On This Day

What Happened on May 6, 1895

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • 21st Kentucky Derby: Soup Perkins aboard Halma wins in 2:37.50

Famous Birthdays

  • Fidél Pálffy, Hungarian National socialist (leading supporter of Nazism in Hungary), born in Szentgyörgy, Austria-Hungary (d. 1946)
  • Júlio César de Mello e Souza, Brazilian writer (The Man Who Counted), born in Rio de Janeiro (d. 1974)

Person of interestRudolph Valentino

Rudolph Valentino, Italian actor and silent movie idol (The Sheik, Eagle), born in Castellaneta, Italy (d. 1926)

Actor and Silent Film Idol Rudolph Valentino
Actor and Silent Film Idol
Rudolph Valentino