History of 6 October

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History of 6 October

1927 – “The Jazz Singer” opened in New York starring Al Jolson. The film was based on the short story “The Day of Atonement” by Sampson Raphaelson.

1928 – War-torn China was reunited under the Nationalist leader Chiang Kai-Shek.

1937 – “Hobby Lobby” debuted on CBS radio.

1939 – Adolf Hitler denied any intention to wage war against Britain and France in an address to Reichstag.

1948 – “Summer and Smoke” by Tennessee Williams opened on Broadway.

1949 – U.S. president Harry Truman signed the Mutual Defense Assistance Act. The act provided $1.3 billion in the form of military aid to NATO countries.

1954 – E.L. Lyon became the first male nurse for the U.S. Army.

1961 – U.S. president John F. Kennedy advised American families to build or buy bomb shelters to protect them in the event of a nuclear exchange with the Soviet Union.

1962 – Robert Goulet began the role of Sir Lancelot in “Camelot”.

1973 – Egypt and Syria attacked Israel in an attempt to win back territory that had been lost in the third Arab-Israel war. Support for Israel led to a devastating oil embargo against many nations including the U.S. and Great Britain on October 17, 1973. The war lasted 2 weeks.

1979 – Pope John Paul II became the first pontiff to visit the White House.

1991 – Elizabeth Taylor married Larry Fortensky. The ceremony was held at Michael Jackson’s estate near Los Angeles, CA. It was Taylor’s 8th marriage and Fortensky’s 3rd.

1992 – Ross Perot appeared in his first paid broadcast on CBS-TV after entering the U.S. presidential race.

1995 – The first planet orbiting another sun, 51 Pegasi b, is discovered.

2007 – Jason Lewis completes the first human-powered circumnavigation of the Earth.

2010 – Instagram, a mainstream photo-sharing application, is founded.

Celebrating Birthday Today

  • 1981 – Zurab Khizanishvili, Georgian footballer
  • 1981 – Jose Luis Perlaza, Ecuadorian footballer
  • 1982 – Levon Aronian, Armenian chess player
  • 1982 – William Butler, American musician, and composer
  • 1982 – Fabio Junior dos Santos, Brazilian footballer
  • 1982 – Hideki Mutoh, Japanese race car driver
  • 1982 – Paul Smith, English boxer
  • 1983 – Renata Voracova, a Czech tennis player
  • 1984 – Morné Morkel, South African cricketer
  • 1984 – Joanna Pacitti, American singer-songwriter
  • 1985 – Mitchell Cole, English footballer (d. 2012)
  • 1985 – Sylvia Fowles, American basketball player
  • 1985 – Tarmo Kink, Estonian footballer
  • 1986 – Meg Myers, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1986 – Olivia Thirlby, American actress
  • 1987 – Joe Lewis, English footballer
  • 1987 – Akuila Uate, Fijian-Australian rugby league player
  • 1988 – Trey Edward Shults, American film director
  • 1989 – Albert Ebossé Bodjongo, Cameroonian footballer (d. 2014)
  • 1989 – Tyler Ennis, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1989 – Pizzi, Portuguese footballer
  • 1990 – Han Sun-Hwa, South Korean singer and actress
  • 1992 – Taylor Paris, Canadian rugby player
  • 1993 – Adam Gemili, English sprinter
  • 1993 – Joe Rafferty, English-Irish footballer
  • 1993 – Jourdan Miller, American fashion model
  • 1994 – Lee Joo-Heon, South Korean rapper, and songwriter
  • 1997 – Kasper Dolberg, Danish footballer
  • 1999 – Niko Kari, Finnish race car driver