On this day

Australian politician, 47th Premier of Victoria, Denis Napthine celebrates his birthday on this day. Image: Wikimedia Commons

On This Day: What happened on 06 March?

We look back on this day in history and remember the people and events that shaped the world we live in today.

On this day

Australian politician, 47th Premier of Victoria, Denis Napthine celebrates his birthday on this day. Image: Wikimedia Commons

Here’s a look at what happened on this day, 06 March, throughout history. We remember the news, events, and people that influenced the course of history forever.

ON THIS DAY: 06 MARCH

2008 | A suicide bomber killed 68 people (including first responders) in Baghdad on the same day that a gunman killed eight students in Jerusalem.

2003 | The Air Algérie Flight 6289 crashed at Aguenar – Hadj Bey Akhamok Airport in Tamanrasset, Algeria, killing 102 of the 103 occupants.

1992 | The Michelangelo computer virus began to affect computers.

1988 | Three Provisional Irish Republican Army volunteers were shot dead by the SAS in Gibraltar in Operation Flavius on this day.

1987 | The British MS Herald of Free Enterprise ferry capsized in about 90 seconds and killed 193 people.

1983 | The first United States Football League games were played.

ON THIS DAY: DEATHS

1961 | English singer-songwriter and actor, George Formby, 57.

2012 | American businessman and politician, Donald M. Payne, 78.

2005 | American baseball player and trainer, Danny Gardella, 85.

2008 | Ghanaian cardinal, Peter Poreku Dery, 90.

2005 | English radio host, Tommy Vance, 62.

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BIRTHDAYS

1995 | Bulgarian footballer, Georgi Kitanov.

1994 | English footballer, Nathan Redmond.

1926 | Australian politician, 22nd Premier of Western Australia, Ray O’Connor, died in 2013.

1952 | Australian politician, 47th Premier of Victoria, Denis Napthine.

1963 | American actor, producer, and screenwriter, D. L. Hughley.

SPORTS

1963 | Leeds United beat Stoke City 3-1 on this day in the FA Cup Third Round Match, the first Leeds win in the competition since beating Bradford PA 2-0 in the Fourth Round Match in February 1952.

ENTERTAINMENT

2020 | On this day, “Spenser Confidential” was released for the first time. It was directed by American director, Peter Berg.

AFRICA FACT

Mauritania is a country that has one of the longest trains in the world. The “iron-ore train” or “Train du Desert” is 2.3km long when it travels from iron ore mines in Zouérat to Nouâdhibou.