What Happened on January 6, 2016

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" breaks North American box office record, passing the $760.5m taken by "Avatar"

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Californian Governor Jerry Brown declares state of emergency over methane gas leak on outskirts of Los Angeles

Governor of California Jerry Brown
Governor of California
Jerry Brown
  • North Korea states that they have successfully tested a thermonuclear weapon

Famous Deaths

  • Pat Harrington Jr, American actor (Danny Thomas Show, One Day at a Time), dies at 86