On This Day

What Happened on May 6, 1950

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 - "Pick Up The Pieces"), born in Dundee (d. 1974)

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

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


Famous Deaths

  • Agnes Smedley, writer, dies
1950 Highlights

About May 6, 1950

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 71 years and 7 months
Leap Year: No

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