Saturday January 6, 2024
A date scroll with Latin text from “The Extremes of Good and Evil” by Cicero, written in 45 BC.

January 6: Day of the Week

January 6, 2024 was the 6th day of the year 2024 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 360 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Saturday.

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Doyōbi.

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Here’s the January calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

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Zodiac & Birthstone

Capricorn is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Garnet is the modern birthstone for this month. Emerald is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

January 6 Historical Event(s)

1066
Harold Godwinson is crowned King of England.
1322
Stephen Uroš III is crowned King of Serbia.
1449
Constantine XI is crowned Byzantine-Roman Emperor at Mystras.
1781
In the Battle of Jersey, the British defeat the last attempt by France to invade Jersey.
1929
Mother Teresa arrives in Calcutta, India to begin her work among India’s poorest and sick people.
1950
The United Kingdom recognizes the People’s Republic of China. The Republic of China severs diplomatic relations with the UK in response.
1951
Ganghwa massacre: Korean War.
1974
In response to the 1973 oil crisis, daylight saving time commences nearly four months early in the United States.
2005
American Civil Rights Movement: Edgar Ray Killen is arrested as a suspect in the 1964 murders of three civil rights workers.
2005
A train collision in Graniteville, South Carolina, releases about 60 tons of chlorine gas.

Who were born on January 6?

1525
Caspar Peucer, German reformer (d. 1602)
1803
Henri Herz, Austrian pianist, composer (d. 1888)
1811
Charles Sumner, American politician (d. 1874)
1899
Phyllis Haver, American actress (d. 1960)
1933
Oleg Makarov, Soviet cosmonaut (d. 2003)
1954
Anthony Minghella, British film director (d. 2008)
1976
Danny Pintauro, American actor
1980
Steed Malbranque, French footballer
1982
Brian Bass, American baseball player
1984
Sean O'Brien, Australian windsurfer

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