On This Day

What Happened on May 6, 1950

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • "Great to Be Alive" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 52 performances
  • 76th Kentucky Derby: William Boland on Middleground wins in 2:01.6

Famous Birthdays

  • Robbie McIntosh, Scottish drummer (Average White Band), born in Dundee (d. 1974)

Famous Weddings

LoveWedding of Interest

Elizabeth Taylor (18) marries for the 1st time to hotel heir Conrad "Nicky" Hilton (23)

Famous Deaths

  • Agnes Smedley, writer, dies