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January 6th

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

On this page, we have placed information about January 6th, including famous people born on, historical events that occurred on, holidays and observances that fall on, and astrological connections of, this day.
Famous People born on January 6th

1367 Richard II (King of England 1377-1399)

1412 Joan of Arc (French national heroine, Roman Catholic saint)

Joan of Arc

1745 Jacques-Étienne Montgolfier (inventor of hot air balloon)

1846 George Westinghouse (entrepreneur, engineer)

1913 Loretta Young (actress)

1920 Doris Stokes (psychic)

1920 John Maynard Smith (biologist)

1925 John DeLorean (engineer, businessman)

1934 Sylvia Syms (actress)

1943 Sir Terry Venables (soccer player and manager)

1946 Syd Barrett (musician - Pink Floyd)

1953 Malcolm Young (guitarist - AC/DC)

1955 Rowan Atkinson (comedian, actor)

Rowan Atkinson

1956 Angus Deayton (comedian, actor)

1956 Clive Woodwar (rugby player, coach)

1959 Kapil Dev (cricket player)

1960 Nigella Lawson (chef, journalist, author)

1965 Bjørn Lomborg (academic)

1981 Mike Jones (rapper)

1989 Andy Carroll (soccer player)

January 6th in History

1066 Harold Godwinson crowned King of England.

1540 King Henry VIII of England marries Anne of Cleves.

Henry VIII

1781 Battle of Jersey: British defeat the last attempt by French to take the Channel Islands.

1838 Samuel Morse performs first successful test of the electric telegraph.

Samuel Morse

1847 Samuel Colt sells his first revolver to the US government.

1912 New Mexico admitted as 47th US state.

New Mexico Flag

1912 Alfred Wegener first presents his theory of continental drift.

1929 Mother Teresa arrives in India to begin humanitarian work.

Mother Teresa

1931 Thomas Alva Edison submits his last patent application.

Thomas Edison

1947 PanAm becomes the first airline to offer a round-the-world ticket.

2020 Rioters enter US Capitol Building in Washington DC.

January 6th is also



12th Day of Christmas

12th Day of Christmas

Beginning of Carnivale season (Brazil)


Celebration of ceremonial birthday of Haile Selassie (Rastafari Movement)

Haile Selassie


People born on January 6th are Capricorn


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