On This Day

What Happened on October 6, 1940

Historical Events

  • Zoological Gardens opens on Sloat & Skyline in San Francisco

Famous Birthdays

  • Boris Dmitriyevich Andreyev, Russian cosmonaut
  • Ellen Travolta, actress (Grease, Charles in Charge), born in Englewood, New Jersey
  • Wyche Fowler Jr, (Rep-D-GA, 1977-87)

Famous Deaths

  • Ferdinando Liuzzi, Italian composer and musicologist, dies at 55
1940 Highlights

About October 6, 1940

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 81 years, 1 month and 30 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Libra