What Happened on May 6, 1949

Famous Birthdays

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

Famous Deaths

  • Arthur L Ochse, South African cricket fast bowler (3 Tests, 10 wickets, BB 4–79; Eastern Province), dies at 49
  • Kunihiko Hashimoto, Japanese composer, violinist, conductor, and musical educator, dies of gastric cancer at 44

Maurice MaeterlinckMaurice Maeterlinck (1862-1949)

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? 74 years, 1 month and 1 day
Leap Year: No

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