On This Day

What Happened on May 6, 1939

Historical Events

  • 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)
1939 Highlights

About May 6, 1939

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 81 years, 6 months and 18 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Taurus