On This Day

What Happened on May 6, 1959

Historical Events

  • Iceland gunboats shoot at British fishing vessels

Famous Birthdays

  • Charles Hendry, British Conservative Party politician, born in Cuckfield, England
  • Eric D Fingerhut, American businessman and politician (Rep-D-Ohio 1993-95), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Kate Collins, actress (Natalie Hunter-All My Children), born in Boston, Massachusetts
1959 Highlights

About May 6, 1959

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 61 years, 6 months and 23 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Taurus