January 6 in the history of the Birmingham District:
- 2008: The rear wall of the S. J. Bennett Professional Building facing Morris Avenue collapsed.
- 2008: Off-duty police officer Geoff Stone died in a motorcycle accident on I-65.
- 2005: Tapestry went on the air.
- 1996: Blaze made his first on-court appearance.
- 1959: Author Octavus Roy Cohen died in Los Angeles, California.
- 1946: 1946 PCA Flight 105 crash claimed the lives of three airline crew members at Birmingham Municipal Airport.
- 1942: Novelist Charles Gaines was born in Jacksonville, Florida.
- 1942: Politician Connie Goldsby was born.
- 1934: Bessemer police chief Oliver Adams was born.
- 1931: Architect Don Morrison was born.
- 1924: Five members of an alleged axe murder gang were arrested by Birmingham police.
- 1921: Wrestler Gladys Gillem was born.
- 1905: Literature scholar Richmond Beatty was born in Shawnee, Oklahoma.