What Happened on May 6, 1950

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • "Great to Be Alive" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 52 performances
  • 76th Kentucky Derby: William Boland on Middleground wins in 2:01.6

Famous Birthdays

  • Robbie McIntosh, drummer (Avg White Band-Show your Hand)

Famous Weddings

HeartWedding of Interest

Elizabeth Taylor (18) marries for the 1st time to hotel heir Conrad "Nicky" Hilton (23)

Famous Deaths

  • Agnes Smedley, writer, dies