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Notable Birthdays for October 6

Those born on this date include:

- Singer Jenny Lind, the Swedish Nightingale, in 1820
- Inventor and manufacturer George Westinghouse in 1846
- French aviator Roland Garros in 1888
- Tennis champion Helen Wills Moody in 1905
- Actors Janet Gaynor in 1906 and Carole Lombard in 1908
- Norwegian ethnologist, archaeologist and adventurer Thor Heyerdahl in 1914
- Former 60 Minutes journalist Shana Alexander in 1925
- Actors Britt Ekland in 1942 (age 70)
- Northern Ireland politician Gerry Adams in 1948 (age 64)
- Writer David Brin in 1950 (age 62)
- Actor Elisabeth Shue in 1963 (age 49) and singer and Taylor Hicks in 1976 (age 36).

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