On This Day

What Happened on May 6, 1951

Historical Events

  • Pitts Pirate Cliff Chambers no-hits Boston Brave, 3-0

Famous Birthdays

  • Davey Johnstone, Scottish guitarist, and musical director (Elton John's band, 1971–1977, 1982–present), born in Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Samuel Doe, President of Liberia (d. 1990)
  • Zhaksylyk Ushkempirov, Kazakh Greco-Roman wrestler (Olympic gold, light-flyweight 1980; World C'ship gold 1981), born in Tegistik, Kazakhstan (d. 2020)

Famous Deaths

  • Élie Cartan, French mathematician (b. 1869)
1951 Highlights

About May 6, 1951

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 70 years, 5 months and 11 days
Leap Year: No

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