On This Day

What Happened on May 6, 2019

Historical Events

  • French telecom company Orange and its former CEO with other executives go on trial in France for psychological harassment of their staff that unions claim resulted in 19 suicides and 12 other attempts
  • One million plant and animal species are now at risk of extinction according to a major new UN report
  • Pablo Sandoval becomes second MLB player since 1900 to throw a scoreless outing, hit a home run and steal a base in the same game in SF Giants' 12-4 loss in Cincinnati; joins Christy Mathewson 1905
  • Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah of Brunei announces a moratorium on the death penalty for gay sex and adultery after worldwide condemnation over new Sharia laws
  • World Snooker Championship, Crucible Theatre, Sheffield: Englishman Judd Trump wins his first world crown beating John Higgins of Scotland, 18-9

Famous Birthdays

  • Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, British son of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, born in London, England

Famous Deaths

  • Seymour Nurse, Barbadian cricketer (prolific WI batsman, 258 v NZ 1969), dies at 85
2019 Highlights

About May 6, 2019

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 1 year, 6 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Taurus