What Happened on May 6, 1937

Historical Events

Hindenburg Disaster

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

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? 85 years, 9 months and 2 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Taurus