On This Day

What Happened on May 6, 1961

Historical Events

  • 87th Kentucky Derby: John Sellers aboard Carry Back wins in 2:04
  • Omer Vanaudenhove chosen chairman of Belgium Liberal Party

Famous Birthdays

  • Clay O'Brien, actor (Weedy-Cowboys), born in Ray, Arizona

Person of interestGeorge Clooney

George Clooney, American actor (ER, Batman, The Descendants), born in Lexington, Kentucky

  • Roma Downey, Irish actress (1 Life to Live, Touched by an Angel), born in Derry, Northern Ireland

Famous Deaths

  • Lucian Blaga, Romanian philosopher and poet (Transcendental censor), dies at 65
1961 Highlights

About May 6, 1961

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 59 years, 6 months and 30 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Taurus