What Happened on May 6, 1948

Historical Events

Music Premiere

Revival of Jerome Kerns and Clifford Grey's rags-to-riches musical "Sally" opens at Martin Beck Theater, NYC; runs for 36 performances

Famous Birthdays

  • Jacques Israelievitch, French Canadian classical violinist, concertmaster (St. Louis Symphony, 1978-88; Toronto Symphony, 1988-2008), and music director (Koffler Chamber Orchestra, 2005-14), born in Cannes, France (d. 2015)
  • Mary MacGregor, American pop singer ("Torn Between Two Lovers"), born in St. Paul, Minnesota
  • Richard Cox, American actor (Mark-Executive Suite), born in NYC, New York
  • Shaun Murphy, American session and touring rock, blues, and R&B singer (Little Feat, 1993-2009; Bob Seger; Eric Clapton), born in Omaha, Nebraska
Born in 1948

Famous Deaths

  • 43 communist rebels, executed in Athens
1948 Highlights

About May 6, 1948

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 75 years, 1 month and 3 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Taurus