, Stand by Me 
2015
Errol Brown, Zodiac 
2015
Claude Durand, Greed in the Sun 
2015
Richard S. Hornbeck, Ranch of the Ruthless 
2018
Egyptian folklore singer Gamalat Shiha dies at 85 
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