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 This day in History - October 6
342 Historic Events for October 6
1944

Canadians free Austria

Event
1944

Merzak Allouache, director (Salut Cousin, Amour a Paris)

Birth
1944

Soviets march into Hungary and Czechoslovakia

Event
1945

Domonic Barber, attorney (Howard Stern, Jessica Hahn, Joe Buttafucco)

Birth
1945

Tavern owner "Billy Goat" Sianis buys seat for his goat for Game 4 of World Series and is escorted out, he casts goat curse on Cubs

Event
1945

Memorial for executed unveiled in Terbregge

Event
1945

Gen Eisenhower welcomed in Hague (on Hitler's train)

Event
1946

Tony Greig, South Africa, cricketer (English all-rounder 1972-77)

Birth
1946

Gary Gentry, baseball player (NY Mets)

Birth
1946

Pres Truman questions Great Britain Jews about Palestine

Event
1946

90øF highest temperature ever recorded in Cleveland in Oct

Event
1947

Leevi Antti Madetoya, composer, dies at 60

Death
1947

Aleksandr Stepanovich Andryushkov, Russian colonel/cosmonaut

Birth
1947

Klaus Dibiasi, Italy, platform diver (Olympic-gold-1968, 72, 76)

Birth
1947

NY Yankees beat Dodgers 4 games to 3, in 44th World Series

Event
1948

Dan Hamburg, (Rep-D-California)

Birth
1948

KHJ TV channel 9 in Los Angeles, CA (IND) begins broadcasting

Event
1948

"Polonaise" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 113 performances

Event
1949

Pres Truman signs Mutual Defense Assistance Act (for NATO)

Event
1949

Bobby Farrell, Jamaica, rock vocalist

Birth
1949

Iva Toguri D'Aquino (Tokyo Rose) sentenced to 10 years and $10,000 fine

Event
1949

Robert Lynd [YY], Irish writer/critic (News Chronicle), dies at 70

Death
1950

David Brin, US, sci-fi author (Hugo, Nebula, Sundiver, Postman)

Birth
1950

Thomas McClary, US soul guitarist (Commodores-Still)

Birth
1951

Henry Gurney, British high commissioner to Malaya, assassinated

Death