On This Day

What Happened on May 6, 2017

Day of the Week: Saturday

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 at 37