On This Day

What Happened on January 6, 1944

Famous Birthdays

  • Bonnie Franklin, American actress (Ann-1 Day at a Time), born in Santa Monica, California (d. 2013)
  • Henry Kravis, American businessman & author (The Money Machine), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • Rolf M. Zinkernagel, Swiss immunologist & Nobel laureate, born in Riehen, Switzerland

Famous Deaths

  • Ida Tarbell, American muckraker (The History of the Standard Oil Company), dies at 86
1944 Highlights

About January 6, 1944

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 76 years, 9 months and 21 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Goat/Sheep
Star Sign: Capricorn