October 6

The October 6 is the 279th day of the Gregorian Calendar ( 280th in leap years), thus 86 days remain until the end of the year.

  • 2.1 Before the 19th century
  • 2.2 19th century
  • 2.3 20th century 2.3.1 1901-1950
  • 2.3.2 1951-2000
  • 3.1 Before the 19th century
  • 3.2 19th century
  • 3.3 20th century
  • 3.4 21st century


Politics and World Affairs

  • 539 BC: The capture of Babylon by the armies of the Achaemenid king Cyrus II and the capture of King Nabonidus terminate both the Neo-Babylonian Empire and the political independence of Babylonia.


Science and Technology




  • 0891: Formosus was elected Pope.
  • 1689: Cardinal Pietro Ottoboni is elected Pope and took the name of Alexander VIII.
  • 2002: Josemaria Escriva, founder of Opus Dei was canonized by Pope John Paul II.


  • 01986: The K -219, a submarine of the Soviet Yankee I- class ( Soviet Name: Project 667A or Navaga class) decreases in the Atlantic Ocean after they had driven because of the explosion of one of its missiles since October 3 at the surface. The majority of the team can be saved.

Minor accidents are listed in the sub- items of disaster.


Entries of Athletics world records are located under the respective discipline under Athletics.


Before the 19th century

19th century

20th century



21st Century


Before the 19th century

  • 0877: Charles the Bald, the Frankish Emperor
  • 1014: Samuil, Tsar of the Bulgarians Danube
  • 1090: Adalbero of Würzburg, Bishop of Würzburg
  • 1101: Bruno of Cologne, Saint, founder of the Carthusian Order
  • 1180: Amalric of Nesle, Patriarch of Jerusalem
  • 1201: John V. Bavors, Bishop of Olomouc
  • 1406: Henning von Rentelen, Mayor of Lübeck
  • 1505: John Adorf, German theologian
  • 1536: William Tyndale, English Bible translator
  • 1546: Pierre Leclerc and companions, French Protestant martyrs
  • 1565: Johann Bocerus, German poet and historian

19th century

20th century

21st Century

  • 2001: Alfred Jensch, astronomer and engineer
  • 2002: Prince Claus, husband of Dutch Queen Beatrix
  • 2002: Wolfgang Mischnick, German politicians
  • 2004: Brunhilde Baur, German publisher
  • 2004: Yogi Bhajan, Indian kundalini yoga master, religious and spiritual leaders
  • 2005: Reinhard Tramontana, Austrian journalist and columnist
  • 2006: Heinz Sielmann, German cameraman, producer and writer, ethologist, wildlife filmmaker and environmentalist
  • 2009: Raymond Federman, American writer
  • 2009: Werner Maihofer, German legal scholar and Federal Minister, Member of Parliament
  • 2011: Edward Acquah, Ghanaian footballer
  • 2012: Chadli Bendjedid, Algerian politician and President

Holidays and observances

  • Religious observances William Tyndale, Priest, Bible translator and martyr (Protestant, Anglican)
  • Pierre Leclerc and companions, martyrs ( Protestant)
  • St. Bruno of Cologne, Founder and theologian ( Catholic)
  • Name Days Adalbero

More entries contains the list of commemorative and action days.

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  • Day in October