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6th October - A Day in the life of India

Learn about the importance of 6th October in the history of India. Significant historical events, famous birthdays and death anniversaries on this day October 6.

6th October in the history of India

2022
  • Mumbai-Gandhinagar Vande Bharat Express collides with buffaloes, suffers minor damage, and no casualties are reported.
  • South Africa defeated India by 9 runs in the rain-curtailed first ODI in Lucknow on 6th October 2022. With this, India suffered their first defeat in ODI cricket on home soil in 2022. South Africa put up a total of 249/4 in their 40 overs and restricted India to 240/8.
  • India opener Shubman Gill on 6th October created history by becoming the fastest Indian batter to reach 500 runs in ODIs. The 23-year-old reached the 500-run mark during his 7-ball 3-run knock against South Africa in the first ODI. He took 10 innings to reach the milestone. The previous record was held by Navjot Singh Sidhu, who took 11 innings.

2019
  • 2019 - New world record for the most number of sixes (36 sixes) in a Test was set in the India-South Africa 1st Test Match of 3 Match series in Visakhapatnam. The previous record(35 sixes), was set in the Pakistan-New Zealand Test in Sharjah on November 2014. 
  • India defeated South Africa by 203 runs in the 1st Test of the 3 Match series in Visakhapatnam on 6th October 2019. With this win, India extends its winning streak to 10 Test Matches at Home grounds. This win also listed India on top of the WTC table with 160 points.
Famous birthdays on 6th October
  • 1946 – Vinod Khanna, Considered one of the most handsome actors in Bollywood during his time, is an Indian film Cinema or "Bollywood" actor, and producer. He won two Filmfare awards. He later moved into politics and  Joined BJP, he was elected as a Member of Parliament from Gurdaspur Constituency between 1998 and 2004. Vinod Khanna died of Bladder Cancer on 27th April 2017. He was posthumously awarded the highest award in Indian Cinema "Dada Sahab Phalke award 2018" by the government of India at the 65th National Film awards.
  • 1942 - Dharampal Singh Gujjar, claimed to be the oldest Indian Athlete
  • 1926 - Chhabi Bandyopadhyay, the last of the great kirtan singers, is best known for her Pala Kirtan. Chhabi Bandyopadhyay recorded and broadcast not only kirtans but Ramprasadi, Dwijendralal, Atulprasadi, Rajanikanta and Shyamasangeet as well. She won the Bengal Motion Pictures Award in 1955, and the Sangeet Natak Akademi award in 1986. She valued the title Geetashri most, conferred on her by Ustad Allauddin Khan and Ustad Dabir Khan, the last descendant of Tansen. Chhabi died in Calcutta after a prolonged illness on May 23 at the age of 86 and with her death, an era when devotion was considered an integral part of artistic expression came to an end.
  • 1893 – Meghnad Saha, was a Bengali Indian astrophysicist, astronomer, and academic. best known for his development of the Saha ionization equation used to describe chemical and physical conditions in stars. was also the chief architect of river planning in India, died at the age of 62, on 16th February 1956.

Death anniversaries on October 6
  • 1661 – Guru Har Rai, Indian 7th Sikh guru (b. 1630)
  • 2007 – Babasaheb Bhosale, Indian lawyer and politician, 8th Chief Minister of Maharashtra (d. 1921)
  • 2007 – Laxmi Mall Singhvi, Indian scholar, jurist, and politician (b. 1931)
  • 2012 – B. Satya Narayan Reddy, Indian lawyer and politician, 19th Governor of West Bengal (b. 1927)

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