On This Day

What Happened on October 6, 1995

Historical Events

  • 51 Pegasi discovered as the first major star, apart from the Sun, to have a planet orbiting around it
  • BPAA US Women's Open won by Cheryl Daniels
  • Colorodo Avalanche (former Que Nordiques) 1st NHL game, beat Detroit

Famous Birthdays

  • Jessica Lunsford, American kidnapping victim (d. 2005)

Famous Deaths

  • Hughie Charles, English songwriter and impresario, dies at 88
  • Lillian Fuchs, American violist and composer, dies at 91
  • Oswald Moxley Gibbs, Grenadian diplomat (High Commissioners to the United Kingdom 1974-78), dies at 67
  • Walter "Crash" Morgan, drummer, dies at 35
1995 Highlights

About October 6, 1995

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 26 years, 1 month and 21 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Libra