Monday, May 6, 2013



What was happening on this day in modern history?  Let's take a look at some of the big events, Birthdays, and anniversaries for May 6th.

1902 - Start of Sherlock Holmes "Adventure of Shoscombe Old Place" (BG).
1903 - Chicago White Sox commit 12 errors against Detroit Tigers.
1904 - American Lung Association holds its 1st meeting.
1910 - George V becomes King of the United Kingdom upon the death of his father, Edward VII.
1914 - British House of Lords rejects women suffrage.
1915 - Red Sox Babe Ruth pitching debut & 1st HR, loses to Yanks 4-3 in 15.
1915 - Orson Welles [George], Kenosha Wisc, actor (Citizen Kane, War of the Worlds), (d. 1985) is born.

1921 - American Soccer League forms.
1925 - Ty Cobb hits his 5th HR in 2 games tying Cap Ansons record of 1884.
1935 - British King George & Queen Mary celebrates silver jubilee.
1937 - Dirigible Hindenburg explodes in flames at Lakehurst, NJ (36 die).
1938 - Dutch writer Maurits Dekker sentenced to 50 days for "offending a friendly head of state" (Hitler).
1940 - Pulitzer prize awarded to John Steinbeck (Grapes of Wrath).

1941 - Joseph Stalin becomes premier of Russia.
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 (first was on December 11, 1941).
1945 - Bob Seger, Dearborn Mich, folk singer (Silver Bullet Band-Shake Down) is born.
1945 - Richard Eyers, LA California, actor (My Friend Irma, Stagecoach West) is born.
1952 - Michael O'Hare, American actor, is born.
1953 - Tony Blair, British Prime Minister (Labour, 1997-2007 ) is born.

1957 - Last broadcast of "I Love Lucy" on CBS-TV.
1960 - Pres Eisenhower signs Civil Rights Act of 1960.
1961 - George Clooney, Lexington Kentucky, actor (Dr Douglas Ross-ER, Batman) is born.
1965 - Keith Richards begins writing the Rolling Stones' "Satisfaction" in a Florida hotel room.
1967 - 400 students seize administration building at Cheyney State College..
1972 - Elton John's "Rocket Man" is released.

1973 - In Boston, Paul Simon begins his first tour without Art Garfunkel.
1974 - Stolen "Guitar Player" painting by Jan Vermeer found in London
1977 - Dolly Parton makes her New York singing debut.
1984 - The final episode of "The Jeffersons" airs.
1987 - Gary Hart denies affair with model Donna Rice.
1987 - Mario Andretti sets one-lap speed record at Indy at 218.204 MPH.
1987 - PTL's Jim Bakker & Rich Dortch dismissed from Assemblies of God.
1992 - Marlene Dietrich, [Maria Losch], actress (Angel), dies in Paris at 90.

1992 - The final episode of "Jake and the Fatman" airs.
1994 - Comedian Bobcat Goldthwait sets fire to the couch on Tonight Show.
1994 - Nelson Mandela & his ANC, finally confirmed winners in South Africa.
1994 - Pearl Jam files a complaint with the U.S. Justice Department against Ticketmaster. The charge is that the company has a monopoly on the concert ticket business.
1996 - The body of former CIA director William Colby is found washed up on a riverbank in southern Maryland, eight days after he disappeared.
1997 - Michael Jackson & Bee Gees inducted into Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

1997 - The Bank of England is given independence from political control, the most significant change in the bank's 300-year history.
2012 - George Lindsey, American actor, dies at 83.


  1. I recognise George Lindsey but can't remember what he was in?

  2. George played the part of Goober on The Andy Griffith Show. He was also on Hee Haw. Both shows were pretty big here in the US.