On This Day

What Happened on January 6, 1926

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • Kees Boeke opens 1st comprehensive school in Holland

Famous Birthdays

  • Kid Gavilan, Cuban boxer, born in Berrocal, Spain (d. 2003)
  • Kim Dae-jung, President of South Korea and Nobel laureate, born in Hauido, South Korea (d. 2009)
  • Miklós "Mickey" Hargitay, Hungarian-American actor, bodybuilder and the 1955 Mr. Universe, born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 2006)
  • Pat Flaherty, American racecar driver, born in Hanover, Pennsylvania (d. 2002)
  • Ralph Branca, American baseball player (pitched the “Shot Heard Round the World”), born in Mount Vernon, New York (d. 2016)