August 6

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened throughout history on August 6. From 1900 until now. August 6 is under the sign of Leo. Famous birthdays on this day include Andy Warhol (1928), Marc Lavoine (1962) and Sofia Essaïdi (1984). Several movies were released around August 6 over the years, such as Sholay in 1975 directed by Ramesh Sippy and Sweethearts on Parade in 1930 directed by Marshall Neilan.
But much more happened on August 6 over the years: find out below

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Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released around August 6 over the years?
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Sholay

Sholay

Release year: 1975

Directed by: Ramesh Sippy

Starring: Dharmendra, Sanjeev Kumar, Hema Malini, Amitabh Bachchan

Country: United States of America

Sweethearts on Parade

Sweethearts on Parade

Release year: 1930

Directed by: Marshall Neilan

Starring: Alice White, Lloyd Hughes, Marie Prevost, Kenneth Thomson

Straight Outta Compton

Straight Outta Compton

Release year: 2015

Directed by: F. Gary Gray

Starring: O'Shea Jackson Jr., Corey Hawkins, Jason Mitchell, Neil Brown Jr.

Top Hat

Top Hat

Release year: 1935

Directed by: Mark Sandrich

Starring: Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Edward Everett Horton, Erik Rhodes

Country: United States of America

Mr. Arkadin

Mr. Arkadin

Release year: 1955

Directed by: Orson Welles

Starring: Orson Welles, Peter van Eyck, Michael Redgrave, Patricia Medina

Country: United States of America

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of August 6?


Holidays

  • Jamaica - Independence Day
  • Roman Catholicism - several feasts, including those of at least 3 saints: Feast of the Transfiguration of Christ
  • St. Joachim (father of St. Mary, according to Catholic tradition)
  • St. Juatus
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Events

  • 2018 2018 European heat wave: A heat wave in Spain kills nine people. (Público)A heat wave in Genoa, Italy, kills seven people. (Genova24)
  • 2017 Boko Haram insurgency: Gunmen kill 11 worshipers in St Phillip's Catholic Church in the town of Ozubulu in Nigeria's Anambra State. (Reuters)
  • 2016 Syrian civil war: The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights claims that 10 people have been killed in an air strike on a hospital in the town of Milis in Syria's Idlib province. (AFP via Yahoo! News)
  • 2015 War in Afghanistan (2001–present): A suicide bomber kills at least eight people and injures twelve in the city of Pul-i-Alam in Logar Province. (AP via ABC News)
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Music charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of August 6 over the years?


Top #1 songs in the USA

Top #1 Rock songs

Books

Which were the most popular books released around August 6 over the years?
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In Search Of Excellence by Thomas J. Peters and Robert H. Waterman Jr

In Search Of Excellence

Year: 1983

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The "Greatest Business Book of All Time" (Bloomsbury UK), In Search of Excellence has long been a must-have for the boardroom, business school, and bedside table.Based

Shibumi by Trevanian

Shibumi

Year: 1979

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Nicholai Hel is the world’s most wanted man. Born in Shanghai during the chaos of World War I, he is the son of an aristocratic Russian mother and a mysterious German

The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova

The Historian

Year: 2005

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To you, perceptive reader, I bequeath my history....Late one night, exploring her father's library, a young woman finds an ancient book and a cache of yellowing letters.

The One Percent Doctrine by Ron Suskind

The One Percent Doctrine

Year: 2006

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Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and bestselling author Ron Suskind takes you deep inside America's real battles with violent, unrelenting terrorists -- a game of kill-or-be-killed, from the Oval Office to the streets

All I Really Need To Know I Learned In Kindergarten by Robert Fulghum

All I Really Need To Know I Learned In Kindergarten

Year: 1989

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Twenty-five years ago, Robert Fulghum published a simple credo—a credo that became the phenomenal #1 New York Times bestseller All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten.

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