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

  1. 1393 - Emperor Go-En'yu of Japan (b. 1359)
  2. 1480 - Vecchietta, Italian artist and architect
  3. 1548 - Juan de Castro, Portuguese explorer (b. 1500)
  4. 1563 - Ikeda Nagamasa, Japanese samurai commander (b. 1519)
  5. 1583 - Nakagawa Kiyohide, Japanese warlord (b. 1556)
  6. 1740 - Alexander Spotswood, British governor of Virginia Colony
  7. 1784 - Joan van der Capellen tot den Pol, Dutch politician (b. 1741)
  8. 1799 - Patrick Henry, American revolutionary (b. 1736)
  9. 1813 - Alexandre-Théodore Brongniart, French architect
  10. 1832 - Jeremy Bentham, English philosopher (b. 1748)
  11. 1840 - Marcellin Champagnat, French priest, Saint (b. 1789)
  12. 1843 - Friedrich Hölderlin, German poet, novelist, and dramatist (b. 1770)
  13. 1861 - Count Camillo Benso di Cavour, Prime Minister of Italy (b. 1810)
  14. 1865 - William Quantrill, American Confederate raider (b. 1837)
  15. 1878 - Robert Stirling, Scottish inventor (b. 1790)
  16. 1881 - Henri Vieuxtemps, Belgian composer (b. 1820)
  17. 1891 - Sir John A. Macdonald, first Prime Minister of Canada (b. 1815)
  18. 1916 - Yuan Shikai, Chinese military official and politician (b. 1859)
  19. 1922 - Lillian Russell, American actress (b. 1860)
  20. 1934 - Julije Kempf, Croatian historian and writer (b. 1864)
  21. 1935 - Julian Byng, British army officer (b. 1862)
  22. 1941 - Louis Chevrolet, American automotive pioneer and race car driver (b. 1878)
  23. 1946 - Gerhart Hauptmann, German dramatist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1862)
  24. 1948 - Louis Lumière, French movie pioneer (b. 1864)
  25. 1961 - Carl Jung, Swiss psychiatrist (b. 1875)
  26. 1962 - Yves Klein, French artist (b. 1928)
  27. 1968 - Robert F. Kennedy, United States Attorney General and Senator from New York (b. 1925)
  28. 1968 - Randolph Churchill, only son of British Prime Minister Winston Churchill (b. 1911)
  29. 1975 - Larry Blyden, American actor (b. 1925)
  30. 1976 - J. Paul Getty, American industrialist (b. 1892)
  31. 1976 - Victor Varconi, Hungarian actor (b. 1891)
  32. 1979 - Jack Haley, American actor (b. 1898)
  33. 1981 - Carleton S. Coon, American anthropologist (b. 1904)
  34. 1982 - Kenneth Rexroth, American poet (b. 1905)
  35. 1984 - A. Bertram Chandler, Australian author (b. 1912)
  36. 1991 - Stan Getz, American musician and composer (b. 1927)
  37. 1991 - Mike Diamond, wrestler (b. 1950)
  38. 1992 - Larry Riley, American actor (b. 1952)
  39. 1996 - George Davis Snell, American geneticist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1903)
  40. 1999 - Anne Haddy, Australian actress (b. 1930)
  41. 2002 - Robbin Crosby, American guitarist (Ratt) (b. 1959)
  42. 2003 - Ken Grimwood, American writer (b. 1944)
  43. 2005 - Anne Bancroft, American actress (b. 1931)
  44. 2005 - Dana Elcar, American actor (b. 1927)
  45. 2006 - Billy Preston, American songwriter, musician, and singer (b. 1946)
  46. 2006 - Hilton Ruiz, Puerto Rican-American jazz pianist (b. 1952)
  47. 2006 - Arnold Newman, American photographer (b. 1918)