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July 6th is the 187th day of the year (188th day in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 178 days remaining until the end of the year.
On this page, we have placed information about July 6th, including famous people born on, historical events that occurred on, holidays and observances that fall on, and astrological connections of, this day.
Famous People born on July 6th
1189 Richard the Lionheart (King of England 1189-1199)
1796 Tsar Nicholas I (Russian Tsar 1825-1855)
1832 Archduke Maximilian of Habsburg (Emperor of Mexico 1864-1867)
1921 Nancy Reagan (actress, 40th First Lady of the United States)
1923 Wojciech Jaruzelski (Polish military officer, Prime Minister 1981-1985, Head of State 1985-1990)
1925 Bill Haley (singer)
1925 Merv Griffin (TV presenter)
1927 Janet Leigh (actress)
1935 Dalai Lama (Tibetan leader)
1936 Dave Allen (comedian, actor)
1945 Burt Ward (actor)
1946 Sylvester Stallone (actor)
1946 George W. Bush (43rd US President)
1946 Bon Scott (singer - AC/DC)
1952 Hilary Mantel (author)
1958 Jennifer Saunders (actress, screenwriter)
1975 50 Cent (rapper)
July 6th in History
1189 Richard I becomes King of England.
1483 Richard III crowned King of England.
1785 Dollar is adopted as the unit of US currency.
1885 Louis Pasteur successfully tests his vaccine against rabies.
1892 Dadabhai Naoroji is the first Asian elected to serve in the British House of Commons.
1941 Germany begins an offensive to encircle several Soviet Armies in the Battle of Smolensk.
1942 Anne Frank and her family go into hiding in the "Secret Annexe" of her father's Amsterdam warehouse.
1944 Jackie Robinson refuses to sit at the back of a bus. He is subsequently court martialled as a result.
1947 The AK-47 assault rifle goes into production in the USSR.
1957 Althea Gibson is the first black athlete to win the Wimbledon Championships.
1964 Malawi independent from UK.
1966 Malawi becomes a republic.
1988 Fires and explosions destroy Piper Alpha, an oil platform in the North Sea. 167 die.
July 6th is also
Independence Day (Comoros)
Independence Day and Republic Day (Malawi)
Day of Statehood (Lithuania)
Jan Hus (Czech Republic)
Feast of Saint Maria Goretti (Catholicism)
People born on July 6th are Cancer
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