October 6 Events in History - October 6 Birthdays - October 6 Deaths
2014 The Nobel Prize in Physics has been awarded to Hiroshi Amano, Isamu Akasaki and Shuji Nakamura for developing the blue light-emitting diode (LED), which emits low-energy white light that can replace incandescents and mercury-containing fluorescents
2014 U.S. Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps has been suspended for six months from sponsor organization USA Swimming due to a recent drunk driving charge; Phelps plans to enter a treatment program
2013 The 2013 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe is won by the undefeated filly Treve
2013 After completing rescue missions for survivors of the 2013 Lampedusa migrant shipwreck, it is determined 360 people perished
2012 John Hume, Ireland's former Social Democratic Party Leader, receives the papal knighthood at a special mass at St. Eugene's Cathedral in Derry
2012 Iran's Ambassador to the International Atomic Energy Agency, Ali Asghar Soltanieh, says Islam should join the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty
2011 The Nobel Prize in Literature is awarded to Swedish poet Tomas Transtromer
2011 The Bank of England pumps an additional 75 billion pounds into the British economy via quantitative easing
2010 In North Waziristan, Pakistan, 11 suspected militants are killed by a U.S. drone attack
2010 Pusan, South Korea, celebrates the 15th annual Pusan International Film Festival
2000 Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic resigns
1996 Bob Dole and President Bill Clinton meet in their 1st debate
1996 Caroline Pierce wins JAL Big Apple Golf Classic
1996 New York Jet Nick Lowrey ties Jan Stenerud with 373 NFL field goals
1995 BPAA U.S. Women's Open won by Cheryl Daniels
1995 Colorodo Avalanche (former Que Nordiques) 1st NHL game, beat Detroit
1994 European Campaign against Racism confers in Austria
1994 Ben Mokoena becomes 1st black mayor of Middelburg South Africa
1993 Sydney Australia Stock Market index above 2000, for 1st time
1991 Elizabeth Taylor weds for 8th time (Larry Fortensky)
1991 Meg Mallon wins LPGA Daikyo World Golf Championship
1991 New York Met David Cone ties NL record by striking out 19 Phillies
1991 Orioles last game at Baltimore's Memorial Stadium (vs Detroit Tigers)
1990 Spacecraft Ulysses launched towards pole of Sun
1990 U.S. 67th manned space mission STS-41 (Discovery 11) launches into orbit
1988 Oakland A's sweep Boston Red Sox in 4 games for AL pennant
1987 Military coup leader Major-General Sitiveni Rabuka declares Fiji a republic
1986 Russian nuclear sub sinks in Atlantic Ocean
1985 Marita Koch of Germany sets 400m woman's record (47.6) in Australia
1985 Yankee Phil Niekro becomes 18th pitcher to win 300 games and also at 46 becomes oldest to pitch a shut-out beating Toronto 8-0
1984 Ayako Okamoto wins LPGA Hitachi Ladies British Golf Open
1983 Buffalo Bill quarterback Joe Ferguson passes 419 yards with 5 TDs
1983 China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor PRC
1983 Islander's Mike Bossy's 25th career hat trick
1983 New York Jets announce they are leaving Shea for Meadowlands
1983 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1982 Auburn's Al Del Greco kicks 6 field goals
1982 Fokker's Fellowship crashes at Moerdijk, Netherlands, 17-22 die
1980 Guyana adopts constitution
1980 John Lydon sentenced to 3 months on assault charges
1979 Harry Drake set long distance footbow shot record of 2,006 yards 1'9"
1979 Pope John Paul II is 1st Pope to visit White House
1978 Hannah H Gray inaugurated as 1st female head of U.S. university (Chic)
1978 Iraq declares Ayatollah Khomeini an undesirable person
1978 Mick Jagger apologizes for racist lyrics in "Some Girls"
1978 Royals' George Brett hits 3 home runs, Yankees win championship game 3, 6-5
1977 DL Coburns "Gin Game," premieres in New York City
1977 Yankees win AL pennant by rallying for 3 runs in 9th to beat Kansas City Royals 5-3 in 5th and deciding playoff game
1976 "Gang of Four" arrested in Beijing
1976 Cubans DC-8 crashes after bomb attack
1976 John Hathaway completes 50,600 mile bicycle tour of every continent
1976 President Ford says there is "no Soviet domination in Eastern Europe"
1974 "Mack and Mabel," opens at Majestic Theater New York City for 66 performances
1974 Carole Jo Skala wins LPGA Sacramento Union Ladies Golf Classic
1973 Yom Kippur War begins as Syria and Egypt attack Israel
1972 22-car train carrying 2,000 pilgrims derails, kills 208 in Mexico
1969 WMPB TV channel 67 in Baltimore, MD (PBS) begins broadcasting
1967 Haight-Ashbury hippies throw a funneral to mark end of hippies
1967 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test
1966 Oriole Jim Palmer, 20, is youngest to pitch a World Series shutout
1966 Partial meltdown at Detroits's Fermi 1 nuclear reactor
1965 Supremes release "I Hear a Symphony"
1965 William Goodhart's "Generation," premieres in New York City
1964 "Cambridge Circus" opens at Plymouth Theater New York City for 23 performances
1963 Barbra Streisand appears on "Judy Garland Show"
1963 Los Angeles Dodgers sweep New York Yankees, in 60th World Series
1962 16th NHL All-Star Game: Toronto beat All4-Stars -1 at Toronto
1962 U.S. performs atmospheric nuclear test at Johnston Island
1961 John F. Kennedy advises Americans to build fallout shelters
1961 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear tests at Kapustin Yar and Novaya Zemlya U.S.S.R.
1959 Single game World Series attendence record set (92,706 in LA)
1959 Soviet Luna 3, 1st successful photographic spacecraft, impacts Moon
1958 U.S. nuclear sub USS Seawolfe remains record 60 days under pole
1957 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya U.S.S.R.
1957 Wiffi Smith wins LPGA United Voluntary Services Golf Open
1956 Dmitri Shostakovich's 6th Iron quartet premieres in Leningrad
1956 Dr. Albert Sabin discovers oral polio vaccine
1956 South African politician "Kobie" Coetsee marries Helena E Malan
1955 LSD made illegal in U.S.
1953 WTVM TV channel 9 in Columbus, Georgia (ABC) begins broadcasting
1951 Stalin proclaims Russia has atom bomb
1949 Iva Toguri D'Aquino (Tokyo Rose) sentenced to 10 years and $10,000 fine
1949 President Truman signs Mutual Defense Assistance Act (for NATO)
1948 "Polonaise" opens at Alvin Theater New York City for 113 performances
1948 KHJ TV channel 9 in Los Angeles, California (IND) begins broadcasting
1947 New York Yankees beat Dodgers 4 games to 3, in 44th World Series
1946 90 degrees F highest temperature ever recorded in Cleveland in Oct
1946 President Truman questions Great Britain Jews about Palestine
1945 General Eisenhower welcomed in Hague (on Hitler's train)
1945 Memorial for executed unveiled in Terbregge
1945 Tavern owner "Billy Goat" Sianis buys seat for his goat for Game 4 of World Series and is escorted out, he casts goat curse on Cubs
1944 Allied aircrafts bombard per accident Fishing, Overijssel
1944 Canadians free Austria
1944 HM Zwaardvis sinks U168 at Java
1944 Soviets march into Hungary and Czechoslovakia
1943 Battle at Vella Lavella, Solomon Island
1943 Himmler wants acceleration of "Final Solution"
1942 Allied assault on oil installations of Bula Ceram
1941 German army occupies Briansk, U.S.S.R.
1941 New York Yankees beat Dodgers 4 games to 1, in 38th World Series
1940 Zoological Gardens opens on Sloat and Skyline in SF
1939 Adolf Hitler denies he intends to go to war against France and Britain
1939 Hitler announces plans to regulate Jewish problem
1938 Yankees Lefty Gomez sets record of 6 World Series wins without a loss
1936 New York Yankees beat Giants 4 games to 2 in 33rd World Series
1935 Italian army occupies Adua Abyssinia
1935 Market Street Railway starts using trackless trolley coaches
1931 Js Van Severen forms Verdinaso (Union of Flemish National Solidarists)
1929 12th PGA Championship: Leo Diegel at Hillcrest CC Los Angeles
1928 11th PGA Championship: Leo Diegel at Five Farms CC Baltimore
1928 Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek becomes president of China
1928 Josip Broz (Tito) sentenced to 5 years in jail
1927 "Jazz Singer," 1st movie with a sound track, premieres (New York City)
1926 Babe Ruth hits 3 home runs in a World Series game, Yankees beat Cards 10-5
1925 Greek premier Papanastasiou orders General Pangulos arrested
1923 1st NL unassisted triple play (Ernie Padgett, Braves against Phillies)
1923 2nd government of Stresemann in Germany forms
1923 U.S. lt Al Williams fly 392.2 KPH (record)
1923 U.S.S.R. adopts experimental calendar
1922 Schwebla replaces Benes government in Czechoslovakia
1921 Century Theater opens at 7th Ave and 59th St. New York City (demolished 1962)
1921 Fewest hits in World Series Game, 5, Yankees (3) beat Giants (2), 3-0
1920 1st brothers oppose each other in World Series, Cleveland's Wheeler Johnston pinch-hits as brother Jimmy plays 3rd base for Bkln
1919 Stambuliski becomes premier of Bulgaria
1919 White Sox catcher Ray Schalk is 2nd man ejected from a World Series
1918 U.S. ship Otranto sinks between Scotland and Ireland, 425 die
1912 Pirates Owen "Chief" Wilson hits record 36th triple of season
1911 Beatrix van Rijk becomes 1st licensed Dutch woman pilot
1911 Cy Young's farewell appearance in a major league game is a letdown as he loses to Brooklyn 13-3 in a Braves uniform in his 906th game
1910 Braves beat Phillies 20-7
1908 Austria annexes Bosnia and Herzegovina
1908 Tigers beat White Sox, 7-0 to win AL pennant
1908 Yankees lose 100th game of year go 51-103 for season
1898 Gustav Mahler conducts 1st Wiener Philharmonic
1893 Nabisco Foods invents Cream of Wheat
1890 Mormon Church outlaws polygamy
1889 Moulin Rogue opens in Paris
1889 Thomas Edison shows his 1st motion picture
1886 Start of Sherlock Holmes adventure "Resident Patient"
1884 Naval War College forms in Newport RI
1882 1st World Series game, Cincinnati (AA) beats Chicago (NL) 4-0
1876 American Library Association organized in Philadelphia
1871 Fisk Jubilee Singers begin 1st national tour
1869 John Brahms' "Liebeslieder Walzer," premieres
1866 1st train robbery in U.S. (Reno Brothers take $13,000)
1863 Battle at Baxter Springs Kansas
1863 Dr. Charles H Sheppard opens 1st public bath, in Brooklyn
1861 Naval Engagement at Charleston, South Carolina USS Flag vs BR Alert
1861 Revolt of Russian student shuts down university of Petersburg
1857 American Chess Association organized; 1st major U.S. chess tournament (New York City)
1811 French emperor Napoleon visits Utrecht
1799 Battle at Castricum: French and Bataafs army beats English/Russian army
1783 Benjamin Hanks patents self-winding clock
1781 Americans and French begin siege of Cornwallis at Yorktown; last battle of Revolutionary War
1777 Battle of Germantown; Washington defeated by British
1762 English troops occupy Manila Philippines
1689 Pietro Ottoboni replaces Pope Innocent XI as Alexander VIII
1567 Duke of Alva becomes land guardian of Netherlands
1499 French king Louis XII occupies Milan
1111 Boudouin VII becomes earl of Flanders
891 Formosus begins his reign as Catholic Pope