October 6 in Pop Culture History

October 6th History, Trivia, and Fun Facts

October 6th History Highlights

  • 1927 – Opening of The Jazz Singer with its Vitaphone sound-on-disc system, in New York City.
  • 1973 – Yom Kippur War between Egypt/Syria and Isreal (October 6-25)
  • 1981 – Anwar Sadat was assassinated in Cairo, Egypt.
  • If you were born on October 6th,
    You were likely conceived the week of… January 13th (same year)

October 6th is…

German-American Day
Mad Hatter Day
Noodle Day
World Cerebral Palsy Day

October 6th Birthday Quotes

“I can’t imagine a duller fate than being the best-dressed woman in reality. When I want to do something, I don’t pause to contemplate whether I’m exquisitely gowned. I want to live, not pose!”
Carole Lombard

“Every experience makes you grow.”
– Elisabeth Shue

“In fighting nature, man can win every battle except the last. If he should win that too, he will perish, like an embryo cutting its own umbilical cord.”
– Thor Heyerdahl

I understand why creative people like dark, but American audiences don’t like dark. They like the story. They do not respond to nervous breakdowns and unhappy episodes that lead nowhere. They like their characters to be a part of the action. They like strength, not weakness, a chance to work out any dilemma.”
– Leslie Moonves

October 6th Birthdays

1820 – Jenny Lind, Swedish opera singer, “The Swedish Nightingale”
1846 – George Westinghouse, American businessman (died in 1914)
1908 – Carole Lombard, American actress (died in 1942
1914 – Thor Heyerdahl, Norwegian ethnographer, and explorer (died in 2002)
1935 – Bruno Sammartino, Italian-American wrestler, WWWWF Champion (died in 2018)
1942 – Britt Ekland, Swedish actress
1946 – Millie Small, Jamaican singer-songwriter (died in 2020)
1949 – Leslie Moonves, American businessman, CBS
1963 – Elisabeth Shue, American actress

October 6th History

1876 – The American Library Association was founded.

1948 (Earthquake) Ashgabat, Soviet Union

1948 – The first television network soap opera, Faraway Hill, is broadcast by the DuMont Network.

1973 – #1 Hit October 6, 1973 – October 19, 1973: Cher – Half-Breed

1979 – #1 Hit October 6, 1979 – October 12, 1979: Robert John – Sad Eyes

October 6, 1981 Birthday (fictional) Dr. Rajesh Koothrappali, Big Bang Theory, TV

1981 – Egyptian President Anwar al-Sadat was murdered by Khalid Islambouli.

1985Jem and the Holograms debuted, in syndication

1986 – Double Dare premiered on Nickelodeon

1990 – #1 Hit October 6, 1990 – October 12, 1990: Maxi Priest – Close To You

2000CSI: Crime Scene Investigation premiered on CBS

2004 – Ghost Hunters premiered on Syfy

2007 – Jason Lewis completed the first human-powered circumnavigation of the globe (pedal power).

Today’s Random Trivia and Shower Thoughts

If you say you are in the top five, you are either fourth or fifth, otherwise, you’d be in the top three.

“Red Room, Busted” #misunderstoodlyrics

Alan Alda – Real Name: Alfonso D’Abruzzo

The most verified miles ever put on a car is 1,615,000 miles on a 1966 Volvo P-1800.

Cats don’t know they’re internet superstars.

That moment you wake up to find your pants hanging from a chandelier and think, “How did I end up in a place with a chandelier?”

“Get off my lawn!” – Walt Kowalski in Gran Torino #moviequotes

Sea mammals move their tails up and down. Fish move their tails side to side. So mermaids are mammals. #science

“Today, I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the Earth.” – Lou Gehrig (Gary Cooper) #moviequotes

Natalie Portman – Real Name: Natalie Herschlag

You’ve never seen 100 percent of any movie because you’re always blinking every few seconds. #nowyouknow

If Chuck Norris were a germ he’d be in that .1% that nothing ever seems to kill.

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