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January 6 - Deaths

Calendar Date January 6th:
January 6 - Deaths:
664 – Amr ibn al-A'as - Arab general (b. c.583)
1088 – Berengar of Tours - French theologian (b. c.999)
1275 – St Raymond of Peñafort (b. c.1175)
1448 – Christopher of Bavaria - King of Denmark, Norway, and Sweden (b. 1418)
1481 – Akhmat Khan - Khan of the Golden Horde
1537 – Baldassare Peruzzi - Italian architect & painter (b. 1481)
1537 – Alessandro de' Medici - Duke of Florence (b. 1510)
1572 – Shah Jehan - Mughal King
1592 – Johann Casimir of Simmern - Elector Palatine (b. 1543)
1616 – Philip Henslowe - English theatrical entrepreneur (b. c.1550)
1646 – Elias Holl - German Architect (b. 1573)
1689 – Seth Ward - English mathematician & astronomer (b. 1617)
1693 – Mehmed IV - ex-Ottoman Sultan (b. 1642)
1711 – Philipp van Almonde - Dutch admiral (b. 1646)
1718 – Richard Hoare - English goldsmith & banker (b. 1648)
1718 – Giovanni Vincenzo Gravina - Italian writer & jurist (b. 1664)
1725 – Chikamatsu Monzaemon - Japanese dramatist (b. 1653)
1731 – Étienne François Geoffroy - French chemist (b. 1672)
1734 – John Dennis - English dramatist (b. 1657)
1813 – Louis Baraguey d'Hilliers - French general (b. 1764)
1831 – Rodolphe Kreutzer - French violinist, composer & conductor (b. 1766)
1840 – Fanny Burney - English novelist & diarist (b. 1752) died age 87.
1847 – Tyāgarāja - Carnatic Classic Music Composer,Indian(b. 1767)
1852 – Louis Braille - French teacher of the blind & inventor (1829) of braille (b. 1809).
1855 – Giacomo Beltrami - Italian explorer (b. 1779)
1882 – Richard Henry Dana - Jr., American novelist (Two Years Before the Mast) (b. 1815).
1884 – Gregor Johann Mendel - Augustine monk, botanist, Austrian geneticist died in Brun, Bavaria (b. 1822).
1885 – Peter Christen Asbjørnsen - Norwegian writer & scientist (b. 1812)
1896 – Thomas W. Knox - American writer & journalist (b. 1835)
1901 – Philip Armour - American meat packer
1913 – Frederick Hitch - English Victoria Cross Winner (b. 1856)
1918 – Georg Cantor - German mathematician, worked on theory of infinity (b. 1845).
1919 – Theodore Roosevelt - 26th President of the United States died at Sagamore Hill, Oyster Bay, New York State (b. 1858)
1919 – Max Heindel - Danish astrologer & mystic (b. 1865)
1922 – Jakob Rosanes - German mathematician (b. 1842)
1928 – Alvin Kraenzlein - American athlete (b. 1876)
1933 – Vladimir de Pachmann - Russian-German pianist (b. 1848)
1934 – Herbert Chapman - English football player & manager (b. 1878)
1937 – André Besette - Canadian religious figure (b. 1845)
1941 – Charley O'Leary - American baseball player (b. 1882)
1942 – Emma Calvé - French soprano (b. 1858)
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)
1945 – Edith Frank - mother of Anne Frank (b. 1900)
1949 – Victor Fleming - American film director (The Wizard of Oz) dies in Phoenix, Arizona (b. 1883).
1966 – Jean Lurçat - French painter & tapestry designer (b. 1892)
1972 – Chen Yi - Chinese military commander & politician (b. 1901)
1974 – David Alfaro Siqueiros - Mexican painter (b. 1896)
1978 – Burt Munro - New Zealand motorcycle racer (b. 1899)
1981 – A. J. (Archibald Joseph) Cronin - Scottish novelist dies in Switzerland (b. 1896).
1984 – Ernest Laszlo - Hungarian-U.S. cinematographer (b. 1898)
1990 – Pavel Alekseyevich Čerenkov - Russian physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1904)
1990 – Ian Charleson - Scottish actor (b. 1949)
1993 – Dizzy Gillespie - acclaimed jazz trumpet player (b. 1917)
1993 – Richard Mortensen - Danish painter (b. 1910)
1993 – Rudolf Nureyev - Russian ballet dancer (b. 1938)
1994 – Virginia Dell Cassidy - Bill Clinton's mother (b. 1923)
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 – Francesco Scavullo - American photographer (b. 1921)
2004 – Charles Dumas - American athlete (b. 1937)
2004 – Pierre Charles - Prime Minister of Dominica (b. 1954)
2005 – Louis Robichaud - Premier of New Brunswick (b. 1925)
2005 – Lois Hole - Lt. Governor of Alberta (b. 1933)
2006 – Lou Rawls - American singer (b. 1933)
2006 – Hugh Thompson - Jr., decorated Vietnam War helicopter pilot (b. 1943)
2007 – Roberta Wohlstetter - military historian & strategist (b. 1912)
2007 – Sneaky Pete Kleinow - American musician & special-effects artist (b. 1934)
2007 – Mario Danelo - American football player (b. 1985)
2009 – Ron Asheton - The Stooges guitarist (b. 1948)


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January 6 - Births

Calendar Date January 6th:
January 6th - Births:
1367 – King Richard II of England (d. 1400) born at Bordeaux in France.
1412 – St Joan of Arc - Maid of Orleans & French heroine (d. 1431); birthdate is debated.
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)
1580 – (baptised) John Smith of Jamestown (d. 1631)
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 – Jakob Bernoulli - Swiss mathematician (d. 1705)
1655 – Eleonore-Magdalena of Neuburg - Holy Roman Empire Empress (d. 1720)
1673 – 1st Duke of Chandos - English aristocrat, eponym of Handel's Chandos Anthems (d. 1744)
1714 – Percivall Pott - English physician (d. 1788)
1745 – Étienne Montgolfier - French inventor, balloonist, paper manufacturer (d. 1799).
1793 – James Madison Porter - American politician (d. 1862)
1795 – Anselme Payen - French chemist (d. 1871)
1799 – Jedediah Strong Smith - U.S. hunter, explorer (d. 1831)
1803 – Henri Herz - Austrian pianist, composer (d. 1888)
1807 – Jozef Maximilián Petzval - Slovak inventor (d. 1891)
1808 – Joseph Pitty Couthouy - American naval officer (d. 1864)
1811 – Charles Sumner - U.S. politician (d. 1874)
1812 – Melchora Aquino - Filipino revolutionary hero (d. 1919)
1819 – Baldassare Verazzi - Italian painter (d. 1886)
1822 – Heinrich Schliemann - German archaeologist, discovered cities of Troy & Mycenae (d. 1890).
1832 – Gustave Doré - French painter, sculptor & illustrator (d. 1883).
1838 – Max Bruch - German composer, mainly choral works (d. 1920).
1848 – Hristo Botev - Bulgarian poet & revolutionary (d. 1876)
1850 – Franz Xaver Scharwenka - Polish-German pianist & composer (d. 1924)
1856 – Giuseppe Martucci - Italian composer (d. 1909)
1857 – Hugh Mahon - Irish-born Australian politician (d. 1931)
1857 – William E. Russell - 37th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1896)
1859 – Samuel Alexander - Australian-born British philosopher (d. 1938)
1861 – George Exton Lloyd - Anglican bishop & theologian (d. 1940)
1868 – Vittorio Monti - Italian composer (Csardas) (d. 1922)
1870 – Gustav Bauer - Chancellor of Germany (d. 1944)
1872 – Alexander Scriabin - Russian composer (d. 1915)
1874 – Fred Niblo - American film actor, director, producer (d. 1948)
1878 – Carl Sandburg - American poet & historian (d. 1967)
1878 – Dame Adeline Genée - Danish-British ballerina (d. 1970)
1880 – Tom Mix - American Westerns actor, born El Paso Taxas (d. 1940).
1882 – Aleksandra Ekster - Russian painter (d. 1949)
1882 – Sam Rayburn - American politician (d. 1961)
1882 – Fan S. Noli - Albanian bishop (d. 1965)
1883 – Khalil Gibran - Lebanese writer (d. 1931)
1898 – James Fitzmaurice - Irish aviation pioneer (d. 1965)
1898 – Charles E. Pont - American artist (d. 1971)
1899 – Phyllis Haver - American actress (d. 1960)
1899 – Heinrich Nordhoff - German automobile engineer (d. 1968)
1900 – Kathryn Hulme - American novelist (d. 1981)
1902 – Helmut Poppendick - Nazi physician (d. 1994)
1903 – Francis L. Sullivan - English actor (d. 1956)
1903 – Maurice Abravanel - Greek-born conductor (d. 1993)
1905 – Idris Davies - Welsh poet (d. 1953)
1907 – David Fleay - Australian naturalist (d. 1993)
1910 – Wright Morris - American writer (d. 1998)
1911 – Eduardo Frei Montalva - president of Chile (1964-70)
1911 – Joey Adams - Bkln NY, comedian/actor/columnist (ABC's Back That Fact)
1911 – Nikolai Afanasyevich Kryuchkov - actor (Telegram, Town People)
1911 – Yannis Andreou Papaioannou - composer
1912 – Danny Thomas - American actor (d. 1991)
1913 – Loretta Young - American actress; born Salt Lake City, Utah as Gretchen Young (d. 2000).
1913 – Edward Gierek - Polish politician (d. 2001)
1915 – Alan Watts - English writer/philosopher (d. 1973)
1915 – John C. Lilly - American psychoanalyst (d. 2001)
1916 – Vincent Serventy - Australian writer & conservationist (d. 2007)
1917 – Koo Chen-fu - Chinese negotiator (d. 2005)
1920 – Doris Stokes - British psychic medium (d. 1987)
1920 – Early Wynn - American baseball player (d. 1999)
1920 – John Maynard Smith - English biologist (d. 2004)
1920 – Sun Myung Moon - Korean evangelist
1921 – Cary Middlecoff - American golfer (d. 1998)
1923 – Norman Kirk - New Zealander politician (d. 1974)
1923 – Jacobo Timerman - Argentine writer (d. 1999)
1924 – Earl Scruggs - American musician
1925 – John De Lorean - American auto maker (d. 2005)
1926 – Pat Flaherty - American racecar driver (d. 2002)
1926 – Kid Gavilan - Cuban boxer (d. 2003)
1926 – Mickey Hargitay - Hungarian-born American actor & bodybuilder (d. 2006)
1926 – Ralph Branca - American baseball player
1928 – George H. Ross - American businessman
1929 – Babrak Karmal - Afghani politician (d. 1996)
1929 – Anne Rogers Clark - American dog breeder & trainer (d. 2006)
1930 – Vic Tayback - American actor (d. 1990)
1931 – E. L. Doctorow - American author
1931 – Juan Goytisolo - Spanish poet, essayist - & novelist
1931 – Dickie Moore - Canadian ice hockey player
1931 – Capucine - French actress (d. 1990)
1931 – P.J. Kavanagh - Irish poet, actor, critic & novelist.
1932 – Stuart A. Rice - American chemist
1933 – Oleg Makarov - Soviet cosmonaut (d. 2003)
1933 – Emil Steinberger - Swiss comedian
1934 – Harry M. Miller - Australian entrepreneur
1934 – Tassos Papadopoulos - president of the Republic of Cyprus (d. 2008)
1934 – Sylvia Sims - British film actress.
1934 – John Wieners - American lyric poet (d. 2002)
1935 – Margarita Gomez-Acebo y Cejuela - Tsaritsa of Bulgaria
1935 – Nino Tempo - American singer & actor
1936 – Rubén Amaro - Sr., Mexican baseball player
1936 – Darlene Hard - American tennis player
1936 – Julio María Sanguinetti Coirolo - President of Uruguay
1937 – Doris Troy - American singer (d. 2004)
1937 – Paolo Conte - Italian singer
1937 – Lou Holtz - American football coach
1938 – Adriano Celentano - Italian singer & actor
1938 – Adrienne Clarke - Australian botanist & politician
1938 – Mario Rodríguez Cobos - Argentine writer & spiritual leader
1939 – Murray Rose - Australian Olympic swimmer
1940 – Van McCoy - American musician (d. 1979)
1940 – Penny Lernoux - American journalist (d. 1989)
1943 – Terry Venables - English football manager
1944 – Bonnie Franklin - American actress
1944 – Rolf M. Zinkernagel - Swiss immunologist, Nobel laureate
1945 – Allen Appel - American novelist
1945 – Barry John - Welsh & Lions rugby international; schoolmaster
1946 – Syd Barrett - English guitarist, singer & songwriter Pink Floyd (d. 2006)
1947 – Sandy Denny - English singer & songwriter (d. 1978)
1947 – Ian Millar - Canadian Equestrian Rider.
1948 – Guy Gardner - NASA astronaut
1950 – Louis Freeh - former Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation
1951 – Don Gullett - American baseball player
1951 – Kim Wilson - American musician (The Fabulous Thunderbirds)
1952 – Moondog Spot - American professional wrestler (d. 2003)
1952 – Frank Sivero - Italian-born American actor
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 (d. 2008)
1954 – Karen Moras - Australian swimmer
1954 – Trudie Styler - English actress
1955 – Rowan Atkinson - English comedian & actor; known for series of Mr Bean & Blackadder.
1955 – Richard Corbett - Labour Member of the European Parliament
1956 – Angus Deayton - English comedian, actor & television presenter
1957 – Nancy Lopez-Melton - American golfer
1957 – C. Michael Foale - NASA astronaut
1958 – Themos Anastasiadis - Greek journalist & newspaper editor
1958 – Scott Bryce - American actor
1959 – Kapil Dev - Indian cricket captain, cricketer.
1959 – Kathy Sledge - American singer
1960 – Paul Azinger - American golfer
1960 – Kari Jalonen - Finnish ice hockey player
1960 – Nigella Lawson - English chef & writer
1960 – Howie Long - National Football League player
1960 – Andrea Thompson - American actress
1962 – Michael Houser - American guitarist (Widespread Panic) (d. 2002)
1964 – Rafael Vidal - Venezuelan athlete (d. 2005)
1964 – Charles Haley - American football player
1964 – Henry Maske - German boxer
1964 – Jacqueline Moore - American wrestler
1964 – Mark O'Toole - English bass guitarist (Frankie Goes to Hollywood)
1964 – Yuri - Mexican actress & singer
1965 – Muhammed al-Ahari - American Muslim writer
1965 – Konnan - Cuban-born professional wrestler
1965 – Bjorn Lomborg - Danish mathematician
1966 – Andrew Wood - American singer (Mother Love Bone) (d. 1990)
1966 – Fernando Carrillo - Venezuelan actor
1966 – Sharon Cuneta,Filipina Megastar, Multi media Queen
1966 – A. R. Rahman - Indian composer
1968 – John Singleton - American film director
1969 – Norman Reedus - American model & actor
1970 – José Carabalí - Venezuelan track & field athlete
1970 – Julie Chen - American television presenter
1970 – Gabrielle Reece - American volleyball player
1971 – Gary Wiseman - American punk-rock drummer
1971 – Irwin Thomas - Australian singer (ex-Southern Sons)
1972 – Nek - Italian singer
1973 – Scott Ferguson - Canadian ice hockey player
1973 – Vasso Karantasiou - Greek beach volleyball player
1974 – Marlon Anderson - American baseball player
1974 – Paul Grant - American basketball player
1974 – Daniel Cordone - Argentine footballer
1975 – Nicole DeHuff - American actress (d. 2005)
1975 – James Farrior - American football player
1975 – Jason King - English radio DJ (Radio 1)
1975 – Yukana - Japanese seiyū
1976 – Danny Pintauro - American actor
1976 – Lu Yi (actor) - Chinese actor.
1976 – Richard Zedník - Slovak ice hockey player
1976 – Johnny Yong Bosch - American actor, voice actor, & musician.
1977 – Marc Johnson (skateboarder) - American skateboarder
1978 – Nikki Einfeld - Canadian opera singer
1978 – Bubba Franks - American football player
1978 – Casey Fossum - American baseball player
1978 – Tara Spencer-Nairn - Canadian actress
1980 – Steed Malbranque - French footballer
1981 – Mike Jones - American rapper
1981 – Rinko Kikuchi - Japanese actress
1981 – Jérémie Renier - Belgian actor
1981 – Asante Samuel - American football player
1982 – Gilbert Arenas - American basketball player
1982 – Brian Bass - American baseball player
1982 – Tiffany Pollard - American reality television personality
1983 – Mithra Jin - South-Korean hip hop musician
1984 – Sean O'Brien - Australian windsurfer
1986 – Paul McShane - Irish footballer
1986 – Alex Turner - English musician (Arctic Monkeys)
1986 – Mike Teel - American football player.


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January 6 - General (Calendar Date)


January 6th - Basic Facts:
  • 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).
  • 12th night after Christmas.
  • The preceding day is January 5.
  • Next day is January 7.
January 6th Births (Here)

January 6th Deaths (Here)

January 6th Events:
871 – King Alfred deats the Danes at Battle of Ashdown.
1066 – Harold Godwinson (Harold II) is crowned King of England, (dies at Battle of Hastings)
1205 – Philip of Swabia becomes King of the Romans.
1449 – Byzantine Emperor Constantine XI is crowned at Mistra.
1494 – The first Mass in the New World is celebrated at La Isabela, Hispaniola.
1540 – King Henry VIII (of England) marries Anne of Cleves ('the Flanders Mare').
1579 – Union of Atrecht is signed.
1649 – English Civil War - The Rump Parliament votes to put Charles I on trial.
1661 – English Restoration - The Fifth Monarchists unsuccessfully make an attempt at seizing control of London.
1690 – Joseph (son of Emperor Leopold I), becomes King of the Romans.
1721 – South Sea Bubble Committee of Inquiry publishes its findings.
1781 – Battle of Jersey - the British defeat France's last attempt at invading Jersey.
1838 – Samuel Morse successfully demonstrates the electrical telegraph for the first time.
1853 – Franklin Pierce (President-elect of the United States) & his family are involved in a train crash near Andover, Massachusetts.
1870 – Musikverein (Vienna) inauguration.
1893 – The Washington National Cathedral is chartered by Congress.
1907 – Maria Montessori opens her 1st school & daycare center for use by working class children in Rome.
1912 – New Mexico (the Sunshine State) becomes 47th U.S. state.
1926 – Lufthansa, German national airline is founded.
1928 – River Thames flooded, & filled moat of Tower of London.
1929 – King Alexander of the Serbs, Croats & Slovenes suspends his country's constitution (~> January 6th Dictatorship, Šestojanuarska diktatura).
1929 – Mother Teresa arrives in Calcutta to begin a her work.
1930 – The 1st diesel-engined automobile trip is completed (Indianapolis to New York City).
1930 – Don Bradman (Australian batsman) scores 452 not out in 1st innings (NSW vrs Queensland).
1931 – Thomas Edison submits his final patent application.
1931 – The New Sadler's Wells Theatre is opened in London.
1936 – The 1933 US Agricultural Adjustment Act is ruled to be unconstitutional by the Supreme Court of the United States (United States v. Butler et al).
1938 – Sigmund Freud arrives in London, fleeing persecution of Jews in Vienna.
1941 – Four Freedoms Speech delivered by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt in the State of the Union Address.
1942 – Pan American Airlines is the 1st commercial airline to schedule a flight around the world.
1945 - The 'Battle of the Bulge' ended.
1950 – The United Kingdom recognizes the People's Republic of China, with the result that the Republic of China severs diplomatic relations with the UK.
1953 – First Asian Socialist Conference opens in Rangoon, Burma.
1959 - Work on Mont Blanc road tunnel between France & Italy, begins.
1964 - Pope Paul VI completes 3-day tour of Holy Land.
1967 – "Operation Deckhouse Five" is launched in the Mekong River delta by United States Marine Corps & ARVN troops (Vietnam War).
1974 – Daylight saving time commences nearly 4 months early in the United States - because of 1973 energy crisis.
1977 – EMI sack the Sex Pistols group after a rowdy interview with Bill Grundy on television.
1978 – The Crown of St. Stephen (Holy Crown of Hungary) is returned to Hungary from the United States (held here after World War II).
1988 – La Coupole, famous brasserie in Paris, sold for £6 million.
1994 – Nancy Kerrigan has knee clubbed at U.S. Figure Skating Championships (held in Detroit).
2004 – Costas Simitis resigns as president of the Greek Panhellenic Socialist Movement.
2005 – Edgar Ray Killen is arrested as a suspect in 1964 murders of 3 civil rights workers - American Civil Rights Movement history.


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