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 This day in History - October 6
342 Historic Events for October 6
1951

Stalin proclaims Russia has atom bomb

Event
1951

Kevin Cronin, Champaign Ill, rock vocalist (REO Speedwagon)

Birth
1953

Porter Hall, actor (Half-Breed, Double Indenity), dies at 64

Death
1953

WTVM TV channel 9 in Columbus, GA (ABC) begins broadcasting

Event
1954

Hakon Borresen, composer, dies at 78

Death
1955

LSD made illegal in US

Event
1956

Walter Herlihy, announcer (Music at Meadowbrook), dies at 42

Death
1956

Dmitri Shostakovitch's 6th Iron quartet premieres in Leningrad

Event
1956

Dr Albert Sabin discovers oral polio vaccine

Event
1956

South African politician "Kobie" Coetsee marries Helena E Malan

Event
1956

Stephanie Zimbalist, NYC, actress (Remington Steele, Centennial)

Birth
1957

Wiffi Smith wins LPGA United Voluntary Services Golf Open

Event
1957

Dom Galluscio, race horse trainer

Birth
1957

Shahzad Altaf, cricketer (UAE off-spinner 1996 World Cup)

Birth
1957

USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR

Event
1958

US nuclear sub USS Seawolfe remains record 60 days under pole

Event
1959

Robyn Maher, Australian basketball guard (Olympics-bronze-96)

Birth
1959

Walter Ray Williams Jr, bowler (twice Player of the Year)

Birth
1959

[Dennis Ray] "Oil Can" Boyd, baseball pitcher (Boston Red Sox)

Birth
1959

John Mackin, programmer

Birth
1959

Single game World Series attendence record set (92,706 in LA)

Event
1959

Soviet Luna 3, 1st successful photographic spacecraft, impacts Moon

Event
1960

Douglas Spencer, actor (The Thing), dies at 50

Death
1960

Albert Lewis, NFL cornerback (Oakland Raiders)

Birth
1960

Scott Stevens, jockey

Birth