On This Day

What Happened on January 6, 2009

Historical Events

Film & TV History

Dakota Fanning receives the Rising Star Award at the 20th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival

  • Israel begins an assault on the Gaza Strip

Famous Deaths

  • Claude Jeter, American gospel music singer (The Swan Silvertones), dies at 94
  • Ron Asheton, American guitarist, bassist, and songwriter (The Stooges), dies of an apparent heart attack at 60 [exact date estimated]
  • Vivienne Della Chiesa, American lyric soprano who sang on US radio during the 1940s and early 1950s (The American Album of Familiar Music, The Standard Hour), dies at 93
2009 Highlights

About January 6, 2009

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 13 years, 7 months and 9 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Capricorn

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It) - Beyonce
  • UK #1 Song: Hallelujah - Alexandra Burke