On This Day

What Happened on January 6, 2006

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • Hopman Cup Tennis, Perth: Lisa Raymond & Taylor Dent beat Dutch pair MichaĆ«lla Krajicek & Peter Wessels 4-6, 6-2, 7-6 for a 2-1 win and 4th American title

Famous Deaths

  • Hugh Thompson Jr., American Vietnam War veteran who played a major role in ending the 1968 My Lai massacre, dies of cancer at 62
  • Lou Rawls, American vocalist (Dean Martin's Golddigers, Natural Man)