On This Day

What Happened on May 6, 1937

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events


Historic CommunicationHindenburg Disaster

German airship Hindenburg explodes in flames at Lakehurst, NJ (36 die)
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The Zeppelin Hindenburg begins to fall seconds after catching fire
The Zeppelin Hindenburg begins to fall seconds after catching fire

Famous Birthdays

  • Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, American boxer whose murder convictions were overturned after 19 years in prison, born in Clifton, New Jersey