On This Day

What Happened on August 6, 2001

Historical Events

Sports History

Two-time champion Marion Jones is disqualified and has her string of 42 consecutive 100m final victories snapped by Zhanna Pintusevich-Block of Ukraine at the World Athletics Championships in Edmonton, Canada

Famous Deaths

  • Dorothy Tutin, British actress (Importance of Being Ernest, Cromwell), dies at 71
  • Jorge Amado de Faria, Brazilian writer (b. 1912)
  • Larry Adler, American pop and classical harmonica player, and composer, dies of cancer at 87
  • Wilhelm Mohnke, one of the original 120 members of the Nazi SS-Staff Guard (b. 1911)
2001 Highlights

About August 6, 2001

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 20 years, 5 months and 20 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: Civic Holiday (Canada), Summer Bank Holiday (Ireland, United Kingdom)

Generation: Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Leo