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

  1. 48 BC - Pompey the Great, Roman general and politician (b. 106 BC)
  2. 972 - Pope John XIII
  3. 1511 - Ashikaga Yoshizumi, Japanese shogun (b. 1481)
  4. 1625 - Thomas Dempster, Scottish historian (b. 1579)
  5. 1635 - Metius, Dutch mathematician and astronomer (b. 1571)
  6. 1649 - Robert Dudley, styled Earl of Warwick, English explorer and geographer (b. 1574)
  7. 1683 - Jean-Baptiste Colbert, French minister finance (b. 1619)
  8. 1708 - Sir John Morden, English merchant and philanthropist (b. 1623)
  9. 1748 - Edmund Gibson, English jurist (b. 1669)
  10. 1782 Martha Wayles Skelton Jefferson, Wife of Thomas Jefferson
  11. 1783 - Bertinazzi, Italian actor and writer (b. 1710)
  12. 1808 - Louis-Pierre Anquetil, French historian (b. 1723)
  13. 1868 - Pierre Adolphe Rost, Louisiana judge, Confederate commissioner (b. 1797)
  14. 1902 - Frederick Augustus Abel, English chemist (b. 1827)
  15. 1907 - Sully Prudhomme, French writer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1839)
  16. 1950 - Olaf Stapledon, British writer and philosopher (b. 1886)
  17. 1951 - James W. Gerard, American jurist and diplomat (d. 1867)
  18. 1952 - Gertrude Lawrence, English actress (b. 1898)
  19. 1962 - Hanns Eisler, German-born composer (b. 1898)
  20. 1966 - Margaret Sanger, American birth control activist (b. 1879)
  21. 1966 - Hendrik Verwoerd, Prime Minister of South Africa (b. 1901)
  22. 1969 - Arthur Friedenreich, Brazilian football player (b. 1892)
  23. 1974 - Olga Baclanova, Russian-born actress (b. 1896)
  24. 1984 - Ernest Tubb, American singer (b. 1914)
  25. 1985 - Johnny Desmond, American singer (b. 1919)
  26. 1986 - Blanche Sweet, American actress (b. 1895)
  27. 1988 - Leroy Brown, professional wrestler (b. 1950)
  28. 1990 - Len Hutton, English cricketer (b. 1916)
  29. 1990 - Tom Fogerty, American singer (b. 1941)
  30. 1994 - Nicky Hopkins, British musician (b. 1944)
  31. 1998 - Akira Kurosawa, Japanese film director (b. 1910)
  32. 1999 - René Lecavalier, French television play-by-play hockey broadcaster (b. 1918)
  33. 2000 - Breanna Lynn Bartlett-Stewart, first Kleihauer-Betke stillbirth (b. 2000)
  34. 2003 - Harry Goz, American actor (b. 1932)
  35. 2005 - Hasan Abidi, Pakistani journalist and Urdu poet (b. 1929)