On This Day

What Happened on May 6, 1963

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • Pulitzer prize awarded to Barbara Tuchman (Guns of August)

Famous Birthdays

  • Alessandra Ferri, British ballerina (American Ballet Theater)

Famous Deaths

  • Monty Wooley, American actor (The Bishop's Wife, The Man Who Came to Dinner), dies at 74
  • Theodore von Kármán, Hungarian-born physicist (b. 1881)