On This Day

What Happened on May 6, 1939

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • 1st performance of Honegger/Claudel's "Jeanne d'Arc Ouch B-cher"
  • 65th Kentucky Derby: James Stout aboard Johnstown wins in 2:03.4

Famous Birthdays

  • Anthony Blacker, Master-General of Ordnance
  • Chet Allen, American child actor (Amahl and the Night Visitors), born in Chickasha Oklahoma (d. 1984)
  • Herbie Cox, American rocker (Cleftones), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Zhanna Yorkina, Russian cosmonaut, born in Soltsy, Russia (d. 2015)