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March 6th

March 6th is the 65th day of the year (66th day in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 300 days remaining until the end of the year.

On this page, we have placed information about March 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 March 6th

1340 John of Gaunt (English prince and military leader)

1475 Michelangelo Buonarroti (artist)

1619 Cyrano de Bergerac (dramatist)

Cyrano de Bergerac

1806 Elizabeth Barrett Browning (poet)

1849 Georg Luger (gun designer)

1906 Lou Costello (comedian, actor)

1917 Frankie Howerd (comedian)

1923 Ed McMahon (comedian, game show host, announcer)

1926 Alan Greenspan (economist, chairman of Federal Reserve)

1937 Valentina Tereshkova (cosmonaut - first woman in space)

Valentina Tereshkova

1944 Kiri Te Kanawa (opera singer)

1944 Mary Wilson (singer)

1946 David Gilmour (musician - Pink Floyd)

1947 Kiki Dee (singer)

1947 Rob Reiner (actor, comedian, film producer)

Rob Reiner

1959 Tom Arnold (actor, comedian)

Tom Arnold

1966 Alan Davies (comedian, writer, actor)

1972 Shaquille O'Neal (basketball player)

March 6th in History

12 BC Roman Emperor Augustus Caesar is named Pontifex Maximus (chief high priest)


1521 Ferdinand Magellan is first European to reach Guam.

Ferdinand Magellan

1758 US President James Monroe signs Missouri Compromise into law.

James Monroe

1834 York in Upper Canada is incorporated as the city of Toronto.

1836 The seige of The Alamo ends in Mexican victory.

The Alamo

1869 Dmitri Mendeleev presents his first periodic table to the Russian Chemical Society.

1899 Aspirin registered as trademark by Bayer.

1902 Real Madrid (soccer club) founded.


1912 Nabisco introduces the Oreo cookie.

1957 Ghana becomes independent from Britain.

1964 Elijah Mohammed officially gives the name Muhammad Ali to Cassius Clay.

Muhammad Ali

1967 Svetlana Alliluyeva, daughter of Joseph Stalin defects to the United States.

1987 The British ferry, MS Herald of Free Enterprise, capsizes killing 193 passengers and crew.

1988 British SAS troops kill 3 IRA members in Gibraltar.

1992 Michelangelo computer virus affects computers.

2003 SCO Group sues IBM for $1 billion (later upped to $3 billion, then $5 billion) for alleged intellectual property infringements in Linux.


March 6th is also

Independence Day (Ghana)


People born on March 6th are Pisces


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