On This Day

What Happened on October 6, 2018

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • Australia records the biggest comeback in Rugby Championship history in beating Argentina 45-34 in Salta; Wallabies trial 31-7 at halftime but score 5 second half tries to none to overwhelm Pumas
  • Brett Kavanaugh is confirmed and sworn onto the US Supreme Court amid protests and after an FBI investigation
  • Khabib Nurmagomedov of Dagestan beats Irishman Conor McGregor by 4th round submission in UFC lightweight title fight in Las Vegas; instantly marred by ugly post-fight brawling incident; belt withheld pending investigation
  • New Zealand claims 6th overall, and 3rd straight Rugby Championship with 32-20 win over South Africa in Pretoria; All Blacks outscore Springboks 4 tries to 3
  • Oil tanker collision with a car leaves at least 50 people dead and one hundred with serious burns near Kisantu, Democratic Republic of Congo

Famous Deaths

  • Montserrat CaballĂ©, Spanish soprano, dies at 85
  • Scott Wilson, American actor (The Walking Dead, The Ninth Configuration), dies of cancer at 76