What Happened on May 6, 1950

Historical Events

  • 76th Kentucky Derby: William Boland on Middleground wins in 2:01.6
  • Russell Bennett, Abraham Ellstein, and Walter Bullock's musical "Great to Be Alive!" closes at Winter Garden Theater, NYC, after 52 performances

Famous Birthdays

  • Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, Ghanaian Asantehene (King of the Ashanti 1999-), born in Kumasi, Gold Coast
  • Robbie McIntosh, Scottish drummer (Average White Band - "Pick Up The Pieces"), born in Dundee (d. 1974)
Born in 1950

Famous Weddings

Jayne Mansfield

American student, and aspiring actress, Vera Jayne (Palmer) Peers (later known as Jayne Mansfield) (17) weds American student Paul Mansfield (20), in Fort Worth, Texas; divorce in 1958

Elizabeth Taylor

English-American actress Elizabeth Taylor (18) marries for the 1st time to American hotel heir Conrad "Nicky" Hilton (23); divorce in 1951

Famous Deaths

  • Agnes Smedley, writer, dies

About May 6, 1950

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 73 years, 4 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

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