On This Day

What Happened on May 6, 1979

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
1979 Highlights

About May 6, 1979

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 42 years, 5 months and 15 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Goat/Sheep
Star Sign: Taurus