On This Day

What Happened on May 6, 1944

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • 70th Kentucky Derby: Conn McCreary aboard Pensive wins in 2:04.2
  • KJR-AM in Seattle Washington swaps calls with KOMO

Famous Birthdays

  • Anton Furst, American production designer (Batman), born in London (d. 1991)
  • Masanori Murakami, Japanese baseball player in major leagues, born in Ōtsuki, Yamanashi, Japan
  • Tommie Smith, American 200m dash (Olympic gold 1968), born in Clarksville, Texas