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Events of October 6th:

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

On this page, we have placed information about October 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 October 6th:

1910 Barbara Castle (British politician)

1914 Thor Heyerdahl (explorer)

1919 Mohamed Siad Barre (President of Somalia 1969-1991)

1930 Hafez al-Assad (Syrian President 1971-2000)

Hafez al-Assad

1942 Britt+Ekland (actress)

1948 Gerry Adams (Northern Ireland politician)

1950 David Brin (Science-Fiction author)

1956 Bruce Grobbelaar (soccer player)

1963 Elizabeth Shue (actress)

1966 Niall Quinn (soccer player)

1982 MC Lars (rapper)

1986 Olivia Thirlby (actress)

October 6th in History:

1889 Thomas Alva Edison shows his first motion picture.

Thomas Edison

1906 Majlis (Iranian Parliament) meets for the first time.

1908 Austria-Hungary annexes Bosnia and Herzegovina.

1966 LSD becomes illegal in the United States.

1973 Egyptian army crosses the Suez Canal, beginning the Yom Kippur War.

1979 Pope John Paul II is the first Roman Catholic Pope to visit the White House.

Pope John Paul II

1981 Egyptian President Anwar al Sadat is assassinated.

2002 Opus Dei founder, Josemaria Escriva is canonized.

October 6th is also:

Victory Day (Egypt)

German-American Day


People born on October 6th are Libra


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