On This Day

What Happened on August 6, 1970

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • France performs nuclear test at Mururoa atoll
  • Italian government of Mariano Rumor resigns

Famous Birthdays

  • Erwin Thijs, Belgian cyclist
  • M. Night Shyamalan, Indian-American film director
  • Mike Strange, Niagara Falls Ontario, boxer (Olympics 1996)

Famous Deaths

  • Ingolf Dahl, German composer (Andante & Arioso), dies at 58