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January 6 is the 6th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 359 days remaining until the end of the year (360 in leap years).

Events[]

Births[]

  • 1367 - Richard II, King of England (d. 1400)
  • 1412 - Joan of Arc, Roman Catholic Saint and national heroine of France (legendary date) (d. 1431)
  • 1486 - Martin Agricola, German composer (d. 1556)
  • 1488 - Helius Eobanus Hessus, German poet (d. 1540)
  • 1525 - Caspar Peucer, German reformer (d. 1602)
  • 1561 - Thomas Fincke, Danish mathematician (d. 1656)
  • 1587 - Gaspar de Guzmán y Pimentel, Count-Duke of Olivares, Spanish statesman (d. 1645)
  • 1595 - Claude Favre de Vaugelas, French man of letters (d. 1650)
  • 1617 - Kristoffer Gabel, Danish statesman (d. 1673)
  • 1655 - Eleonore-Magdalena of Neuburg, Holy Roman Empire Empress (d. 1720)
  • 1706 - Benjamin Franklin, American statesman (d. 1790)
  • 1714 - Percivall Pott, English physician (d. 1788)
  • 1745 - Étienne Montgolfier, French inventor (d. 1799)
  • 1793 - James Madison Porter, American politician (d. 1862)
  • 1795 - Anselme Payen, French chemist (d. 1871)
  • 1807 - Jozef Maximilián Petzval, Slovak inventor (d. 1891)
  • 1808 - Joseph Pitty Couthouy, American naval officer (d. 1864)
  • 1822 - Heinrich Schliemann, German archaeologist (d. 1890)
  • 1832 - Gustave Doré, French painter and sculptor (d. 1883)
  • 1838 - Max Bruch, German composer (d. 1920)
  • 1848 - Hristo Botev, Bulgarian poet (d. 1876)
  • 1850 - Franz Xaver Scharwenka, Polish-German pianist and composer (d. 1924)
  • 1870 - Gustav Bauer, Chancellor of Germany (d. 1944)
  • 1872 - Alexander Scriabin, Russian composer (d. 1915)
  • 1878 - Carl Sandburg, American poet and historian (d. 1967)
  • 1880 - Tom Mix, American actor (d. 1940)
  • 1882 - Aleksandra Ekster, Russian painter (d. 1949)
  • 1882 - Fan S. Noli, Albanian bishop (d. 1965)
  • 1882 - Sam Rayburn, Speaker of the United States House of Representatives (d. 1961)
  • 1883 - Khalil Gibran, Lebanese writer (d. 1931)
  • 1898 - James Fitzmaurice, Irish aviation pioneer (d. 1965)
  • 1899 - Phyllis Haver, American actress (d. 1960)
  • 1899 - Heinrich Nordhoff, German automobile engineer (d. 1968)
  • 1902 - Helmut Poppendick, Nazi physician (d. 1994)
  • 1903 - Maurice Abravanel, Greek-born conductor (d. 1993)
  • 1905 - Idris Davies, Welsh poet (d. 1953)
  • 1910 - Wright Morris, American writer (d. 1998)
  • 1913 - Edward Gierek, Polish politician (d. 2001)
  • 1913 - Loretta Young, American actress (d. 2000)
  • 1914 - Danny Thomas, American actor (d. 1991)
  • 1915 - Alan Watts, English writer (d. 1973)
  • 1916 - Vincent Serventy, Australian writer and conservationist (d. 2007)
  • 1917 - Koo Chen-fu, Chinese negotiator (d. 2005)
  • 1920 - Sun Myung Moon, Korean evangelist
  • 1920 - John Maynard Smith, English biologist (d. 2004)
  • 1920 - Doris Stokes, British psychic medium (d. 1987)
  • 1920 - Early Wynn, American baseball player (d. 1999)
  • 1921 - Cary Middlecoff, American golfer (d. 1998)
  • 1923 - Jacobo Timerman, Argentine writer (d. 1999)
  • 1924 - Earl Scruggs, American musician
  • 1925 - John De Lorean, American auto maker (d. 2005)
  • 1926 - Ralph Branca, American baseball player
  • 1926 - Pat Flaherty, American racecar driver (2002)
  • 1926 - Kid Gavilan, Cuban boxer (d. 2003)
  • 1926 - Mickey Hargitay, Hungarian-born actor and bodybuilder (d. 2006)
  • 1926 - Kim Dae-jung, President of South Korea and Nobel laureate
  • 1929 - Babrak Karmal, Afghani politician (d. 1996)
  • 1930 - Vic Tayback, American actor (d. 1990)
  • 1931 - Capucine, French actress (d. 1990)
  • 1931 - E. L. Doctorow, American author
  • 1931 - Dickie Moore, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1932 - Stuart A. Rice, American chemist
  • 1933 - Oleg Grigoryevich Makarov, Soviet cosmonaut (d. 2003)
  • 1933 - Emil Steinberger, Swiss comedian
  • 1934 - Tassos Papadopoulos, president of the Republic of Cyprus
  • 1935 - Nino Tempo, American singer and actor
  • 1935 - Margarita Gomez-Acebo y Cejuela, Tsaritsa of Bulgaria
  • 1936 - Rubén Amaro, Sr., Mexican baseball player
  • 1936 - Julio María Sanguinetti Coirolo, President of Uruguay
  • 1937 - Paolo Conte, Italian singer
  • 1937 - Lou Holtz, American football coach
  • 1937 - Doris Troy, American singer (d. 2004)
  • 1938 - Adriano Celentano, Italian singer and actor
  • 1938 - Mario Rodríguez Cobos "Silo", Argentine writer and spiritual leader
  • 1940 - Penny Lernoux, American journalist (d. 1989)
  • 1940 - Van McCoy, American musician (d. 1979)
  • 1943 - Terry Venables, English football manager
  • 1944 - Bonnie Franklin, American actress
  • 1944 - Rolf M. Zinkernagel, Swiss immunologist, Nobel laureate
  • 1945 - Allen Appel, American novelist
  • 1946 - Syd Barrett, English guitarist, singer and songwriter Pink Floyd (d. 2006)
  • 1947 - Sandy Denny, English vocalist (d. 1978)
  • 1951 - Don Gullett, American baseball player
  • 1951 - Kim Wilson, American musician (The Fabulous Thunderbirds)
  • 1952 - Frank Sivero, Italian-born American actor
  • 1952 - Larry Latham (Moondog Spot), American professional wrestler (d. 2003)
  • 1953 - Malcolm Young, Scottish-born Australian guitarist (AC/DC)
  • 1954 - Hans Robert Hiegel, German architect
  • 1954 - Yuji Horii, Japanese video game designer
  • 1954 - Anthony Minghella, British film director
  • 1955 - Rowan Atkinson, English comedian and actor
  • 1955 - Richard Corbett, Labour Member of the European Parliament
  • 1956 - Angus Deayton, English comedian, actor and television presenter
  • 1958 - Themos Anastasiadis, Greek journalist, television presenter and newspaper editor
  • 1957 - Nancy Lopez, American golfer
  • 1959 - Kapil Dev, Indian cricketer
  • 1959 - Kathy Sledge, American singer
  • 1960 - Paul Azinger, American golfer
  • 1960 - Kari Jalonen, Finnish ice hockey player
  • 1960 - Nigella Lawson, English chef and writer
  • 1960 - Howie Long, American football player
  • 1962 - Michael Houser, American guitarist (Widespread Panic) (d. 2002)
  • 1963 - Jazzie B, English musician (Soul II Soul)
  • 1964 - Charles Haley, American football player
  • 1964 - Henry Maske, German boxer
  • 1964 - Mark O'Toole, English bass guitarist (Frankie Goes to Hollywood)
  • 1964 - Rafael Vidal, Venezuelan athlete (d. 2005)
  • 1964 - Yuri, Mexican actress and singer
  • 1965 - Muhammed al-Ahari, American Muslim writer
  • 1965 - Konnan, Cuban-born professional wrestler
  • 1966 - Fernando Carrillo, Venezuelan actor
  • 1966 - A. R. Rahman, Indian composer
  • 1966 - Andrew Wood, American singer (Mother Love Bone) (d. 1990)
  • 1968 - John Singleton, American film director
  • 1970 - Julie Chen, American television presenter
  • 1970 - Gabrielle Reece, American volleyball player
  • 1972 - Nek, Italian singer
  • 1973 - Scott Ferguson, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1974 - Nicole DeHuff. American actress (d. 2005)
  • 1975 - James Farrior, American football player
  • 1975 - Yukana, Japanese seiyū
  • 1975 - Jason King, English radio DJ (Radio 1)
  • 1976 - Danny Pintauro, American actor
  • 1976 - Richard Zedník, Slovak ice hockey player
  • 1976 - Johnny Yong Bosch, American actor
  • 1978 - Nikki Einfeld, Canadian opera singer
  • 1978 - Casey Fossum, American baseball player
  • 1980 - Steed Malbranque, French footballer
  • 1980 - Hiromi Oshima, Japanese adult model
  • 1981 - Mike Jones, American rapper
  • 1981 - Jérémie Renier, Belgian actor
  • 1981 - Rinko Kikuchi, Japanese actress
  • 1982 - Gilbert Arenas, American basketball player
  • 1982 - Tiffany Pollard, American reality television personality
  • 1984 - Sean O'Brien, Australian Professional Windsurfer (AUS120.com)
  • 1986 - Paul McShane, Irish footballer
  • 1986 - Alex Turner, English musician (Arctic Monkeys)
  • 1989 - Andy Carroll, English footballer

Deaths[]

  • 664 - Amr ibn al-A'as, Arab general (bc. 583)
  • 1088 - Berengar of Tours, French theologian (bc. 999)
  • 1448 - Christopher of Bavaria, King of Denmark, Norway, and Sweden (b. 1418)
  • 1537 - Alessandro de' Medici, Duke of Florence (b. 1510)
  • 1537 - Baldassare Peruzzi, Italian architect and painter (b. 1481)
  • 1616 - Philip Henslowe, English theatrical entrepreneur (bc. 1550)
  • 1689 - Seth Ward, English mathematician and astronomer (b. 1671)
  • 1711 - Philipp van Almonde, Dutch admiral (b. 1646)
  • 1718 - Giovanni Vincenzo Gravina, Italian writer and jurist (b. 1664)
  • 1718 - Richard Hoare, English goldsmith and banker (b. 1648)
  • 1725 - Chikamatsu Monzaemon, Japanese dramatist (b. 1653)
  • 1731 - Étienne François Geoffroy, French chemist (b. 1672)
  • 1734 - John Dennis, English critic and dramatist (b. 1657)
  • 1813 - Louis Baraguey d'Hilliers, French general (b. 1764)
  • 1831 - Rodolphe Kreutzer, French violinist, composer and conductor (b. 1766)
  • 1840 - Fanny Burney, English novelist and diarist (b. 1752)
  • 1852 - Louis Braille, French teacher of the blind (b. 1809)
  • 1855 - Giacomo Beltrami, Italian explorer (b. 1779)
  • 1884 - Gregor Johann Mendel, Austrian geneticist (b. 1822)
  • 1885 - Peter Christen Asbjørnsen, Norwegian writer and scientist (b. 1812)
  • 1913 - Frederick Hitch, English Victoria Cross Winner (b. 1856)
  • 1918 - Georg Cantor, German mathematician (b. 1845)
  • 1919 - Max Heindel, Danish astrologer and mystic (b. 1865)
  • 1919 - Theodore Roosevelt, 26th President of the United States (b. 1858)
  • 1922 - Jakob Rosanes, German mathematician (b. 1842)
  • 1928 - Alvin Kraenzlein, American athlete (b. 1876)
  • 1934 - Herbert Chapman , Legendary Manager of Arsenal and Huddersfield Town (b. 1878)
  • 1937 - André Besette, Canadian religious figure (b. 1845)
  • 1941 - Charley O'Leary, American baseball player (b. 1882)
  • 1942 - Henri de Baillet-Latour, Belgian International Olympic Committee president (b. 1876)
  • 1944 - Ida Tarbell, American journalist (b. 1857)
  • 1945 - Vladimir Vernadsky, Russian mineralogist (b. 1863)
  • 1949 - Victor Fleming, American director (b. 1883)
  • 1969 - Daisy and Violet Hilton, British conjoined twins (b. 1908)
  • 1972 - Chen Yi, Chinese military commander and politician (b. 1901)
  • 1978 - Burt Munro, New Zealand motorcycle racer (b. 1899)
  • 1981 - A. J. Cronin, Scottish writer (b. 1896)
  • 1990 - Ian Charleson, Scottish actor (b. 1949)
  • 1990 - Pavel Alekseyevich Čerenkov, Russian physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1904)
  • 1993 - Rudolf Nureyev, Russian ballet dancer (b. 1938)
  • 1993 - Dizzy Gillespie, acclaimed jazz trumpet player (b. 1917)
  • 1995 - Joe Slovo, South African politician (b. 1926)
  • 1997 - Catherine Scorsese, Italian-American actress (b. 1912)
  • 1999 - Michel Petrucciani, French jazz pianist (b. 1962)
  • 2000 - Don Martin, American cartoonist (b. 1931)
  • 2004 - Pierre Charles, Prime Minister of Dominica (b. 1954)
  • 2004 - Charles Dumas, American athlete (b. 1937)
  • 2004 - Francesco Scavullo, American photographer (b. 1921)
  • 2005 - Lois Hole, Lt. Governor of Alberta (b. 1933)
  • 2005 - Louis Robichaud, Premier of New Brunswick (b. 1925)
  • 2006 - Lou Rawls, American singer (b. 1933)
  • 2006 - Hugh Thompson, Jr., decorated Vietnam War helicopter pilot (b. 1943)
  • 2007 - Mario Danelo, American football player (b. 1985)
  • 2007 - Sneaky Pete Kleinow, American musician and special-effects artist (b. 1934)
  • 2007 - Roberta Wohlstetter, military historian and strategist (b. 1912)

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This page uses content from the English language Wikipedia. The original content was at January 6. The list of authors can be seen in the page history. As with this Familypedia wiki, the content of Wikipedia is available under the Creative Commons License.

130 Familypedia people were born on January 6

 FatherMotherAge mother at birth
Pelatiah Adams (1646-1725)Thomas Adams (1612-1688)Mary Blackmore (1613-1695)
Edsil Myron Allred (1860-1937)Joseph Anderson Allred (1831-1891)Rhoda Ann Palmer (1834-1879)
Adam Arnold (1863-1941)Adam Arnold (1831-1895)Mary Music (c1835-1879)
Samuel Backus (1693-1740)Joseph Backus (1667-1740)Elizabeth Huntington (1669-1762)
Daniel Baglin (1824-1891)Thomas Baglin (c1792)Mary Neale (1796-?)
George Barrett (1825-1911)William Barrett (1796-1874)Elizabeth Craft (1800-1836)
Thomas Barrett-Lennard, 1st Bt. (1762-1857)Thomas Barrett-Lennard, 17th Baron Dacre (1717-1786)Elizabeth Fitzthomas (-1805)
Anne Louise Bingham (1782-1848)William Bingham (1752-1804)Ann Willing (1764-1801)
Gerrit Bleijenberg (c1793-1871)Gijsbert Bleijenberg (c1770-1840)Geertruida Coenen (1771-1839)
Sybil Bliss (1786-1879)John Bliss (1762-1800)Lydia Chamberlain (1767-1829)
Georg Borsita von Martinitz (1602-1651)Jaroslav Borsita von Martinitz (1582-1649)Maria Eusebia von Sternberg (1584-1634)
Jaroslav Borsita von Martinitz (1582-1649)Jaroslav Borsita von Martinitz (1549-1581)Johana Dašická z Barchova (c1560-1592)
Ann Botting (1713)Nicholas Botting (1676-1752)Ann Antil (bef1703)
Paul Brigham (1746-1824)Paul Brigham (1718-1746)Catherine Turner (1718-1779)
Peter Chardon Brooks (1767-1849)Edward Brooks (1733-1781)Abigail Brown (1744-1799)
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135 Familypedia people died on January 6

 FatherMotherAge at death
Etelka Alm (1861-1941)Móricz Fáy (1818-1866)Paulina Staudt (c1825-1904)
Gerrit Appelman (1705-1781)Claas Sutor (1678-1712)Grietje Wagenaar (1679-)
Mary Atwood (1643-1714)John Atwood (1614-1675)Sarah Joan Masterson (1622-1714)
Amorette Eliza Avery (1868-1939)Isaac Gallup Avery (1841-1914)Eliza Maria Williams (1844-1906)
Harriet Vernitia Beckstead (1831-1905)Alexander Beckstead (1802-1870)Catherine Elinore Lince (1807-1889)
Annie May Bellamy (1873-1946)John Thomas Bellamy (1851-1905)Susan Hockley (1849-1918)73
Catherine Ellen Berrell (1870-1951)Bernard Berrell (1802-1884)Bridgett Hogan (1840-1880)
Aranka Bethlen de Bethlen (1839-1872)Gábor Bethlen de Bethlen (1811-1872)Klára Bethlen de Bethlen (c1815-1893)
Krystyna Bisping von Gallen (1927-2012)Jan Nepomucen Bisping von Gallen (1880-1947)Maria Józefa Zamoyska h. Jelita (1887-1961)
Jane Blanch (1831-1874)Thomas J Blanch (1809-1892)Hannah Austin (1815-1879)
Norman Harker Blundell (1921-2015)William Blundell (1891-1969)Esther Harker (c1891-)
James Bogue (1847-1890)
Josiah Bradlee (1778-1860)Josiah Bradlee (1754-1798)Hannah Putnam (1758-1793)
Ann Eliza Brainerd (1819-1905)Lawrence Brainerd (1794-1870)Fidelia Burnett Gadcomb (1793-1852)
William Gray Brooks (1805-1879)Cotton Brooks (1765-1834)Jane Williams (1767-1828)
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89 Familypedia people were first married on January 6

 FatherMotherJoined with
John Abbot (1674-1754)John Abbot (1648-1721)Sarah Barker (1647-1729)Elizabeth Harnden (1756-1693)
John Alger (1820-1897)Samuel Alger (1786-1874)Clarrissa Hancock (1790-1870)Sarah Ann Pulsipher (1824-1909)
Otto I von Brandenburg (c1127-1184)Albrecht von Brandenburg (c1100-1170)Sophie von Winzenburg (c1105-1160)Judith of Poland (c1132-c1173) + Ada van Holland (c1163-1205)
Edward Hurcombe Baglin (c1781-1866)Thomas Baglin (c1725-)Betty Hurcombe (bef1776-)Christiana Eastmead (c1782-1855)
Verna Bagshaw (1903-1985)Robert William Bagshaw (1869-1932)Ruth Riding (1877-1930)Frank Judd (1895-1975)
Harriet Elizabeth Beecher (1811-1896)Lyman Beecher (1775-1863)Roxanna Foote (1775-1818)Calvin Ellis Stowe (1802-1886)
Joanna Blake (1617-c1667)Thomas Blake (-)Elizabeth Unknown (-)Robert Sedgwick (c1611-1656)
Ortensia Borromeo (1550-1578)Giberto II Borromeo (1511-1558)Taddea dal Verme (-c1550)Jakob Hannibal I. von Hohenems (1530-1587)
Mary Emma Boycan (1866-1954)George M. Boycan (c1844-?)Nancy Jane Hansbrow (c1845-?)Charles E. Hunt (1860-1947)
William Brown (1684-1756)Johnathon Brown (1635-1691)Mary Shattuck (1645-1732)Hannah Pease (1688-1717) + Sarah Bond (1690-1777)
George Herbert Walker Bush (1924-2018)Prescott Sheldon Bush (1895-1972)Dorothy Wear Walker (1901-1992)Barbara Pierce (1925-2018)
Robert Mackay Campbell (1806-1885)Alexander Campbell (1762-1813)Elizabeth Dick (c1771-1834)Ann Hassall (1808-1891)
Mary Ann Carpenter (1839-1896)David Carpenter (1795-)Lydia Mundell (1803-)John Martin Pherigo (1839-1898)
Joel Chitwood (1783-1856)William Chitwood (1750-1822)Susannah Nowlin (1754-1840)Sarah Short (1769-1850)
Ebenezer Clark (1747-1834)Ebenezer Clark (1714-1782)Jerusha Russell (1721-1809)Eunice Pomeroy (1751-1791)+Mindwell Pomeroy (1756-1805)+Elizabeth Pomeroy (1753-1825)
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