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March 6- History, Events, Births, Deaths, Holidays and Observances On This Day

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  •  – The  Augustus is named Pontifex Maximus, incorporating the position into that of the .
  •  – The Farewell Sermon (Khutbah, Khutbatul Wada’) of the Islamic  .
  •  – Execution of the 42 Martyrs of Amorium at Samarra.
  •  – Byzantine conquest of Chandax by Nikephoros Phokas, end of the Emirate of .
  •  – The Siege of Château Gaillard ends in a French victory over King John of England, who loses control of Normandy to King Philip II Augustus.
  •  – Treaty of Paris of is signed.
  •  – Thirteen Years’ War: Delegates of the Prussian Confederation pledge allegiance to King Casimir IV of  who agrees to commit his forces in aiding the Confederation’s struggle for independence from the Teutonic Knights.
  •  – Ferdinand Magellan arrives at Guam.
  •  – The first joint Secretary of the , Henry Oldenburg, publishes the first issue of Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, the ’s longest-running scientific journal.
  •  – The First Fleet arrives at Norfolk Island in order to found a convict settlement.
  •  – The  Compromise is signed into by  James Monroe. The compromise allows  to enter the Union as a slave state, brings Maine into the Union as a free state, and makes the rest of the northern part of the Louisiana Purchase territory slavery-free.
  •  – York, Upper , is incorporated as Toronto.
  •  –  Revolution: Battle of the Alamo: After a thirteen-day siege by an army of 3,000 Mexican troops, the 187 volunteers, including frontiersman Davy Crockett and colonel Jim Bowie, defending the Alamo are killed and the fort is captured.
  •  – The Supreme Court of the  rules in the Dred Scott v. Sandford case.
  •  – Dmitri Mendeleev presents the first periodic table to the Russian Chemical Society.
  •  – The Serbian kingdom is re-founded.
  • 189 – Bayer registers “Aspirin” as a trademark.
  • 2 – Real Madrid CF is founded.
  •  – Italo-Turkish War: Italian forces become the first to use airships in war, as two dirigibles drop bombs on Turkish troops encamped at Janzur, from an altitude of 6,000 feet.
  •  – Portuguese  is founded as the Portuguese Section of the Communist .
  •  – International Unemployment Day demonstrations globally initiated by the Comintern.
  • 3 – Great Depression: President Franklin D. Roosevelt declares a “bank holiday”, closing all U.S. banks and freezing all financial transactions.
  •  – Norman Rockwell published Freedom from Want in The Evening Post with a matching essay by Carlos Bulosan as part of the Four Freedoms series.
  • 1943 – : The Battle of Fardykambos, one of the first major battles between the Greek Resistance and the occupying Royal Italian Army, ends with the surrender of an entire Italian battalion, the bulk of the garrison of the town of Grevena, leading to its liberation a fortnight later.
  •  – World War II: Soviet Air Forces bomb an evacuated town of Narva in -occupied Estonia, destroying the entire historical Swedish-era town.
  •  – World War II: Cologne is captured by American troops. On the same day, Operation Spring Awakening, the last major German offensive of the war, begins.
  •  – Ho Chi Minh signs an agreement with which recognizes  as an autonomous state in the Indochinese Federation and the French Union.
  •  – Cold War: The trial of Ethel and Julius Rosenberg begins.
  •  – Georgy Malenkov succeeds Joseph  as Premier of the  and First Secretary of the Communist Party of the .
  •  – Ghana becomes the first Sub-Saharan  to gain independence from the British.
  •  – Nation of  leader Elijah Muhammad officially gives boxing champion  the name Muhammad Ali.
  • 1964 – Constantine II becomes King of .
  •  – Premier Tom Playford of South  loses power after 27 years in office.
  •  – Cold War: Joseph Stalin’s daughter Svetlana Alliluyeva defects to the United States.
  •  – Three rebels are executed by Rhodesia, the first executions since UDI, prompting international condemnation.
  •  – An explosion at the Weather Underground safe house in Greenwich Village kills three.
  •  – For the first time the Zapruder film of the assassination of John F. Kennedy is shown in motion to a national TV audience by Robert J. Groden and Dick Gregory.
  • 1975 – Algiers Accord: Iran and Iraq announce a settlement of their border dispute.
  •  – The first United States Football League games are played.
  •  – In the , a walkout at Cortonwood Colliery in Brampton Bierlow signals the start of a strike that lasted almost a year and involved the majority of the country’s miners.
  •  – The British ferry MS Herald of Free Enterprise capsizes in about 90 seconds, killing 193.
  •  – Three Provisional Irish Army volunteers are shot dead by the SAS in Gibraltar in Operation Flavius.
  •  – The Michelangelo computer virus begins to affect computers.
  •  – Air Algérie Flight 6289 crashes at the Aguenar – Hadj Bey Akhamok Airport in Tamanrasset, Algeria, killing 102 out of the 103 people on board.
  •  – A suicide bomber kills 68 people (including first responders) in Baghdad on the same day that a gunman kills eight students in Jerusalem.

Births on March 6

  •  – John of Gaunt (d. )
  •  – John II of Castile (d. 1454)
  •  – Jakob Fugger, German merchant and banker (d. )
  •  – Michelangelo, Italian painter and sculptor (d. 1564)
  •  – Francesco Guicciardini, Italian historian and politician (d. )
  •  – Juan Luis Vives, Spanish scholar and humanist (d. 1540)
  •  – Luigi Alamanni, Italian poet and diplomat (d. )
  •  – Santi di Tito, Italian painter (d. )
  • 1 – Cyrano de Bergerac, French author and playwright (d. )
  •  – Francis Atterbury, bishop and poet (d. )
  •  – George Pocock, English admiral (d. )
  •  – Pehr Kalm, Swedish-Finnish botanist and explorer (d. )
  •  – Henry Laurens, English-American merchant and politician, 5th President of the Continental Congress (d. 1792)
  • 1 – Antoine-François Andréossy, French and diplomat (d. )
  • 1779 – Antoine-Henri Jomini, Swiss-French general (d. 1869)
  •  – Lucy Barnes, American writer (d. )
  •  – Karol Kurpiński, Polish composer and conductor (d. 1857)
  •  – Joseph von Fraunhofer, German physicist and astronomer (d. )
  •  – Elizabeth Barrett Browning, English-Italian poet and translator (d. )
  •  – Aaron Lufkin Dennison, American businessman, co-founded the Waltham Watch Company (d. )
  •  – Princess Clémentine of Orléans (d. )
  •  – William Claflin, American businessman and politician, 27th  of Massachusetts (d. )
  •  – Charles I of Württemberg (d. )
  •  – Philip Sheridan, Irish-American general (d. )
  • 1834 – George du Maurier, French-English author and (d. )
  •  – Viktor Burenin, Russian author, poet, playwright, and critic (d. )
  •  – Georg Luger, Austrian gun designer, designed the Luger pistol (d. )
  •  – Richard Rushall, British businessman (d. 1953)
  •  – Oscar Straus, Viennese composer and conductor (d. )
  •  – Afonso Costa, Portuguese lawyer and politician, 59th Prime Minister of  (d. )
  •  – Ben Harney, American pianist and composer (d. )
  •  – Jimmy Hunter, rugby player (d. )
  • 1882 – F. Burrall Hoffman, American architect, co-designed Villa Vizcaya (d. )
  • 1882 – Guy Kibbee, and singer (d. )
  •  – Molla Mallory, Norwegian-American player (d. )
  •  – Ring Lardner, American and author (d. )
  •  – Jam Handy, American swimmer and water polo player (d. 1983)
  • 1886 – Nella Walker, American actress and vaudevillian (d. )
  •  – Bert Smith, English international footballer, right half (d. )
  •  – Furry Lewis, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. )
  • 1893 – Ella P. Stewart, pioneering Black American pharmacist (d. 1987)
  • 1895 – Albert Tessier, Canadian priest and historian (d. )
  •  – Gus Sonnenberg, American football player and wrestler (d. 1944)
  •  – Gina Cigna, French-Italian soprano and actress (d. )
  • 1900 – Lefty Grove, American baseball player (d. 1975)
  • 1900 – Henri Jeanson, French journalist and author (d. 1970)
  • 1 – Empress Kōjun of (d. )
  •  – José Antonio Aguirre, Spanish lawyer and politician, 1st President of the Basque Country (d. )
  • 1905 – Bob Wills, American Western swing musician, songwriter, and bandleader (d. 1975)
  •  – Lou Costello, American and comedian (d. 1959)
  •  – Obafemi Awolowo, Nigerian lawyer and politician (d. 1987)
  • 1909 – Stanisław Jerzy Lec, Polish poet and author (d. )
  •  – Ella Logan, Scottish-American singer and actress (d. 1969)
  • 1912 – Mohammed Burhanuddin, Indian spiritual leader, 52nd Da’i al-Mutlaq (d. )
  •  – Donald Davidson, American philosopher and academic (d. 2003)
  • 1917 – Will Eisner, American illustrator and publisher (d. )
  • 1917 – Frankie Howerd, English comedian (d. 1992)
  •  – Howard McGhee, American trumpeter (d. 1987)
  •  – Lewis Gilbert, English director, , and screenwriter (d. )
  • 1921 – Leo Bretholz, Austrian-American holocaust survivor and author (d. 2014)
  • 1923 – Ed McMahon, American comedian, game show host, and announcer (d. )
  • 1923 – Wes Montgomery, American guitarist and songwriter (d. 1968)
  •  – Ottmar Walter, German footballer (d. )
  • 1924 – William H. Webster, American lawyer and jurist, 14th Director of Central Intelligence
  • 1926 – Ann Curtis, American swimmer (d. )
  • 1926 – Alan Greenspan, American economist and politician
  • 1926 – Ray O’Connor, Australian politician, 22nd Premier of Western Australia (d. 2013)
  • 1926 – Andrzej Wajda, Polish director, producer, and screenwriter (d. )
  •  – William J. Bell, American screenwriter and producer (d. 2005)
  • 1927 – Gordon Cooper, American engineer, pilot, and astronaut (d. )
  • 1927 – Gabriel García Márquez, Colombian journalist and author,  laureate (d. 2014)
  •  – Tom Foley, American lawyer and politician, 57th Speaker of the United States House of Representatives (d. 2013)
  • 1929 – David Sheppard, English and bishop (d. 2005)
  • 1930 – Lorin Maazel, French-American violinist, composer, and conductor (d. 2014)
  •  – Marc Bazin, Haitian lawyer and politician, 49th President of Haiti (d. )
  • 1932 – Bronisław Geremek, Polish historian and politician, Polish Minister of Foreign Affairs (d. 2008)
  • 1933 – Ted Abernathy, American baseball player (d. 2004)
  • 1933 – William Davis, German-English journalist and economist (d. )
  • 1933 – Augusto Odone, Italian economist and inventor of Lorenzo’s oil (d. 2013)
  •  – Red Simpson, American singer-songwriter (d. 2016)
  •  – Ron Delany, Irish runner and coach
  • 1935 – Derek Kevan, (d. 2013)
  •  – Bob Akin, American race car driver and journalist (d. )
  • 1936 – Marion Barry, American lawyer and politician, 2nd Mayor of the District of Columbia (d. 2014)
  • 1936 – Choummaly Sayasone, Laotian politician, 5th President of Laos
  • 1937 – Ivan Boesky, American businessman
  • 1937 – Valentina Tereshkova, Russian general, pilot, and astronaut
  • 1938 – Keishu Tanaka, politician, 17th  Minister of Justice
  •  – Kit Bond, American lawyer and politician, 47th Governor of Missouri
  • 1939 – Adam Osborne, Thai-Indian engineer and businessman, founded the Osborne Computer Corporation (d. 2003)
  •  – Ken Danby, Canadian painter (d. )
  • 1940 – Joanna Miles, French-born American actress
  • 1940 – R. H. Sikes, American golfer
  • 1940 – Willie Stargell, American baseball player and coach (d. 2001)
  • 1940 – Jeff Wooller, English accountant and banker
  •  – Peter Brötzmann, German saxophonist and clarinet player
  • 1941 – Marilyn Strathern, Welsh anthropologist and academic
  •  – Ben Murphy, American actor
  • 1944 – Richard Corliss, American journalist and critic (d. )
  • 1944 – Kiri Te Kanawa, New Zealand soprano and actress
  • 1944 – Mary Wilson, American singer
  • 1945 – Angelo Castro, Jr., Filipino actor and journalist (d. 2012)
  • 1946 – David Gilmour, English singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1946 – Richard Noble, Scottish race car driver and businessman
  •  – Kiki Dee, English singer-songwriter
  • 1947 – Dick Fosbury, American high jumper
  • 1947 – Anna Maria Horsford, American actress
  • 1947 – Rob Reiner, American actor, director, producer, and activist
  • 1947 – Jean Seaton, English historian and academic
  • 1947 – John Stossel, American journalist and author
  •  – Stephen Schwartz, American composer and producer
  •  – Shaukat Aziz, Pakistani economist and politician, 15th Prime Minister of
  • 1949 – Martin Buchan, Scottish footballer and manager
  •  – Arthur Roche, English archbishop
  • 1951 – Gerrie Knetemann, cyclist (d. 2004)
  •  – Denis Napthine, Australian politician, 47th Premier of Victoria
  • 1953 – Madhav Kumar Nepal, Nepali banker and politician, 34th Prime Minister of Nepal
  • 1953 – Carolyn Porco, American astronomer and academic
  • 1953 – Phil Alvin, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1954 – Jeff Greenwald, American author, photographer, and monologist
  • 1954 – Harald Schumacher, German footballer and manager
  •  – Cyprien Ntaryamira, Burundian politician, 5th President of Burundi (d. )
  • 1955 – Alberta Watson, Canadian actress (d. 2015)
  • 1956 – Peter Roebuck, English cricketer, journalist, and sportcaster (d. )
  • 1956 – Steve Vizard, Australian television host, actor, and producer
  • 1960 – Sleepy Floyd, American basketball player and coach
  • 1962 – Alison Nicholas, British golfer
  •  – D. L. Hughley, American actor, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1964 – Linda Pearson, Scottish sport shooter
  • 1965 – Allan Bateman, Welsh rugby player
  • 1965 – Jim Knight, English politician
  • 1966 – Alan Davies, English comedian, actor and screenwriter
  • 1967 – Julio Bocca, Argentinian ballet dancer and director
  • 1967 – Connie Britton, American actress
  • 1967 – Glenn Greenwald, American journalist and author
  • 1967 – Shuler Hensley, American actor and singer
  • 1968 – Moira Kelly, American actress and director
  • 1971 – Darrick Martin, American basketball player and coach
  •  – Shaquille O’Neal, American basketball player, actor, and rapper
  • 1972 – Jaret Reddick, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor
  •  – Michael Finley, American basketball player
  • 1973 – Peter Lindgren, Swedish guitarist and songwriter
  • 1973 – Greg Ostertag, American basketball player
  • 1973 – Trent Willmon, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  •  – Guy Garvey, English singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1974 – Matthew Guy, Australian politician
  • 1974 – Brad Schumacher, American swimmer
  • 1974 – Beanie Sigel,
  • 1975 – Aracely Arámbula, Mexican actress and singer
  • 1975 – Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Canadian pianist and conductor
  • 1976 – Ken Anderson, and actor
  •  – Nantie Hayward, South African cricketer
  • 1977 – Giorgos Karagounis, Greek international footballer, midfielder
  • 1977 – Shabani Nonda, DR Congolese footballer
  • 1977 – Marcus Thames, American baseball player and coach
  •  – Sage Rosenfels, American football player
  • 1978 – Chad Wicks, American wrestler
  •  – Clint Barmes, American baseball player
  • 1979 – Érik Bédard, Canadian baseball player
  • 1979 – David Flair, American wrestler
  • 1979 – Tim Howard, American
  • 1980 – Emílson Cribari, Brazilian footballer
  • 1981 – Ellen Muth, American actress
  • 1983 – Andranik Teymourian, Armenian- footballer
  • 1984 – Daniël de Ridder, Dutch footballer
  • 1984 – Eskil Pedersen, Norwegian politician
  • 1984 – Chris Tomson, American drummer
  •  – Bakaye Traoré, French-Malian footballer
  •  – Jake Arrieta, American baseball player
  • 1986 – Francisco Cervelli, Venezuelan-Italian baseball player
  • 1986 – Ross Detwiler, American baseball player
  • 1986 – Eli Marienthal, American actor
  • 1986 – Charlie Mulgrew, Scottish footballer
  • 1987 – Kevin-Prince Boateng, Ghanaian-German footballer
  • 1987 – José Manuel Flores, Spanish footballer
  • 1988 – Agnes Carlsson, Swedish singer
  • 1988 – Marina Erakovic, New Zealand tennis player
  • 1988 – Simon Mignolet, Belgian footballer
  •  – Agnieszka Radwańska, Polish tennis player
  •  – Derek Drouin, Canadian athlete
  •  – Lex Luger, American keyboard player and producer
  • 1991 – Emma McDougall, English footballer (d. 2013)
  • 1991 – Tyler Gregory Okonma, American rapper
  •  – Andrés Rentería, Colombian footballer
  • 1994 – Nathan Redmond, English footballer
  • 1994 – Marcus Smart, American basketball player
  • 1994 – Wesley Hoedt, Dutch footballer
  •  – Georgi Kitanov, Bulgarian footballer
  •  – Christian Coleman, American sprinter
  • 1996 – Tyrell Fuimaono, Australian rugby player
  • 1996 – Timo Werner, German footballer

Deaths on March 6

  • 190 – Liu Bian (poisoned by Dong Zhuo) (b. 176)
  •  – Li Ke, prince of the Tang Dynasty (b. 619)
  •  – Chrodegang, bishop and saint
  • 903 – Lu Guangqi, official and chancellor
  • 903 – Su Jian, Chinese official and chancellor
  •  – Ulric I, Margrave of Carniola
  •  – Rose of Viterbo, Italian saint (b. )
  •  – Roger Grey, 1st Baron Grey de Ruthyn
  •  – Alvise Loredan, Venetian admiral and statesman (b. )
  •  – Ivan the Young, Ruler of Tver (b. )
  •  – Richard Woodville, 3rd Earl Rivers
  •  – Pedro Arias Dávila, and diplomat (b. )
  •  – Francis Beaumont, English playwright (b. )
  •  – Henry Pelham, English politician,  (b. )
  •  – Henry Vane, 1st Earl of Darlington, English politician, Lord Lieutenant of Durham (b. )
  •  – Philip Yorke, 1st Earl of Hardwicke, English lawyer and politician, Lord Chancellor of the United Kingdom (b. )
  •  – Guillaume Thomas François Raynal, French historian and author (b. )
  • 1836 – Deaths at the Battle of the Alamo:
    • James Bonham, American lawyer and soldier (b. )
    • James Bowie, American colonel (b. 1796)
    • Davy Crockett, American soldier and politician (b. )
    • William B. Travis, American lieutenant colonel and lawyer (b. 1809)
  •  – Charles Vane, 3rd Marquess of Londonderry, Irish colonel and diplomat, Under-Secretary of State for War and the Colonies (b. )
  •  – William Whewell, English priest, historian, and philosopher (b. )
  •  – Charles Farrar Browne, American-English author and educator (b. 1834)
  • 1888 – Louisa May Alcott, American novelist and poet (b. )
  • 1895 – Camilla Collett, Norwegian novelist and activist (b. )
  •  – Kaʻiulani of Hawaii (b. )
  • 1900 – Gottlieb Daimler, German engineer and businessman, co-founded Daimler-Motoren-Gesellschaft (b. 1834)
  • 1905 – John Henninger Reagan, American surveyor, judge, and politician, 3rd  Secretary of the Treasury (b. 1818)
  • 1905 – Makar Yekmalyan, Armenian composer (b. )
  •  – Oskars Kalpaks, Latvian colonel (b. 1882)
  • 1920 – Ömer Seyfettin, Turkish author and educator (b. 1884)
  • 1932 – John Philip Sousa, American conductor and composer (b. 1854)
  • 1933 – Anton Cermak, Czech-American lawyer and politician, 44th Mayor of Chicago (b. )
  • 1935 – Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., American colonel, lawyer, and jurist (b. 1841)
  • 1939 – Ferdinand von Lindemann, German mathematician and academic (b. )
  • 1941 – Francis Aveling, Canadian priest, psychologist, and author (b. 1875)
  • 1941 – Gutzon Borglum, American sculptor and academic, designed Mount Rushmore (b. 1867)
  • 1948 – Ross Lockridge, Jr., American author, poet, and academic (b. )
  • 1948 – Alice Woodby McKane, First Black woman doctor in Savannah, (b. )
  • 1950 – Albert François Lebrun, French engineer and politician, 15th President of France (b. 1871)
  • 1951 – Ivor Novello, Welsh singer-songwriter and actor (b. 1893)
  • 1951 – Volodymyr Vynnychenko, Ukrainian playwright and politician, Prime Minister of Ukraine (b. )
  • 1952 – Jürgen Stroop, German general (b. 1895)
  • 1955 – Mammad Amin Rasulzade, Azerbaijani scholar and politician (b. 1884)
  •  – George Formby, English singer-songwriter and actor (b. 1904)
  • 1964 – Paul of Greece (b. )
  • 1965 – Margaret Dumont, American actress (b. )
  • 1967 – John Haden Badley, English author and educator, founded the Bedales School (b. 1865)
  • 1967 –  Eddy, American actor and singer (b. 1901)
  • 1967 – Zoltán Kodály, Hungarian composer, linguist, and philosopher (b. 1882)
  • 1970 – William Hopper, American actor (b. )
  • 1973 – Pearl S. Buck, American novelist, essayist, short story writer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1892)
  • 1974 – Ernest Becker, American anthropologist and author (b. 1924)
  • 1976 – Maxie Rosenbloom, American boxer (b. )
  • 1977 – Alvin R. Dyer, American religious leader (b. 1903)
  • 1978 – Dennis Viollet, English-American soccer player and manager (b. 1933)
  • 1981 – George Geary, English cricketer and coach (b. 1893)
  • 1981 – Rambhau Mhalgi, Indian politician and member of the Lok Sabha (b. 9 July 1921)
  •  – Ayn Rand, Russian-American philosopher, author, and playwright (b. 1905)
  • 1984 – Billy Collins, Jr., American boxer (b. 1961)
  • 1984 – Martin Niemöller, German pastor and theologian (b. 1892)
  • 1984 – Homer N. Wallin, American admiral (b. 1893)
  • 1984 – Henry Wilcoxon, Dominican-American actor and producer (b. 1905)
  • 1986 – Georgia O’Keeffe, American painter (b. )
  • 1988 – Mairéad Farrell, Provisional IRA volunteer (b. 1957)
  • 1988 – Daniel McCann, Provisional IRA volunteer (b. 1957)
  • 1988 – Seán Savage, Provisional IRA volunteer (b. 1965)
  • 1994 – Melina Mercouri, Greek actress and politician, 9th Greek Minister of Culture (b. 1920)
  •  – Cheddi Jagan, Guyanese politician, 4th President of Guyana (b. 1918)
  • 1997 – Michael Manley, Jamaican soldier, pilot, and politician, 4th Prime Minister of Jamaica (b. 1924)
  • 1997 – Ursula Torday, English author (b. 1912)
  •  – Isa bin Salman Al Khalifa, king (b. 1933)
  • 2000 – John Colicos, Canadian actor (b. )
  • 2002 – Bryan Fogarty, Canadian ice player (b. 1969)
  • 2004 – Hercules, American wrestler (b. 1957)
  • 2004 – Frances Dee, American actress (b. 1909)
  • 2005 – Hans Bethe, German-American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1906)
  • 2005 – Danny Gardella, American baseball player and trainer (b. 1920)
  • 2005 – Tommy Vance, English host (b. 1943)
  • 2005 – Teresa Wright, American actress (b. 1918)
  • 2005 – Gladys Marín, Chilean activist and political figure. (b.1938)
  •  – Anne Braden, American journalist and activist (b. 1924)
  • 2006 – Kirby Puckett, American baseball player and sportscaster (b. 1960)
  • 2007 – Jean Baudrillard, French photographer and theorist (b. 1929)
  • 2007 – Ernest Gallo, American businessman, co-founded E & J Gallo Winery (b. 1909)
  • 2008 – Peter Poreku Dery, Ghanaian cardinal (b. 1918)
  • 2009 – Francis Magalona, Filipino rapper, producer, and actor (b. 1964)
  • 2010 – Endurance Idahor, Nigerian footballer (b. 1984)
  • 2010 – Mark Linkous, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (b. 1962)
  • 2010 –  Millard, American philanthropist and activist (b. )
  • 2012 – Francisco Xavier do Amaral, East Timorese politician, 1st President of East Timor (b. 1937)
  • 2012 – Donald M. Payne, American businessman and politician (b. 1934)
  • 2012 – Helen Walulik, American baseball player (b. 1929)
  • 2013 – Chorão, Brazilian singer-songwriter (Charlie Brown Jr.) (b. 1970)
  • 2013 – Stompin’ Tom Connors, Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1936)
  • 2013 – Alvin Lee, English singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1944)
  • 2013 – W. Wallace Cleland, American biochemist and academic (b. 1930)
  • 2014 – Alemayehu Atomsa, Ethiopian educator and politician (b. 1969)
  • 2014 – Frank Jobe, American soldier and surgeon (b. )
  • 2014 – Sheila MacRae, English-American actress, singer, and dancer (b. 1921)
  • 2014 – Martin Nesbitt, American lawyer and politician (b. 1946)
  • 2014 – Manlio Sgalambro, Italian philosopher, author, and poet (b. 1924)
  • 2015 – Fred Craddock, American minister and academic (b. 1928)
  • 2015 – Ram Sundar Das, Indian lawyer and politician, 18th Chief Minister of Bihar (b. 1921)
  • 2015 – Enrique “Coco” Vicéns, Puerto Rican-American basketball player and politician (b. 1926)
  • 2016 – Nancy Reagan, American actress, 42nd First Lady of the United States (b. 1921)
  • 2016 – Sheila Varian, American horse trainer and breeder (b. 1937)
  •  – Robert Osborne, American actor and historian (b. 1932)
  • 2018 – Peter Nicholls, Australian critic and encyclopedist (b. 1939)

Holidays and observances on March 6

  • Christian feast day:
    • Chrodegang
    • Colette
    • Fridolin
    • Kyneburga, Kyneswide and Tibba
    • Marcian of Tortona
    • William W. Mayo and Charles Frederick Menninger (Episcopal Church ())
    • Olegarius
    • March 6 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Day of the Righteous, commemorates those who have stood up against crimes against humanity and totalitarism with their own moral responsibility. (Europe)
  • Foundation Day (Norfolk Island), the founding of Norfolk Island in 1788.
  • Independence Day (Ghana), celebrates the independence of Ghana from the in 1957.
  • The Day of the Dude, celebrated by the adherents of Dudeism
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