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

Person of interestMaurice Maeterlinck

Maurice Maeterlinck, Belgian philosopher (Nobel 1911), dies at 86

Author and Nobel Laureate Maurice Maeterlinck
Author and Nobel Laureate
Maurice Maeterlinck

1949 Highlights

About May 6, 1949

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 71 years, 6 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Taurus