Who Was Born Today – January 6 Birthdays

Who Was Born Today – January 6 Birthdays

Important and famous people from throughout history born on this day

Born on January 6
1367 Richard II, son of Edward the Black Prince.
1412 Joan of Arc, French Saint and national heroine.
1811 Charles Sumner, anti-slavery senator from Massachusetts.
1878 Carl Sandburg, U.S. journalist, poet and biographer.
1882 Sam Rayburn, U.S. Congressman from Texas & Speaker of the House (1940-46, 1949-53).
1899 Heinz Nordhoff, German engineer, named managing director of the Volkswagen plant at Wolfsburg after World War II; under his leadership the Volkswagen Beetle became a worldwide phenomenon.
1900 Maria of Romania, Queen of Yugoslavia; wife of King Alexander.
1912 Danny Thomas, actor, producer, philanthropist; founder of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
1913 Loretta Young, actress; won Academy Award for The Farmer’s Daughter (1947).
1924 Earl Scruggs, musician; popularized the finger-picking style of banjo playing; blended rock and bluegrass.
1935 Queen Margarita of Bulgaria (Dona Margarita Gomez-Acebo y Cejuela).
1937 Lou Holtz, college football coach; television sports commentator.
1944 Bonnie Franklin, actress (One Day at a Time TV series).
1946 Syd Barrett, musician, singer, songwriter; founding member of the band Pink Floyd.
1957 Nancy Lopez, pro golfer; won LPGA Championship (1978, 1985) and Mazda LPGA Championship (1989).

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