On This Day: January 06th
This is 6th day of the year and 359 days remain in the year.
- Hebrew calendar—29 Tevet 5779
- Chinese calendar—the 1st day of the 12th month of 4716 (Wu Xu)
- Islamic calendar—(note)
University of California astronomers first witnessed the birth of a galaxy that contained 1 billion stars.
1878–1967, American poet and biographer
Danny Thomasactor, singer, dancer
E L Doctorownovelist
Khalil Gibranpoet and novelist
Abram Nicholas Pritzkerentrepreneur
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Note: Dates in the Islamic calendar are provided for planning purposes only, and calculated with the hdate Islamic calendar program for moonrise in Boston, Masschusetts. Depending on your location and other factors, this result may differ from actual religious observances by one day. Please consult your local religious authority for any religious determinations of hejiric date.