On This Day

What Happened on May 6, 1915

Historical Events


Sports record brokenBaseball Event

Future Baseball Hall of Fame slugger Babe Ruth hits his first MLB home run; pitches 12 frames in Boston Red Sox 4-3 extra innings loss to New York Yankees

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • German U-20 sinks Centurion SE of Ireland
  • The Allies on Cape Helles launch three attacks to enlarge their beachheads; after terrible losses, they advance about three miles

Famous Birthdays

  • Freddie Cochrane, American boxer (World Welterweight champion 1941-1946), born in Elizabeth, New Jersey (d. 1993)
  • George Perle, American composer (12 Tone Tonality), born in Bayonne, New Jersey (d. 2009)
  • John Arnold, British high court judge (d. 2004)
  • May Henriquez-Alvarez, Curacao Dutch sculptor, born in Curacao (d. 1999)

Person of interestOrson Welles

Orson Welles [George], American actor (Citizen Kane, War of the Worlds), born in Kenosha, Wisconsin (d. 1985)

Actor and Director Orson Welles
Actor and Director
Orson Welles
  • Theodore H. White, American journalist (Making of President, Pulitzer Prize 1962), born in Dorchester, Boston (d. 1986)
1915 Highlights

About May 6, 1915

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 105 years, 5 months and 19 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Taurus