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 This day in History - September 6
419 Historic Events for September 6
1954

Jon Erikson, US, 1st to triple cross English Channel (1981)

Birth
1955

Carl Erwin Walz, Cleve Ohio, Mjr USAF/Astronaut (STS 51, 65, 79)

Birth
1955

Anne Henning, US, 500m speed skater (Olympic-gold-1972)

Birth
1955

J van Tilburg appointed governor of Suriname

Event
1955

"Catch a Star" opens at Plymouth Theater NYC for 23 performances

Event
1956

Felix Borowski, composer, dies at 84

Death
1956

Pam Allen, Billings MT, LPGA golfer (1988 Planters Pat Bradley-12th)

Birth
1957

"Curley" Joe Smyth, Westbrook Me, country singer (Betty's Bein' Bad)

Birth
1957

Gwyn Evans, Welsh rugby player

Birth
1957

Elvis records "White Xmas," "Silent Night" and "Here Comes Santa Claus"

Event
1957

Paul Lewis Harrhy, actor/opera singer (Intelligence Park)

Birth
1958

Jeff Foxworthy, comedian (Jeff Foxworthy-The Jeff Foxworthy Show)

Birth
1958

US performs nuclear test at S Atlantic Ocean

Event
1958

Mary Ann Mobley (Miss), 21, crowned 31st Miss America 1959

Event
1959

Edmund Gwenn, actor (Them, Java Head, Miracle on 34th St), dies at 83

Death
1959

Kay Kendall, British actress (Genevieve), dies of leukemia at 32

Death
1959

Kathy Cornelius wins LPGA Cosmopolitan Golf Open

Event
1960

Jimmy Savo, comedian (Through the Crystal Ball), dies at 65

Death
1960

Michael Winslow, Spokane WA, actor/comedian (Police Academy)

Birth
1961

Pal Waaktaar, Oslo Norway, rock guitarist/vocalist (A-ha)

Birth
1961

P i Waaktaar, rocker (Aha-Take on Me)

Birth
1961

Peggy MacIntaggart, Midland Ontario, playmate (January, 1990)

Birth
1961

USSR performs nuclear test at Kapustin Yar USSR

Event
1962

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

Event
1962

Hanns Eisler, composer (N Vietnam/E German Natl Anthem), dies at 64

Death