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 This day in History - October 6
342 Historic Events for October 6
1966

Julianne McNamara, Flushing NY, gymnist (Olympic-gold-1984)

Birth
1966

Sydney Chatton, dies of heart attack at 48

Death
1966

Oriole Jim Palmer, 20, is youngest to pitch a World Series shutout

Event
1966

Partial meltdown at Detroits's Fermi 1 nuclear reactor

Event
1967

Haight-Ashbury hippies throw a funneral to mark end of hippies

Event
1967

USSR performs nuclear test

Event
1969

Robert Person, St Louis MO, pitcher (NY Mets)

Birth
1969

Martha Richards, Hudson WI, LPGA golfer (1995 Safeco Classic-21st)

Birth
1969

Jeff Lay, Ottawa Ontario, rower (Olympics-96)

Birth
1969

Byron Black, Zimbabwe, tennis star

Birth
1969

WMPB TV channel 67 in Baltimore, MD (PBS) begins broadcasting

Event
1969

Walter Hagen, PGA golfer (US Open 1914, 19), dies at 76

Death
1970

Julian Przybos, Polish poet (P¬Ęki my Zyjemy), dies at 69

Death
1970

Darren Oliver, Kansas city MO, pitcher (Texas Rangers)

Birth
1971

Chris Hudson, NFL strong safety (Jacksonville Jaguars)

Birth
1972

22-car train carrying 2,000 pilgrims derails, kills 208 in Mexico

Event
1972

J J Stokes, NFL wide receiver (SF 49ers)

Birth
1973

Rebecca Lobo, Mass, WNBA center (Olympics-gold-96)/(NY Liberty)

Birth
1973

Arnold Maria Walter, composer, dies at 71

Death
1973

Dennis Price, actor (VIPs, Pulp, Canterbury Tales), dies at 58

Death
1973

Sidney Blackmer, actor (Love Crazy), dies of cancer at 58

Death
1973

Yom Kippur War begins as Syria and Egypt attack Israel

Event
1974

Carole Jo Skala wins LPGA Sacramento Union Ladies Golf Classic

Event
1974

"Mack and Mabel," opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 66 performances

Event
1974

Brian Kelly, Mission Viejo Calif, soccer midfielder (Olympics-gold-96)

Birth