On This Day

What Happened on October 6, 2020

Historical Events

  • Nobel Prize for Physics awarded to Roger Penrose, Reinhard Genzel and Andrea M. Ghez for work on black holes

Famous Deaths


Person of interestEddie Van Halen

Eddie Van Halen, Dutch-American rock guitarist (Van Halen - "You Really Got Me"; "Jump"), dies of throat cancer at 65 [1]

Rock Guitarist Eddie Van Halen
Rock Guitarist
Eddie Van Halen
  • Johnny Nash, American rocker (I Can See Clearly Now), dies at 80 [1]
2020 Highlights

About October 6, 2020

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 9 months and 29 days
Leap Year: Yes

Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Libra