January 6 Birthdays in History - January 6 Deaths - January 6 Events
1989 Baby lion-tailed macaques, at Woodland Park Zoo, Seattle
1978 Steve Hartsell, born in Ann Arbor, Michigan, pairs skater, & Danielle Hartsell
1977 Amy Zappone, born in Wolcott, Connecticut, Miss America-Connecticut 1996
1977 Stacey Gartrell, born in Sydney, Australia, swimmer 1996 Olympics
1976 Agnieszka Zielinska, Miss Poland Universe 1997
1976 Danny Pintauro, born in Milltown, New Jersey, actor, Jonathan-Who's the Boss
1976 Jeremy Linn, U.S., 100m breaststroke, Olympics-silver/gold-96
1976 Richard Zednik, born in Bystrica, Czechoslovakia, NHL forward, Team Slovakia, Wash
1975 James Farrior, linebacker for the New York Jets
1975 Laura Berg, born in Whittier, California, softball outfielder, 1996 Olympics gold
1974 Juan Roque, born in San Diego, California, professional football player, offensive tackle, played for the National Football League's Detroit Lions
1974 Marcus Crandell, CFL quarterback for the Edmonton Eskimos
1974 Paul Grant, NBA center, Minnesota Timberwolves
1973 Sairaj Bahatule, cricketer, promising Bombay leg-spin all-rounder
1972 Denis Montana, CFL receiver, Montreal Alouettes, Toronto Argonauts
1972 Shae Marks, born in New Orleans, Louisiana, playmate, May, 1994
1972 Willie Clark, NFL cornerback, San Diego Chargers, Philadelphia Eagles
1971 Jed DeVries, NFL tackle for the Cleveland Browns
1971 Mike Wells, NFL defensive end, Detroit Lions
1971 Myron Baker, NFL linebacker for the Chicago Bears
1971 Joey Lauren Adams, American Actress
1970 Daniel Naulty, born in Los Angeles, California, pitcher for the Minnesota Twins
1970 Gabrielle Reece, Trinidad, volleyball star/model, Extremists
1970 Geert Brusselers, soccer player, NAC
1970 John Gerak, NFL tight end/guide, Minnesota Vikings, St. Louis Rams
1970 Keenan McCardell, NFL wide receiver, Cleveland Browns, Jaguars
1970 Kerrin Petty, Townshend Vt, cross country skier 1994 Olympics
1970 Rene Binken, soccer player, Volendam
1970 Julie Chen, American Journalist
1969 Alvin Morman, born in Rockingham, North Carolina, pitcher for the Houston Astros
1969 Florence Descampe, born in Brussels, Belgium, LPGA golfer, 1992 McCall
1969 Jason Childs, NFL tackle, Green Bay Packers, Carolina Panthers
1969 Nick A'Hern, Australian 20k walker, Olympics-22-92, 96
1968 Jerry Crafts, NFL/WLAF tackle, Philadelphia Eagles, Amsterdam Admirals
1968 Vlastimil Plavucha, Banska Bystrica CZ, hockey forward, Team Slovakia
1967 David Belcher, Australian rower 1996 Olympics
1967 Larry Donald, born in Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S. boxer 1992 Olympics
1967 Peter Loran, born in Teaneck, New Jersey, rock vocalist, Trixter-Give It To Me Good
1966 Bob Kratch, NFL guard for the New England Patriots
1966 Donnell Woolford, NFL cornerback, Pittsburgh Steelers, Chicago Bears
1966 Shahid Saeed, cricketer, Pakistani batsman in Test vs. India 1989
1965 Christine Wachtel, E German running star, world indoor record 800m
1965 Jose Dejesus, U.S. baseball pitcher for the Kansas City Royals
1965 Lindsay H Burns, Big Timber Mont, rower, 1996 Olympics silver
1965 Tim McDonald, NFL player for the San Francisco 49ers
1965 Bjorn Lomborg, Danish Scientist
1964 Charles Haley, NFL defensive end for the Dallas Cowboys
1964 Mark O'Toole, bassist/drummer, Frankie Goes to Hollywood-Relax
1963 Norm Charlton, born in Fort Polk, Louisiana, pitcher for the Seattle Mariners
1963 Paul Brindley, English pop bassist, Sundays, Can't Be Sure
1963 Philippe Perrin, Meknes Morocco, Lieutenant Colonel FAF/astronaut
1962 Philip Brown, Birmingham Engl, 4x400m runner 1984 Olympics silver
1962 Sean Landeta, NFL place kicker for the New York Giants
1961 Dirk de Vries, Dutch pop bassist, Kong-Slauerhoff
1961 Howie Long, former NFL tackle/actor/broadcaster, Broken Arrow
1960 Paul Azinger, born in Holyoke, Massachusetts, Paul William Azinger, professional golfer, ranked in the top 10 Official World Golf Rankings for 300 weeks between 1988 and 1994, won 11 tournaments on the PGA Tour in 7 seasons, won 1993 PGA Championship
1960 Andrea Thompson, American Actress
1960 Nigella Lawson, British Journalist
1959 Kapil Dev, born in Chandigarh, India, cricket player for India, captain of 1983 Cricket World Cup, won by India
1959 John Singleton, born in Los Angeles, California, director and screenwriter, 'Boyz n The Hood'
1959 Kathy Sledge, Philadelphia, vocalist, Sister Sledge-We are Family
1959 Nancy Rubin Sharff, New Kensington, LPGA golfer, 1991 Jamie Farr-9th
1957 C Michael Foale, Louth England, astronaut, STS-45, 56, 63, 84/86
1957 Nancy Lopez Knight, Torrance California, pro golfer, 1981 Dinah Shore
1956 Rowan Atkinson, England, comedian/actor, Mr Bean, Blackadder
1954 Anthony Minghella, director, English Patient
1954 Norbert Hahn, born in East Germany, 2 man luge, Gold Medal 1976, 1980 Olympics
1953 Malcolm Young, born in Glasgow, Scotland, guitarist, AC/DC-Highway to Hell
1952 Armelia McQueen, North Carolina, Brooklyn Conservatory, actress
1952 Grant Goodeve, New Haven Conn, actor, David-8 is Enough, Dynasty
1951 Kim Wilson, rocker, Fabulous Thunderbirds
1950 Louis Freeh, American Lawyer
1949 Michael Boit, Nandi Kenya, 800m runner 1972 Olympics bronze
1949 Richard Horowitz, composer
1948 Dayle Hadlee, cricketer, brother of Richard, New Zealand medium-pacer of 70's
1948 Guy Spencer Gardner, Alta Vista, Virginia, Lieutenant Colonel USAF/astronaut, STS-27, STS-35
1948 Bob Wise, born in Washington, D.C., Representative-D-West Virginia 1983 - 1993, Governor-D-West Virginia 2001 - 2005
1947 Ian Millar, Halifax NS, dressage rider, World Cup 1988, 89, Silver Medal 2008 Olympics
1946 Harold Jackson, Hattiesburg, MS, NFL wide receiver, LA, New Engl
1946 Syd Barrett, Roger Keith Barrett, lead guitarist, Pink Floyd-Brick in Wall
1945 Barry Holstein Lopez, U.S. author, Of Wolves and Men
1945 Barry John, Welsh international rugby player
1945 Pepe Le Pew, cartoon skunk, Au Dorable Kitty
1945 Barry Lopez, American Author
1944 Bonnie Franklin, Santa Monica Cal, TV actress, Ann-1 Day at a Time
1944 Henry Kravis, author, The Money Machine
1944 Robert Landers, Tarrant County, Texas, PGA golfer, Ft. Worth-1976, 78, 80
1944 Van McCoy, U.S. soul singer and songwriter, Hey Mr. DJ, Hustle
1943 Osvaldo Soriano, born in Mar del Plata, Argentina, writer, journalist, staff writer for La Opinion, wrote, 'Triste, solitarity y final', or, Sad, lonely and final'
1943 Paul James Nunn, mountaineer
1943 Terry Venables, British soccer player/manager
1941 Sandy Denny, country singer, Fairport Convention-If You Gotta Go
1940 Ed Zschau, born in Omaha, Nebraska, Representative-R-California 1983 - 1987
1939 Murray Rose, Scottish Athlete
1937 Doris Troy, Payne, U.S. soul singer and songwriter, Just One Kiss
1937 Lou Holtz, U.S., football coach, New Jersey Jets
1936 Julio Maria Sanguinetti Cairolo, president of Uruguay, 1985-90, 95-
1935 Ian Meckiff, cricketer, Austr quick 57-63, "threw"? his career away
1935 Nino Tempo, Niagara Falls, New York, rock vocalist, Deep Purple
1935 Paul Wilson, U.S. R&B-singer, Flamingos-Lovers Never Say Goodbye
1934 Bobby Lord, Sanford, Florida, country singer, Ozark Jubilee
1933 Capucine, Germaine Lefebvre, Toulon France, actress, Pink Panther
1932 Sacha Distel, French singer
1931 E[dgar] L[aurence] Doctorow, New York City, novelist, World's Fair
1931 Gerard van Muiden, Dutch MP, CDA
1931 Graeme Hole, cricketer, Australian batsman of the fifties
1931 E. L. Doctorow, American Author
1930 Denis Pitts, film-maker, journalist, novelist, wrote, 'This City is Ours', 'The Predator'
1930 Vic Tayback, born in Brooklyn, New York, actor, Mel-Alice, Khan, Portrait of a Stripper
1929 Wilbert Harrison, R and B singer, Kansas City
1925 John DeLorean, former automaker, DeLorean
1925 John DeLorean, American Businessman
1924 Earl Scruggs, North Carolina, bluegrass musician, & Flat-Ballad of Jed Clampett
1923 Leah Chase, master chef, in the creole tradition
1922 Finn Einar Mortensen, composer
1921 Lou Harris, pollster, Lou Harris Poll
1920 Earl Kim, born in Dinuba, California, Korean-American composer, professor at Princeton and Harvard, studied with Roger Sessions, Arnold Schoenberg, Ernest Bloch
1920 Early Wynn, Hartford Ala, baseball Hall of famer, pitcher
1920 Sun Myung Moon, evangelist, Unification Church-Moonies
1920 John Maynard Smith, English Scientist
1919 Sylvia Syms, U.S. singer, Hello Dolly, Dream Girl, Them There Eyes
1918 Buddy Weed, Ossining, New York, pianist, Penthouse Party
1918 Caspar MB "Cas" Baas, Dutch actor/playwright/director, Ciske the Rat
1917 Guillermo Rosario, Dutch Antilles, writer, E rais ku no ke muri
1916 Philip Bezanson, composer
1915 Alan Watts, born in Kent, England, writer, speaker, and philosopher, 'The Spirit of Zen' and 'The Art of Contemplation'
1915 Don Edwards, born in San Jose, California, Representative-D-California 1963 - 1995
1915 John Lilly, American Scientist
1914 Arnold Richardson, composer
1914 Danny Thomas, born in Deerfield, Michigan, comedian, Danny Thomas Show
1914 David Bruce, born in Kankakee, Illinois, actor, Harry-Beulah
1913 Edward Gierek, party leader, Polish CP
1913 Loretta Young, born in Salt Lake City, Utah, actress, Farmer's Daughter, Stranger
1913 Tom Brown, New York City, actor, Ed-Gunsmoke, Lt Rovacs-Mr Lucky
1912 Jacques Cesar Ellul, writer
1911 Eduardo Frei Montalva, president of Chile, 1964-70
1911 Joey Adams, born in Brooklyn, New York, comedian/actor/columnist, ABC's Back That Fact
1911 Nikolai Afanasyevich Kryuchkov, actor, Telegram, Town People
1911 Yannis Andreou Papaioannou, composer
1910 Wright Morris, U.S. writer
1909 Johannes H Moesman, Dutch surrealist painter, Rumor
1909 Keith Davis, voice tutor/author
1908 Menahem Avidom, composer
1906 Benedict Vilakazi, South Africa, poet/educator, Zulu-English Dictionary
1906 Jaap Wagemaker, Dutch sculptor
1905 Eric Frank Russell, UK, sci-fi author, Hugo, Deep Space, Dark Tides
1903 Boris Blacher, born in Newchwang, China, German composer, Orchester-Ornament
1903 Francis L Sullivan, born in London, England, actor, Missing Rembrandt
1903 Maurice Abravanel, Saloniki Greece, conductor/composer
1903 Stanley Smith, born in Kansas City, Missouri, actor, Honey, King of Jazz, Soup to Nuts
1902 Mark Brunswick, composer
1902 Sofie-Carmen Eckhardt-Gramatte, composer
1901 Patrick Aherne, England, actor, Bwana Devil, Botany Bay, Q Planes
1901 Tomas Gudmundsson, Iceland, poet
1900 Pierre-Octave Ferroud, French composer, Sarabande, Jeunesse
1899 Phyllis Haver, Douglas, Kansas, silent screen actress, What Price Glory
1898 Jan Filip Boon, Flemish author/editor, De Standaard 1929-39
1897 Billy Greene, actor, Burton-One Man's Family
1897 Peter Veres, literary/Hungarian minister of defense
1896 Abram N Pritzker, U.S. businessman, Hyatt Hotels, McCall's magazine
1896 Freerk Siemon Wolters, notary/resistance fighter
1892 Ludwig Berger, writer
1891 Ted McDonald, cricketer, great Australian quick of 20's
1889 Alan M Bateman, Canadian geologist, Yale professor
1883 Kahlil Gibran, born in Lebanon, mystic poet, The Prophet, Broken Wings
1882 Samuel Rayburn, born in Kingston, Tennessee, Representative-D-Texas 1913 - 1961, speaker of the House, 1940 - 1957
1882 Sam Rayburn, American Politician
1880 Tom Mix, Mix Run, Pennsylvania, silent screen cowboy actor, Dick Turpin
1880 Yuliya Lazarevna Veysberg, composer
1878 Carl Sandburg, U.S., poet/biographer of Lincoln, The People, Yes
1878 Carl Sandberg, American Poet
1873 Karl Straube, German organist/conductor
1872 Alexander N Scriabin, Moscow, hallucinogenic composer, Prometheus
1872 Alexander Scriabin, Russian Composer
1868 Vittorio Monti, composer
1867 Georges Martin Witkowski, composer
1864 Ban Johnson, Norwalk, Connecticut, baseball founder, American League
1861 Heinrich Gottlieb Noren, composer
1859 Samuel Alexander, English philosopher, Moral order and progress
1856 Giuseppe Martucci, composer
1850 Eduard "Ede" Bernstein, German marxist, New Era
1850 Franz Xaver Scharwenka, German pianist/composer, Mataswintha
1842 Clarence King, mining engineer, geologist
1838 Max Bruch, Koln, Cologne, Germany, composer
1835 Martin Kahler, Germany, theologist
1832 Gustave Dore, Strasbourg Fr, illustrator, Inferno, Ancient Mariner
1829 Kanagaki Robun [Bunzo Nozaki], Japanese humorist/gesaku-author
1827 John Calvin Brown, Major General Confederate Army
1827 John Wesley Frazer, Brigadier General Confederate Army, die in 1906
1826 Herman Grimm, Germany, writer/novelist, Ralph Waldo Emerson
1822 Heinrich Schliemann, German polyglot/archeologist, Troje
1811 Charles Sumner, leading Reconstruction senator
1807 Joseph Holt, Major General Union Army
1807 Ludwig Erk, composer
1803 Henri Herz, composer
1802 Ion Heliade-Radulescu, Romania, author/novelist/writer, Gramatica
1800 Willem A. Schimmelpenninck van der Oye, Dutch politician
1799 Jedediah Strong Smith, U.S. fur trader/explorer
1798 Ferdinand Simon Gassner, composer
1794 Kaspar Masek, composer
1791 Jose Melchor Gomiz y Colomer, composer
1776 Ferdinand von Schill, Prussian officer/rebel
1762 Nathaniel Smith, American Politician
1745 Jacques Montgolfier, France, aeronaut, 1st pioneer balloonist
1745 James Montgolfier, France, aeronaut, 1st pioneer balloonist
1732 Matija A. Reljkovic, Croatia, writer, Satir iliti divji covic
1728 Charles-Joseph-Balthazar Sohier, composer
1728 Domingos dos Reis Quita, Portuguese playwright and poet
1702 Jose Melchior de Nebra Blascu, composer
1695 Giuseppe Sammartini, composer
1692 Rynoldus Popma van Oevering, composer
1683 Francois de La Croix, composer
1602 Karl Rabenhaupt, German/Dutch baron of Sucha/army leader
1587 Gaspar de Guzman, Count of Olivares, Premier of Spain, 1621-43
1585 Claude Favre baron de Perouges seigneur de Vaugelas, French grammarian
1488 Helius Eobanus Hessus, German poet, Silvae
1486 Martin Agricola, German composer/cantor
1412 Joan of Arc, Domremy, martyr
1367 Richard II, Bordeaux, France, king of England, 1377-99