May 6th: What is special about this date?

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. Discover famous birthdays on May 6th, celebrities died on this date, the zodiac sign associated to May 6th and what happened on May 6th in history. On this page we will address all your questions and curiosities about May 6th.


May 6th: what famous birthdays are on this date?

On May 6th there are the following famous birthdays:

  • George Clooney
    George Clooney (1961)

    American actor who has been nominated for several annual best-dressed and most stylish, most eligible, and sexiest men alive lists.

  • Bob Seger
    Bob Seger (1945)

    American rock and roll guitarist, singer and pianist.

  • Shahana Goswami
    Shahana Goswami (1986)

    Indian actress known for her work in Bollywood films and also an entrepreneur.

  • Tony Blair
    Tony Blair (1953)

    British politician who was elected prime minister on the 5th of january 1997.

  • Christian Clavier
    Christian Clavier (1952)

    His brother sta(c),phane, a french actor is a film director.

  • Anne Parillaud
    Anne Parillaud (1960)

    French actress who has appeared in over 30 films since 1977.

  • Gabourey Sidibe
    Gabourey Sidibe (1983)

    Gabourey sidibe is an american actress known for her breakout role in the film precious, for which she received an academy award nomination.

  • Richard E. Grant
    Richard E. Grant (1957)

    Richard e. grant is a british actor known for his roles in films such as withnail and i, and can you ever forgive me?.

  • Stewart Granger
    Stewart Granger (1913)

    Tall, dark, and debonair, this british actor was a major adventure star in the 1950s.

  • Tom Bergeron
    Tom Bergeron (1955)

    Bergeron, an american game host, began his career as a disc jockey at a local radio station.

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May 6th: who died on this date?

On May 6th the following celebrities died:

  • Marlene Dietrich
    Marlene Dietrich (1992)

    German-american singer and actress who enjoyed 62 years of international success as a screen goddess in american and german films.

  • Charles Farrell
    Charles Farrell (1990)

    Cape cod, massachusetts -- actor ("vern-my little margie").

  • Ann Todd
    Ann Todd (1993)

    Actress (things to come danny boy), suffers a stroke at the age of 84.

  • Monty Woolley
    Monty Woolley (1963)

    American actor known for his role in 'The Man Who Came to Dinner.

  • Virginia Capers
    Virginia Capers (2004)

    Sumter, south carolina -- actress.

  • Wilfrid Hyde-White
    Wilfrid Hyde-White (1991)

    England, united kingdom -- actor (my fair lady, peyton place).

  • Helene Weigel
    Helene Weigel (1971)

    At 70, a german/austrian actress (metropolis) dies.

  • Kadden Thoreau (1862)

    Kadden Thoreau was an American naturalist, essayist, and philosopher who is best known for his work 'Walden' and his advocacy of civil...

  • Ayriel Thoreau (1862)

    Ayriel Thoreau was a Transcendentalist poet known for her nature-inspired works and her advocacy for social and environmental causes.

  • Loveda Thoreau (1862)

    Loveda Thoreau was an American naturalist, essayist, and philosopher who is best known for his work 'Walden'.

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May 6th: what zodiac sign is associated with this date?

On May 6th, the zodiac sign associated with this date is Taurus according to the Western Zodiac.

Taurus zodiac sign

May 6th: what is special about the Taurus sign?

The Taurus sign encompasses people born between April 20th and May 20th.

You can discover Taurus's personality traits and attitude and Taurus's most and least compatible signs.

If you're a Taurus born in May discover why May born are so special.


May 6th: what happened on this date in history?

Here's what happened on May 6th in history:

  • May 6, 1902: Start of Sherlock Holmes Adventure of Shoscombe Old Place
  • May 6, 1914: British House of Lords rejects women suffrage.
  • May 6, 1925: Ty Cobb hits his 5th HR in 2 games tying Cap Ansons record of 1884
  • May 6, 1937: Dirigible Hindenburg explodes in flames at Lakehurst, New Jersey (36 die)
  • May 6, 1954: Roger Bannister runs the first sub-four minute mile.
  • May 6, 1956: WRCB TV channel 3 in Chattanooga, TN (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • May 6, 1971: The Ceylon government begins a major offensive against the People's Liberation Front.
  • May 6, 1972: 98th Kentucky Derby: Ron Turcotte aboard Riva Ridge wins in 2:01.8.
  • May 6, 1973: Judy Rankin wins LPGA American Defender-Raleigh Golf Classic.
  • May 6, 2001: Pope John Paul II enters a mosque as the first pope during a trip to Syria.
  • May 6, 2007: In the ongoing Palestinian violence, Palestinian extremists attack a UN-run Gaza elementary school. At least one person was killed and at least seven others were injured.
  • May 6, 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) and NFL-held territories.

What day of the year is May 6th?

May 6th marks the 126th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (or the 127th in case of leap years).

There are 239 days remaining until the end of the year.

May 6th is the 6th day of the month of May.