28 fun facts for October, 6

Discover dozens of fun facts for this special day. Read the summary for a quick recap on what happened.
October 6th is a day filled with history, celebration, and discovery. From the opening of the Moulin Rouge in Paris and the first ever feature-length "talkie" film, to national days honoring Mad Hatter, noodles, and orange wine, this date offers a diverse array of fun facts for everyone to enjoy.
28 Fun facts
  1. On October 6th, 1889, the Moulin Rouge opened in Paris, France. This iconic cabaret, known for its famous red windmill on the roof, became a symbol of celebration, French culture, and the Bohemian spirit of Montmartre.
  2. On October 6th, 1927, the first ever feature-length "talkie" film, The Jazz Singer, premiered in New York City. Starring Al Jolson, the film featured synchronized dialogue and music and revolutionized the entertainment industry.
  3. On October 6th, 1973, Egypt and Syria launched a surprise attack on Israel, marking the beginning of the Yom Kippur War. Although the attack was a surprise, Israel eventually came out victorious after a cease-fire agreement on October 25th.
  4. On October 6th, 2007, the English adventurer Jason Lewis completed the first human-powered circumnavigation of the Earth. He traveled over 46,000 miles, using only bicycles, rollerblades, kayaks, and a specially designed pedal boat.
  5. October 6th is National Mad Hatter Day in the United States. The holiday is inspired by the character from Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and is a day to celebrate silliness and wearing hats.
  6. On October 6th, 1683, the first German settlers arrived in North America, founding Germantown, Pennsylvania. Today, Germantown is a historic neighborhood in Philadelphia and is home to several National Historic Landmarks.
  7. On October 6th, 1866, the Reno Brothers Gang pulled off the first train robbery in the United States, stealing over $10,000 from a train in Indiana. This daring heist would go on to inspire countless Western movies and train robberies in American history.
  8. On October 6th, 1914, Thor Heyerdahl was born. He was a Norwegian adventurer and ethnographer who famously sailed across the Pacific Ocean in a hand-built raft called "Kon-Tiki" to prove that ancient civilizations could have traveled such distances.
  9. October 6th is National Noodle Day in the United States, a day to celebrate one of the most versatile and delicious food items in the world. From macaroni and cheese to ramen, noodles are enjoyed in a variety of dishes.
  10. On October 6th, 1959, USSR probe Luna 3 took the first ever photographs of the far side of the Moon, hugely increasing our understanding of the Moon's geology and leading to new discoveries about Earth's natural satellite.
  11. On October 6th, 1981, Egyptian President Anwar Sadat was assassinated during a military parade in Cairo. His death marked a turning point in Egypt's political landscape and was a major event in Middle East history.
  12. On October 6th, 1600, the philosopher, astronomer, and mathematician, Giordano Bruno was burned at the stake for heretical beliefs, which included endorsing the Copernican heliocentric model of the solar system and suggesting that the universe is infinite and contains countless planets.
  13. On October 6th, 1995, Swiss astronomers Michel Mayor and Didier Queloz announced the discovery of 51 Pegasi b, the first exoplanet discovered orbiting a main sequence star. Their finding would pave the way for further exoplanet research and discoveries.
  14. On October 6th, 1979, Pope John Paul II became the first pope in history to visit the White House, where he met with President Jimmy Carter. The historic visit symbolized the importance of the relationship between the United States and the Vatican.
  15. On October 6th, 1945, the Baseball Hall of Fame opened in Cooperstown, New York, honoring the greatest players and contributors to the sport. Today, it remains a popular attraction for baseball fans all over the world.
  16. October 6th is World Cerebral Palsy Day, an international awareness day that aims to promote inclusion and celebrate the achievements of those living with cerebral palsy, as well as advocating for improvements in accessible resources and care.
  17. On October 6th, 1536, English scholar and Bible translator William Tyndale was executed for heresy. His translations of the Bible into English laid the groundwork for the King James Version and inspired future religious reformers.
  18. On October 6th, 1849, the Austrian army executed 13 Hungarian generals for their role in the Hungarian revolution of 1848-1849. Today, these generals are commemorated as the Arad Martyrs, celebrated each year as a national day of remembrance in Hungary.
  19. On October 6th, 2000, Yugoslav president Slobodan Milošević resigned following massive protests across the country. His resignation marked the end of a highly controversial and divisive era in Yugoslav and Serbian politics.
  20. On October 6th, 1983, British-American composer and conductor Leopold Stokowski died. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest classical musicians of the 20th century, and his innovative techniques helped shape modern orchestral music.
  21. On October 6th, 1981, the first IBM personal computer was released. This groundbreaking computer paved the way for personal computing and revolutionized how people access and use technology in their daily lives.
  22. On October 6th, 1991, Elizabeth Taylor married construction worker Larry Fortensky in a lavish ceremony at Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch. This highly publicized marriage would be Taylor's eighth and final one.
  23. On October 6th, 1733, Virginian plantation owner and botanist John Clayton was born. He catalogued the flora of southeastern North America and worked extensively with Swedish naturalist Carl Linnaeus, contributing to the foundations of modern botanical nomenclature.
  24. On October 6th, 1949, the American TV show Candid Camera first aired. This hidden-camera reality television series captivated audiences with its catchphrase "Smile, you're on Candid Camera!" and sparked numerous spin-offs and similar shows around the world.
  25. October 6th is National Orange Wine Day in the United States. This annual celebration encourages wine enthusiasts to explore the lesser-known but flavorful style of "orange" or "amber" wines, made using ancient winemaking techniques that result in a unique taste and color.
  26. On October 6th, 1986, the successful American animated TV show My Little Pony & Friends premiered. This children's series and its toy line became a major hit among young girls, and it would eventually evolve into several other TV shows, movies, and toy lines.
  27. On October 6th, 1993, the famous basketball player Michael Jordan announced his retirement from the NBA, shocking fans worldwide. Jordan would later return to the sport in 1995 and continue his legendary career.
  28. On October 6th, 1966, American science fiction author H.G. Wells died. Among his most famous works are The Time Machine, The War of the Worlds, and The Island of Doctor Moreau, which continue to be celebrated for their imaginative storytelling and influence on modern science fiction.