What Happened on May 6, 1940

Historical Events

Event of Interest

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Henry Habibe, Arubian poet (Kerensentenchi), born in Aruba
  • Murry Sidlin, American conductor (National Symphony, 1973-77; Long Beach Symphony, 1980-88), arranger (Defiant Requiem), and educator, born in Baltimore, Maryland
Born in 1940
1940 Highlights

About May 6, 1940

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 82 years, 10 months and 16 days
Leap Year: Yes

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