On This Day

What Happened on January 6, 1978

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • 1st postage stamp copyrighted by US (Carl Sandburg stamp)
  • US hand over St Stephan crown to Hungary

Famous Birthdays

  • Casey Fossum, Major League Baseball player, born in Cherry Hill, New Jersey
  • Nikki Einfeld, Canadian opera singer
  • Steve Hartsell, American pairs skater (& Danielle Hartsell), born in Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • Tara Spencer-Nairn, Canadian actress, born in Tara Spencer-Nairn

Famous Deaths

  • Burt Munro, New Zealand motorcycle racer (b. 1899)
  • John D MacArthur, US insurance billionaire, dies at 80