On This Day

What Happened on June 6, 2006

Famous Deaths

  • Arnold Newman, American photographer (b. 1918)
  • Billy Preston, American soul organist, singer-songwriter, piano player ("Nothing From Nothing"; "You Are So Beautiful"), and '5th Beatle' ("Get Back"), dies following long-term health issues at 59
  • Hilton Ruiz, Puerto Rican-American bebop and Afro-Cuban jazz pianist, dies from injuries sustained in a fall at 54
2006 Highlights

About June 6, 2006

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 15 years, 3 months and 11 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Gemini