On This Day

What Happened on September 6, 2020

Historical Events


Electoral defeatElection of Interest

100,000 people demonstrate in Minsk against Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko, amid month-long protests against his re-election

Dictator and 1st President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko
Dictator and 1st President of Belarus
Alexander Lukashenko
  • First chord change in 19 years in John Cage's "As Slow As Possible" composition, being played for 639 years, in Halberstadt, Germany
  • Los Angeles County reported its highest-ever temperature of 121F (49.4C)
  • Premier Daniel Andrews announces roadmap out of restrictions for the Australian state of Victoria, but extends lockdown till September 28
  • Strain of Bacteria nicknamed "Conan the Bacterium' survives three years attached to the International Space Station in open space

Sport awardUS Men's Tennis Open

World #1 tennis player Novak Đoković is sensationally disqualified in 4th round of US Open after hitting a ball in frustration, striking a line judge; trailed Pablo Carreño Busta 5-6 in 1st set

Tennis Champion Novak Đoković
Tennis Champion
Novak Đoković

Famous Deaths

  • Kevin Dobson, American actor (Kojak, Knots Landing, Shannon), dies at 77
  • Lou Brock, American Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder (6 × MLB All-Star; World Series 1964, 67; 8 × NL stolen base leader; St Louis Cardinals), dies from multiple myeloma at 81
  • Mike Sexton, American poker player (World Series of Poker Tournament of Champions 2006; Poker Hall of Fame) and commentator (WPT), dies from prostate cancer at 72
  • Tom Jernstedt, American Basketball Hall of Fame administrator (NCAA 1972-2010), dies at 75
2020 Highlights

About September 6, 2020

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 15 days
Leap Year: Yes

Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Virgo