What happened on October 6? There are more than 258 events that were made this day in history. Here are the important historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

Interesting Facts & Myths About October 6

October 6 In HistoryOctober 6 is the 280th day of the year 2020. There are 86 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Tuesday. This day falls under the 41st week of the year 2020.

On this day in Hollywood, Florida 33026 sunrise occured at 07:16 AM and sunset occured at 07:01 PM (local time).

The zodiac sign of a person born on this day is Libra. The modern birthstone for this month is Opal while the mystical birthstone is Jasper.

According to the Chinese calendar, there are 129 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year (February 12, 2021).

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Historical Events For October 6

  • 105 BC
    Battle of Arausio: The Cimbri inflict the heaviest defeat on the Roman army of Gnaeus Mallius Maximus.
  • 69 BC
    Battle of Tigranocerta: Forces of the Roman Republic defeat the army of the Kingdom of Armenia led by King Tigranes the Great.
  • 68 BC
    Battle of Artaxata: Lucullus averts the bad omen of this day by defeating Tigranes the Great of Armenia.
  • 404
    Empress Eudoxia has her seventh and last pregnancy who ends in a miscarriage. She is left bleeding and dies of an infection short after.
  • 1582
    Because of the implementation of the Gregorian calendar, this day is skipped in Italy, Poland, Portugal and Spain.
  • 1600
    Jacopo Peri’s Euridice, the earliest surviving opera, receives its première performance in Florence, signifying the beginning of the Baroque Period
  • 1683
    German immigrant families found Germantown in the colony of Pennsylvania, marking the first major immigration of German people to America.
  • 1762
    Seven Years’ War: conclusion of the Battle of Manila between Britain and Spain, which resulted in the British occupation of Manila for the rest of the war.
  • 1777
    American Revolutionary War: General Sir Henry Clinton leads British forces in the capture of Continental Army Hudson River defenses in the Battle of Forts Clinton and Montgomery.
  • 1789
    French Revolution: Louis XVI returns to Paris from Versailles after being confronted by the Parisian women on 5 October
  • 1849
    The execution of the 13 Martyrs of Arad after the Hungarian war of independence.
  • 1854
    The Great fire of Newcastle and Gateshead starts shortly after midnight, leading to 53 deaths and hundreds injured.
  • 1876
    The American Library Association was founded.
  • 1884
    The Naval War College of the United States Navy is founded in Newport, Rhode Island.
  • 1889
    Thomas Edison shows his first motion picture.
  • 1898
    Ossian Everett Mills founds Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia in Boston, Massachusetts.
  • 1903
    The High Court of Australia sat for the first time.
  • 1908
    Austria annexes Bosnia and Herzegovina.
  • 1910
    Eleftherios Venizelos is elected Prime Minister of Greece for the first time (7 times in total).
  • 1923
    The great powers of World War I withdraw from Istanbul
  • 1927
    Opening of The Jazz Singer, the first prominent talking movie.
  • 1939
    World War II: The last Polish army is defeated.
  • 1945
    Baseball: Billy Sianis and his pet billy goat are ejected from Wrigley Field during Game 4 of the 1945 World Series (see Curse of the Billy Goat).
  • 1973
    Egypt launches a coordinated attack with Syria against Israel leading to the Yom Kippur War.
  • 1976
    Cubana Flight 455 crashes into the Atlantic Ocean shortly after taking off from Bridgetown, Barbados after two bombs, placed on board by terrorists with connections to the CIA, exploded. All 73 people on board are killed.
  • 1976
    Massacre of students gathering at Thammasat University in Bangkok, Thailand to protest the return of ex-dictator Thanom, by a coalition of right-wing paramilitary and government forces, triggering the return of the military to government.
  • 1976
    New Premier Hua Guofeng orders the arrest of the Gang of Four and associates and ends the Cultural Revolution in the People’s Republic of China.
  • 1977
    In Alicante, Spain, fascists attack a group of MCPV militants and sympathizers, and one MCPV sympathizer is killed.
  • 1977
    The first prototype of the MiG-29, designated 9-01, makes its maiden flight.
  • 1979
    Pope John Paul II becomes the first pontiff to visit the White House.
  • 1981
    Egyptian President Anwar al-Sadat is assassinated.
  • 1985
    PC Keith Blakelock is murdered as riots erupt in the Broadwater Farm suburb of London.
  • 1987
    Fiji becomes a republic.
  • 1995
    51 Pegasi is discovered to be the first major star apart from the Sun to have a planet (and extrasolar planet) orbiting around it.
  • 2000
    Argentine vice president Carlos Álvarez resigns.
  • 2000
    Yugoslav president Slobodan Milošević resigns.
  • 2002
    The French oil tanker Limburg is bombed off Yemen.
  • 2007
    Jason Lewis completes the first human-powered circumnavigation of the globe.

Who Were Born On October 6?

  • 1289
    King Wenceslaus III of Bohemia (d. 1306)
  • 1459
    Martin Behaim, German navigator and geographer (d. 1507)
  • 1510
    John Caius, English physician (d. 1573)
  • 1510
    Rowland Taylor, English clergyman (d. 1555)
  • 1552
    Matteo Ricci, Italian Jesuit missionary (d. 1610)
  • 1573
    Henry Wriothesley, 3rd Earl of Southampton, English patron of the theater (d. 1624)
  • 1610
    Charles de Sainte-Maure, duc de Montausier, French soldier (d. 1690)
  • 1716
    George Montague-Dunk, 2nd Earl of Halifax, English statesman (d. 1771)
  • 1738
    Archduchess Maria Anna of Austria (d. 1789)
  • 1744
    James McGill, Scottish-Canadian businessman and philanthropist (d. 1813)
  • 1767
    Henri Christophe, king of Haiti (d. 1820)
  • 1769
    Sir Isaac Brock, British soldier (d. 1812)
  • 1773
    King Louis-Philippe of France (d. 1850)
  • 1801
    Hippolyte Carnot, French statesman (d. 1888)
  • 1803
    Heinrich Wilhelm Dove, German physicist (d. 1879)
  • 1820
    Jenny Lind, Swedish soprano (d. 1887)
  • 1831
    Richard Dedekind, German mathematician (d. 1916)
  • 1838
    Giuseppe Cesare Abba, Italian patriot and writer (d. 1910)
  • 1846
    George Westinghouse, American engineer and inventor (d. 1914)
  • 1866
    Reginald Fessenden, Canadian-born inventor and radio pioneer (d. 1932)
  • 1872
    Mikhail Kuzmin, Russian writer (d. 1936)
  • 1874
    Frank G. Allen, 51st Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1950)
  • 1876
    Ernest Lapointe, French-Canadian politician (d. 1941)
  • 1882
    Karol Szymanowski, Polish composer and pianist (d. 1937)
  • 1886
    Edwin Fischer, Swiss pianist and conductor (d. 1960)
  • 1887
    Le Corbusier, Swiss architect (d. 1965)
  • 1888
    Roland Garros, French pilot (d. 1918)
  • 1892
    Jackie Saunders, American silent film actress (d. 1954)
  • 1895
    Caroline Gordon, American writer and critic (d. 1981)
  • 1897
    Florence Siebert, American medical researcher (d. 1991)
  • 1900
    Stan Nichols, English cricketer (d. 1961)
  • 1903
    Ernest Walton, Irish physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1995)
  • 1905
    Helen Wills Moody, American tennis player (d. 1998)
  • 1906
    Janet Gaynor, American actress (d. 1984)
  • 1908
    Carole Lombard, American actress (d. 1942)
  • 1908
    Sergei Lvovich Sobolev, Russian mathematician (d. 1989)
  • 1910
    Barbara Castle, British politician (d. 2002)
  • 1912
    Perkins Bass, American politician and former Member of the United States House of Representatives from New Hampshire (d. 2011)
  • 1914
    Joan Littlewood, British theatre director (d. 2002)
  • 1914
    Thor Heyerdahl, Norwegian explorer (d. 2002)
  • 1915
    Alice Timander, Swedish dentist (d. 2007)
  • 1915
    Carolyn Goodman, American psychologist and civil rights activist (d. 2007)
  • 1916
    Chiang Wei-kuo, adopted son of Chiang Kai Shek and Chinese Kuomintang military commander. (d. 1997)
  • 1917
    Fannie Lou Hamer, American civil rights activist (d. 1977)
  • 1918
    André Pilette, Belgian racing driver (d. 1993)
  • 1918
    Goh Keng Swee, former Deputy Prime Minister of Singapore (d. 2010)
  • 1920
    Lord Donaldson of Lymington, British judge (d. 2005)
  • 1920
    Pietro Consagra, Italian sculptor (d. 2005)
  • 1921
    Joseph Lowery, American Civil rights movement leader
  • 1921
    Yevgeniy Landis, Russian mathematician (d. 1997)
  • 1922
    Joe Frazier, American baseball player
  • 1925
    Shana Alexander, American columnist (d. 2005)
  • 1927
    Bill King, American sports broadcaster (d. 2005)
  • 1930
    Hafez al-Assad, President of Syria (d. 2000)
  • 1930
    Richie Benaud, Australian cricketer
  • 1931
    Nikolai Stepanovich Chernykh, Russian astronomer (d. 2004)
  • 1931
    Riccardo Giacconi, Italian-born physicist, Nobel Prize laureate
  • 1935
    Bruno Sammartino, Italian strongman and professional wrestler
  • 1935
    Charito Solis, Filipino actress (d. 1998)
  • 1938
    Serge Nubret, French bodybuilder (d. 2011)
  • 1939
    Jack Cullen, American baseball player
  • 1939
    John LaFalce, American politician, and former Member of the United States House of Representatives from New York
  • 1940
    Ellen Travolta, American actress
  • 1942
    Britt Ekland, Swedish actress
  • 1943
    Alexander Maxovich Shilov, Russian painter
  • 1943
    Michael Durrell, American actor
  • 1944
    Boris Mikhailov, Soviet ice hockey player
  • 1944
    José Carlos Pace, Brazilian racing driver (d. 1977)
  • 1945
    Ivan Graziani, Italian singer-songwriter (d. 1997)
  • 1946
    Eddie Villanueva, JIL Spiritual Director, Owner of ZOE Broadcasting Network
  • 1946
    Lloyd Doggett, American politician and Member of the United States House of Representatives from Texas
  • 1946
    Millie Small, Jamaican singer
  • 1946
    Tony Greig, South African–born English cricketer
  • 1946
    Vinod Khanna, Indian actor
  • 1947
    Patxi Andión, Spanish singer-songwriter
  • 1948
    Gerry Adams, Northern Irish politician
  • 1949
    Leslie Moonves, American businessman
  • 1949
    Nicolas Peyrac, French composer, lyricist and singer
  • 1950
    David Brin, American author
  • 1951
    Kevin Cronin, American musician (REO Speedwagon)
  • 1951
    Manfred Winkelhock, German race car driver (d. 1985)
  • 1952
    Ayten Mutlu, Turkish poet and writer
  • 1952
    Jürgen Schulz, German footballer
  • 1953
    Klaas Bruinsma, Dutch drug lord (d. 1991)
  • 1954
    Darrell M. West, American political scientist
  • 1954
    David Hidalgo, American musician (Los Lobos, Latin Playboys)
  • 1955
    Tony Dungy, American football coach
  • 1956
    Kathleen Webb, American comic book writer and artist
  • 1958
    Joseph Finder, American novelist
  • 1959
    Brian Higgins, American politician, and Member of the United States House of Representatives from New York
  • 1959
    Dennis Ray Boyd, American baseball player
  • 1959
    Walter Ray Williams Jr., American bowler and horseshoes champion
  • 1962
    Rich Yett, baseball player
  • 1963
    Elisabeth Shue, American film actress
  • 1963
    Jsu Garcia, American actor
  • 1964
    Matthew Sweet, American musician
  • 1964
    Ricky Berry, American basketball player (d. 1989)
  • 1964
    Tom Jager, American swimmer
  • 1965
    Rubén Sierra, Puerto Rican baseball player
  • 1965
    Steve Scalise, American politician
  • 1966
    Jacqueline Obradors, American actress
  • 1966
    Niall Quinn, Irish footballer
  • 1967
    Kennet Andersson, former Swedish footballer
  • 1967
    Svend Karlsen, Norwegian strongman
  • 1968
    Bjarne Goldbæk, Danish footballer
  • 1969
    Troy Shaw, English snooker player
  • 1970
    Amy Jo Johnson, American actress and singer
  • 1970
    Darren Oliver, American baseball player
  • 1970
    Shauna MacDonald, Canadian actress
  • 1971
    Alan Stubbs, English footballer
  • 1971
    Lola Dueñas, Spanish actress
  • 1971
    Phil Bennett, British racing driver
  • 1971
    Takis Gonias, Greek footballer
  • 1972
    Anders Iwers, Swedish musician
  • 1972
    Ko So-young, South Korean actress
  • 1972
    Mark Schwarzer, Australian footballer
  • 1972
    Ryu Shi-won, South Korean actor and singer
  • 1973
    Ioan Gruffudd, Welsh actor
  • 1973
    Jeff Davis, American comedian
  • 1973
    Rebecca Lobo, American basketball player
  • 1973
    Sylvain Legwinski, French footballer
  • 1974
    Alexis Georgoulis, Greek actor
  • 1974
    Jeremy Sisto, American actor
  • 1974
    Kenny Jönsson, Swedish hockey player
  • 1974
    Walter Centeno, Costa Rican footballer
  • 1975
    Reon King, West Indian cricketer from Guyana
  • 1976
    Barbie Hsu, Taiwanese actress and singer
  • 1977
    Danny Brière, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1977
    Melinda Doolittle, American singer and recording artist
  • 1977
    Shimon Gershon, Israeli footballer
  • 1977
    Vladimir Manchev, Bulgarian footballer
  • 1977
    Wes Ramsey, American actor
  • 1978
    Ricky Hatton, English boxer
  • 1979
    David Di Tommaso, French footballer (d. 2005)
  • 1979
    Lex Shrapnel, English actor
  • 1979
    Richard Seymour, American football player
  • 1980
    Abdoulaye Méïté, French footballer
  • 1981
    José Luis Perlaza, Ecuadorian footballer
  • 1981
    Zurab Khizanishvili, Georgian footballer
  • 1982
    Levon Aronian, Armenian chess Grandmaster
  • 1982
    MC Lars, American hip-hop artist
  • 1982
    Meiyang Chаng, Indian actor, singer, anchor and dancer
  • 1982
    Michael Arden, American actor
  • 1982
    Paul Smith, English boxer
  • 1982
    William Butler, Musician and member of Arcade Fire
  • 1984
    Joanna Pacitti, American actress and singer
  • 1984
    Morne Morkel, South African cricketer
  • 1985
    Sylvia Fowles, American basketball player
  • 1986
    Mohammad Shukri, Malaysian cricketer
  • 1986
    Olivia Thirlby, American actress
  • 1986
    Tereza Kerndlová, Czech singer
  • 1988
    Maki Horikita, Japanese model and actress
  • 1989
    Pizzi, Portuguese footballer
  • 1991
    Roshon Fegan, American actor
  • 1995
    Jessica Lunsford, American kidnapping victim (d. 2005)
  • 1998
    Mia-Sophie Wellenbrink, German actress and singer

Who Died On October 6?

  • 404
    Aelia Eudoxia, Roman empress and consort of Arcadius
  • 869
    Ermentrude of Orléans, consort of Charles the Bald (b. 823)
  • 877
    Charles the Bald (b. 823)
  • 1014
    Samuil of Bulgaria (b. 958)
  • 1101
    Bruno of Cologne, German founder of the Carthusian order
  • 1413
    Dawit I of Ethiopia (b. 1382)
  • 1542
    Thomas Wyatt, English poet (b. 1503)
  • 1641
    Matthijs Quast, Dutch explorer
  • 1644
    Elisabeth of Bourbon, consort of Philip IV of Spain (b. 1602)
  • 1660
    Paul Scarron, French writer
  • 1661
    Guru Har Rai, seventh Sikh Guru (b. 1630)
  • 1688
    Christopher Monck, 2nd Duke of Albemarle, English statesman (b. 1652)
  • 1739
    Françoise Charlotte d'Aubigné, niece of Madame de Maintenon and ancestress of the Heir to the Belgian throne (b. 1684)
  • 1762
    Francesco Manfredini, Italian composer (b. 1684)
  • 1819
    Charles Emmanuel IV of Sardinia (b. 1751)
  • 1829
    Pierre Derbigny, Governor of Louisiana (b. 1769)
  • 1873
    Sir Paul Edmund de Strzelecki, Polish explorer and geologist (b. 1797)
  • 1883
    Emperor Duc Duc (pronounced “dzup-duc”), the fifth emperor of the Vietnamese Nguyễn Dynasty (b. 1852)
  • 1891
    Charles Stewart Parnell, Irish politician (b. 1846)
  • 1892
    Alfred Lord Tennyson, British poet (b. 1809)
  • 1912
    Auguste Marie François Beernaert, Belgian statesman and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize (b. 1829)
  • 1945
    Leonardo Conti, Nazi physician (b. 1900)
  • 1947
    Leevi Madetoja, Finnish composer (b. 1887)
  • 1951
    Otto Fritz Meyerhof, German-born physician and biochemist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1884)
  • 1951
    Will Keith Kellogg, American food manufacturer (b. 1860)
  • 1959
    Bernard Berenson, American art historian (b. 1865)
  • 1962
    Tod Browning, American film director (b. 1880)
  • 1968
    Phyllis Nicolson, British mathematician (b. 1917)
  • 1973
    Dennis Price, English actor (b. 1915)
  • 1973
    François Cevert, French race car driver (b. 1944)
  • 1973
    Sidney Blackmer, American actor (b. 1895)
  • 1974
    Helmuth Koinigg, Austrian Formula One driver (b. 1948)
  • 1976
    Gilbert Ryle, British philosopher (b. 1900)
  • 1977
    Danny Greene, Irish-American mobster from Cleveland (b. 1933)
  • 1979
    Elizabeth Bishop, American poet (b. 1911)
  • 1980
    Hattie Jacques, British comedy actress (b. 1922)
  • 1980
    Jean Robic, French cyclist (b. 1921)
  • 1981
    Anwar Sadat, President of Egypt, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (b. 1918)
  • 1983
    Terence Cooke, American cardinal archbishop (b. 1921)
  • 1985
    Nelson Riddle, American bandleader (b. 1921)
  • 1986
    Alexander Kronrod, Russian mathematician (b. 1921)
  • 1989
    Bette Davis, American actress (b. 1908)
  • 1991
    Igor Talkov, Russian musician (b. 1956)
  • 1992
    Bill O'Reilly, Australian cricketer (b. 1902)
  • 1992
    Denholm Elliott, English actor (b. 1922)
  • 1993
    Larry Walters, American “lawn chair” pilot (b. 1949)
  • 1995
    Benoît Chamoux, French climber (b. 1961)
  • 1997
    Johnny Vander Meer, American baseball player (b. 1914)
  • 1998
    Mark Belanger, American baseball player (b. 1944)
  • 1999
    Amalia Rodrigues, Portuguese singer and actress (b. 1920)
  • 1999
    Gorilla Monsoon, American professional wrestler/commentator (b. 1937)
  • 2000
    Richard Farnsworth, American actor (b. 1920)
  • 2001
    Arne Harris, American television sports director (b. 1934)
  • 2002
    Claus van Amsberg, German born Prince Consort of the Netherlands (b. 1926)
  • 2004
    Marvin Santiago. Puerto Rican salsa singer (b. 1947)
  • 2006
    Bertha Brouwer, Dutch athlete (b. 1930)
  • 2006
    Buck O'Neil, American baseball player (b. 1911)
  • 2006
    Eduardo Mignogna, Argentinian film director (b. 1940)
  • 2006
    Wilson Tucker, American writer (b. 1914)
  • 2007
    Babasaheb Bhosale, Indian politician (d. 1921)
  • 2007
    Bud Ekins, American stuntman (b. 1930)
  • 2007
    L. M. Singhvi, Indian jurist and writer (b. 1931)
  • 2008
    Kim Ji-hoo, South Korean actor and model (b. 1985)
  • 2008
    Peter Cox, Australian politician (b. 1925)
  • 2009
    Douglas Campbell, Scottish born Canadian actor (b. 1922)
  • 2010
    Antonie Kamerling, Dutch actor and singer (b. 1966)
  • 2010
    Colette Renard, French actress and singer (b. 1924)

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