On This Day

What Happened on May 6, 1902

Historical Events

  • British SS Camorta sinks off Rangoon; 739 die
  • Zulu assault at Holkrantz, South Africa

Famous Birthdays

  • Harry Golden, Jewish-American journalist and writer (Only in America), born in Mikulintsy, Ukraine (d. 1981)
  • Max Ophüls, German director (The Earrings of Madame de...), born in Saarbrücken, German Empire (d. 1957)
  • Walter Dawson, British Air Chief marshal (d. 1994)
1902 Highlights

About May 6, 1902

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 118 years, 5 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Taurus