Famous birthdays, deaths and events of September 6
1620 - Isabella Leonarda, Italian composer (d. 1704) 1666 - Tsar Ivan V of Russia, (d. 1696) 1795 - Frances Wright, English writer and lecturer (d. 1852) 1802 - Alcide d'Orbigny, French naturalist (d. 1857) 1838 - Samuel Arnold, Lincoln conspirator (d. 1906) 1860 - Jane Addams, American social worker 1868 - Heinrich Häberlin, Swiss Federal Councilor (d. 1947) 1869 - Felix Salten, Austrian author (d. 1945) 1877 - Buddy Bolden, American musician (d. 1930) 1879 - Joseph Wirth, Chancellor of Germany (d. 1956) 1879 - Max Schreck, German actor (d. 1936) 1888 - Joseph P. Kennedy, Sr. 1890 - Clara Kimball Young, American actress (d. 1960) 1893 - Claire Chennault, American pilot (d. 1958) 1899 - Billy Rose, American composer (d. 1966) 1900 - Julien Green, French-born American novelist (d. 1998) 1904 - Max Rosenbloom, American boxer (d. 1976) 1909 - Michael Gordon, American actor and director (b. 1993) 1911 - Harry Danning, American baseball player (d. 2004) 1917 - George Mann, England cricketer (d. 2001) 1921 - Carmen Laforet, Spanish author (d. 2004) 1925 - Jimmy Reed, American blues singer (d. 1976) 1926 - Claus von Amsberg, Prince Consort of the Netherlands (d. 2002) 1928 - Robert M. Pirsig, American author 1929 - Yash Johar, Indian film producer (d. 2005) 1937 - Sergio Aragon¨¦s, Spanish-born illustrator 1937 - Brigid Berlin, American actor 1937 - Jo Anne Worley, American actress 1939 - Susumu Tonegawa, Japanese molecular biologist 1939 - David Allan Coe, American country singer 1942 - Richard Hutton, England cricketer 1942 - Carol Wayne, American actress 1943 - Roger Waters, British musician (Pink Floyd) 1944 - Swoosie Kurtz, American actress 1947 - Jane Curtin, American actress 1947 - Sylvester James, American singer 1948 - Claydes Charles Smith, American musician (Kool & the Gang) (d. 2006) 1957 - Tim Whitnall, English actor and narrator 1958 - Jeff Foxworthy, American comedian 1958 - Michael Winslow, American actor and comedian 1958 - Buster Bloodvessel, British singer 1958 - Nigel Westlake, Australian musician and composer 1961 - Scott Travis, American musician (Judas Priest) 1961 - Paul Waaktaar-Savoy, Norwegian musician (a-ha) 1962 - Kevin Willis, American basketball player 1963 - Alice Sebold, American novelist 1963 - Pat Nevin, Scottish footballer 1964 - Rosie Perez, American actress 1965 - John Polson, Australian actor and film director 1968 - Saeed Anwar, Pakistani cricketer 1968 - Christopher Brookmyre, Scottish writer 1969 - Ben Finegold, American chess player 1969 - CeCe Peniston, American dance music singer 1969 - Michellie Jones, Australian triathlete 1969 - Michael Davis, American softball player (Solvents 1970 - Paul Miller, American composer and author 1971 - Devang Gandhi, Indian Cricketer 1971 - Dolores O'Riordan, Irish musician (The Cranberries) 1972 - China Mi¨¦ville, English writer 1972 - Justina Machado, Puerto Rican actress 1972 - Anika Noni Rose, American actress and singer 1972 - Idris Elba, English/American actor 1972 - Dylan Bruno, American actor (Numb3rs) 1973 - Carlo Cudicini, Italian footballer 1973 - Greg Rusedski, Canadian-born tennis player 1974 - Tim Henman, English tennis player 1974 - Sarah Danielle Madison, American actress 1974 - Nina Persson, Swedish musician (The Cardigans) 1974 - Sarah Strange, Canadian actress 1974 - Justin Whalin, American actor 1975 - Derrek Lee, American baseball player 1976 - N.O.R.E., American rapper 1976 - Hyun Young, South Korean actress and pop singer 1976 - Naomie Harris, American actress 1977 - Kiyoshi Hikawa, Japanese enka singer 1978 - Cisco Adler, American singer 1978 - Alex Escobar, Venezuelan baseball player 1978 - Mathew Horne, English Actor 1978 - Tony Thaxton, drummer (Motion City Soundtrack) 1979 - Foxy Brown, American rapper 1979 - Brandon Silvestry, American professional wrestler 1979 - Massimo Maccarone, Italian footballer 1979 - Carlos Adri¨¢n Morales, Mexican footballer 1980 - Joseph Yobo, Nigerian footballer 1980 - Yuji Hamano, Japanese archer 1980 - Jillian Hall, American professional wrestler 1980 - Samuel Peter, Nigerian heavyweight boxer 1981 - Yumiko Cheng, Hong Kong singer 1981 - Mark Teahen, American baseball player 1985 - Webbie, American rapper 1985 - Ali Ashfaq, Maldivian footballer 1985 - Alberto Valerio, Brazilian racing driver 1986 - Raven Riley, American porn star 1987 - Ramiele Malubay, American singer 1989 - Nikos Boutzikos, Greek footballer 2000 - Breanna Lynn Bartlett-Stewart, first Kleihauer-Betke stillbirth (d. 2000)
1511 - Ashikaga Yoshizumi, Japanese shogun (b. 1481) 1536 - William Tyndale, Protestant bible translator (b. c. 1494) 1783 - Bertinazzi, Italian actor and writer (b. 1710) 1907 - Sully Prudhomme, French writer 1952 - Gertrude Lawrence, English actress (b. 1898) 1962 - Hanns Eisler, German-born composer (b. 1898) 1962 - Seiichiro Kashio, Japanese tennis player (b. 1892) 1969 - Arthur Friedenreich, Brazilian football player (b. 1892) 1974 - Olga Baclanova, Russian-born actress (b. 1896) 1978 - Tom Wilson, American record producer (b. 1931) 1981 - Christy Brown, Irish author (b. 1932) 1984 - Ernest Tubb, American singer (b. 1914) 1985 - Johnny Desmond, American singer (b. 1919) 1986 - Blanche Sweet, American actress (b. 1895) 1987 - Quinn Martin, American television producer (b. 1922) 1988 - Leroy Brown, professional wrestler (b. 1950) 1990 - Len Hutton, English cricketer (b. 1916) 1990 - Tom Fogerty, American singer (b. 1941) 1991 - Bob Goldham, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1922) 1994 - Nicky Hopkins, British musician (b. 1944) 1997 - P. H. Newby, British author and BBC radio director (b. 1918) 1998 - Akira Kurosawa, Japanese film director (b. 1910) 1999 - Ren¨¦ Lecavalier, French Canadian sportscaster (b. 1918) 2000 - Breanna Lynn Bartlett-Stewart, first Kleihauer-Betke stillbirth (b. 2000) 2001 - Carl Crack, German musician (Atari Teenage Riot) (b. 1971) 2003 - Harry Goz, American actor (b. 1932) 2003 - Mohammad Oraz, Iranian mountain climber (b. 1969) 2007 - Madeleine L'Engle, American author (b. 1918) 2007 - Alex, African Grey parrot "student" of Dr. Irene Pepperberg (b. 1976) 2008 - Sören Nordin, Swedish harness racing driver and trainer (b. 1917) 2008 - Anita Page, silent film vixen
1492 - Christopher Columbus sails from La Gomera in the Canary Islands, his final port of call before crossing the Atlantic for the first time. 1522 - The Victoria, one of the surviving ships of Ferdinand Magellan's expedition, returns to Sanl¨²car de Barrameda in Spain, becoming the first ship to circumnavigate the world. 1620 - The Pilgrims sail from Plymouth, England, on the Mayflower to settle in North America. (Old Style date; September 16 per New Style date.) 1628 - Puritans settle Salem, which will later become part of Massachusetts Bay Colony. 1669 - The siege of Candia ends with the Venetian fortress surrendering to the Ottomans. 1776 - Hurricane hits Guadeloupe, killing more than 6000. 1781 - The Battle of Groton Heights takes place, resulting a British victory. 1847 - Henry David Thoreau leaves Walden Pond and moves in with Ralph Waldo Emerson and his family in Concord, Massachusetts. 1861 - American Civil War: Forces under Union General Ulysses S. Grant bloodlessly capture Paducah, Kentucky, which gives the Union control of the mouth of the Tennessee River. 1863 - American Civil War: Confederates evacuate Battery Wagner and Morris Island in South Carolina. 1870 - Louisa Ann Swain of Laramie, Wyoming becomes the first woman in the United States to cast a vote legally after 1807. 1885 - Eastern Rumelia declares its union with Bulgaria. The Unification of Bulgaria is accomplished. 1888 - Charles Turner becomes the first bowler to take 250 wickets in an English season ¨C a feat since accomplished only by Tom Richardson (twice), J.T. Hearne, Wilfred Rhodes (twice) and Tich Freeman (six times). 1901 - Anarchist Leon Czolgosz shoots and fatally wounds US President William McKinley at the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, New York. 1930 - Democratically elected Argentine president Hip¨®lito Yrigoyen is deposed in a military coup. 1937 - Spanish Civil War: The start of the Battle of El Mazuco. 1939 - World War II: The Battle of Barking Creek. 1939 - World War II: South Africa declares war on Germany. 1944 - World War II: The city of Ypres, Belgium is liberated by allied forces. 1948 - Juliana becomes Queen of the Netherlands. 1949 - Allied military authorities relinquish control of former Nazi Germany assets back to German control. 1949 - A former sharpshooter in World War II, Howard Unruh kills 13 neighbors in Camden, New Jersey, with a souvenir Luger to become the first U.S. single-episode mass murderer. 1952 - Canada's first television station, CBFT-TV, opens in Montreal. 1955 - Istanbul Pogrom: Istanbul's Greek and Armenian minority are the target of a government-sponsored pogrom. 1963 - The Centre for International Industrial Property Studies (CEIPI) is founded. 1965 - War of 1965: India attacks Pakistan and announces that its forces will capture Lahore (city of Pakistan) in an hour. 1966 - In Cape Town, South Africa, the architect of Apartheid, Prime Minister Hendrik Verwoerd, is stabbed to death during a parliamentary meeting. 1968 - Swaziland becomes independent. 1970 - Two passenger jets bound from Europe to New York are simultaneously hijacked by Palestinian terrorist members of PFLP and taken to Dawson's Field in Jordan. 1976 - Cold War: Soviet air force pilot Lt. Viktor Belenko lands a MiG-25 jet fighter at Hakodate on the island of Hokkaid¨ in Japan and requests political asylum in the United States. 1983 - The Soviet Union admits to shooting down Korean Air Flight KAL-007, stating that the pilots did not know it was a civilian aircraft when it violated Soviet airspace. 1985 - Midwest Express Airlines Flight 105, a Douglas DC-9 crashes just after takeoff from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, killing 31. 1986 - In Istanbul, two terrorists from Abu Nidal's organization kill 22 and wound six inside the Neve Shalom synagogue during Shabbat services. 1991 - The Soviet Union recognizes the independence of the Baltic states: Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. 1991 - The name Saint Petersburg is restored to Russia's second largest city, which had been renamed Leningrad in 1924. 1992 - Hunters discover the emaciated body of Christopher Johnson McCandless at his camp 20 miles west of the town of Healy, Alaska. 1995 - Cal Ripken Jr of the Baltimore Orioles plays in his 2,131st consecutive game, breaking a record that stood for 56 years. 1997 - Diana, Princess of Wales is laid to rest in front of a television audience of more than 2.5 billion.