The following is a list of notable world figures who died on October 6th.

  1. 1014 - Samuil, Tsar of Bulgaria (b. 958)
  2. 1101 - Bruno of Cologne, German founder of the Carthusian order
  3. 1413 - Dawit I, Emperor of Ethiopia (b. 1382)
  4. 1536 - William Tyndale, English Bible translator (burned at the stake)
  5. 1542 - Thomas Wyatt, English poet (b. 1503)
  6. 1641 - Matthijs Quast, Dutch explorer
  7. 1644 - Elisabeth of France, wife of Philip IV of Spain (b. 1602)
  8. 1660 - Paul Scarron, French writer
  9. 1661 - Guru Har Rai, seventh Sikh Guru
  10. 1688 - Christopher Monck, 2nd Duke of Albemarle, English statesman (b. 1652)
  11. 1762 - Francesco Manfredini, Italian composer (b. 1684)
  12. 1873 - Sir Pawel Edmund Strzelecki, Polish explorer and geologist (b. 1797)
  13. 1891 - Charles Stewart Parnell, Irish politician (b. 1846)
  14. 1892 - Alfred Lord Tennyson, British poet (b. 1809)
  15. 1912 - Auguste Marie Francois Beernaert, Belgian statesman, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (b. 1829)
  16. 1947 - Leevi Madetoja, Finnish composer (b. 1887)
  17. 1951 - Otto Fritz Meyerhof, German-born physician and biochemist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1884)
  18. 1951 - Will Keith Kellogg, American food manufacturer (Kellogg Company) (b. 1860)
  19. 1959 - Bernard Berenson, American art historian (b. 1865)
  20. 1973 - Fran├žois Cevert, French race car driver {b. 1944}
  21. 1973 - Sidney Blackmer, American actor (b. 1895)
  22. 1978 - Johnny O'Keefe, Australian singer (b. 1935)
  23. 1962 - Tod Browning, American film director (b. 1880)
  24. 1980 - Hattie Jacques, British comedy actress (b. 1922)
  25. 1980 - Jean Robic, French cyclist (b. 1921)
  26. 1981 - Anwar Sadat, President of Egypt, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (assassinated) (b. 1918)
  27. 1983 - Terence Cardinal Cooke, American Catholic archbishop (b. 1921)
  28. 1985 - Nelson Riddle, American bandleader (b. 1921)
  29. 1986 - Alexander Kronrod, Russian mathematician (b. 1921)
  30. 1989 - Bette Davis, American actress (b. 1908)
  31. 1992 - Denholm Elliott, English actor (b. 1922)
  32. 1992 - Bill O'Reilly, Australian cricketer (b. 1902)
  33. 1997 - Johnny Vander Meer, American baseball player (b. 1914)
  34. 1998 - Mark Belanger, American baseball player (b. 1944)
  35. 1999 - Amalia Rodrigues, Portuguese singer and actress (b. 1920)
  36. 1999 - Gorilla Monsoon, Professional wrestler/commentator (b. 1937)
  37. 2000 - Richard Farnsworth, American actor (b. 1930)
  38. 2002 - Claus von Amsberg, Prince of the Netherlands and husband of Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands (b. 1926)
  39. 2003 - Timothy Treadwell, American environmentalist (b. 1957)
  40. 2006 - Buck O'Neil, American baseball player (b. 1911)
  41. 2006 - Wilson Tucker, American writer
  42. 2006 - Puck Brouwer, Dutch athlete (b. 1930)
  43. 2006 - Charlie Bradberry, NASCAR driver (b. 1982)