On This Day

What Happened on April 6, 2016

Historical Events

  • First baby born with DNA from 3 parents through mitochondrial transfer in Mexico
  • France passes legislation making it illegal to pay for sex

Historic Event

Protests in Lima, Peru by 30,000 against presidential candidate Keiko Fujimori on 24th anniversary of her father Alberto Fujimori's coup

Election of Interest

US primary elections: Wisconsin won by Democrat Bernie Sanders and Republican Ted Cruz


Famous Deaths

  • Dennis Davis, American drummer (David Bowie, 1974-80, 2003-04), dies of cancer at 66

Merle Haggard

Merle Haggard, American country music singer-songwriter ("Mama Tried"; "If We Make It Through December"; "Okie from Muskogee"), dies on his 79th birthday


2016 Highlights

About April 6, 2016

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 5 years, 7 months and 27 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Aries