On This Day

What Happened on June 6

Important Events

  • 1523 Gustav Vasa is elected King of Sweden, marking the end of the Kalmar Union
  • 1716 French transport the 1st African slaves to Louisiana
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Jun 6 in Film & TV

Jun 6 in Music

  • 1972 David Bowie releases his breakthrough album "The Rise & Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars"

Jun 6 in Sport

Did You Know?

Electric iron patented by Henry W Seely, NYC

On June 6, 1882


Would You Believe?

A near-Earth asteroid estimated at 10 metres diameter explodes over the Mediterranean Sea between Greece and Libya. Resulting explosion estimated to have a force of 26 kilotons, more powerful than the Nagasaki atomic bomb.

On June 6, 2002

Famous Weddings

  • 1857 Sophia of Nassau marries the future King Oscar II of Sweden-Norway
  • 1942 "The Thin Man" actress Myrna Loy (36) weds John Hertz Jr. in New York City
  • 1956 Three-time Olympic Champion figure skater Sonja Henie (44) weds Norwegian shipping magnate and art patron Niels Onstad (47)

Famous Divorces

  • 2010 Gossip Girl star Kelly Rutherford (40) divorces German entrepreneur Daniel Giersch (34) due to irreconcilable differences after 2 years of marriage
  • 2014 Actress Melanie Griffith (45) and actor Antonio Banderas (53) file for divorce citing irreconcilable differences after 18 years of marriage
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