On This Day

What Happened on October 6, 2006

Famous Divorces

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

"Friends" actor Matt LeBlanc (39) divorces former model Melissa McKnight (41) due to irreconcilable differences after 3 years of marriage

Famous Deaths

  • Alex L. Shigo, American Biologist and Plant Pathologist, dies at 76

Person of interestBuck O'Neil

Buck O'Neil, American baseball player (Kansas City Monarchs, 1st African-American coach in Major League Baseball), dies at 94

Baseball Player and Coach Buck O'Neil
Baseball Player and Coach
Buck O'Neil
  • Eduardo Mignogna, Argentinian film director (b. 1940)
  • Puck Brouwer, Dutch athlete (b. 1930)
  • Valentin Muratov, Russian gymnast (4 gold, 1 silver medals 1952, 1956 Olympics), dies at 78
  • Wilson Tucker, American writer (b. 1914)
2006 Highlights

About October 6, 2006

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 14 years, 9 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Libra