April 06: Fun Facts about Today in History

Today in History

On April 6, learn about the most interesting events and historical facts from throughout history. The 96th day of the Gregorian calendar is April 6th, which commemorates the first Tony Awards and the launch of the Pioneer 11 spacecraft.

Aries is the zodiac sign for April 6th. André Previn, John Ratzenberger, Paul Rudd, and Zach Braff are all born on April 6th. National Siamese Cat Day, National Student-Athlete Day, and New Beer’s Eve all fall on April 6th.


(April 06, 1896)
When the first modern Olympics opened in Athens on this day in 1896, Pierre, baron de Coubertin, a founder of the International Olympic Committee and its president from 1896 to 1925, achieved his goal of restoring the Olympics.


(April 06, 1974)
The Swedish Europop group ABBA made their international debut when their song Waterloo won the Eurovision Song Contest.

(April 06, 1980)
Post-it Notes were first sold in stores in the United States by the American business 3M, and the small pieces of paper with adhesive strips quickly became a major hit.

(April 06, 2009)
Michael Jordan, largely regarded as the best all-around player in basketball history, was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

(April 06, 2014)
Mickey Rooney, an American small actor known for his great energy, charisma, and adaptability, which he displayed in parts such as the wisecracking kid in the Andy Hardy comedies, died at the age of 93.

(Died on April 06, 2021)
Hans Küng, Swiss Catholic priest, theologian, and author.(b. 1928).

Written by James

James has always been intrigued by dinosaurs, the universe, technology, and animals. With a Bachelor of Computer Science and years of writing expertise, he joined World Amazing Facts in 2021 as a staff writer.

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