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In the year 1906

697 Notable birthdays

Ed Gein

American murderer and human trophy collector (1906-1984).

Born August 27th, 1906 in La Crosse.

Died July 26th, 1984 at 77 years old in Madison (respiratory failure).

Adolf Eichmann

German-austrian ss officer and one of the major organizers of the holocaust (1906–1962).

Born March 19th, 1906 in Solingen.

Died June 1st, 1962 at 56 years old in Ramla (hanging). [ref]

Aristotle Onassis

Greek shipping magnate.

Born September 21st, 1906 in İzmir. [ref]

Died March 15th, 1975 at 68 years old in Neuilly-sur-Seine (respiratory failure).


Last emperor of qing dynasty and manchukuo (1906–1967).

Born February 7th, 1906 in Prince Chun Mansion.

Died October 17th, 1967 at 61 years old in Peking Union Medical College Hospital (kidney cancer).

Bugsy Siegel

American mobster.

Born February 28th, 1906 in Brooklyn.

Died June 20th, 1947 at 41 years old in Beverly Hills (ballistic trauma).

Josephine Baker

American-born french dancer, singer, and actress (1906-1975).

Born June 3rd, 1906 in St. Louis. [ref]

Died April 12th, 1975 at 68 years old in Pitié-Salpêtrière Hospital (cerebral hemorrhage). [ref]

Prithviraj Kapoor

Indian actor (1906-1972).

Born November 3rd, 1906 in Faisalabad.

Died May 29th, 1972 at 65 years old in Mumbai (cancer).

Samuel Beckett

Irish novelist, playwright, and poet (1906-1989).

Born April 13th, 1906 in Foxrock. [ref]

Died December 22nd, 1989 at 83 years old in 14th arrondissement of Paris (pulmonary emphysema). [ref]

John Huston

American film director, screenwriter and actor (1906-1987).

Born August 5th, 1906 in Nevada. [ref]

Died August 28th, 1987 at 81 years old in Middletown (pneumonia). [ref]

Hannah Arendt

German-american philosopher and political theorist.

Born October 14th, 1906 in Lindener Marktplatz 2 (Hannover). [ref]

Died December 4th, 1975 at 69 years old in New York City (myocardial infarction). [ref]

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