On This Day

What Happened on May 6, 1978

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • 104th Kentucky Derby: Steve Cauthen wins aboard Affirmed - first and only Derby victory and 1st-leg of Triple Crown
  • South Africa military goes into Angola

Famous Birthdays

  • Alexander Fedorov, Russian bodybuilder
  • Fredrick Federley, Swedish politician
  • John Abraham, American football player

Famous Deaths

  • Ethelda Bleibtrey, US swimmer (Olympics 3 gold-1920), dies at 76
  • Ko van Dijk Jr, Dutch actor (Zaak M P), dies at 61