January 6th: What is special about this date?

January 6th marks the 6th day of the Gregorian calendar year. There are 359 days remaining until the end of the year (or 360 days in case of leap years). Discover famous birthdays on January 6th, celebrities died on this date, the zodiac sign associated to January 6th and what happened on January 6th in history. On this page we will address all your questions and curiosities about January 6th.


January 6th: what famous birthdays are on this date?

On January 6th there are the following famous birthdays:

  • Kate McKinnon
    Kate McKinnon (1984)

    Kate mckinnon is a comedian known for her work on saturday night live and her impressions of famous personalities.

  • Rowan Atkinson
    Rowan Atkinson (1955)

    Rowan Atkinson is a British actor, comedian, and screenwriter, best known for his roles in the sitcoms 'Mr.

  • Norman Reedus
    Norman Reedus (1969)

    American actor and model, known for his roles in the walking dead's series daryl dixon and murphy macmanus' 1999 film the boondock saints...

  • Adriano Celentano
    Adriano Celentano (1938)

    Italian singer-songwriter, actor, and director.

  • Olga Georges-Picot
    Olga Georges-Picot (1940)

    French family noted, the daughter of a chinese ambassador.

  • Jérémie Renier
    Jérémie Renier (1981)

    Belgian actor.

  • Loretta Young
    Loretta Young (1913)

    American actress who had her own television show in the 1950s.

  • Danny Pintauro
    Danny Pintauro (1976)

    American actor seen playing young jonathan in the tv sitcom, "who's the boss?".

  • Mickey Hargitay
    Mickey Hargitay (1926)

    American physical culturist mr.

  • Danny Thomas
    Danny Thomas (1914)

    Deerfield, michigan -- comedian (show).

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January 6th: who died on this date?

On January 6th the following celebrities died:

  • Rudolf Nureyev
    Rudolf Nureyev (1993)

    Russian-french choreographer and dancer (d. 1993).

  • Sidney Poitier
    Sidney Poitier (2022)

    American actor.

  • Silvana Pampanini
    Silvana Pampanini (2016)

    Italian film actress from the 1950s.

  • Om Puri
    Om Puri (2017)

    Renowned Indian actor known for his versatile roles in films.

  • Pat Harrington
    Pat Harrington (2016)


  • Loui Braille (1852)

    Inventor of the Braille system, a widely used method of reading and writing for the visually impaired.

  • Genecis Mendel (1884)

    Considered the father of genetics, he discovered the basic principles of heredity through his experiments with pea plants.

  • Cicilia Mandela (2005)

    South African anti-apartheid activist and politician.

  • Ron Asheton (2009)

    Ron Asheton was an American guitarist and songwriter, best known as a founding member of the rock band The Stooges.

  • Messiyah Mendel (1884)

    Known for his work in genetics and the study of pea plants.

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January 6th: what zodiac sign is associated with this date?

On January 6th, the zodiac sign associated with this date is Capricorn according to the Western Zodiac.

Capricorn zodiac sign

January 6th: what is special about the Capricorn sign?

The Capricorn sign encompasses people born between December 22nd and January 19th.

You can discover Capricorn's personality traits and attitude and Capricorn's most and least compatible signs.

If you're a Capricorn born in January discover why January born are so special.


January 6th: what happened on this date in history?

Here's what happened on January 6th in history:

  • Jan 6, 1900: Second Boer War: Having already sieged the fortress at Ladysmith, Boer forces attack it, but are driven back by British defenders.
  • Jan 6, 1910: The Great White Fleet passes through the Suez Canal, the largest group of ships to pass through up to that time.
  • Jan 6, 1942: Bob Feller, enlists in Navy and reports for duty to Norfolk Virginia
  • Jan 6, 1946: Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Quemadmodum
  • Jan 6, 1950: Happy as Larry opens at Coronet Theater NYC for 3 performances
  • Jan 6, 1993: Bill Wyman announces he will leave Rolling Stones
  • Jan 6, 1998: Don Sutton selected to Baseball Hall of Fame.
  • Jan 6, 1999: Dennis Hastert becomes Speaker of the United States House of Representatives.
  • Jan 6, 2004: Through his lawyer, the defence lawyer asks for an interrogation of the man accused in the murder of Sweden's FM Anna Lindh (September 10), to get critical details about the stabbing. Mijailovic appears to have confessed the attack.
  • Jan 6, 2010: Heritage Numismatic Auctions has sold a US 1874 Bickford Gold $10 Pattern at Public Auction for US$1,265,000. The Reed Hawn US 1913 Liberty Head 5-cent Coin sells at $3,737,000.
  • Jan 6, 2011: Heritage Auction Galleries holds its Heritage Auctions Signature currency auction at the Florida United Numismatists convention, Tampa, Florida. A Series 1861 US10 demand paper, handwritten "for" the only known one, VG-8, goes for $109,250.
  • Jan 6, 2014: War in North-West Pakistan -: A bomb explodes in the home of a tribal elder in Khyber Agency (Pakistan), killing 10 and injuring 9.

What day of the year is January 6th?

January 6th marks the 6th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar.

There are 359 days remaining until the end of the year (or 360 days in case of leap years).

January 6th is the 6th day of the month of January.