On This Day

What Happened on January 6, 2012

Historical Events

  • A suicide bomber blows himself up at a police station in Damascus, Syria, killing 26 people and wounding 63

Famous Deaths

  • Ellen Pence, social activist, dies from cancer at 63
  • Louise Annand-MacFarquhar, Scottish painter and filmmaker, dies at 96
  • Robert Dozier, Hollywood screenwriter, dies at 81
  • Robert Holness, English radio and television presenter, dies at 83
  • Roger Boisjoly, American aerodynamicist (anticipated challenger disaster), dies at 73
  • W. Francis McBeth, American composer (Of Sailors and Whales), conductor, and pedagogue (Ouachita Baptist University, 1957-96), dies at 78
2012 Highlights

About January 6, 2012

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 9 years, 9 months and 12 days
Leap Year: Yes

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