What Happened on July 6


Historical Events

1969 – Frente Obrero y Liberacion (FOL) forms in Curacao
1987 – USSR performs nuclear test
1990 – “Jetsons the Movie” by Hanna-Barbera with Tiffany Darwish, premieres
1996 – In a 2-0 win v Brewers, New York Yankees closer John Wetteland sets MLB record 20 consecutive saves en route to 24
2010 – “Incubus” singer Brandon Boyd announces the release of his debut solo album, “The Wild Trapeze”
2017 – France announces it will ban petrol and diesel cars by 2040

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Famous Birthdays

1632 – Albert Schop, German composer, born in Hamburg (d. 1667)
1818 – Adolf Anderssen, German World Chess Champion (1851-66), born in Kingdom of Prussia (d. 1879)
1883 – Ralph Morgan [Wupperman], American actor (Creeper, Imposter, Jack London), born in NYC, New York (d. 1956)
1938 – Franco Luambo [Makiadi], Congolese jazz and rumba guitarist, composer, and bandleader (TPOK Jazz), born in Sona Bata, Belgian Congo (d. 1989)
1949 – Michael Shrieve, American drummer, percussionist, and composer (Santana), born in San Francisco, California
1971 – Kenya D. Williamson, American actress and author (Depth of Focus: A Novel), born in Levittown, Pennsylvania

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Famous Deaths

1961 – Cuno Amiet, Swiss painter and illustrator, dies at 93
2000 – Rederic Coote, British Anglican Bishop (Colchester), dies at 85
2002 – Dhirubhai Ambani, Indian businessman (b. 1932)
2004 – Syreeta Wright, American singer (b. 1946)
2019 – Cameron Boyce, American actor (Mirrors, Jessie), dies from an epileptic seizure at 20
2019 – Martin Charnin, American Broadway stage singer, dancer (West Side Story), director, and lyricist (Annie), dies after a heart attack at 84

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