October 6: Day of the Week
October 6, 2021 was the 279th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 86 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Wednesday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Suiyōbi.
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Here’s the October calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
Zodiac & Birthstone
Libra is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Opal is the modern birthstone for this month. Jasper is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.
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October 6 Historical Event(s)
- 404Empress Eudoxia has her seventh and last pregnancy who ends in a miscarriage. She is left bleeding and dies of an infection short after.
- 1582Because of the implementation of the Gregorian calendar, this day is skipped in Italy, Poland, Portugal and Spain.
- 1903The High Court of Australia sat for the first time.
- 1908Austria annexes Bosnia and Herzegovina.
- 1945Baseball: Billy Sianis and his pet billy goat are ejected from Wrigley Field during Game 4 of the 1945 World Series (see Curse of the Billy Goat).
- 1977The first prototype of the MiG-29, designated 9-01, makes its maiden flight.
- 1979Pope John Paul II becomes the first pontiff to visit the White House.
- 1985PC Keith Blakelock is murdered as riots erupt in the Broadwater Farm suburb of London.
- 2000Argentine vice president Carlos Álvarez resigns.
- 2002The French oil tanker Limburg is bombed off Yemen.
Who were born on October 6?
- 1738Archduchess Maria Anna of Austria (d. 1789)
- 1888Roland Garros, French pilot (d. 1918)
- 1900Stan Nichols, English cricketer (d. 1961)
- 1925Shana Alexander, American columnist (d. 2005)
- 1955Tony Dungy, American football coach
- 1964Ricky Berry, American basketball player (d. 1989)
- 1965Steve Scalise, American politician
- 1972Ko So-young, South Korean actress
- 1972Ryu Shi-won, South Korean actor and singer
- 1978Ricky Hatton, English boxer
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