This was 279th day of the year and 86 days remained in the year.

October 6 Birthdays

Le Corbusier
1887–1965, French architect, b. Switzerland

Jenny Lind
soprano (1820)

George Westinghouse
inventor (1846)

Carole Lombard
actress (1908)

Thor Heyerdahl
explorer and anthropologist (1914)

Fannie Lou Hamer
civil rights activist (1917)

Amy Jo Johnson
actor (1970)

Rebecca Lobo
basketball player (1973)

Taylor Hicks
singer and talent show contestant (1976)

October 6 in History


"The Jazz Singer," the first full-length talking picture, starring Al Jolson, debuted.


Japanese-American broadcaster, Iva Toguri D'Aquino (Tokyo Rose), was sentenced to 10 years in prison and fined $10,000 for treason.


The Yom Kippur War began when Syria and Egypt attacked Israel.


President Jimmy Carter received Pope John Paul II, the first pope to visit the White House.


Egypt's President Anwar Sadat was assassinated in Cairo.


Bette Davis died in France at age 81.

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