On This Day

What Happened on September 6, 2018

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Brazilian presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro is stabbed at a campaign rally in Juiz de Fora, Brazil

President of Brazil Jair Bolsonaro
President of Brazil
Jair Bolsonaro
  • India's Supreme Court legalizes gay sex, overturning a colonial law
  • New York and New Jersey state attorneys launch investigations into sexual abuse by the Catholic clergy, bring to six the number of states investigating
  • Remains of 166 people, 2 years old, found in mass grave in Veracruz state, Mexico
  • World Surf League announces from 2019 there would be equal prize money for men and women across elite tour events; first US-based global sports league with gender pay parity

Famous Deaths


Person of interestBurt Reynolds

Burt Reynolds, American actor (Deliverance, Evening Shade, Strip Tease, Cannonball), dies of cardiac arrest at 82

  • Diane Leather, British athlete (first woman to run sub-5 minute mile), dies of a stroke at 85
  • Evelyn Anthony, English historical writer (Poellenberg Inheritance), dies at 92

Person of interestRichard DeVos

Richard DeVos, American businessman (founder of Amway), dies at 92

Co-founder of Amway Richard DeVos
Co-founder of Amway
Richard DeVos