November 6: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

Did you know that on this day, November 6, 2005, the movie "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire" by J.K. Rowling premiered in London, UK?

November 6th is celebrated as Saxophone Day as well as Nachos Day.

We’re now on the 310th day of the year, and have 55 days left.

We have selected some of the biggest developments that happened November 6th in years gone by including events related to crime, law, politics, and so much more.

Did you know that on this day in 2005, the movie “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire” by J.K. Rowling premiered in London, UK? The premiere featured a 40 foot long fire-breathing animatronic dragon from the film.

Keep reading for more interesting facts about November 6th in history!

What Events Happened On November 6 In History?

2018 29-year-old Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez became the youngest woman to be voted into the US Congress.

OTD in 2018: 29-year-old Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez became the youngest woman to be voted into the US Congress.

2018 The UN published a report revealing more than 200 mass graves found in ISIS-controlled regions of Iraq.

2016 New Delhi air pollution was declared a public emergency, causing the city to close many schools and construction sites.

The smog had been increasing over six days, and on this day, records found harmful pollutants in the air to be 16 times over the safe limit for humans.

2005 The fourth movie of J.K. Rowling’s novel series, “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire,” premiered in Leicester Square, London, UK.

The film's budget was $150 million and hit $896.4 million at the box office. It was the best-selling film of 2005.

2001 The American action drama series “24,” with Keifer Sutherland, premiered on FOX.

1990 Whitney Houston released her third album, “I’m Your Baby Tonight.”

It became Billboard's 1991 Album of the Year.

1968 Richard Milhous Nixon won the election and became the 37th President of the United States.

1966 NASA’s Lunar Orbiter 2 launched atop an Atlas Agena rocket from Cape Canaveral in Florida.

Part of NASA's Lunar Orbiter program, the Lunar Orbiter 2 was an uncrewed mission. Its main priority was photographing the Moon's surface to find smooth landing sites for future missions, such as the Apollo mission. Having taken 609 high and medium-resolution photos of the Moon's surface, the Lunar Orbiter 2 was intentionally crashed into the Moon on October 11, 1967.

1947 The first episode of Meet The Press, the longest-running American TV program, aired.

Meet the Press has changed a lot over the years, but its focus hasn't changed. While it generally covers matters of politics, Meet The Press also regularly dabbles in foreign policy, economics, and various other points of public interest. The program features interviews with notable Washington, D.C. leaders.

1913 Mahatma Gandhi was arrested after leading an Indian miner’s march in protest of the Indian Relief Bill.

OTD in 1913: Mahatma Gandhi was arrested after leading an Indian miners march in protest of the Indian Relief Bill.
The Indian Relief Bill imposed high and unfair taxes on laborers across India. As a result of the protest, the bill was eventually scrapped.

1861 Abraham Lincoln was elected the 16th president of the United States of America.

OTD in 1861: Abraham Lincoln was elected as the 16th president of the United States of America.
Lincoln was the first Republican to take the presidency and won with a 40% vote.

1639 The Richard Fairbanks Tavern and Post Office in Massachusetts became the first American colonial post office.

Famous Quotes Said On November 6

Memorable quotes are being said or written every day. Here we have the most notable quotes ever said on November 6th.


“Nobody, as long as he moves about among the chaotic currents of life, is without trouble.”

– Carl Jung

Famous People Born On November 6

Are you celebrating your birthday today? If so, did you know that you share the same birthday as Emma Stone? See what other famous people were born on this day.

1988 Emma Stone

American Actress

Emma Stone
33 years old
Born In:
Arizona, USA

1979 Lamar Odom

American Basketball Player

Lamar Odom
42 years old

1970 Ethan Hawke

American Actor

Ethan Hawke
51 years old
Born In:
Texas, USA

1968 Kelly Rutherford

American Actress

Kelly Rutherford
53 years old
Born In:
Kentucky, USA

Special Holidays On November 6

Are you looking for something to do today? Then why not find time today to celebrate the following special holidays.

November 6: National Saxophone Day

National Saxophone Day

Today on National Saxophone Day, we don’t just honor this instrument but also celebrate the birthday of its inventor, Antoine Joseph Sax. Take some time today to listen to some sweet saxophone tunes, or better, play the saxophone if you can!

November 6: National Nachos Day

National Nachos Day

We hope you’re as excited as we are about celebrating today’s special holiday! Sure we can always have nachos on any day of the year, but today we’re meant to, which makes it all the better. So go simple or fancy; we don’t particularly mind - just eat nachos today!

November 6 Birthday Facts, Zodiac & Birthstone

Everyone who was born on November 6 shares the same zodiac sign, Scorpio.

Scorpios often don’t connect well with someone who’s dishonest. Honesty is one of a Scorpio’s main characteristics and one of the most important values.

For those of you born in November, you have the Topaz birthstone. The topaz gem was thought to calm anger and balance strong emotions.

If you were born on this day, you were likely conceived on the week of February 13 in the same year.

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