On This Day in History for October 6 (Part 2)

Events in History

Events 101 - 133 of 133


Event of interestEvent of Interest

1978 Iraq declares Ayatollah Khomeini an undesirable person

Supreme Leader of Iran Ayatollah Khomeini
Supreme Leader of Iran
Ayatollah Khomeini

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1978 Mick Jagger apologizes for racist lyrics in "Some Girls"

Rock Star Mick Jagger
Rock Star
Mick Jagger
  • 1978 "Midnight Express" debuts
  • 1979 Harry Drake set long distance footbow shot record of 2,006 yds 1'9"

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1979 Pope John Paul II is 1st Pope to visit White House in Washington, D.C.

264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II
  • 1980 Guyana adopts constitution
  • 1982 Auburn's Al Del Greco kicks 6 field goals
  • 1982 Fokker Fellowship crashes at Moerdijk Neth, 17-22 die
  • 1983 China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC
  • 1983 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1985 Marita Koch of E Germany sets 400m woman's record (47.6) in Australia
  • 1985 PC Keith Blakelock is murdered as riots erupt in the Broadwater Farm estate in Tottenham, north London.
  • 1986 Russian nuclear sub K291 sinks in Atlantic Ocean
  • 1987 Military coup leader Maj-Gen Sitiveni Rabuka declares Fiji a republic
  • 1990 US 67th manned space mission STS 41 (Discovery 11) launches into orbit
  • 1990 Solar Polar Orbiter 'Ulysses' launched
  • 1993 Sydney Australia Stock Market index above 2000, for 1st time
  • 1994 -9] European Campaign against Racism confers in Austria
  • 1994 Ben Mokoena becomes 1st black mayor of Middelburg, South Africa
  • 1995 BPAA US Women's Open won by Cheryl Daniels
  • 1995 51 Pegasi discovered as the first major star, apart from the Sun, to have a planet orbiting around it

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1996 Bob Dole and President Bill Clinton meet in their 1st debate

42nd US President Bill Clinton
42nd US President
Bill Clinton
  • 1996 Lois & Clark (fictional characters) wed
  • 2000 Yugoslav president Slobodan Milošević 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.
  • 2010 Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger launch Instagram

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2012 Paolo Gabriele, Pope Benedict XVI's butler, is found guilty of leaking confidential documents and is sentenced to 18 months imprisonment

265th Pope  Benedict XVI
265th Pope
Benedict XVI
  • 2012 The Leeds Rhinos defeat the Warrington Wolves 26-18 to win the 2012 Super League grand final
  • 2013 53 people are killed in political clashes in Egypt
  • 2014 John O'Keefe, May-Britt Moser and Edvard Moser win the 2014 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
  • 2015 Nobel prize for Physics awarded to Takaaki Kajita (Japan) and Arthur McDonald (Canada) for work on neutrinos

Birthdays in History


Weddings in History


Deaths in History