On This Day

What Happened on May 6, 1940

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Pulitzer prize awarded to John Steinbeck for "The Grapes of Wrath"

Famous Birthdays

  • Henry Habibe, Arubian poet (Kerensentenchi), born in Aruba
  • Murray Sidlin, American conductor (National Symphony, 1973-77), and arranger (Defiant Requiem), born in Baltimore, Maryland
1940 Highlights

About May 6, 1940

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 81 years, 5 months and 14 days
Leap Year: Yes

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