6. august

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August 13, 2022

6 August is the 218th day of the year, 219th in a leap year. There are 147 days left in the year.

Name day

Gunnlaug, Gunnleiv.

History

1806 – Francis II, the last Holy Roman Emperor, abdicates. 1825 – Bolivia becomes independent from Spain. 1945 – The US drops an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan. According to official Japanese figures, the number of people killed is 118,661. 1955 – 25 people, including ten Norwegian women, died in the Voronezh accident, a plane crash in the Soviet Union. 1962 – Jamaica becomes independent. 1984 – Hans Christian Doseth and Finn Dæhli perish after first climbing "the world's highest vertical drop", the east wall of the Great Trango Tower in the Pakistani Himalayas.

Norwegian history

1975 – The Staur experimental farm in Stange sets a Norwegian record for the highest temperature in August with 35.0 degrees.

Births

See more who were born on 6 August in Category:Births on 6 August. 1809 – Alfred Tennyson, British poet (d. 1892) 1812 – Hans Thiis Møller, Norwegian merchant (d. 1900) 1828 – Andrew Taylor Still founder of osteopathy (d. 1917) 1844 – Alfred of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, British Duke (d. 1900) 1881 – Alexander Fleming, British scientist (d. 1955) 1917 – Robert Mitchum, American actor (d. 1997) 1928 – Andy Warhol, American artist (d. 1987) 1932 – Kjartan Slettemark, Swedish-Norwegian painter (d. 2008) 1933 – Eva R. Finstad, Norwegian politician (d. 1998) 1937 – Charlie Haden, American jazz musician (d. 2014) 1940 – Egil Kapstad, Norwegian jazz musician (d. 2017) 1944 – Terje Dalby, Norwegian journalist (d. 2006) 1947 – Mohammed Najibullah, Afghan President (d. 1996) 1950 – John Pål Inderberg, Norwegian jazz musician 1952 – Vinnie Vincent, American guitarist 1952 – Wojciech Fortuna, Polish ski jumper 1955 – Tom Sandberg, Norwegian combined runner 1960 – Erik Solér, Norwegian footballer and player agent 1965 – Luc Alphand, French alpinist 1965 – Juliane Köhler, German actress 1965 – David Robinson, American basketball player 1969 – Arne Indrebø, Norwegian track and field athlete 1969 – Elliott Smith, American musician (d. 2003) 1970 – M. Night Shyamalan, Indian/American director and screenwriter 1972 – Geri Halliwell, British artist. Known from the Spice Girls 1973 – Stuart O'Grady, Australian cyclist 1974 – Morten Hagen, Norwegian golfer 1975 – Renate Götschl, Austrian alpinist 1975 – Cato Guntveit, Norwegian footballer 1975 – Giorgio Rocca, Italian alpinist 1976 – Fabienne Feraez, Beninese athlete 1978 – Andreas Öberg, Swedish jazz musician 1981 – Abdul Kader Keïta, Ivorian footballer 1983 – Björn Kircheisen, German combined runner 1983 – Robin van Persie, Dutch footballer 1984 – Andy Wilkinson, English footballer 1998 – Einar Lurås Oftebro, Norwegian combined runner

Deaths

See more people who died on 6 August in Category:Deaths on 6 August. 1195 – Henrik Løve, Duke of Saxony and Bavaria (b. 1129) 1458 – Pope Callistus III (b. 1378) 1660 – Diego Velázquez, Spanish painter (b. 1599) 1886 – Ramakrishna, Indian (b. 1836) 1893 – Ludvig Johnsen, Norwegian painter (b. 1867) 1895 – George Frederick Root, American composer and songwriter (b. 1820) 1902 – Oscar Jacobsen, Norwegian politician (b. 1850) 1902 – Even Saxlund, Norwegian jurist, politician and civil servant (b. 1811) 1965 – Aksel Sandemose, Danish-Norwegian writer (b. 1899) 1973 – Fulgencio Batista, Cuban dictator (b. 1901) 1978 – Pope Paul VI (b. 1897) 1983 – Klaus Nomi, German musician (b. 1944) 1986 – Beppe Wolgers, Swedish writer and actor (b. 1928) 1989 – Kateb Yacine, Algerian writer (b. 1929) 2004 – Jan Sture Jarlum, Norwegian sculptor (b. 1938) 2005 – Robin Cook, British Foreign Secretary (b. 1946) 2005 – Ibrahim Ferrer, Cuban musician (b. 1927) 2007 – Lino Vombömmel, Brazilian bishop (b. 1934) 2007 – Atle Selberg, Norwegian mathematician (b. 1917) 2008 – Francine of Montenegro, Montenegrin princess and French fashion designer (b. 1950) 2009 – Wil