On This Day

What Happened on May 6, 1915

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • German U-20 sinks Centurion SE of Ireland

Sports record brokenBaseball Event

Red Sox Babe Ruth pitching debut & 1st HR, loses to Yanks 4-3 in 15

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • The Allies on Cape Helles launch three attacks to enlarge their beachheads; after terrible losses, they advance about three miles

Famous Birthdays

  • 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, sculptor

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)