On This Day

What Happened on May 6, 1941

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

At California's March Field, Bob Hope performs his first USO show

Entertainer and TV Personality Bob Hope
Entertainer and TV Personality
Bob Hope

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Joseph Stalin becomes Premier of the Soviet Union, replacing his foreign minister Vyacheslav Molotov

Soviet General Secretary Joseph Stalin
Soviet General Secretary
Joseph Stalin
Soviet Foreign Minister Vyacheslav Molotov
Soviet Foreign Minister
Vyacheslav Molotov

Famous Birthdays

  • Fred J. Eckert, American politician (U.S. Ambassador to Fiji, Tuvalu, Kiribati & Tonga), born in Rochester, New York
  • Ghena Dimitrova, Bulgarian operatic soprano, born in Pleven, Kingdom of Bulgaria (d. 2005)
1941 Highlights

About May 6, 1941

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 79 years, 6 months and 18 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Taurus