May 6: Day of the Week
May 6, 2021 was the 126th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 239 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Thursday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Mokuyōbi.
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Here’s the May calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
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)
- 1757English poet Christopher Smart is admitted into St Luke’s Hospital for Lunatics in London, beginning his six-year confinement to mental asylums.
- 1844The Glaciarium, the world’s first mechanically frozen ice rink, opens.
- 1877Chief Crazy Horse of the Oglala Sioux surrenders to United States troops in Nebraska.
- 1941The first flight of the Republic P-47 Thunderbolt.
- 1942World War II: On Corregidor, the last American forces in the Philippines surrender to the Japanese.
- 1981A jury of architects and sculptors unanimously selects Maya Ying Lin’s design for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial from 1,421 other entries.
- 1994Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom and French President François Mitterrand officiate at the opening of the Channel Tunnel.
- 1996The body of former CIA director William Colby is found washed up on a riverbank in southern Maryland, eight days after he disappeared.
- 1999First elections to the devolved Scottish Parliament and Welsh Assembly held.
- 2001During a trip to Syria, Pope John Paul II becomes the first pope to enter a mosque.
Who were born on May 6?
- 1713Charles Batteux, French philosopher (d. 1780)
- 1800Roman Sanguszko, Polish aristocrat and general (d. 1881)
- 1879Bedřich Hrozný, Czech orientalist (d. 1952)
- 1917Kal Mann, American lyricist (d. 2001)
- 1952Christian Clavier, French actor
- 1964Tony Scalzo, American musician (Fastball)
- 1969Jim Magilton, Northern Irish footballer
- 1980Nicole Brunner, American actress
- 1989Dominika Cibulková, Slovakian tennis player
- 1991Tyler, The Creator, American Rapper
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