On This Day

What Happened on October 2, 2006

Historical Events

  • Charles Carl Roberts murders five schoolgirls in a shooting incident at an Amish school in Nickel Mines, Pennsylvania; he then commits suicide.

Famous Deaths

  • Helen Chenoweth-Hage, American politician (b. 1938)
  • Milly Vitale, Italian actress (7 Little Foys, War & Peace, Juggler), dies at 73
  • Paul Halmos, Hungarian-born American mathematician (b. 1916)
  • Tamara Dobson, American actress (Amazons; Cleopatra Jones), dies of complications from pneumonia and multiple sclerosis, at 59
2006 Highlights

About October 2, 2006

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 15 years and 21 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: Gandhi Jayanti (India)

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