Today in History, English
Today in History, English

89071August 6Death1973 – Memphis Minnie, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1897)
89072August 6Death1976 – Gregor Piatigorsky, Russian-American cellist and educator (b. 1903)
89073August 6Death1978 – Pope Paul VI (b. 1897)
89074August 6Death1978 – Edward Durell Stone, American architect, designed Radio City Music Hall and the Kennedy Center (b. 1902)
89075August 6Death1979 – Feodor Felix Konrad Lynen, German biochemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1911)
89076August 6Death1983 – Klaus Nomi, German singer-songwriter and actor (b. 1944)
89077August 6Death1985 – William Anstruther-Gray, Baron Kilmany, Scottish soldier and politician (b. 1905)
89078August 6Death1985 – Forbes Burnham, Guyanese politician, 2nd President of Guyana (b. 1923)
89079August 6Death1986 – Emilio Fernández, Mexican actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1904)
89080August 6Death1987 – Ira C. Eaker, American general (b. 1896)
89081August 6Death1990 – Jacques Soustelle, French anthropologist and politician (b. 1912)
89082August 6Death1991 – Shapour Bakhtiar, Iranian soldier and politician, 74th Prime Minister of Iran (b. 1915)
89083August 6Death1991 – Roland Michener, Canadian lawyer and politician, 20th Governor General of Canada (b. 1900)
89084August 6Death1991 – Harry Reasoner, American journalist, founded 60 Minutes (b. 1923)
89085August 6Death1992 – Leszek Błażyński, Polish boxer (b. 1949)
89086August 6Death1993 – Tex Hughson, American baseball player (b. 1916)
89087August 6Death1994 – Domenico Modugno, Italian singer-songwriter, actor, and politician (b. 1928)
89088August 6Death1997 – Shin Ki-ha, South Korean lawyer and politician (b. 1941)
89089August 6Death1998 – André Weil, French-American mathematician and academic (b. 1906)
89090August 6Death1999 – Rita Sakellariou, Greek singer (b. 1934)
89091August 6Death2001 – Jorge Amado, Brazilian poet and author (b. 1912)
89092August 6Death2001 – Wilhelm Mohnke, German general (b. 1911)
89093August 6Death2001 – Shan Ratnam, Sri Lankan physician and academic (b. 1928)
89094August 6Death2001 – Dorothy Tutin, English actress (b. 1930)
89095August 6Death2002 – Edsger W. Dijkstra, Dutch physicist, computer scientist, and academic (b. 1930)
89096August 6Death2003 – Julius Baker, American flute player and educator (b. 1915)
89097August 6Death2004 – Rick James, American singer-songwriter and producer (The Mynah Birds) (b. 1948)
89098August 6Death2004 – Donald Justice, American poet and academic (b. 1925)
89099August 6Death2005 – Keter Betts, American bassist (b. 1928)
89100August 6Death2005 – Robin Cook, Scottish educator and politician, Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (b. 1946)

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