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Births for April 06


  • 1483 Raphael, (Raffaello Sanzio), Neth, painter (Sistine Madonna)
  • 1671 Jean-Baptiste Rousseau, French poet (Sacred Odes & Songs)
  • 1773 James Mill, Scotland, philosopher/historian (Hist of British India)
  • 1810 Philip Gosse, intentor of institutional aquarium, writer (Omphalos)
  • 1823 Joseph Medill, St John NB Canada, newspaper editor (Chicago Tribune)
  • 1828 Charles William Field, Major General (Confederate Army), died in 1892
  • 1830 James Augustine Healy, Macon Ga, 1st black Roman Catholic bishop
  • 1866 Butch Cassidy, outlaw
  • 1866 Joseph Lincoln Steffens, muckraker/journalist (Shame of the Cities)
  • 1869 Louis Raemakers, cartoonist/painter
  • 1874 Harry Houdini, (Erich Weiss), Hungary, famous magician/escape artist
  • 1883 Mien Labberton, poetess
  • 1884 Walter Huston, actor (Maltese Falcon, Treasure of Sierra Madre)
  • 1890 Andr‚ L Danjon, French astronomer
  • 1890 Anthony Herman Gerard Fokker, Holland, aircraft pioneer (Spider)
  • 1892 Donald Wills Douglas, US, aircraft pioneer (McConnell Douglas)
  • 1892 Lowell Thomas, Woodington Ohio, newscaster (High Adventure)
  • 1901 Willem Pelemans, Flemish composer/music reviewer
  • 1903 Harold Edgerton, foremost high-speed photographer
  • 1903 Mickey Cochrane, baseball hall of fame catcher (.320 avg)
  • 1904 Kurt G Kiesinger, German chancellor (Wherever They May Be)
  • 1906 John Betjeman, English Poet Laureate 1972-1984 (Mount Zion)
  • 1914 George Reeves, Ashland Ky, actor (Superman, Gone With the Wind)
  • 1926 Ian Paisley, Northiers clergyman
  • 1928 James Watson, chemist (codiscovered structure of DNA)
  • 1928 Joi Lansing, Salt Lake City Utah, actress (Bob Cummings Show)
  • 1929 "Crazy" Joe Gallo, mobster
  • 1929 Andr‚ Previn, Berlin Germany, conductor (London Symphony)/pianist
  • 1931 Ivan Dixon, NYC, actor (Car Wash, Hogan's Heroes)
  • 1934 Antonius Geesink, Holland, judo (Olympic-gold-1964)
  • 1935 John Pepper Clark, Nigeria, writer (Horn, Song of a Goat)
  • 1937 Billy Dee Williams, Harlem NYC, actor (Chiefs, Empire Strikes Back)
  • 1937 Merle Haggard, Bakersfield Calif, country singer (Death Valley Days)
  • 1938 Roy Thinnes, Chicago Ill, actor (Invaders, Falcon Crest)
  • 1942 Phil Austin, comedian (Firesign Theater)
  • 1943 Susan Tolsky, Houston, actress (Madame's Place, Here Comes the Brides
  • 1944 John Stax, rocker (Pretty Things-Don't Bring Me Down)
  • 1944 Michele Phillips, Long Beach Calif, singer/actress (Mama & Papas)
  • 1945 Bob Marley, reggae musician/singer (Whalers-No Woman)
  • 1947 Jan Kees Wiebenga, Dutch 2nd chamber member (VVD)
  • 1947 John Ratzenberger, Bridgeport Ct, actor (Cliff Clavin-Cheers)
  • 1947 Tony Cooner, drummer (Hot Chocolate-You Sexy Thing)
  • 1949 Jane Actman, NYC, actress (Barbara-Paul Lynde Show)
  • 1950 Dennis E Eckart, (Rep-D-OH, 1981- )
  • 1951 Ralph Cooper, drummer (Air Supply-All Out of Love)
  • 1952 Marilu Henner, Chicago, actress (Taxi, Man Who Loved Women)
  • 1952 Udo Dirkshneider, heavy metal rocker (Accept-Balls to the Wall, Udo)
  • 1953 Janet Lynn, ice skater (Olympics-bronze-1972)
  • 1954 Judi Bowker, Shawford England, actress (Clash of the Titans)
  • 1959 Dianne Brill, Tampa, fashion designer/party girl (Queen of the Night)
  • 1962 Stan Cullimore, bassist (Housemartins-Happy Hour, Over There)
  • 1964 Johnny Dee, heavy metal drummer (Britny Fox-Boys in Heat, King Kobra)
  • 1965 Rica Reinisch, German DR, 100m/200m backstroke (Olympic-gold-1980)
  • 1966 Kymberly Paige, Newport Beach Ca, playmate (May, 1987)
  • 1969 Ari Meyers, San Juan PR, actress (Emma McArdle-Kate & Allie)
  • 1972 Jason Hervey, actor (Wayne Arnold-Wonder Years)
  • 1975 Damon Pampolina, drummer (Party)
  • 1975 Dannon Phillip Pampolina, rapper (Party)
  • 1976 Candace H Cameron, actress (DJ Tanner-Full House)
  • 1976 Soleil Moon Frye, Glendora Calif, actress (Punky Brewster)


Passings for April 06


  • 1199 Richard I, the Lion-hearted, King of England (1189-99), dies at 41
  • 1348 Petrarch's Laura, dies of plague
  • 1362 Jacques de Bourbon, count of Marche, murdered in battle
  • 1472 Pieter Bladelin, Belgium, land owner (Middelburg castle), dies
  • 1489 Hans Waldmann, Swiss military/mayor (Zurich), beheaded
  • 1520 Raphael, artist (Sistine Madonna), dies on his 35th birthday
  • 1528 Albrecht Drer, German painter/graphic artist, dies in Germany
  • 1590 Francis Walsingham, English secretary of state, dies
  • 1674 Charles de M‚an, Belgian lawyer (Observations), dies at 69
  • 1707 Willem Van de Velde, the Young, seascape painter, dies
  • 1779 Tommaso MFS Traetta, Italian opera composer/bandmaster (Farnace), die
  • 1854 William Strickland, US architect, dies
  • 1945 Benjamin M Telders, president (Dutch Liberal States Party), dies
  • 1961 Jules JBV Bordet, Belgian bacteriologist (Nobel 1919), dies at 90
  • 1962 JC Heldring, businessman, dies at 74
  • 1971 Igor F Strawinsky, Russ/US composer (Le Sacre du Printemps), dies
  • 1975 Chiang Kai-Shek, Nationalist Chinese leader, dies at 87
  • 1979 M Marie Widlow, softball pitcher (Hall of Fame 1957), dies at 61
  • 1990 Nancy Hawkes, (1946 best dress woman), dies at 73
  • 1992 Isaac Asimov, Sci-Fi author (I Robot), dies at 72 from kidney failure
  • 1992 Molly Picon, Yiddish actress (Milk & Honey), dies of Alzheimers at 94
  • 1993 Divya Bharati, "baby doll", Indies actress, dies by accident at 19
  • 1993 Pinky Lee, children's TV entertainer, dies at 85


Special events for April 06


  • 610 Lailat-ul Qadar, night koran descended to Earth
  • 648 -BC- Earliest total solar eclipse; chronicled by Greeks
  • 1106 Fire in Venice
  • 1327 Italian poet Petrarch 1st sets eyes on his beloved Laura
  • 1362 Robber bastion Tard-Venus strikes at Brignais France
  • 1634 Heeren XIX askes "to secure Eylands Cura‡ao"
  • 1652 John of Riebeeck lands/establishes VOC-post in Capetown
  • 1663 King Charles II signs Carolina Charter
  • 1712 Slave revolt in New York
  • 1789 1st US Congress begins regular sessions, Federal Hall, NYC
  • 1830 Joseph Smith & 5 others organizes Mormon church in Seneca Co, NY
  • 1841 Cornerstone laid for 2nd Mormon temple, Nauvoo, Missouri
  • 1848 Jews of Prussia granted equality
  • 1853 Asteroid 25, Phocaea discovered
  • 1853 J Chacornac discovers asteroid #25 Phocaea
  • 1855 J Chacornac discovers asteroid #34 Circe
  • 1859 US recognizes Liberal government in M‚xico's War of Reform
  • 1862 Battle of Shiloh, Union defeats Confederacy in SW Tennessee
  • 1865 Battle of Sayler's Creek, 1/3rd of Lee's army cut off
  • 1865 Skirmish at High Bridge VA (Appomattox); 1/3rd of Lee's army cut off
  • 1866 G.A.R. established
  • 1868 Brigham Young marries his 27th & final wife
  • 1878 Prosper Henry discovers asteroid #186 Celuta
  • 1883 Start of Sherlock Holmes "Adventure of Speckled Band" (BG)
  • 1886 City of Vancouver, BC incorporated
  • 1886 Declaration of Berlin neutralizes Tonga
  • 1891 J Palisa discovers asteroid #309 Fraternitas
  • 1893 Andy Bowen & Jack Burke box 7 hrs 19 mins to no decision (111 rounds)
  • 1893 Mormon Temple in Salt Lake City dedicated
  • 1900 Jim Jeffries KO's Jack Finnegan in 55 seconds
  • 1903 General railroad strike against "worgwetten" (anti-strike laws)
  • 1905 P Gotz discovers asteroid #563 Suleika
  • 1906 1st animated cartoon copyrighted
  • 1908 J H Metcalf discovers asteroid #755 Quintilla
  • 1909 1st credit union established in US
  • 1909 North Pole reached by Americans Robert Peary & Matthew Henson
  • 1916 German parliament OKs unrestricted submarine warfare
  • 1916 S Belyavskij discovers asteroid #857 Glasenappia
  • 1917 US declares war on Germany, enters World War I
  • 1920 French troop attacks Main/Darmstadt/Hanau
  • 1922 B Jekhovsky discovers asteroid #977 Philippa
  • 1924 4 planes leave Seattle on 1st successful around-the-world flight
  • 1924 Bayern: V”lkische Block (nazi's) recieves 17.8% of vote
  • 1924 Italy fascists recieves 65% of vote of parliament
  • 1925 1st film shown on an airplane (British Air)
  • 1926 Montreal Maroons beat Victoria Cougars 3 games to 1 for Stanley Cup
  • 1930 1st transcontinental glider tow completed
  • 1931 1st Scottsboro (Ala) trial begins - 9 blacks accused of rape
  • 1934 418 Lutheran ministers arrested in Germany
  • 1935 H Levitt sinks 499 basketball free throws, misses & sinks 371 more
  • 1936 Tornado, kills 203 & injuring 1,800 in Gainesville Georgia
  • 1939 Great Britain & Poland sign military pact
  • 1939 US & UK agree on joint control of Canton & Enderbury Is (Pacific)
  • 1941 Begin oper Bestrafung-Germany bomb attacks Belgrade (17,000 die)
  • 1941 German bombardment on Piraeus (munitions ship explodes)
  • 1941 Italian held Addis Ababa surrenders to British & Ethiopian forces
  • 1942 K Reinmuth discovers asteroid #2249 Yamamoto
  • 1943 British & US army link up in Africa during WW II
  • 1943 Lou Jansen, leader of illegal Dutch political party (CPN) arrested
  • 1945 Coevorden freed from nazis
  • 1945 Japanese large battleship Jamamoto heads to Okinawa
  • 1945 Massive kamikaze-attack on US battle fleet near Okinawa
  • 1945 US marines explores Tsugen Shima near Okinawa
  • 1947 Jimmy Demaret wins his 2nd Masters golf tournament
  • 1950 John F Dulles becomes advisor to US Sect of State Acheson
  • 1952 Sam Snead wins his 2nd Masters golf tournament
  • 1954 Mont Canadiens score 3 goals in 56 sec in playoff game against Det
  • 1956 Polish communist Gomulka resigns
  • 1957 NYC ends trolley car service
  • 1958 Arnold Palmer wins 1st major golf tournament-Masters
  • 1964 Egypt & Belgium recover diplomatic relations
  • 1965 Intelsat 1 ("Early Bird") 1st coml geosynchronous comm satellite
  • 1966 Mihir Sen swims Palk Strait between Sri Lanka & India
  • 1967 T Smirnova discovers asteroid #1804 Chebotarev
  • 1968 94.5% of East German voters approve new socialist constitution
  • 1968 Gunpowder stocks at a sporting-goods store explode, killing 43 (Va)
  • 1968 HemisFair 1968 opens in San Antonio, Texas
  • 1973 Pioneer 11 launched toward Jupiter & Saturn
  • 1973 Roberto Clemente Day, Pirates retire his #
  • 1973 Yankee Ron Blomberg becomes 1st designated hitter, he walks
  • 1974 200,000 attend rock concert "California Jam"
  • 1974 Yankees 1st home game at Shea Stadium, beat Indians 6-1
  • 1975 Bundy victim Denise Oliverson disappears from Grand Junction, Colo
  • 1975 Fastest hat trick by a Wash Cap 3 mins 26 secs (Stan Gilbertson)
  • 1976 1st quadrophonic movie track: "Ladies & Gentlemen the Rolling Stones"
  • 1977 Judge rules Beatles 1962 Hamburg album can be released
  • 1977 Kingdome in Seattle opens
  • 1979 Rod Stewart & Alana Collins wed
  • 1980 Gordie Howe completes a record 26th season
  • 1982 Columbia returns to Kennedy Space Center from White Sands
  • 1983 Caps 2-Isles 5-Patrick Div Semifinals- Isles hold 1-0 lead
  • 1984 11th Space Shuttle Mission (41-C)-Challenger 5 is launched
  • 1985 Atlantis (OV-104) rollout at Palmdale
  • 1985 Sudan suspends constitution after coup
  • 1988 Black pole explorer M Henson buried next to R Peary in Arlington
  • 1988 NJ Devils' 1st playoff game; lose to Isles 4-3 (OT) in 1st round
  • 1991 Former child actor Adam Rich arrested for breaking into a pharmacy
  • 1991 NY-NJ Knights 1st home game (Giant Stad) lose to Frankfurt 27-17
  • 1992 1st game at Camden Field, Balt-Orioles beat Indians 2-0
  • 1992 Britain Radio Authority licenses Virgin & TV-AM radio licenses
  • 1992 Duke beats Michigan 71-51 for NCCA basketball championship
  • 1992 Voting begins on choice of Elvis postage stamps
  • 1993 1st test flight of Ilyushin IL-96M (Moscow)
  • 1993 Florida Marlins 1st lost ever (4-2 to LA Dodgers)


Songs for date April 06


  • 04/06/44 --- San Fernando Valley (Crosby, Bing)
  • 04/06/44 --- It's Love-Love-Love (Lombardo, Guy)
  • 04/06/51 --- Too Young (Cole, Nat King)
  • 04/06/51 --- Loveliest Night Of The Year, The (Lanza, Mario)
  • 04/06/57 --- All Shook Up (Presley, Elvis)
  • 04/06/59 --- Turn Me Loose (Fabian)
  • 04/06/59 --- Tell Him No (Travis & Bob)
  • 04/06/63 --- Pipeline (Chantay's)
  • 04/06/63 --- On Broadway (Drifters)
  • 04/06/63 --- I Will Follow Him (March, Little Peggy)
  • 04/06/68 --- Cowboys To Girls (Intruders)
  • 04/06/68 --- Unicorn, The (Irish Rovers)
  • 04/06/68 --- Good, The Bad & The Ugly, The (Montenegro, Hugo)
  • 04/06/74 --- Searchin' So Long, (I've Been) (Chicago)
  • 04/06/85 --- Everything She Wants (Wham)
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