On This Day

What Happened on May 6, 1949

Famous Birthdays

  • David Leestma, American astronaut (STS 41-G, 28, 45), born in Muskegon, Michigan

Famous Deaths

  • Arthur Ochse, South African cricketer (10 wickets in 3 Tests for South Africa 1927-29), dies at 49
  • Kunihiko Hashimoto, Japanese composer, violinist, conductor, and musical educator, dies of gastric cancer at 44

Maurice Maeterlinck

Maurice Maeterlinck, Belgian playwright, poet and author (Blue Bird, Nobel 1911), dies at 86


1949 Highlights

About May 6, 1949

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 72 years, 6 months and 21 days
Leap Year: No

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