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 This day in History - January 6
432 Historic Events for January 6
1956

Rowan Atkinson, England, comedian/actor (Mr Bean, Blackadder)

Birth
1956

Federal court bars former Little League Commissioner Carl Stotz from forming a rival group

Event
1956

KGNS TV channel 8 in Laredo, TX (NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting

Event
1957

C Michael Foale, Louth England, astronaut (STS 45, 56, 63, 84/86)

Birth
1957

Yeshiva Kol Ya'ackov opens in Moscow Russia

Event
1957

Elvis Presley makes his 7th and final appearance on Ed Sullivan Show

Event
1957

Nancy Lopez Knight, Torrance Calif, pro golfer (1981 Dinah Shore)

Birth
1958

Gibson patents Flying V Guitar

Event
1958

Josephine CMA, princess of Belgium/nun, dies at 85

Death
1958

WIPR TV channel 6 in San Juan, PR (PBS) begins broadcasting

Event
1958

Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to ee cummings

Event
1959

John Singleton, LA Calif, director (Boyz n The Hood)

Birth
1959

Nancy Rubin Sharff, New Kensington, LPGA golfer (1991 Jamie Farr-9th)

Birth
1959

Kathy Sledge, Phila, vocalist (Sister Sledge-We are Family)

Birth
1959

Kapil Dev, cricketer (India's finest all-rounder 1978-94, Cup-1982)

Birth
1959

Jose Enrique Pedreira, composer, dies at 54

Death
1960

Erik Lindahl, Swedish economist (Scope and Means), dies at 68

Death
1960

Edith Barstow, choreographer (Frankie Laine Time), dies at 52

Death
1960

Paul William Azinger, Holyoke MA, PGA golfer (1987 Phoenix Open)

Birth
1961

Paul Azinger, golfer

Birth
1961

Regina Ullmann, writer, dies at 76

Death
1961

Howie Long, former NFL tackle/actor/broadcaster (Broken Arrow)

Birth
1961

Dirk de Vries, Dutch pop bassist (Kong-Slauerhoff)

Birth
1962

Philip Brown, Birmingham Engl, 4x400m runner (Olympic-silver-1984)

Birth
1962

Sean Landeta, NFL place kicker (NY Giants)

Birth