Born on this Day 6th October
1867 Madame Curie
1906 Janet Gaynor
1909 Carole Lombard
1930 Richie Benaud
1930 Eileen Derbyshire
1937 Anna Quayle
1939 Lord (Melvyn) Bragg
1957 Bruce Grobbelaar
1971 Phil Bennett
1971 Alan Stubbs
1978 Ricky Hatton
1979 Lex Shrapnel
1982 Paul Smith
1987 Joe Lewis
1993 Adam Gemili
1993 Joe Rafferty
Died On This Day
1980 Hattie Jacques
1989 Bette Davis
1992 Denholm Elliot
1980 The Bee Gees sued manager Robert Stigwood andrecord label Polydor for 200 million USD.
1990 MC Hammer, later named simply ‘Hammer’, entered the top 20 with ‘Have You Seen Her’.
1968 Jackie Stewart, Graham Hill and John Surtees took the first 3 places in the American Grand Prix.
1997 Greg Rusedski became the highest paid British tennis player in history as he reached No.4 in the world rankings.
People & Showbiz
1889 In Paris, the Moulin Rouge opened its doors for the first time
1958 ‘Blue Peter’ was first televised.
1883 The Orient Express completed its maiden run from Paris to Istanbul in almost 78 hours.
1981 Presiden Anwar al-Sadat of Egypt was assassinated
1990 A 76-page booklet was released to correct the 1000+ errors on the recently released British Rail timetables.
1992 Tony Blair announced he was to enlist the help of Bill Gates to organise the £100 million scheme to link Britain’s 32,000 schools to the Internet by the year 2002.
2000 Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic resigns under mounting pressure after allegations of vote rigging.