On This Day

What Happened on May 6, 1937

Historical Events


GermanyHindenburg Disaster

German airship Hindenburg explodes in flames at Lakehurst, New Jersey, killing 35 of the 97 on board and 1 on the ground

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The Zeppelin Hindenburg begins to fall seconds after catching fire
The Zeppelin Hindenburg begins to fall seconds after catching fire
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Famous Birthdays

  • Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, American boxer (famous murder conviction overturned after 19 years imprisonment), born in Clifton, New Jersey (d. 2014)
1937 Highlights

About May 6, 1937

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 84 years, 2 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Taurus