On This Day

What Happened on January 6, 2016

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events


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"Star Wars: The Force Awakens" breaks North American box office record, passing the $760.5m taken by "Avatar"

Composer John Williams
Composer
John Williams
Actor Adam Driver
Actor
Adam Driver

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Governor of California Jerry Brown declares state of emergency over methane gas leak on outskirts of Los Angeles

Governor of California Jerry Brown
Governor of California
Jerry Brown
  • North Korea states that they have successfully conducted their fourth nuclear test, saying it was a hydrogen bomb in a claim disputed by most international experts

Famous Deaths

  • Pat Harrington Jr, American actor (Danny Thomas Show, One Day at a Time), dies at 86