On This Day

What Happened on June 6, 2017

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • Floods in Salto, PaysandĂș and Artigas in Uruguay displace over 3,000 people
  • Indian Arundhati Roy publishes her 2nd novel "The Ministry Of Utmost Happiness" 20 years after her first
  • Korean singer T.O.P is rushed to hospital after a suspected overdose while serving mandatory military service
  • Scooter Gennet hits four home runs in Cincinnati Reds 13-1 victory against at home against St. Louis Cardinals, 17th player to do so
  • Syrian Democratic Forces backed by the US launch offensive to take Raqqa from Islamic State in Syria

Famous Birthdays

  • Alexander and Ella Clooney, twin children of actor George and human rights lawyer Amal Clooney, born in London

Famous Deaths

  • Adnan Khashoggi, Saudi businessman (arms dealing), dies at 81