What Happened on January 6, 2012

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • A suicide bomber blows himself up at a police station in Damascus, Syria, killing 26 people and wounding 63

Famous Deaths

  • Ellen Pence, social activist, dies from cancer at 63
  • Louise Annand-MacFarquhar, Scottish painter and filmmaker, dies at 96
  • Robert Dozier, Hollywood screenwriter, dies at 81
  • Robert Holness, English radio and television presenter, dies at 83
  • Roger Boisjoly, American aerodynamicist, dies at 73
  • William McBeth, American composer, dies at 78