On This Day

What Happened on May 6, 2017

Historical Events

  • 143rd Kentucky Derby: Always Dreaming ridden by John Velasquez wins
  • 84 abducted schoolgirls released in exchange for Boko Haram suspects in Nigeria
  • Bus crash in Arusha region, Tanzania kills 35
  • France bans too thin fashion models and makes labeling of digitally enhanced photos mandatory

Famous Weddings

  • Country music singer Josh Gracin (36) weds partner Katie Weir in Nashville, Tennessee
  • Olympic diver Tom Daley (23) weds Oscar-winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black at Bovey Castle in Devon, England

Famous Deaths

  • Steven Holcomb, American Bobsledder (Olympic gold, 2010), dies in his sleep, with mix of alcohol and prescription medication found in his blood, at 37
2017 Highlights

About May 6, 2017

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 4 years, 5 months and 20 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Taurus