6 July It Happened Today
1189 Death of King Henry II of England.
1535 English politician and author Sir Thomas More is executed at the Tower of London.
1893 Death of French author Guy de Maupassant.
1925 Birth of American musician Bill Haley.
1946 Birth of American actor Sylvester Stallone.
1971 Death of American jazz musician Louis “Satchmore” Armstrong.
1988 An explosion on the North Sea oil rig Piper Alpha, results in the loss of 167 lives.