On This Day

What Happened on August 6, 1995

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • "Damn Yankees" closes at Marquis Theater NYC after 510 performances
  • Cleveland's major league sports franchises, NFL Browns & MLB Indians, play in Cleveland for 1st time ever; both lose - White Sox 5, Indians 1; Giants 19, Browns 13 (exhibition)

JapanAtomic Bombing of Hiroshima

Thousands gather in Hiroshima for the 50th anniversary of the atomic bombing of the city
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Mushroom cloud over Hiroshima
Mushroom cloud over Hiroshima

Famous Deaths

  • AndrĂ© Fleury, French organist and composer, dies at 92
  • Paul James Nunn, mountaineer, dies at 52
  • Youly Algaroff, Russian-French ballet dancer, dies at 77