August 6th: What is special about this date?

August 6th marks the 218th day of the Gregorian calendar year (or the 219th in case of leap years). There are 147 days remaining until the end of the year. Discover famous birthdays on August 6th, celebrities died on this date, the zodiac sign associated to August 6th and what happened on August 6th in history. On this page we will address all your questions and curiosities about August 6th.


August 6th: what famous birthdays are on this date?

On August 6th there are the following famous birthdays:

  • Geri Halliwell
    Geri Halliwell (1972)

    British singer and former member of "the spice girls," the most popular pop group of the 1990s.

  • Lucille Ball
    Lucille Ball (1911)

    American actress and well-known comedian, with over 50 films since her 1933 debut.

  • Robert Mitchum
    Robert Mitchum (1917)

    American actor, writer, composer, and singer.

  • Charlotte McKinney
    Charlotte McKinney (1993)

    Charlotte mckinney is a model known for her appearances in carl's jr.

  • Sara Khan
    Sara Khan (1989)

    Sara khan is an indian model known for her work in the indian television industry.

  • Michelle Yeoh
    Michelle Yeoh (1962)

    Michelle Yeoh is a Malaysian actress known for her roles in martial arts films and Hollywood blockbusters.

  • Barbara Windsor
    Barbara Windsor (1937)

    British comedian actor, known for her sexy roles in the 1967 "carry on" films.

  • Ever Carradine
    Ever Carradine (1974)

    She is an american actor, and a member of a notable family.

  • Charley Chase
    Charley Chase (1987)

    American porn actress.

  • Dorian Harewood
    Dorian Harewood (1950)

    American actor, tv and film.

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August 6th: who died on this date?

On August 6th the following celebrities died:

  • Rick James
    Rick James (2004)

    American r&b singer and multi-instrumentalist (born 1948).

  • Domenico Modugno
    Domenico Modugno (1994)

    Italian singer-songwriter, who won the top prize at 1958 san remo for his song "nel blu di blu", a song also known as "volare" in the u.s.

  • Dorothy Tutin
    Dorothy Tutin (2001)

    British actress who has been a leading actor in shakespearean roles since 1952.

  • Cedric Hardwicke
    Cedric Hardwicke (1964)

    English-american actor and director (d. 64).

  • Warner Oland
    Warner Oland (1938)

    Actor (werewolf in london, jazz singer), is killed at 57.

  • Nancy Carroll
    Nancy Carroll (1965)

    Actress (alice aldrich family), dead at 60.

  • Edman Dijkstra (2002)

    Edman Dijkstra was a Dutch computer scientist who is best known for his contributions to the field of algorithm design and analysis.

  • Theodor Adorno (1969)

    German philosopher, social theorist, and music critic.

  • Fe Del Mundo (2011)

    First woman to be admitted to Harvard Medical School.

  • Bettey Cuthbert (2017)

    Australian sprinter who won four Olympic gold medals.

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August 6th: what zodiac sign is associated with this date?

On August 6th, the zodiac sign associated with this date is Leo according to the Western Zodiac.

Leo zodiac sign

August 6th: what is special about the Leo sign?

The Leo sign encompasses people born between July 23rd and August 22nd.

You can discover Leo's personality traits and attitude and Leo's most and least compatible signs.

If you're a Leo born in August discover why August born are so special.


August 6th: what happened on this date in history?

Here's what happened on August 6th in history:

  • Aug 6, 1917: World War I: Battle of Marasesti between the Romanian and German armies begins.
  • Aug 6, 1921: Clason Point, Bronx to College Point, Queens municipal ferry system begins.
  • Aug 6, 1934: US troops leave Haiti, which had been occupied since 1915
  • Aug 6, 1936: 1st time in 20th century, 1st 2 batters in a game-Roy Johnson and Rabbit Warstler of Boston Bees-lead off with HRs
  • Aug 6, 1962: Jamaica becomes independent after 300 years of British rule
  • Aug 6, 1982: California Doug DeCinces hits 3 HRs again in game (did it 5 days ago also)
  • Aug 6, 1984: 203.05 million shares traded in New York Stock Exchange
  • Aug 6, 1991: Tim Berners-Lee releases files describing his idea for the World Wide Web. WWW makes its first appearance as a publicly available service on the Internet.
  • Aug 6, 1997: NHL Nashville Tenn names Barry Trotz as its 1st coach
  • Aug 6, 2013: 2013 India-Pakistan border incident: Five Indian Army soldiers were killed in an attack at the Pakistan border in Jammu and Kashmir.
  • Aug 6, 2015: Afghanistan War (2001-present: A suicide bomber injures 12 people in Pul-i-Alam, Logar Province.
  • Aug 6, 2018: 2018 European heatwave: Nine people are killed in a heat wave that hit Spain. (Publico: Seven people are killed by a heat wave in Genoa.

What day of the year is August 6th?

August 6th marks the 218th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (or the 219th in case of leap years).

There are 147 days remaining until the end of the year.

August 6th is the 6th day of the month of August.