What Happened on May 6, 1939

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • 1st performance of Honegger/Claudel's "Jeanne d'Arc Ouch B-cher"
  • 65th Kentucky Derby: James Stout aboard Johnstown wins in 2:03.4

Famous Birthdays

  • Anthony Blacker, master-general of Ordnance
  • Herbie Cox, rocker (Cleftones)
  • Zhanna Dmitriyevna Yerkina, Russian cosmonaut