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6th of October 1582 EVENT Because of the implementation of the Gregorian calendar, this day is skipped in Italy, Poland, Portugal and Spain.
6th of October 1600 EVENT Jacopo Peri's Euridice, the earliest surviving opera, receives its premiere performance in Florence, signifying the beginning of the Baroque Period
6th of October 1683 EVENT William Penn brings 13 German immigrant families to the colony of Pennsylvania, marking the first major immigration of German people to America.
6th of October 1762 EVENT 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.
6th of October 1789 EVENT French Revolution: Louis XVI returns to Paris from Versailles after being confronted by the Parisian women on 5 October
6th of October 1849 EVENT The execution of the 13 Martyrs of Arad after the Hungarian war of independence.
6th of October 1854 EVENT The Great fire of Newcastle and Gateshead starts shortly after midnight, leading to 53 deaths and hundreds injured.
6th of October 1884 EVENT The Naval War College of the United States Navy is founded in Newport, Rhode Island.
6th of October 1889 EVENT Thomas Edison shows his first motion picture.
6th of October 1908 EVENT Austria annexes Bosnia and Herzegovina.
6th of October 1923 EVENT The great powers of World War I withdraw from Istanbul
6th of October 1927 EVENT Opening of The Jazz Singer, the first prominent talking movie.
6th of October 1928 EVENT Chiang Kai-Shek becomes Chairman of the Republic of China.
6th of October 1939 EVENT World War II: The last Polish army is defeated.
6th of October 1945 EVENT 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).
6th of October 1973 EVENT Egypt launches a coordinated attack with Syria against Israel leading to the Yom Kippur War.
6th of October 1976 EVENT 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.
6th of October 1976 EVENT 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.
6th of October 1976 EVENT 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.
6th of October 1977 EVENT The first prototype of the MiG-29, designated 9-01, makes its maiden flight.
6th of October 1977 EVENT In Alicante, Spain, fascists attack a group of MCPV militants and sympathizers, and one MCPV sympathizer is killed.
6th of October 1979 EVENT Pope John Paul II becomes the first pontiff to visit the White House.
6th of October 1985 EVENT PC Keith Blakelock is murdered as riots erupt in the Broadwater Farm suburb of London.
6th of October 1987 EVENT Fiji becomes a republic.
6th of October 1995 EVENT 51 Pegasi is discovered to be the first major star apart from the Sun to have a planet (and extrasolar planet) orbiting around it.
6th of October 2000 EVENT Yugoslav president Slobodan Milosevic resigns.
6th of October 2000 EVENT Argentine vice president Carlos Alvarez resigns.
6th of October 2002 EVENT The French oil tanker Limburg is bombed off Yemen.
6th of October 2007 EVENT Jason Lewis completes the first human-powered circumnavigation of the globe.
6th of October 2010 EVENT Roy Halladay pitches the second no-hitter in MLB Postseason History during Game 1 of the NLDS versus the Cincinnati Reds
6th of October 1289 BIRTHDAY King Wenceslaus III of Bohemia (d. 1306)
6th of October 1459 BIRTHDAY Martin Behaim, German navigator and geographer (d. 1507)
6th of October 1510 BIRTHDAY Rowland Taylor, English clergyman (d. 1555)
6th of October 1510 BIRTHDAY John Caius, English physician (d. 1573)
6th of October 1552 BIRTHDAY Matteo Ricci, Italian Jesuit missionary (d. 1610)
6th of October 1573 BIRTHDAY Henry Wriothesley, 3rd Earl of Southampton, English patron of the theater (d. 1624)
6th of October 1610 BIRTHDAY Charles de Sainte-Maure, duc de Montausier, French soldier (d. 1690)
6th of October 1716 BIRTHDAY George Montague-Dunk, 2nd Earl of Halifax, English statesman (d. 1771)
6th of October 1738 BIRTHDAY Archduchess Maria Anna of Austria (d. 1789)
6th of October 1744 BIRTHDAY James McGill, Scottish-Canadian businessman and philanthropist (d. 1813)
6th of October 1767 BIRTHDAY Henri Christophe, king of Haiti (d. 1820)
6th of October 1769 BIRTHDAY Sir Isaac Brock, British commander (d. 1812)
6th of October 1773 BIRTHDAY King Louis-Philippe of France (d. 1850)
6th of October 1801 BIRTHDAY Hippolyte Carnot, French statesman (d. 1888)
6th of October 1803 BIRTHDAY Heinrich Wilhelm Dove, German physicist (d. 1879)
6th of October 1820 BIRTHDAY Jenny Lind, Swedish soprano (d. 1887)
6th of October 1831 BIRTHDAY Richard Dedekind, German mathematician (d. 1916)
6th of October 1838 BIRTHDAY Giuseppe Cesare Abba, Italian patriot and writer (d. 1910)
6th of October 1846 BIRTHDAY George Westinghouse, American engineer and inventor (d. 1914)
6th of October 1866 BIRTHDAY Reginald Fessenden, Canadian-born inventor and radio pioneer (d. 1932)
6th of October 1872 BIRTHDAY Mikhail Kuzmin, Russian writer (d. 1936)
6th of October 1874 BIRTHDAY Frank G. Allen, 51st Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1950)
6th of October 1876 BIRTHDAY Ernest Lapointe, French-Canadian politician (d. 1941)
6th of October 1882 BIRTHDAY Karol Szymanowski, Polish composer and pianist (d. 1937)
6th of October 1886 BIRTHDAY Edwin Fischer, Swiss pianist and conductor (d. 1960)
6th of October 1887 BIRTHDAY Le Corbusier, Swiss architect (d. 1965)
6th of October 1888 BIRTHDAY Roland Garros, French pilot (d. 1918)
6th of October 1892 BIRTHDAY Jackie Saunders, American silent film actress (d. 1954)
6th of October 1895 BIRTHDAY Caroline Gordon, American writer and critic (d. 1981)
6th of October 1900 BIRTHDAY Stan Nichols, English cricketer (d. 1961)
6th of October 1903 BIRTHDAY Ernest Walton, Irish physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1995)
6th of October 1905 BIRTHDAY Helen Wills Moody, American tennis player (d. 1998)
6th of October 1906 BIRTHDAY Janet Gaynor, American actress (d. 1984)
6th of October 1908 BIRTHDAY Sergei Lvovich Sobolev, Russian mathematician (d. 1989)
6th of October 1908 BIRTHDAY Carole Lombard, American actress (d. 1942)
6th of October 1910 BIRTHDAY Barbara Castle, British politician (d. 2002)
6th of October 1912 BIRTHDAY Perkins Bass, American politician and former Member of the United States House of Representatives from New Hampshire
6th of October 1914 BIRTHDAY Thor Heyerdahl, Norwegian explorer (d. 2002)
6th of October 1914 BIRTHDAY Joan Littlewood, British theatre director (d. 2002)
6th of October 1915 BIRTHDAY Alice Timander, Swedish dentist (d. 2007)
6th of October 1915 BIRTHDAY Carolyn Goodman, American psychologist and civil rights activist (d. 2007)
6th of October 1917 BIRTHDAY Fannie Lou Hamer, American civil rights activist (d. 1977)
6th of October 1918 BIRTHDAY Andre Pilette, Belgian racing driver (d. 1993)
6th of October 1918 BIRTHDAY Goh Keng Swee, former Deputy Prime Minister of Singapore (d. 2010)
6th of October 1920 BIRTHDAY Pietro Consagra, Italian sculptor (d. 2005)
6th of October 1920 BIRTHDAY Lord Donaldson of Lymington, British judge (d. 2005)
6th of October 1921 BIRTHDAY Joseph Lowery, American Civil rights movement leader
6th of October 1921 BIRTHDAY Yevgeniy Landis, Russian mathematician (d. 1997)
6th of October 1922 BIRTHDAY Joe Frazier, American baseball player
6th of October 1925 BIRTHDAY Shana Alexander, American columnist (d. 2005)
6th of October 1927 BIRTHDAY Bill King, American sports broadcaster (d. 2005)
6th of October 1930 BIRTHDAY Richie Benaud, Australian cricketer
6th of October 1930 BIRTHDAY Hafez al-Assad, President of Syria (d. 2000)
6th of October 1931 BIRTHDAY Nikolai Stepanovich Chernykh, Russian astronomer (d. 2004)
6th of October 1931 BIRTHDAY Riccardo Giacconi, Italian-born physicist, Nobel Prize laureate
6th of October 1935 BIRTHDAY Charito Solis, Filipino actress (d. 1998)
6th of October 1935 BIRTHDAY Bruno Sammartino, Italian strongman and professional wrestler
6th of October 1938 BIRTHDAY Serge Nubret, French bodybuilder
6th of October 1939 BIRTHDAY John LaFalce, American politician, and former Member of the United States House of Representatives from New York
6th of October 1939 BIRTHDAY Jack Cullen, American baseball player
6th of October 1940 BIRTHDAY Ellen Travolta, American actress
6th of October 1942 BIRTHDAY Britt Ekland, Swedish actress
6th of October 1943 BIRTHDAY Alexander Maxovich Shilov, Russian painter
6th of October 1943 BIRTHDAY Michael Durrell, American actor
6th of October 1944 BIRTHDAY Boris Mikhailov, Soviet ice hockey player
6th of October 1944 BIRTHDAY Jose Carlos Pace, Brazilian racing driver (d. 1977)
6th of October 1945 BIRTHDAY Ivan Graziani, Italian singer-songwriter (d. 1997)
6th of October 1946 BIRTHDAY Eddie Villanueva, JIL Spiritual Director, Owner of ZOE Broadcasting Network
6th of October 1946 BIRTHDAY Lloyd Doggett, American politician and Member of the United States House of Representatives from Texas
6th of October 1946 BIRTHDAY Vinod Khanna, Indian actor
6th of October 1946 BIRTHDAY Tony Greig, South African : born English cricketer
6th of October 1946 BIRTHDAY Millie Small, Jamaican singer
6th of October 1947 BIRTHDAY Patxi Andion, Spanish singer-songwriter
6th of October 1948 BIRTHDAY Gerry Adams, Northern Irish politician
6th of October 1949 BIRTHDAY Nicolas Peyrac, French composer, lyricist and singer
6th of October 1950 BIRTHDAY David Brin, American author
6th of October 1951 BIRTHDAY Manfred Winkelhock, German race car driver (d. 1985)
6th of October 1951 BIRTHDAY Kevin Cronin, American musician (REO Speedwagon)
6th of October 1952 BIRTHDAY Ayten Mutlu, Turkish poet and writer
6th of October 1952 BIRTHDAY Jurgen Schulz, German footballer
6th of October 1953 BIRTHDAY Klaas Bruinsma, Dutch drug lord (d. 1991)
6th of October 1954 BIRTHDAY David Hidalgo, American musician (Los Lobos, Latin Playboys)
6th of October 1954 BIRTHDAY Darrell M. West, American political scientist
6th of October 1955 BIRTHDAY Tony Dungy, American football coach
6th of October 1956 BIRTHDAY Kathleen Webb, American comic book writer and artist
6th of October 1958 BIRTHDAY Joseph Finder, American novelist
6th of October 1959 BIRTHDAY Brian Higgins, American politician, and Member of the United States House of Representatives from New York
6th of October 1959 BIRTHDAY Walter Ray Williams Jr., American bowler and horseshoes champion
6th of October 1959 BIRTHDAY Dennis Ray Boyd, American baseball player
6th of October 1962 BIRTHDAY Rich Yett, baseball player
6th of October 1963 BIRTHDAY Elisabeth Shue, American film actress
6th of October 1963 BIRTHDAY Jsu Garcia, American actor
6th of October 1964 BIRTHDAY Ricky Berry, American basketball player (d. 1989)
6th of October 1964 BIRTHDAY Matthew Sweet, American musician
6th of October 1964 BIRTHDAY Tom Jager, American swimmer
6th of October 1965 BIRTHDAY Ruben Sierra, Puerto Rican baseball player
6th of October 1965 BIRTHDAY Steve Scalise, American politician
6th of October 1966 BIRTHDAY Jacqueline Obradors, American actress
6th of October 1966 BIRTHDAY Niall Quinn, Irish footballer
6th of October 1967 BIRTHDAY Kennet Andersson, former Swedish footballer
6th of October 1967 BIRTHDAY Svend Karlsen, Norwegian strongman
6th of October 1968 BIRTHDAY Bjarne Goldbaek, Danish footballer
6th of October 1969 BIRTHDAY Troy Shaw, English snooker player
6th of October 1970 BIRTHDAY Darren Oliver, American baseball player
6th of October 1970 BIRTHDAY Amy Jo Johnson, American actress and singer
6th of October 1970 BIRTHDAY Shauna MacDonald, Canadian actress
6th of October 1971 BIRTHDAY Phil Bennett, British racing driver
6th of October 1971 BIRTHDAY Alan Stubbs, English footballer
6th of October 1971 BIRTHDAY Lola Duenas, Spanish actress
6th of October 1972 BIRTHDAY Anders Iwers, Swedish musician
6th of October 1972 BIRTHDAY Ko So-young, South Korean actress
6th of October 1972 BIRTHDAY Ryu Shi-won, South Korean actor and singer
6th of October 1972 BIRTHDAY Mark Schwarzer, Australian footballer
6th of October 1973 BIRTHDAY Sylvain Legwinski, French footballer
6th of October 1973 BIRTHDAY Jeff Davis, American comedian
6th of October 1973 BIRTHDAY Ioan Gruffudd, Welsh actor
6th of October 1973 BIRTHDAY Rebecca Lobo, American basketball player
6th of October 1974 BIRTHDAY Walter Centeno, Costa Rican footballer
6th of October 1974 BIRTHDAY Alexis Georgoulis, Greek actor
6th of October 1974 BIRTHDAY Jeremy Sisto, American actor
6th of October 1975 BIRTHDAY Reon King, West Indian cricketer from Guyana
6th of October 1976 BIRTHDAY Barbie Hsu, Taiwanese actress and singer
6th of October 1977 BIRTHDAY Danny Briere, Canadian ice hockey player
6th of October 1977 BIRTHDAY Melinda Doolittle, American singer and recording artist
6th of October 1977 BIRTHDAY Shimon Gershon, Israeli footballer
6th of October 1977 BIRTHDAY Wes Ramsey, American actor
6th of October 1977 BIRTHDAY Vladimir Manchev, Bulgarian footballer
6th of October 1978 BIRTHDAY Ricky Hatton, English boxer
6th of October 1979 BIRTHDAY David Di Tommaso, French footballer (d. 2005)
6th of October 1979 BIRTHDAY Richard Seymour, American football player
6th of October 1979 BIRTHDAY Lex Shrapnel, English actor
6th of October 1980 BIRTHDAY Abdoulaye Meite, French footballer
6th of October 1981 BIRTHDAY Zurab Khizanishvili, Georgian footballer
6th of October 1981 BIRTHDAY Jose Luis Perlaza, Ecuadorian footballer
6th of October 1982 BIRTHDAY Michael Arden, American actor
6th of October 1982 BIRTHDAY William Butler, Musician and member of Arcade Fire
6th of October 1982 BIRTHDAY Levon Aronian, Armenian chess Grandmaster
6th of October 1982 BIRTHDAY Meiyang Ch?ng, Indian actor, singer, anchor and dancer
6th of October 1982 BIRTHDAY Paul Smith, English boxer
6th of October 1982 BIRTHDAY MC Lars, American hip-hop artist
6th of October 1984 BIRTHDAY Joanna Pacitti, American actress and singer
6th of October 1984 BIRTHDAY Morne Morkel, South African cricketer
6th of October 1985 BIRTHDAY Sylvia Fowles, American basketball player
6th of October 1986 BIRTHDAY Mohammad Shukri, Malaysian cricketer
6th of October 1986 BIRTHDAY Tereza Kerndlova, Czech singer
6th of October 1986 BIRTHDAY Olivia Thirlby, American actress
6th of October 1988 BIRTHDAY Maki Horikita, Japanese model and actress
6th of October 1991 BIRTHDAY Roshon Fegan, American actor
6th of October 1995 BIRTHDAY Jessica Lunsford, American kidnapping victim (d. 2005)
6th of October 1998 BIRTHDAY Mia-Sophie Wellenbrink, German actress and singer
6th of October 0869 DEATH Ermentrude of Orleans, consort of Charles the Bald (Born 823)
6th of October 0877 DEATH Charles the Bald (Born 823)
6th of October 1014 DEATH Samuil of Bulgaria (Born 958)
6th of October 1101 DEATH Bruno of Cologne, German founder of the Carthusian order
6th of October 1413 DEATH Dawit I of Ethiopia (Born 1382)
6th of October 1542 DEATH Thomas Wyatt, English poet (Born 1503)
6th of October 1641 DEATH Matthijs Quast, Dutch explorer
6th of October 1644 DEATH Elisabeth of Bourbon, consort of Philip IV of Spain (Born 1602)
6th of October 1660 DEATH Paul Scarron, French writer
6th of October 1661 DEATH Guru Har Rai, seventh Sikh Guru (Born 1630)
6th of October 1688 DEATH Christopher Monck, 2nd Duke of Albemarle, English statesman (Born 1652)
6th of October 1739 DEATH Francoise Charlotte d'Aubigne, niece of Madame de Maintenon and ancestress of the Heir to the Belgian throne (Born 1684)
6th of October 1762 DEATH Francesco Manfredini, Italian composer (Born 1684)
6th of October 1819 DEATH Charles Emmanuel IV of Sardinia (Born 1751)
6th of October 1829 DEATH Pierre Derbigny, Governor of Louisiana (Born 1769)
6th of October 1873 DEATH Paul Edmund Strzelecki, Polish explorer and geologist (Born 1797)
6th of October 1891 DEATH Charles Stewart Parnell, Irish politician (Born 1846)
6th of October 1892 DEATH Alfred Lord Tennyson, British poet (Born 1809)
6th of October 1912 DEATH Auguste Marie Francois Beernaert, Belgian statesman and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize (Born 1829)
6th of October 1945 DEATH Leonardo Conti, Nazi physician (Born 1900)
6th of October 1947 DEATH Leevi Madetoja, Finnish composer (Born 1887)
6th of October 1951 DEATH Will Keith Kellogg, American food manufacturer (Born 1860)
6th of October 1951 DEATH Otto Fritz Meyerhof, German-born physician and biochemist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (Born 1884)
6th of October 1959 DEATH Bernard Berenson, American art historian (Born 1865)
6th of October 1962 DEATH Tod Browning, American film director (Born 1880)
6th of October 1968 DEATH Phyllis Nicolson, British mathematician (Born 1917)
6th of October 1973 DEATH Francois Cevert, French race car driver (Born 1944)
6th of October 1973 DEATH Sidney Blackmer, American actor (Born 1895)
6th of October 1973 DEATH Dennis Price, English actor (Born 1915)
6th of October 1974 DEATH Helmuth Koinigg, Austrian Formula One driver (Born 1948)
6th of October 1976 DEATH Gilbert Ryle, British philosopher (Born 1900)
6th of October 1977 DEATH Danny Greene, Irish-American mobster from Cleveland (Born 1933)
6th of October 1980 DEATH Hattie Jacques, British comedy actress (Born 1922)
6th of October 1980 DEATH Jean Robic, French cyclist (Born 1921)
6th of October 1981 DEATH Anwar Sadat, President of Egypt, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (Born 1918)
6th of October 1983 DEATH Terence Cooke, American cardinal archbishop (Born 1921)
6th of October 1985 DEATH Nelson Riddle, American bandleader (Born 1921)
6th of October 1986 DEATH Alexander Kronrod, Russian mathematician (Born 1921)
6th of October 1989 DEATH Bette Davis, American actress (Born 1908)
6th of October 1991 DEATH Igor Talkov, Russian musician (Born 1956)
6th of October 1992 DEATH Denholm Elliott, English actor (Born 1922)
6th of October 1992 DEATH Bill O'Reilly, Australian cricketer (Born 1902)
6th of October 1993 DEATH Larry Walters, American "lawn chair" pilot (Born 1949)
6th of October 1995 DEATH Benoit Chamoux, French climber (Born 1961)
6th of October 1997 DEATH Johnny Vander Meer, American baseball player (Born 1914)
6th of October 1998 DEATH Mark Belanger, American baseball player (Born 1944)
6th of October 1999 DEATH Gorilla Monsoon, American professional wrestler/commentator (Born 1937)
6th of October 1999 DEATH Amalia Rodrigues, Portuguese singer and actress (Born 1920)
6th of October 2000 DEATH Richard Farnsworth, American actor (Born 1920)
6th of October 2001 DEATH Arne Harris, American television sports director (Born 1934)
6th of October 2002 DEATH Claus van Amsberg, German born Prince Consort of the Netherlands (Born 1926)
6th of October 2004 DEATH Marvin Santiago. Puerto Rican salsa singer (Born 1947)
6th of October 2006 DEATH Bertha Brouwer, Dutch athlete (Born 1930)
6th of October 2006 DEATH Buck O'Neil, American baseball player (Born 1911)
6th of October 2006 DEATH Eduardo Mignogna, Argentinian film director (Born 1940)
6th of October 2006 DEATH Wilson Tucker, American writer (Born 1914)
6th of October 2007 DEATH L. M. Singhvi, Indian jurist and writer (Born 1931)
6th of October 2007 DEATH Babasaheb Bhosale, Indian politician (d. 1921)
6th of October 2007 DEATH Bud Ekins, American stuntman (Born 1930)
6th of October 2008 DEATH Kim Ji-hoo, South Korean actor and model (Born 1985)
6th of October 2008 DEATH Peter Cox, Australian politician (Born 1925)
6th of October 2009 DEATH Douglas Campbell, Scottish born Canadian actor (Born 1922)
6th of October 2010 DEATH Colette Renard, French actress and singer (Born 1924)
6th of October 2010 DEATH Antonie Kamerling, Dutch actor and singer (Born 1966)

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