Famous Deaths for 6th February 2024

1855 – Josef Munzinger, Swiss Federal Councilor, dies at 63
1865 – John Pegram, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), dies in battle at 33
1945 – Robert Brasillach, French author and journalist (editor in chief of the fascist weekly Je Suis Partout), controversially executed for treason by firing squad at 35
1986 – Dandy Nichols [Daisy Sander], British actress (Till Death Us Do Part, Confessions of a Window Cleaner), dies at 78
1989 – Chris Gueffroy, East German attempted defector (b. 1968)
1991 – Salvador Luria, Italian-American microbiologist (Nobel Prize 1969), dies at 78
2001 – Fulgence Charpentier, French Canadian journalist, dies at 103
2009 – James Whitmore, American actor (The Shawshank Redemption, Give ’em Hell Harry), dies of lung cancer at 87
2012 – Janice Voss, American astronaut (shuttle radar topography mission), dies from breast cancer at 55
2021 – Ken McCaffery, Australian rugby league centre (12 Tests; North Sydney; Queensland), broadcaster (9 Network) and administrator (North Sydney DRLFC), dies at 91

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