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May 6th

May 6th is the 126th day of the year (127th day in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 239 days remaining until the end of the year.

On this page, we have placed information about May 6th, including famous people born on, historical events that occurred on, holidays and observances that fall on, and astrological connections of, this day.
Famous People born on May 6th

1758 Maximilien de Robespierre (lawyer, politician, important figure in the French revolution)

Maximilien de Robespierre

1856 Sigmund Freud (founder of psychoanalysis)

Sigmund Freud

1856 Robert Peary (first person to reach geographic North Pole)

Robert Peary

1868 Tsar Nicholas II (last Russian Tsar, overthrown in Russian Revolution)

Tsar Nicholas II

1895 Rudolph Valentino (actor)

1915 Orson Welles (film director, film producer, actor, theatre director, screenwriter)

1931 Willie Mays (baseball player)

Willie Mays

1945 Bob Seger (singer)

1953 Tony Blair (British Prime Minster)

1953 Graeme Souness (soccer player and manager)

1961 George Clooney (actor)

May 6th in History

1840 The Penny Black, the first postage stamp, becomes valid for use in Great Britain and Ireland.

1889 The Eiffel Tower opens in Paris,

Eiffel Tower

1937 The Hindenburg disaster: The German airship, Hindenburg is destroyed by fire, 36 are killed.

1949 EDSAC, the first stored-program computer, becomes operational at Cambridge University.

1954 Roger Bannister is the first person to run a mile in less than 4 minutes in Oxford, England.

1994 The Channel Tunnel (Eurotunnel) between the UK and France, is inaugurated.

May 6th is also

National Crepe Suzette Day


People born on May 6th are Taurus


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