May 6: Zodiac, Trivia, Birthdays and Holidays

May 6th marks the 126th day of the Gregorian calendar year (or the 127th in case of leap years). There are 239 days remaining until the end of the year. People born on this day are under the sign of Taurus. Famous birthdays on this day include George Clooney (1961), Tony Blair (1953) and Orson Welles (1915).
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Which were the most popular Movies released around May 6 over the years?
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City on Fire

City on Fire

Release year: 2023

Directed by: Alvin Rakoff

Black Knight

Black Knight

Release year: 2023

Directed by: Gil Junger

The Lincoln Lawyer

The Lincoln Lawyer

Release year: 2022

Directed by: Brad Furman



Release year: 2021

Directed by: Matthew Warchus

Starring: George MacKay, Andrew Scott, Dominic West, Paddy Considine, Imelda Staunton, Liz White, Bill Nighy, Ben Schnetzer, Joseph Gilgun

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Solo: A Star Wars Story

Solo: A Star Wars Story

Release year: 2018

Directed by: Ron Howard

Starring: Alden Ehrenreich, Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke, Donald Glover

Country: United States of America


Historical Events

Which were the important events of May 6?


  • Saint Justus
  • Sinaites of Serbia
  • New Martyr Demetrios of the Peloponnesus (d. 1803)
  • Seraphim the Struggler of Mt. Domvu
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  • 2019 After six days of intense airstrikes in the area, the Syrian Arab Army launched a ground offensive against HTS-held areas in northern Hama, and southern Idlib.
  • 2018 Three Palestinian men were killed and two more injured by the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), who opened fire on them. They were trying to undermine the Israeli-Gazan border fencing. A Hamas outpost close to the border was also attacked by the IDF, who claimed that it was used to launch incendiary kitses and other objects to try to burn Israeli fields.
  • 2017 War in Afghanistan (2001-present). Pope Francis condemns the U.S. military’s largest non-nuclear explosive, the Mother of All Bombs. He says that the term "mother" should be avoided when referring to a deadly weapon.
  • 2016 Syrian Civil War: Aleppo offensive (May 2016: More than 72 people are killed in clashes in Khan Tuman, Syria between Al-Nusra Front forces and Syrian government forces.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of May 6 over the years?

Top #1 songs in the USA

  • 2017 - Humble.
  • 2016 - Panda
  • 2015 - See You Again
  • 2014 - Happy
  • 2013 - Just Give Me A Reason
  • 2012 - Somebody That I Used To Know
  • 2011 - E.T.
  • 2010 - Nothin' On You
  • 2009 - Boom Boom Powyoutube
  • 2008 - Lollipop
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Top #1 Rock songs

  • 2017 - Believer
  • 2016 - Stressed Out
  • 2015 - Shut Up And Dance
  • 2014 - Pompeii
  • 2013 - Radioactive
  • 2012 - Somebody That I Used To Know
  • 2011 - Rope
  • 2010 - Between The Lines


Which were the most popular books released around May 6 over the years?
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The South Beach Diet Good Fats Good Carbs Guide by Arthur Agatston

The South Beach Diet Good Fats Good Carbs Guide

Year: 2004


Based on The South Beach Diet Good Fats/Good Carbs Guide, which was published in January 2004 and is the nation's #1 bestseller

Funeral In Berlin by Len Deighton

Funeral In Berlin

Year: 1965


The author of The Ipcress File has written a chilling Cold War thriller. Len Deighton's third novel is a classic. It is as captivating and suspenseful today as it was when it was first published.

The Black Obelisk by Erich Maria Remarque

The Black Obelisk

Year: 1957


The Black Obelisk, by the same author as All Quiet on The Western Front, is a classic novel about the troubled aftermath of World War I in Germany.

Politically Correct Bedtime Stories by James Finn Garner

Politically Correct Bedtime Stories

Year: 1995


14 timeless fairy tales are reworked and updated to make them relevant for modern times. This collection is guaranteed to bring out laughter and reflection.

Mr. Sammlers Planet by Saul Bellow

Mr. Sammlers Planet

Year: 1970


"An enduring testament, prophecy." -Chicago Sun-Times Artur Sammler is an Holocaust survivor, intellectual and occasional lecturer at Columbia University, 1960s New York City. He is a "registrarof madness," a fine example of a "registrar" who has a sophisticated understanding of …

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