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Events of August 6th:

August 6th is the 218th day of the year (219th day in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 147 days remaining until the end of the year.

On this page, we have placed information about August 6th, including famous people born on, historical events that occurred on, holidays and observances that fall on, and astrological connections of, this day.
Famous People born on August 6th:

1809 Alfred Lord Tennyson (poet)

Alfred Lord Tennyson

1881 Sir Alexander Fleming (scientist - discovered penicillin)

Alexander Fleming

1911 Lucille Ball (actress, comedienne)

Lucille Ball

1917 Robert Mitchum (actor)

Robert Mitchum

1922 Sir Freddie Laker (entrepreneur)

1926 Frank Finlay (actor)

1928 Andy Warhol (artist, film director)

Andy Warhol

1934 Piers Anthony (author)

1937 Barbara Windsor (actress)

1948 Ray Clemence (soccer player)

1951 Catherine Hicks (actress)

1962 Michelle Yeoh (actress)

1963 Kevin Mitnick (former computer hacker, security consultant)

1970 M. Night Shyamalan (screenwriter, film director, film producer)

1972 Geri Halliwell, "Ginger Spice" (singer)

August 6th in History:

1825 Bolivia independent from Spain.

1861 Britain annexes Lagos, Nigeria.

1932 First Autobahn opens in Germany.

1945 US drops the first atomic bomb used in warfare on the city of Hiroshima in Japan.

Atomic Bomb

1962 Jamaica independent from UK.

1964 Prometheus, the world's oldest tree, is cut down.

1965 US President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Voting Rights Act which outlaws discriminatory voting practices which had been used to stop African-American voting.

Lyndon Johnson

1996 NASA announces the ALH 84001 meteor from Mars contains evidence of primitive life.

August 6th is also:

Independence Day (Bolivia)

Independence Day (Jamaica)


People born on August 6th are Leo


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