On This Day

What Happened on May 6, 1963

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
  • Ted Weems [Wemyes], American jazz trombonist, violin player and big band leader, dies of emphysema at 61
  • Theodore von Kármán, Hungarian-born physicist (b. 1881)
1963 Highlights

About May 6, 1963

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 58 years, 5 months and 10 days
Leap Year: No

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