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Births for January 06


  • 1367 Richard II, Bordeaux, France, king of England (1377-99)
  • 1412 Joan of Arc, Domremy, martyr
  • 1486 Martin Agricola, (M Sore), German composer/cantor
  • 1488 Helius Eobanus Hessus, German poet (Silvae)
  • 1587 Gaspar de Guzman, Count of Olivares, Spanish minister
  • 1732 Mat˜a A Reljkovic, Croatia, writer (Satir of the wilde mens)
  • 1745 Jacques Montgolfier, France, aeronaut (1st pioneer balloonist)
  • 1745 James Montgolfier, France, aeronaut (1st pioneer balloonist)
  • 1799 Jedediah Smith, fur trader/explorer
  • 1802 Ion Heliade-Radulescu, Romania, author/novelist/writer (Gramatica)
  • 1807 Joseph Holt, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1894
  • 1811 Charles Sumner, leading Reconstruction senator, died in 1874
  • 1822 Heinrich Schliemann, linguist/archaeologist (Troi)
  • 1826 Herman Grimm, Germany, writer/novelist (Ralph Waldo Emerson)
  • 1827 John Calvin Brown, Major General (Confederate Army), died in 1889
  • 1827 John Wesley Frazer, Brig General (Confederate Army), die in 1906
  • 1832 Gustave Dor‚, Strasbourg Fr, illustrator (Inferno, Ancient Mariner)
  • 1835 Martin K„hler, Germany, theologist
  • 1838 Max Bruch, K”ln (Cologne), Germany, composer
  • 1842 Clarence King, mining engineer (geologist)
  • 1854 Sherlock Holmes, Mycroft, fictional detective (via Arthur Conan Doyle
  • 1864 Ban Johnson, Norwalk Ct, baseball founder (American League)
  • 1872 Alexander Scriabin, Moscow, hallucinogenic composer (Prometheus)
  • 1873 Karl Straube, German organist/conductor
  • 1878 Carl Sandburg, US, poet/biographer of Lincoln (The People, Yes)
  • 1880 Tom Mix, silent screen cowboy actor (Dick Turpin)
  • 1882 Samuel Rayburn, Tenn, (Rep-D-Tx), speaker of the House (1940-57)
  • 1883 Khalil Gibran, Lebanon, mystic poet (The Prophet, Broken Wings)
  • 1889 Alan M Bateman, Canadian geologist (Yale professor)
  • 1896 Abram N Pritzker, US businessman (Hyatt Hotels, McCall's magazine)
  • 1897 Billy Greene, actor (Burton-One Man's Family)
  • 1897 P‚ter Veres, literary/Hungarian minister of defense
  • 1900 Pierre-Octave Ferroud, French composer (Sarabande, Jeunesse)
  • 1901 T¢mas Gudmundsson, Iceland, poet
  • 1903 Boris Blacher, Newchwang China, German composer (Orchester-Ornament)
  • 1903 Francis L Sullivan, English actor (Missing Rembrandt)
  • 1903 Maurice Abravanel, Saloniki Greece, conductor
  • 1905 Eric Frank Russell, UK, sci-fi author (Hugo, Deep Space, Dark Tides)
  • 1906 Benedict Vilakazi, S Africa, poet/educator (Zulu-English Dictionary)
  • 1906 Cut Wagemaker, (Adrian B), sculptor
  • 1910 Wright Morris, US writer
  • 1911 Eduardo Frei Montalva, president of Chile (1964-70)
  • 1911 Joey Adams, Bkln NY, comedian/actor/columnist (ABC's Back That Fact)
  • 1913 Edward Gierek, party leader (Polish CP)
  • 1913 Loretta Young, Salt Lake City Ut, actr (Farmer's Daughter, Stranger)
  • 1913 Tom Brown, NYC, actor (Ed-Gunsmoke, Lt Rovacs-Mr Lucky)
  • 1914 Danny Thomas, Deerfield Mich, comedian (Danny Thomas Show)
  • 1914 David Bruce, Kankakee Ill, actor (Harry-Beulah)
  • 1915 Alan Watts, Kent England, writer (Book on the Taboo)
  • 1915 Don Edwards, (Rep-D-CA, 1963- )
  • 1917 Guillermo Rosario, Antilles, writer (E rais ku no ke muri)
  • 1918 Buddy Weed, Ossining NY, pianist (Penthouse Party)
  • 1919 Sylvia Syms, US singer (Hello Dolly, Dream Girl, Them There Eyes)
  • 1920 Early Wynn, Hartford Ala, baseball Hall of famer (pitcher)
  • 1920 Sun Myung Moon, evangelist (Unification Church-Moonies)
  • 1921 Cary Middlecoff, golfer (1956 Vardon Trophy, 1955 Byron Nelson Award)
  • 1921 Lou Harris, pollster (Lou Harris Poll)
  • 1924 Earl Scruggs, bluegrass musician (& Flat-Ballad of Jed Clampett)
  • 1925 John Z DeLorean, former automaker (DeLorean)
  • 1929 Wilbert Harrison, R & B singer (Kansas City)
  • 1930 Vic Tayback, Bkln NY, actor (Mel-Alice, Khan, Portrait of a Stripper)
  • 1931 E L "Edgar Lawrence" Doctorow, NYC, novelist (World's Fair)
  • 1931 Gerard van Muiden, Dutch 2nd Chamber member (CDA)
  • 1934 Bobby Lord, Sanford Fla, country singer (Ozark Jubilee)
  • 1935 Capucine, (Germaine Lefebvre), France, actress (Pink Panther)
  • 1935 Nino Tempo, Niagara Falls NY, rock vocalist (Deep Purple)
  • 1936 Julio Mar¡a Sanguinetti Cairolo, president of Uruguay (1985- )
  • 1937 Lou Holtz, US, (politician?)
  • 1940 Ed Zschau, (Rep-R-CA, 1983- )
  • 1941 Sandy Denny, rock vocalist (Fairport Convention-If You Gotta Go)
  • 1944 Bonnie Franklin, Santa Monica Cal, TV actress (Ann-1 Day at a Time)
  • 1944 Henry Kravis, author (The Money Machine)
  • 1946 Harold Jackson, Hattiesburg, MS, NFL wide receiver (LA, New Engl)
  • 1946 Syd Barrett, England, rocker (Pink Floyd-The Wall)
  • 1948 Guy S Gardner, Alta Vista Va, Lt Col USAF/astro (STS-27, STS-35)
  • 1948 Robert E (Bob) Wise Jr, (Rep-D-WV, 1983- )
  • 1949 Michael Boit, Nandi Kenya, 800m runner (Olympic-bronze-1972)
  • 1949 Robert Englund, Glendale Calif, actor (V, Nightmare on Elm Street)
  • 1952 Armelia McQueen, NC (Bkln Conservatory), actress
  • 1952 Grant Goodeve, New Haven Conn, actor (David-8 is Enough, Dynasty)
  • 1953 Malcolm Young, Glasgow Scotland, guitarist (AC/DC-Highway to Hell)
  • 1954 Norbert Hahn, German DR, 2 man luge (Olympic-gold-1976, 80)
  • 1956 Rowan Atkinson, England, comedian/actor (Never Say Never Again)
  • 1957 C Michael Foale, Louth England, astronaut (STS 45)
  • 1957 Nancy Lopez Knight, Torrance Calif, pro golfer (1988 Mazda)
  • 1959 Kathy Sledge, Phila, vocalist (Sister Sledge-We are Family)
  • 1962 Philip Brown, Birmingham Engl, 4x400m runner (Olympic-silver-1984)
  • 1962 Sean Landeta, NFL place kicker (NY Giants)
  • 1964 Mark O'Toole, bassist/drummer (Frankie Goes to Hollywood-Relax)
  • 1967 Larry Donald, Cincinnati Ohio, US boxer (Olympic-92)
  • 1967 Peter Loran, Teaneck NJ, rock vocalist (Trixter-Give It To Me Good)
  • 1976 Danny Pintauro, Milltown NJ, actor (Jonathan-Who's the Boss?)
  • 1989 Baby lion-tailed macaques, at Woodland Park Zoo (Seattle)


Passings for January 06


  • 1088 Berengarius van Tours, French theologist, dies
  • 1275 Raymundus van Pe€afort, Spanish church scholar, dies
  • 1374 Andreas Corsini, Italian saint/bishop of Fiesole, dies
  • 1425 Jan van Beieren, bishop of Lithuiana/Duke of Baveria, dies
  • 1448 Christoffel III, king of Denmark/Norway/Sweden, dies
  • 1536 Baldassare Peruzzi, Italian architect/painter, dies
  • 1592 Johan Casimir, count of Rhine, dies
  • 1646 Elias Hill, German architect of Augsburg, dies
  • 1693 Mehmed IV, sultan (Turkey), dies at 51
  • 1694 Francesco Morosini, Italian army leader, dies
  • 1785 Haym Salomon, dies in Phila at 44, helped finance the revolution
  • 1799 Maria G Agnesi, Italian mathematician (xýy=aý(a-y)), dies
  • 1799 W G Frederik, prince of Orange, dies
  • 1822 Heinrich Schliemann, archelogist (Troje)
  • 1884 Gregor Mendel, Augustine monk & heredity pioneer, dies
  • 1885 Peter C Asbjírnsen, Norwegian fairy tale writer, dies at 72
  • 1917 Hendrik P G Quack, lawyer/economist (Bank of Neth), dies
  • 1918 Georg F L P Cantor, German mathematician: collection, dies
  • 1919 Theodore Roosevelt, 26th Pres (1901-09), dies in NY at 60
  • 1928 Alvin C Kraenzlein, track star (Olympic-4 gold-1900), dies at 51
  • 1929 Nicolaas Nikolajevitsj, governor-general of Kaukasi‰, dies
  • 1950 Isaiah Bowman, US geography/co-founder (Geographical Review), dies
  • 1958 Josephine CMA, princess of Belgium, dies
  • 1960 Edith Barstow, choreographer (Frankie Laine Time), dies at 52
  • 1962 Jacob "Cut" Nanninga, painter (France, North-Africa), dies at 57
  • 1967 Johnny Keane, baseball player/mgr (Cards, NY Yanks), dies at 55
  • 1978 John D MacArthur, US billionaire, dies at 80
  • 1985 Robert HW Welch Jr, US founder/leader John Birch Society, dies at 85
  • 1988 Brent Collins, actor, dies at 46 of a heart attack
  • 1989 Hirohito, Japan`s emperor (1922-89), dies at 87 after 62-year reign
  • 1992 Vincent Placoly, Martinique writer (Une journ‚e torride), dies at 45
  • 1993 Elisabeth, arch duchess of Austria/princess of Liechtenstein, dies
  • 1993 John B "Dizzy" Gillespe, blues trumpeter, dies at 75
  • 1993 Rudolf Nureyev, Russian ballet dancer (Kirov), dies of aids


Special events for January 06


  • 1941 4 Freedoms Day (Speech, Worship, From want & From fear)
  • 1227 Ferrand of Portugal safely leaves the Louvre
  • 1352 French king Jean II introduces Order of the Star
  • 1496 Moorish fortress Alhambra, near Grenada, surrenders to the Christi
  • 1497 Jews are expelled from Graz (Syria)
  • 1540 King Henry VIII of England married his 4th wife, Anne of Cleves
  • 1639 Virginia is 1st colony to order surplus crops (tobacco) destroyed
  • 1663 Great earthquake in New England
  • 1681 1st recorded boxing match (Duke of Albemarle's butler vs his butcher)
  • 1759 George Washington & Martha Dandridge Custis are married
  • 1773 Massachusetts slaves petition legislature for freedom
  • 1781 Battle of Jersey (Island in the UK)
  • 1832 New England Anti-Slavery Society organizes (Boston)
  • 1838 Samuel Morse made 1st public demonstration of telegraph
  • 1839 2 day storm off Irish & English coast immortalized as "The Big Wind"
  • 1842 4,500 British & Indian troops leave Kabul, massacred before India
  • 1857 Patent for reducing zinc ore granted to Samuel Wetherill, Penn
  • 1861 Florida troops seize the Federal arsenal at Apalachicola
  • 1861 NYC mayor proposes NY become a free city, trading with N & S
  • 1873 Pope Pius IX encyclical "On the Church in Armenia"
  • 1873 US Congress begins investigating Cr‚dit Mobilier scandal
  • 1880 Record snow cover in Seattle-120 cm
  • 1893 Great Northern Railway connects Seattle with east coast
  • 1896 1st US women's 6-day bicycle race starts, Madison Square Garden
  • 1898 1st telephone message from a submerged submarine, by Simon Lake
  • 1907 Maria Montessori opens her 1st (Montessori) school (Rome)
  • 1912 New Mexico becomes 47th state
  • 1914 J Lagrula discovers asteroid #775 Lumiere
  • 1914 Stock brokerage firm of Merrill Lynch founded
  • 1925 Paavo Nurmi, sets indoor record, 4:13.6 mile & 14:44.6 5,000m
  • 1926 Kees Boeke opens 1st comprehensive school in Holland
  • 1927 US marines sent to Nicaragua
  • 1928 Pope Pius XI publishes encyclical Mortalium zest (against oecumene)
  • 1929 Alexander I establishes a royal dictatorship in Yugoslavia
  • 1930 1st diesel engine automobile trip (in a Packard sedan) completed
  • 1936 Barbara Hanley became Canada's 1st woman mayor (Webbwood, Ontario)
  • 1938 Bronze memorial statue of Henry Hudson erected in the Bronx
  • 1938 G Kulin discovers asteroids #1444 Pannonia, #1445 Konkolya & #3427
  • 1941 FDR's "4 Freedoms" speech (speech, worship, from want & from fear)
  • 1942 1st around world flight (Pan Am "Pacific Clipper")
  • 1945 Future president George Bush marries Barbara Pierce in Rye NY
  • 1950 Britain recognizes Communist government of China
  • 1951 Indianapolis beats Rochester 75-73 in NBA-record 6 overtimes
  • 1953 WKBN TV channel 27 in Youngstown, OH (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1956 KGNS TV channel 8 in Laredo, TX (NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1958 Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to ee cummings
  • 1958 Gibson patents the Flying V Guitar
  • 1958 WIPR TV channel 6 in San Juan, PR (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1963 "Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom" with Marlin Perkins begins on NBC
  • 1964 Charlie Finlay announces he wants to move KC A's to Louisville
  • 1964 Rolling Stones' 1st tour as headline act (with Ronettes)
  • 1967 2 homemade buses collided on a mountain road in Terpate,
  • 1968 Beatles' "Magical Mystery Tour," album goes #1 & stays #1 for 8 weeks
  • 1968 Dr N E Shumway performs 1st US adult cardiac transplant operation
  • 1968 Surveyor 7 (last of series) launched by US for soft-landing on Moon
  • 1969 Supremes release "I'm Livin' In Shame"
  • 1969 WLIW TV channel 21 in Garden City, NY (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1971 Cecil Partee elected president pro tem of Illinois state senate
  • 1974 CBS Mystery Theater premiers on radio
  • 1975 AM America premiers on ABC-TV with Bill Beutel as host
  • 1976 Ted Turner purchases Atlanta Braves for reported $12 million
  • 1977 EMI records drop punk rock group Sex Pistols
  • 1978 1st postage stamp copyrighted by US (Carl Sandburg stamp)
  • 1980 Phil Flyers set NHL record of 35 straight games without a defeat
  • 1981 50th hat trick in Islander history-John Tonelli scored 5 goals
  • 1984 Challenger moves to Vandenberg AFB for mating of STS 41 B mission
  • 1986 British Defense Secretary Michael Heseltine resigns
  • 1986 STS 61-C scrubbed at T -31s because of liquid oxygen valve problem
  • 1987 100th US Congress convenes
  • 1991 "Real Life With Jane Pauley" premiers on NBC-TV
  • 1992 NY Yankees sign free agent Danny Tartabul
  • 1993 Jean Mueller discovers comet Mueller/1993a



Songs for date January 06


  • 01/06/44 --- Besame Mucho (Dorsey, Jimmy)
  • 01/06/44 --- My Ideal (Dorsey, Jimmy)
  • 01/06/50 --- Rag Mop (Ames Brothers)
  • 01/06/58 --- Stroll, The (Diamonds)
  • 01/06/58 --- Sugartime (McGuire Sisters)
  • 01/06/62 --- Little Bitty Tear, A (Ives, Burl)
  • 01/06/62 --- Baby It's You (Shirelles)
  • 01/06/68 --- Nobody But Me (Human Beinz)
  • 01/06/68 --- Goin' Out Of My Head / Can't Take My Eyes (Lettermen)
  • 01/06/73 --- Rocky Mountain High (Denver, John)
  • 01/06/79 --- Don't Cry Out Loud (Manchester, Melissa)
  • 01/06/79 --- Somewhere In The Night(Manilow, Barry)
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