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  • What happened on October 6
  • October 6 is the 279th day of the year (280th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 86 days remaining until the end of the year

 

  • Events on 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 led by Lucullus defeat the army of the Kingdom of Armenia led by King Tigranes the Great.
  • AD 23 – Rebels kill and decapitate the Xin dynasty emperor Wang Mang two days after the capital Chang’an is sacked during apeasant rebellion.
  • 404 – Byzantine Empress Eudoxia has her seventh and last pregnancy which ends in a miscarriage. She is left bleeding and dies of an infection shortly after.
  • 618– Wang Shichong decisively defeats Li Mi at the Battle of Yanshi, during the transition from Sui to Tang civil war.
  • 1539 – Spanish conquistador Hernando de Soto and his army enter the Apalachee capital of Anhaica (present-day Tallahassee, Florida) by force.
  • 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.
  • 1723 – Benjamin Franklin arrives in Philadelphia at the age of 17.
  • 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 October 5.
  • 1849 – The execution of The 13 Martyrs of Arad after the Hungarian war of independence.
  • 1854 – In England 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 – American inventor Thomas Edison shows his first motion picture.
  • 1898 – Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, the largest American music fraternity, is founded at the New England Conservatory of Music by Ossian Everett Mills.
  • 1903 – The High Court of Australia sits for the first time.
  • 1908 – Austria-Hungary annexes Bosnia-Herzegovina, sparking a crisis.
  • 1910 – Eleftherios Venizelos is elected Prime Minister of Greece for the first time (seven times in total).
  • 1923 – The Turkish National Movement enters Constantinople.
  • 1927 – Opening of The Jazz Singer, the first prominent “talkie” movie.
  • 1939 – World War II: Germany’s invasion of Poland ends with the surrender of Independent Operational Group Polesie after the Battle of Kock
  • 1942 – World War II: The October Matanikau action on Guadalcanal begins as United States Marine Corps forces attack Imperial Japanese Army units along theMatanikau River.
  • 1973 – Egypt launches a coordinated attack with Syria against Israel leading to the Yom Kippur War.
  • 1976 – Cubana de Aviación Flight 455 crashes into the Atlantic Ocean shortly after taking off from Bridgetown, Barbados, after two bombs, placed on board byterrorists with connections to the CIA, exploded. All 73 people on board are killed.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 Mikoyan 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 Sadat is murdered by Islamic extremists.
  • 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 second major star apart from the Sun to have a planet orbiting around it.
  • 2007 – Jason Lewis completes the first human-powered circumnavigation of the globe.

 

 

 

  • Births on October 6
  • 1289 – Wenceslaus III of Bohemia (d. 1306)
  • 1459 – Martin Behaim, German navigator and geographer (d. 1507)
  • 1510 – John Caius, English physician and academic, co-founded the Gonville and Caius College (d. 1573)
  • 1510 – Rowland Taylor, English priest and martyr (d. 1555)
  • 1552 – Matteo Ricci, Italian priest and missionary (d. 1610)
  • 1573 – Henry Wriothesley, 3rd Earl of Southampton, English politician, Lord Lieutenant of Hampshire (d. 1624)
  • 1591 – Settimia Caccini, Italian singer-songwriter (d. 1638)
  • 1610 – Charles de Sainte-Maure, duc de Montausier, French general (d. 1690)
  • 1716 – George Montagu-Dunk, 2nd Earl of Halifax, English general and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (d. 1771)
  • 1732 – John Broadwood, Scottish businessman, co-founded John Broadwood and Sons (d. 1812)
  • 1738 – Archduchess Maria Anna of Austria (d. 1789)
  • 1742 – Johan Herman Wessel, Norwegian-Danish poet and playwright (d. 1755)
  • 1744 – James McGill, Scottish-Canadian businessman and philanthropist, founded McGill University (d. 1813)
  • 1767 – Henri Christophe, Grenadian-Haitian king (d. 1820)
  • 1769 – Isaac Brock, English general and politician, Lieutenant Governor of Upper Canada (d. 1812)
  • 1773 – John MacCulloch, Scottish geologist and academic (d. 1835)
  • 1773 – Louis Philippe I of France (d. 1850)
  • 1801 – Hippolyte Carnot, French politician (d. 1888)
  • 1803 – Heinrich Wilhelm Dove, Polish-German physicist and meteorologist (d. 1879)
  • 1820 – James Caulfeild, 3rd Earl of Charlemont, Irish politician, Lord Lieutenant of Armagh (d. 1892)
  • 1820 – Jenny Lind, Swedish soprano and actress (d. 1887)
  • 1831 – Richard Dedekind, German mathematician and philosopher (d. 1916)
  • 1838 – Giuseppe Cesare Abba, Italian soldier, poet, and author (d. 1910)
  • 1846 – George Westinghouse, American engineer and businessman, founded the Westinghouse Air Brake Company (d. 1914)
  • 1862 – Albert J. Beveridge, American historian and politician (d. 1927)
  • 1866 – Reginald Fessenden, Canadian engineer and academic, invented radiotelephony (d. 1932)
  • 1874 – Frank G. Allen, American merchant and politician, 51st Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1950)
  • 1876 – Ernest Lapointe, Canadian lawyer and politician, 18th Canadian Minister of Justice (d. 1941)
  • 1882 – Karol Szymanowski, Polish pianist and composer (d. 1937)
  • 1886 – Edwin Fischer, Swiss pianist and conductor (d. 1960)
  • 1887 – Le Corbusier, Swiss-French architect and painter, designed the Philips Pavilion and Saint-Pierre, Firminy (d. 1965)
  • 1888 – Roland Georges Garros, French soldier and pilot (d. 1918)
  • 1891 – Hendrik Adamson, Estonian poet and educator (d. 1946)
  • 1893 – Meghnad Saha, Indian astrophysicist, astronomer, and academic (d. 1956)
  • 1895 – Caroline Gordon, American author and critic (d. 1981)
  • 1896 – David Howard, American film director (d. 1941)
  • 1897 – Florence B. Seibert, American biochemist and academic (d. 1991)
  • 1900 – Willy Merkl, German mountaineer (d. 1934)
  • 1900 – Stan Nichols, English cricketer (d. 1961)
  • 1901 – Eveline Du Bois-Reymond Marcus, German-Brazilian zoologist and academic (d. 1990)
  • 1903 – Ernest Walton, Irish physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1995)
  • 1905 – Helen Wills, American tennis player and painter (d. 1998)
  • 1906 – Janet Gaynor, American actress (d. 1984)
  • 1906 – Taffy O’Callaghan, Welsh footballer and coach (d. 1946)
  • 1908 – Carole Lombard, American actress (d. 1942)
  • 1908 – Sergei Sobolev, Russian mathematician and academic (d. 1989)
  • 1910 – Barbara Castle, English journalist and politician, First Secretary of State (d. 2002)
  • 1910 – Orazio Satta Puliga, Italian automobile designer (d. 1974)
  • 1912 – Perkins Bass, American lawyer and politician (d. 2011)
  • 1913 – Méret Oppenheim, German-Swiss painter and photographer (d. 1985)
  • 1914 – Thor Heyerdahl, Norwegian ethnographer and explorer (d. 2002)
  • 1914 – Joan Littlewood, English director and playwright (d. 2002)
  • 1915 – Carolyn Goodman, American psychologist and activist (d. 2007)
  • 1915 – Humberto Sousa Medeiros, Portuguese-American cardinal (d. 1983)
  • 1915 – Alice Timander, Swedish dentist and actress (d. 2007)
  • 1916 – Chiang Wei-kuo, Japanese-Chinese general (d. 1997)
  • 1917 – Fannie Lou Hamer, American activist and philanthropist (d. 1977)
  • 1918 – Goh Keng Swee, Singaporean soldier and politician, 2nd Deputy Prime Minister of Singapore (d. 2010)
  • 1918 – André Pilette, French-Belgian race car driver (d. 1993)
  • 1919 – Siad Barre, Somalian general and politician, later president (d. 1995)
  • 1919 – Tommy Lawton, English footballer and coach (d. 1996)
  • 1920 – John Donaldson, Baron Donaldson of Lymington, English lawyer and judge (d. 2005)
  • 1921 – Evgenii Landis, Ukrainian-Russian mathematician and theorist (d. 1997)
  • 1921 – Joseph Lowery, American minister and activist
  • 1922 – Joe Frazier, American baseball player and manager (d. 2011)
  • 1922 – Teala Loring, American actress (d. 2007)
  • 1923 – Yaşar Kemal, Turkish journalist and author (d. 2015)
  • 1925 – Shana Alexander, American journalist and author (d. 2005)
  • 1927 – Bill King, American sportscaster (d. 2005)
  • 1928 – Barbara Werle, American actress and singer (d. 2013)
  • 1929 – George Mattos, American pole vaulter (d. 2012)
  • 1930 – Hafez al-Assad, Syrian general and politician, 20th President of Syria (d. 2000)
  • 1930 – Richie Benaud, Australian cricketer and sportscaster (d. 2015)
  • 1931 – Nikolai Chernykh, Russian astronomer (d. 2004)
  • 1931 – Riccardo Giacconi, Italian-American astrophysicist and astronomer, Nobel Prize laureate
  • 1933 – Prince Mukarram Jah, Titular Nizam of Hyderabad State
  • 1934 – Marshall Rosenberg, American psychologist and author (d. 2015)
  • 1935 – Bruno Sammartino, Italian-American wrestler and trainer
  • 1936 – Julius L. Chambers, American lawyer, educator, and activist (d. 2013)
  • 1938 – Serge Nubret, Caribbean-French bodybuilder and actor (d. 2011)
  • 1939 – Melvyn Bragg, English journalist, author, and academic
  • 1939 – Jack Cullen, American baseball player
  • 1939 – Richard Delgado, American lawyer and academic
  • 1939 – Sheila Greibach, American computer scientist and academic
  • 1939 – John J. LaFalce, American captain, lawyer, and politician
  • 1940 – Jan Keizer, Dutch footballer and referee
  • 1940 – Ellen Travolta, American actress
  • 1941 – Paul Popham, American soldier and activist, co-founded Gay Men’s Health Crisis (d. 1987)
  • 1942 – Dan Christensen, American painter (d. 2007)
  • 1942 – Britt Ekland, Swedish actress and singer
  • 1942 – Fred Travalena, American comedian and actor (d. 2009)
  • 1943 – Richard Caborn, English engineer and politician, Minister for Sport and the Olympics
  • 1943 – Alexander Maxovich Shilov, Russian painter
  • 1943 – Cees Veerman, Dutch singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2014)
  • 1944 – Merzak Allouache, Algerian director and screenwriter
  • 1944 – Patrick Cordingley, English general
  • 1944 – Boris Mikhailov, Russian ice hockey player and coach
  • 1944 – Carlos Pace, Brazilian race car driver (d. 1977)
  • 1945 – Ivan Graziani, Italian singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1997)
  • 1946 – Lloyd Doggett, American lawyer and politician
  • 1946 – Tony Greig, South African-English cricketer and sportscaster (d. 2012)
  • 1946 – John Monie, Australian rugby player and coach
  • 1946 – Millie Small, Jamaican singer-songwriter
  • 1946 – Eddie Villanueva, Filipino evangelist and politician, founded the ZOE Broadcasting Network
  • 1947 – Patxi Andión, Spanish singer-songwriter and actor
  • 1947 – Klaus Dibiasi, Italian diver
  • 1948 – Gerry Adams, Irish republican politician
  • 1948 – Glenn Branca, American guitarist and composer
  • 1949 – Lonnie Johnson, American inventor
  • 1949 – Penny Junor, English journalist and author
  • 1949 – Thomas McClary, American R&B singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1949 – Leslie Moonves, American businessman
  • 1949 – Nicolas Peyrac, French singer-songwriter and photographer
  • 1950 – David Brin, American physicist and author
  • 1951 – Kevin Cronin, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
  • 1951 – Clive Rees, Singaporean-Welsh rugby player and educator
  • 1951 – Gavin Sutherland, Scottish singer-songwriter and bass player
  • 1951 – Manfred Winkelhock, German race car driver (d. 1985)
  • 1952 – Ayten Mutlu, Turkish poet and author
  • 1953 – Rein Rannap, Estonian pianist and composer
  • 1954 – Bill Buford, American author and journalist
  • 1954 – David Hidalgo, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1954 – Darrell M. West, American political scientist, author, and academic
  • 1955 – Tony Dungy, American football player and coach
  • 1956 – Sadiq al-Ahmar, Yemeni politician
  • 1956 – Kathleen Webb, American author and illustrator
  • 1957 – Bruce Grobbelaar, Zimbabwean footballer and coach
  • 1959 – Turki bin Sultan, Saudi Arabian politician (d. 2012)
  • 1959 – Oil Can Boyd, American baseball player
  • 1959 – Brian Higgins, American politician
  • 1959 – Walter Ray Williams, Jr., American bowler
  • 1961 – Miyuki Matsuda, Japanese actress
  • 1961 – Paul Sansome, English footballer
  • 1961 – Ben Summerskill, English businessman and journalist
  • 1962 – David Baker, American biologist and academic
  • 1962 – Rich Yett, American baseball player
  • 1963 – Sven Andersson, Swedish footballer and coach
  • 1963 – Elisabeth Shue, American actress
  • 1964 – Ricky Berry, American basketball player (d. 1989)
  • 1964 – Mark Field, German-English lawyer and politician
  • 1964 – Tom Jager, American swimmer and coach
  • 1964 – Miltos Manetas, Greek painter
  • 1964 – Knut Storberget, Norwegian lawyer and politician, Norwegian Minister of Justice
  • 1964 – Matthew Sweet, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
  • 1965 – Peg O’Connor, American philosopher and academic
  • 1965 – Steve Scalise, American lawyer and politician
  • 1965 – Rubén Sierra, Puerto Rican-American baseball player
  • 1966 – Jacqueline Obradors, American actress
  • 1966 – Niall Quinn, Irish footballer and manager
  • 1966 – Tommy Stinson, American singer-songwriter and bass player
  • 1967 – Kennet Andersson, Swedish footballer
  • 1967 – Svend Karlsen, Norwegian strongman and bodybuilder
  • 1967 – Steven Woolfe, English barrister and politician
  • 1968 – Bjarne Goldbæk, Danish footballer and sportscaster
  • 1968 – Bob May, American golfer
  • 1969 – Byron Black, Zimbabwean golfer
  • 1970 – Maria Kannegaard, Danish-Norwegian pianist and composer
  • 1970 – Shauna MacDonald, Canadian actress and producer
  • 1970 – Darren Oliver, American baseball player
  • 1971 – Phil Bennett, English race car driver
  • 1971 – Takis Gonias, Greek footballer and manager
  • 1971 – Alan Stubbs, English footballer, coach, and manager
  • 1972 – Daniel Cavanagh, English singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1972 – Anders Iwers, Swedish bass player
  • 1972 – Jarrod Moseley, Australian golfer
  • 1972 – Mark Schwarzer, Australian footballer
  • 1972 – Ryu Si-won, South Korean actor and singer
  • 1972 – Ko So-young, South Korean model and actress
  • 1973 – Jeff B. Davis, American comedian, actor, and singer
  • 1973 – Ioan Gruffudd, Welsh actor
  • 1973 – Sylvain Legwinski, French footballer and manager
  • 1973 – Rebecca Lobo, American basketball player and sportscaster
  • 1974 – Walter Centeno, Costa Rican footballer and manager
  • 1974 – Kenny Jönsson, Swedish ice hockey player and coach
  • 1974 – Jeremy Sisto, American actor, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1974 – Hoàng Xuân Vinh, Vietnamese shooter
  • 1975 – Reon King, Guyanese cricketer
  • 1976 – Freddy García, Venezuelan baseball player
  • 1976 – Magdalena Kučerová, Czech-German tennis player
  • 1976 – Stefan Postma, Dutch footballer and coach
  • 1977 – Daniel Brière, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1977 – Melinda Doolittle, American singer-songwriter
  • 1977 – Shimon Gershon, Israeli footballer and singer
  • 1977 – Jamie Laurie, American singer-songwriter
  • 1977 – Vladimir Manchev, Bulgarian footballer and manager
  • 1978 – Carolina Gynning, Swedish model, actress, and singer
  • 1978 – Ricky Hatton, English boxer and promoter
  • 1979 – David Di Tommaso, French footballer (d. 2005)
  • 1979 – Richard Seymour, American football player
  • 1979 – Pascal van Assendelft, Dutch sprinter
  • 1980 – Arnaud Coyot, French cyclist (d. 2013)
  • 1980 – Wes Durston, English cricketer
  • 1980 – Abdoulaye Méïté, French footballer
  • 1981 – Zurab Khizanishvili, Georgian footballer
  • 1981 – José Luis Perlaza, Ecuadorian footballer
  • 1982 – Levon Aronian, Armenian chess player
  • 1982 – William Butler, American musician and composer
  • 1982 – Fábio Júnior dos Santos, Brazilian footballer
  • 1982 – Hideki Mutoh, Japanese race car driver
  • 1982 – Paul Smith, English boxer
  • 1983 – Renata Voráčová, Czech tennis player
  • 1984 – Morné Morkel, South African cricketer
  • 1984 – Joanna Pacitti, American singer-songwriter
  • 1985 – Mitchell Cole, English footballer (d. 2012)
  • 1985 – Sylvia Fowles, American basketball player
  • 1985 – Tarmo Kink, Estonian footballer
  • 1986 – Meg Myers, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1986 – Olivia Thirlby, American actress
  • 1987 – Joe Lewis, English footballer
  • 1987 – Akuila Uate, Fijian-Australian rugby league player
  • 1989 – Albert Ebossé Bodjongo, Cameroonian footballer (d. 2014)
  • 1989 – Tyler Ennis, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1989 – Pizzi, Portuguese footballer
  • 1990 – Han Sun-hwa, South Korean singer and actress
  • 1992 – Taylor Paris, Canadian rugby player
  • 1993 – Adam Gemili, English sprinter
  • 1993 – Joe Rafferty, English-Irish footballer

 

 

 

 

 

  • Deaths on October 6
  • AD 23 – Wang Mang, “usurper” of the throne of the Han Dynasty and Emperor of the Xin Dynasty (b. 45 BC)
  • 404 – Aelia Eudoxia, Roman wife of Arcadius
  • 836 – Nicetas the Patrician, Byzantine general, monk, and saint (b. 761)
  • 869 – Ermentrude of Orléans (b. 823)
  • 877 – Charles the Bald, Roman emperor (b. 823)
  • 1014 – Samuel of Bulgaria, Tsar of the First Bulgarian Empire (b. 958)
  • 1145 – Baldwin, archbishop of Pisa
  • 1090 – Saint Adalbero
  • 1101 – Bruno of Cologne, German-Italian monk and saint, founded Carthusian Order (b. 1030)
  • 1173 – Engelbert III, Margrave of Istria
  • 1349 – Joan II of Navarre, daughter of Louis X of France (b. 1311)
  • 1413 – Dawit I of Ethiopia (b. 1382)
  • 1553 – Şehzade Mustafa, Ottoman prince (b. 1515)
  • 1641 – Matthijs Quast, Dutch explorer
  • 1644 – Elisabeth of France (b. 1602)
  • 1657 – Kâtip Çelebi, Turkish geographer, historian, and scholar (b. 1609)
  • 1660 – Paul Scarron, French poet and author (b. 1610)
  • 1661 – Guru Har Rai, Indian 7th Sikh guru (b. 1630)
  • 1688 – Christopher Monck, 2nd Duke of Albemarle, English soldier and politician, Lieutenant Governor of Jamaica (b. 1652)
  • 1762 – Francesco Manfredini, Italian violinist and composer (b. 1684)
  • 1819 – Charles Emmanuel IV of Sardinia (b. 1751)
  • 1829 – Pierre Derbigny, French-American politician, 6th Governor of Louisiana (b. 1769)
  • 1836 – Johannes Jelgerhuis, Dutch painter and actor (b. 1770)
  • 1873 – Paweł Strzelecki, Polish-English geologist and explorer (b. 1797)
  • 1883 – Dục Đức, Vietnamese emperor (b. 1852)
  • 1891 – Charles Stewart Parnell, Irish politician (b. 1846)
  • 1892 – Alfred, Lord Tennyson, English poet (b. 1809)
  • 1912 – Auguste Beernaert, Belgian politician, 14th Prime Minister of Belgium, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1829)
  • 1923 – Damat Ferid Pasha, Ottoman politician, 285th Grand Vizier of the Ottoman Empire (b. 1853)
  • 1942 – Siegmund Glücksmann, German-Jewish politician (b. 1884)
  • 1945 – Leonardo Conti, German SS officer (b. 1900)
  • 1947 – Leevi Madetoja, Finnish composer and critic (b. 1887)
  • 1951 – Will Keith Kellogg, American businessman, founded the Kellogg Company (b. 1860)
  • 1951 – Otto Fritz Meyerhof, German-American physician and biochemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1884)
  • 1959 – Bernard Berenson, American historian and author (b. 1865)
  • 1962 – Tod Browning, American actor, director, screenwriter (b. 1880)
  • 1968 – Phyllis Nicolson, English mathematician and physicist (b. 1917)
  • 1969 – Walter Hagen, American golfer (b. 1892)
  • 1969 – Otto Steinböck, Austrian zoologist (b. 1893)
  • 1973 – Sidney Blackmer, American actor (b. 1895)
  • 1973 – François Cevert, French race car driver (b. 1944)
  • 1973 – Dick Laan, Dutch actor, screenwriter, and author (b. 1894)
  • 1973 – Dennis Price, English actor (b. 1915)
  • 1973 – Margaret Wilson, American missionary and author (b. 1882)
  • 1974 – Helmuth Koinigg, Austrian race car driver (b. 1948)
  • 1976 – Gilbert Ryle, English philosopher and author (b. 1900)
  • 1979 – Elizabeth Bishop, American poet and short-story writer (b. 1911)
  • 1980 – Hattie Jacques, English actress and producer (b. 1922)
  • 1980 – Jean Robic, French cyclist (b. 1921)
  • 1981 – Anwar Sadat, Egyptian colonel and politician, 3rd President of Egypt, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1918)
  • 1983 – Terence Cooke, American cardinal (b. 1921)
  • 1985 – Nelson Riddle, American composer, conductor, and bandleader (b. 1921)
  • 1986 – Alexander Kronrod, Russian mathematician and computer scientist (b. 1921)
  • 1989 – Bette Davis, American actress (b. 1908)
  • 1990 – Bahriye Üçok, Turkish sociologist and politician (b. 1919)
  • 1991 – Igor Talkov, Russian singer-songwriter (b. 1956)
  • 1992 – Denholm Elliott, English actor (b. 1922)
  • 1992 – Bill O’Reilly, Australian cricketer and sportscaster (b. 1905)
  • 1993 – Nejat Eczacıbaşı, Turkish chemist, businessman, and philanthropist, founded Eczacıbaşı (b. 1913)
  • 1993 – Larry Walters, American truck driver and pilot (b. 1949)
  • 1995 – Benoît Chamoux, French mountaineer (b. 1961)
  • 1997 – Johnny Vander Meer, American baseball player and manager (b. 1914)
  • 1998 – Mark Belanger, American baseball player (b. 1944)
  • 1999 – Amália Rodrigues, Portuguese singer and actress (b. 1920)
  • 1999 – Gorilla Monsoon, American wrestler and sportscaster (b. 1937)
  • 2000 – Richard Farnsworth, American actor and stuntman (b. 1920)
  • 2001 – Arne Harris, American director and producer (b. 1934)
  • 2002 – Prince Claus of the Netherlands (b. 1926)
  • 2006 – Bertha Brouwer, Dutch sprinter (b. 1930)
  • 2006 – Eduardo Mignogna, Argentinian director and screenwriter (b. 1940)
  • 2006 – Buck O’Neil, American baseball player and manager (b. 1911)
  • 2006 – Wilson Tucker, American author and critic (b. 1914)
  • 2007 – Babasaheb Bhosale, Indian lawyer and politician, 8th Chief Minister of Maharashtra (d. 1921)
  • 2007 – Laxmi Mall Singhvi, Indian scholar, jurist, and politician (b. 1931)
  • 2008 – Peter Cox, Australian public servant and politician (b. 1925)
  • 2008 – Kim Ji-hoo, South Korean actor and model (b. 1985)
  • 2009 – Douglas Campbell, Scottish-Canadian actor and screenwriter (b. 1922)
  • 2010 – Rhys Isaac, South-African-Australian historian and author (b. 1937)
  • 2010 – Antonie Kamerling, Dutch television and film actor, and musician (b. 1966)
  • 2011 – Diane Cilento, Australian actress and author (b. 1933)
  • 2012 – Chadli Bendjedid, Algerian colonel and politician, 3rd President of Algeria (b. 1929)
  • 2012 – Anthony John Cooke, English organist and composer (b. 1931)
  • 2012 – Nick Curran, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (b. 1977)
  • 2012 – Albert, Margrave of Meissen (b. 1943)
  • 2012 – Joseph Meyer, American lawyer and politician, 19th Secretary of State of Wyoming (b. 1941)
  • 2012 – B. Satya Narayan Reddy, Indian lawyer and politician, 19th Governor of West Bengal (b. 1927)
  • 2012 – J. J. C. Smart, English-Australian philosopher and academic (b. 1920)
  • 2013 – Ulysses Curtis, American-Canadian football player and coach (b. 1926)
  • 2013 – Rift Fournier, American screenwriter and producer (b. 1936)
  • 2013 – Paul Rogers, English actor (b. 1917)
  • 2013 – Nico van Kampen, Dutch physicist and academic (b. 1921)
  • 2014 – Vic Braden, American tennis player and coach (b. 1929)
  • 2014 – Igor Mitoraj, German-Polish sculptor (b. 1944)
  • 2014 – Diane Nyland, Canadian actress, director and choreographer (b. 1944)
  • 2014 – Marian Seldes, American actress (b. 1928)
  • 2014 – Serhiy Zakarlyuka, Ukrainian footballer and manager (b. 1976)
  • 2014 – Feridun Buğeker, Turkish football player (b. 1933)
  • 2015 – Árpád Göncz, Hungarian author, playwright, and politician, 1st President of Hungary (b. 1922)
  • 2015 – Vladimir Shlapentokh, Ukrainian-American sociologist, historian, political scientist, and academic (b. 1926)
  • 2015 – Juan Vicente Ugarte del Pino, Peruvian historian, lawyer, and jurist (b. 1923)

 

 

 

  • Holidays and observances on October 6
  • Christian feast day:
    • Blessed Marie Rose Durocher
    • Blessed Juan de Palafox y Mendoza
    • Bruno of Cologne
    • Faith
    • Mary Frances of the Five Wounds
    • Pardulphus
    • Sagar of Laodicea
    • October 6 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
    • William Tyndale (commemoration, Anglicanism), with Myles Coverdale (Episcopal Church (USA))
  • World Space Week (October 4–10)
  • Day of Commemoration and National Mourning (Turkmenistan)
  • Dukla Pass Victims Day (Slovakia)
  • German-American Day (United States)
  • Memorial Day for the Martyrs of Arad (Hungary)
  • National Noodle Day (United States)
  • Teachers’ Day (Sri Lanka)
  • Yom Kippur War commemorations:
    • Armed Forces Day (Egypt)
    • Tishreen Liberation Day (Syria)

 

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