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Saturday May 6, 2023

May 6: Day of the Week

May 6, 2023 is the 126th day of the year 2023 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 239 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Saturday.

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Doyōbi.

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Here’s the May calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

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Zodiac & Birthstone

Taurus is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Emerald is the modern birthstone for this month. Sapphire is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

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May 6 Historical Event(s)

  • 1816
    The American Bible Society is founded in New York City.
  • 1844
    The Glaciarium, the world’s first mechanically frozen ice rink, opens.
  • 1861
    American Civil War: Arkansas secedes from the Union.
  • 1910
    George V becomes King of the United Kingdom upon the death of his father, Edward VII.
  • 1937
    Hindenburg disaster: The German zeppelin Hindenburg catches fire and is destroyed within a minute while attempting to dock at Lakehurst, New Jersey. Thirty-six people are killed.
  • 1941
    At California’s March Field, Bob Hope performs his first USO show.
  • 1945
    World War II: Axis Sally delivers her last propaganda broadcast to Allied troops.
  • 1994
    Former Arkansas state worker Paula Jones files a lawsuit against President Bill Clinton, alleging that he had sexually harassed her in 1991.
  • 1994
    Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom and French President François Mitterrand officiate at the opening of the Channel Tunnel.
  • 1997
    The Bank of England is given independence from political control, the most significant change in the bank’s 300-year history.

Who were born on May 6?

  • 1871
    Victor Grignard, French chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1935)
  • 1903
    Toots Shor, American restaurateur (d. 1977)
  • 1909
    Loyd Sigmon, American amateur radio broadcaster (d. 2004)
  • 1916
    Robert H. Dicke, American physicist (d. 1997)
  • 1929
    Paul Lauterbur, American chemist, Nobel laureate (d. 2007)
  • 1961
    Gina Riley, Australian actress, writer, singer and comedian
  • 1970
    Roland Kun, Nauruan politician
  • 1977
    Christophe Brandt, Belgian cyclist
  • 1977
    Marc Chouinard, French Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1991
    Tyler, The Creator, American Rapper

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