Famous birthdays, deaths and events of October 6
1552 - Matteo Ricci, Italian Jesuit missionary (d. 1610) 1610 - Charles de Sainte-Maure, duc de Montausier 1738 - Archduchess Maria Anna of Austria, (d. 1789) 1820 - Jenny Lind, Swedish soprano (d. 1887) 1838 - Giuseppe Cesare Abba, Italian patriot and writer (d. 1910) 1872 - Mikhail Kuzmin, Russian writer (d. 1936) 1882 - Karol Szymanowski, Polish composer and pianist (d. 1937) 1888 - Roland Garros, French pilot (d. 1918) 1892 - Jackie Saunders, American silent film actress (d. 1954) 1895 - Caroline Gordon, American writer and critic (d. 1981) 1900 - Stan Nichols, English cricketer (d. 1961) 1905 - Helen Wills Moody, American tennis player (d. 1998) 1906 - Janet Gaynor, American actress (d. 1984) 1908 - Carole Lombard, American actress (d. 1942) 1915 - Alice Timander, Swedish dentist (d. 2007) 1918 - André Pilette, Belgian racing driver (d. 1993) 1922 - Joe Frazier, American baseball player 1925 - Shana Alexander, American columnist (d. 2005) 1927 - Bill King, American sports broadcaster (d. 2005) 1930 - Richie Benaud, Australian cricketer 1935 - Bruno Sammartino, Italian strongman and professional wrestler 1935 - Charito Solis, Filipino actress (d. 1998) 1938 - Serge Nubret, French bodybuilder 1942 - Britt Ekland, Swedish actress 1942 - Millie Small, Jamaican singer 1943 - Michael Durrell, American actor 1944 - José Carlos Pace, Brazilian racing driver (d. 1977) 1946 - Eddie Villanueva, JIL Spiritual Director 1946 - Vinod Khanna, Indian actor 1946 - Tony Greig, South African-born English cricketer 1947 - Patxi Andión, Spanish singer-songwriter 1950 - David Brin, American author 1950 - Thomas McClary, American guitarist (Commodores) 1951 - Manfred Winkelhock, German race car driver (d. 1985) 1951 - Kevin Cronin, American musician (REO Speedwagon) 1952 - Ayten Mutlu, Turkish poet and writer 1953 - Klaas Bruinsma, Dutch drug lord (d. 1991) 1954 - David Hidalgo, American musician (Los Lobos 1958 - Joseph Finder, American novelist 1959 - Dennis Ray Boyd, American baseball player 1962 - Rich Yett, baseball player 1963 - Elisabeth Shue, American film actress 1963 - Chip Foose, American automobile customizer 1963 - Jsu Garcia, American actor 1964 - Matthew Sweet, American musician 1965 - Rubén Sierra, Puerto Rican baseball player 1966 - Niall Quinn, Irish footballer 1966 - Jacqueline Obradors, American actress 1967 - Kennet Andersson, former Swedish footballer 1967 - Svend Karlsen, Norwegian strongman 1969 - Troy Shaw, English snooker player 1970 - Darren Oliver, American baseball player 1970 - Amy Jo Johnson, American actress and singer 1971 - Phil Bennett, British racing driver 1971 - Lola Dueñas, Spanish actress 1971 - Alan Stubbs, English footballer 1972 - Mark Schwarzer, Australian footballer 1972 - Ryu Shi-won, Korean actor and singer 1973 - Sylvain Legwinski, French footballer 1973 - Jeff Davis, American comedian 1973 - Ioan Gruffudd, Welsh actor 1973 - Rebecca Lobo, American basketball player 1973 - Jay Vasavada, Indian Author 1974 - Jeremy Sisto, American actor 1974 - Walter Centeno, Costa Rican footballer 1975 - Reon King, West Indian cricketer from Guyana 1976 - Barbie Hsu, Taiwanese actress and singer 1977 - Daniel Brière, Canadian ice hockey player 1977 - Shimon Gershon, Israeli footballer 1977 - Vladimir Manchev, Bulgarian footballer 1977 - Wes Ramsey, American actor 1978 - Ricky Hatton, English boxer 1979 - David Di Tommaso, French footballer (d. 2005) 1979 - Richard Seymour, American football player 1979 - Lex Shrapnel, English actor 1980 - Abdoulaye Méïté, French footballer 1981 - Zurab Khizanishvili, Georgian footballer 1981 - José Luis Perlaza, Ecuadorian footballer 1984 - Joanna Pacitti, American actress and singer 1985 - Sylvia Fowles, American basketball player 1986 - Tereza Kerndlová, Czech singer 1986 - Mohammad Shukri, Malaysian cricketer 1986 - Olivia Thirlby, American actress 1988 - Maki Horikita, Japanese model and actress 1988 - Kayky Brito, Brazilian actor. 1992 - Rhyon Nicole Brown, American actress 1998 - Mia-Sophie Wellenbrink, German actress and singer
869 - Ermentrude of Orléans, consort of Charles the Bald (b. 823) 877 - Charles the Bald, (b. 823) 1014 - Samuil of Bulgaria, (b. 958) 1413 - Dawit I of Ethiopia, (b. 1382) 1542 - Thomas Wyatt, English poet (b. 1503) 1644 - Elisabeth of Bourbon, consort of Philip IV of Spain (b. 1602) 1660 - Paul Scarron, French writer 1661 - Guru Har Rai, seventh Sikh Guru (b. 1630) 1762 - Francesco Manfredini, Italian composer (b. 1684) 1819 - Charles Emmanuel IV of Sardinia, (b. 1751) 1892 - Alfred Lord Tennyson, British poet (b. 1809) 1947 - Leevi Madetoja, Finnish composer (b. 1887) 1951 - Will Keith Kellogg, American food manufacturer (b. 1860) 1962 - Tod Browning, American film director (b. 1880) 1973 - François Cevert, French race car driver (b. 1944) 1973 - Sidney Blackmer, American actor (b. 1895) 1974 - Helmuth Koinigg, Austrian Formula One driver (b. 1948) 1980 - Hattie Jacques, British comedy actress (b. 1922) 1980 - Jean Robic, French cyclist (b. 1921) 1989 - Bette Davis, American actress (b. 1908) 1992 - Denholm Elliott, English actor (b. 1922) 1992 - Bill O'Reilly, Australian cricketer (b. 1902) 1993 - Larry Walters, American "lawn chair" pilot (b. 1949) 1995 - Benoît Chamoux, French climber (b. 1961) 1997 - Johnny Vander Meer, American baseball player (b. 1914) 1998 - Mark Belanger, American baseball player (b. 1944) 1999 - Amalia Rodrigues, Portuguese singer and actress (b. 1920) 2000 - Richard Farnsworth, American actor (b. 1930) 2001 - Arne Harris, American television sports director (b. 1934) 2003 - Timothy Treadwell, American environmentalist (b. 1957) 2006 - Puck Brouwer, Dutch athlete (b. 1930) 2006 - Eduardo Mignogna, Argentinian film director (b. 1940) 2006 - Buck O'Neil, American baseball player (b. 1911) 2006 - Wilson Tucker, American writer (b. 1914) 2007 - Bud Ekins, American stuntman (b. 1930) 2008 - Kim Ji-hoo, South Korean actor and model (b. 1985) 2011 - Diane Cilento, Australian actress (b. 1933)
1582 - Due to 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 - William Penn brings 13 German immigrant families to the colony of Pennsylvania, marking the first immigration of German people to America. 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. 1789 - French Revolution: Louis XVI returns to Paris from Versailles after being confronted by the Parisian women on 5 October 1849 - The execution of the 13 Martyrs of Arad after the Hungarian war of independence. 1854 - The Great fire of Newcastle and Gateshead starts shortly after midnight, leading to 53 deaths and hundreds injured. 1884 - The Naval War College of the United States Navy is founded in Newport, Rhode Island. 1889 - Thomas Edison shows his first motion picture. 1898 - Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity founded at the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, Massachusetts. 1903 - The High Court of Australia sits for the first time. 1906 - The Majlis of Iran convene for the first time. 1908 - Austria annexes Bosnia and Herzegovina. 1921 - International PEN is founded in London. 1922 - The great powers of World War I withdraw from Istanbul 1927 - Opening of The Jazz Singer, the first prominent talking movie. 1928 - Chiang Kai-Shek becomes Chairman of the Republic of China. 1939 - World War II: The last Polish army is defeated. 1945 - 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). 1955 - A United Airlines DC-4 crashes in Medicine Bow Peak, Wyoming, killing 66 people 1966 - LSD is declared illegal in the United States. 1973 - The Crossing: 80,000 Egyptian troops cross the Suez Canal, destroying the fortified Israeli Bar-Lev Line and starting the Yom Kippur War. 1976 - Cubana Flight 455 crashes into the Atlantic Ocean shortly after taking off from Bridgetown, Barbados after two bombs, placed by on board by terrorists with connections to the CIA, exploded. All 73 people on-board were 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 MiG-29, designated 9-01, makes its maiden flight. 1981 - President of Egypt, Anwar al-Sadat is assassinated. 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 first major star apart from the Sun to have a planet (and extrasolar planet) orbiting around it. 2000 - Yugoslav president Slobodan Milošević resigns. 2000 - Argentine vice president Carlos Álvarez resigns. 2002 - The French oil tanker Limburg is bombed off Yemen. 2002 - Opus Dei founder Josemaría Escrivá is canonized. 2007 - Jason Lewis completes the first human-powered circumnavigation of the globe.