On This Day

What Happened on May 6, 1979

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • Fred Markham set a bicycle speed record of 818 kph over 200 m
  • Louis LaRusso II's "Knockout" premieres in NYC
  • USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

Famous Birthdays

  • Nikki Hayes, Irish radio personality