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May 6 – History, Events, Births, Deaths, Holidays and Observances On This Day

  •  – Spanish and troops sack Rome; many scholars consider this the end of the Renaissance.
  • 15 – The Siege of Cuzco commences, in which Incan forces attempt to retake the city of Cuzco from the Spanish.
  • – King Henry VIII orders -language Bibles be placed in every church. In the Great  would be provided for this purpose.
  •  – Francis Xavier reaches Old Goa, the capital of Portuguese  at the time.
  •  – English Restoration: A faction of the British Army removes Richard Cromwell as Lord Protector of the Commonwealth and reinstalls the Rump Parliament.
  •  – Louis XIV of  moves his court to the Palace of Versailles.
  •  – Battle of Prague: A Prussian army fights an Austrian army in Prague during the Seven Years’ War.
  • 1757 – The end of Konbaung–Hanthawaddy War, and the end of Burmese Civil War (–1757).
  • 1757 – English poet Christopher Smart is admitted into St Luke’s Hospital for Lunatics in London, beginning his six-year confinement to mental asylums.
  •  – Construction begins on the Grand Palace, the royal residence of the King of Siam in Bangkok, at the command of King Buddha Yodfa Chulaloke.
  •  – Captain Thomas Cochrane in the 14-gun HMS Speedy captures the 32-gun Spanish frigate El Gamo.
  •  – James Gordon Bennett, Sr. publishes the first issue of the  Herald.
  •  – The Penny Black postage stamp becomes valid for use in the  and Ireland.
  •  – The  disbands the 34th Regiment of  Native Infantry whose sepoy Mangal Pandey had earlier revolted against the British in the lead up to the War of Indian Independence.
  •  –  Civil War:  secedes from the Union.
  •  – : The Battle of Chancellorsville ends with the defeat of the Army of the Potomac by the Army of Northern Virginia.
  •  – Chief  of the Oglala Lakota surrenders to troops in Nebraska.
  •  – Thomas Henry Burke and Lord Frederick Cavendish are stabbed to death by Fenian assassins in Phoenix Park, Dublin.
  • 1882 – The United States Congress passes the  Exclusion Act.
  •  – The Eiffel Tower is officially opened to the public at the Universal Exposition in Paris.
  •  – The Russian Constitution of  is adopted (on by the Julian calendar).
  •  – George V becomes King of Great Britain, Ireland, and many overseas territories, on the death of his father, Edward VII.
  •  – Babe Ruth, then a pitcher for the Boston Red Sox, hits his first major league home run.
  •  – Twenty-one Lebanese nationalists are executed in Martyrs’ Square, Beirut by Djemal Pasha.
  • 1916 – Vietnamese  Duy Tân is captured while calling upon the people to rise up against the French, and is later deposed and exiled to Réunion island.
  •  – The Deutsche Studentenschaft attacked Magnus Hirschfeld’s Institut für Sexualwissenschaft, later burning many of its .
  •  – New Deal: Under the authority of the newly-enacted Federal Emergency Relief Administration,  Franklin D. Roosevelt issues Executive Order 7034 to create the Works Progress Administration.
  •  – 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.
  •  – John Steinbeck is awarded the Pulitzer Prize for his novel The Grapes of Wrath.
  •  – At ’s March Field, Bob Hope performs his first USO show.
  • 1941 – The first flight of the Republic P-47 Thunderbolt.
  •  –  War II: On Corregidor, the last American forces in the  surrender to the .
  •  – : Axis Sally delivers her last propaganda broadcast to Allied troops.
  • 1945 – World War II: The Prague Offensive, the last major battle of the Eastern Front, begins.
  •  – EDSAC, the first practical electronic digital stored-program computer, runs its first operation.
  •  – Roger Bannister becomes the first person to run the mile in under four minutes.
  •  – More than 20 million viewers watch the first televised royal wedding when Princess Margaret marries Anthony Armstrong-Jones at Westminster Abbey.
  •  – Myra Hindley and Ian Brady are sentenced to life imprisonment for the Moors murders in England.
  •  – Deniz Gezmiş, Yusuf Aslan and Hüseyin İnan are executed in Ankara after being convicted of attempting to overthrow the Constitutional order.
  •  – During a lull in fighting, 100,000 Armenians gather in Beirut for the 60th anniversary commemorations of the Armenian Genocide.
  •  – The 6.5 Mw  Friuli earthquake affected Northern  with a maximum Mercalli intensity of X (Extreme), leaving dead and 1,700–2,400 injured.
  •  – The Hitler Diaries are revealed as a hoax after being examined by new experts.
  •  – One hundred three  Martyrs are canonized by Pope John Paul II in Seoul.
  •  – All thirty-six passengers and crew were killed when Widerøe Flight  crashed into Mt. Torghatten in Brønnøy.
  •  – Elizabeth II of the and French President François Mitterrand officiate at the opening of the Channel Tunnel.
  •  – The body of former CIA director William Colby is found washed up on a riverbank in southern Maryland, eight days after he disappeared.
  •  – The Bank of England is given independence from political control, the most significant change in the bank’s 300-year history.
  •  – Kerry Wood strikes out 20 Houston Astros to tie the major league record held by Roger Clemens. He threw a one-hitter and did not walk a batter in his fifth career start.
  • 1998 – Steve Jobs of  Inc. unveils the first iMac.
  •  – The first elections to the devolved Scottish Parliament and Welsh Assembly are held.
  •  – During a trip to Syria, Pope John Paul II becomes the first pope to enter a mosque.
  •  – politician Pim Fortuyn is assassinated following a -interview at the Mediapark in Hilversum.
  •  – In just 36 minutes, the Dow-Jones average plunged nearly points in what is known as the  Flash Crash.
  •  – Three , kidnapped and missing for more than a decade, are found alive in Cleveland, , in the United States.

Births on May 6

  •  – Henry II, Holy (d. )
  •  – Sophia Jagiellon, Margravine of Brandenburg-Ansbach, Polish princess (d. )
  •  – Girolamo Seripando, Italian theologian and cardinal (d. )
  •  – Marcellus II, pope of the (d. )
  •  – Innocent X, pope of the Catholic Church (d. )
  •  – Charles Gonzaga, Duke of Mantua and Montferrat, French noble (d. )
  •  – Johann Joachim Becher, German physician and alchemist (d. 1682)
  •  – Alain-René Lesage, French author and playwright (d. )
  •  – Jean-Baptiste Stuck, Italian-French cellist and composer (d. )
  •  – Charles Batteux, French philosopher and academic (d. )
  •  – Anton Raaff, German tenor (d. )
  •  – Jean Senebier, Swiss pastor and physiologist (d. )
  •  – André Masséna, French (d. )
  • 1758 – Maximilien Robespierre, French lawyer and politician (d. )
  •  – Ferdinand III, Grand Duke of Tuscany (d. )
  • 1769 – Jean Nicolas Pierre Hachette, French mathematician and academic (d. )
  •  – Karl Christian Friedrich Krause, German philosopher and author (d. )
  • 1797 – Joseph Brackett, American religious leader and composer (d. 1882)
  •  – Roman Sanguszko, Polish general (d. )
  •  – Hermann Raster, German-American and politician (d. )
  •  –  Eyth, German engineer and author (d. 1906)
  •  – Grove Karl Gilbert, American geologist and academic (d. )
  •  – Henry Edward Armstrong, English chemist and academic (d. 1937)
  •  – Aristide Bruant, French singer and (d. )
  •  – Sigmund Freud, Austrian neurologist and psychoanalyst (d. )
  • 1856 – Robert Peary, American admiral and explorer (d. )
  • 1861 – Motilal Nehru, Indian lawyer and politician, President of the  (d. )
  •  – Gaston Leroux, French journalist and author (d. )
  •  – Junnosuke Inoue, Japanese businessman and central banker, 8th and 11th of the Bank of  (d. 1)
  •  – Walter Rutherford, Scottish golfer (d. )
  •  – Victor Grignard, French chemist and academic,  laureate (d. 1935)
  • 1871 – Christian Morgenstern, German author and poet (d. )
  •  – Willem de Sitter, Dutch mathematician, physicist, and astronomer (d. )
  • 1872 – Djemal Pasha, Ottoman general (d. )
  •  – Bedřich Hrozný, Czech orientalist and linguist (d. )
  • 1879 – Hendrik van Heuckelum, Dutch footballer (d. )
  •  – Winifred Brunton, English-South African painter and (d. )
  • 1880 – Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, German-Swiss painter (d. )
  •  – Alberto Collo, Italian actor (d. )
  •  – Júlio César de Mello e Souza, Brazilian mathematician and author (d. )
  • 1895 – Fidél Pálffy, Hungarian soldier and politician, Hungarian Minister of Agriculture (d. )
  • 1895 – Rudolph Valentino, Italian actor (d. )
  •  – Rolf Maximilian Sievert, Swedish physicist and academic (d. 1966)
  •  – Paul Alverdes, German author and poet (d. )
  •  – Konrad Henlein, Czech soldier and politician (d. 1945)
  •  – Harry Golden, Ukrainian- and author (d. )
  • 1902 – Max Ophüls, German- and screenwriter (d. )
  •  – Toots Shor, , founded Toots Shor’s Restaurant (d. )
  •  – Moshé Feldenkrais, Ukrainian-Israeli physicist and academic (d. 1984)
  • 1904 – Catherine Lacey, English actress (d. 1979)
  • 1904 – Harry Martinson, Swedish novelist, essayist, and poet Nobel Prize laureate (d. )
  •  – Philip N. Krasne, and (d. 1999)
  • 1906 – André Weil, French mathematician and academic (d. 1998)
  •  – Weeb Ewbank, player and coach (d. 1998)
  •  – Guy des Cars, French journalist and author (d. )
  •  – Carmen Cavallaro, (d. )
  • 1913 – Stewart Granger, English- (d. 1993)
  • 1915 – Orson Welles, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. )
  • 1915 – Theodore H. White, , journalist, and author (d. )
  • 1916 – Robert H. Dicke, and astronomer (d. 1997)
  •  – Kal Mann, American songwriter (d. 2001)
  • 1918 – Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, emir of Abu Dhabi and first president of the United Arab Emirates (d. )
  •  – André Guelfi, French race car driver (d. )
  • 1920 – Kamisese Mara, Fijian politician, 1st Prime Minister of Fiji (d. 2004)
  • 1920 – Marguerite Piazza, American soprano and actress (d. )
  •  – Erich Fried, Austrian-German author, poet, and translator (d. 1)
  • 1922 – Camille Laurin, Canadian psychiatrist and politician, 7th Deputy Premier of Quebec (d. 1999)
  •  – Harry Watson, Canadian ice player and coach (d. 2002)
  •  – Nestor Basterretxea, Spanish painter and sculptor (d. )
  • 1924 – Patricia Helen Kennedy, American socialite, activist, and author (d. )
  • 1924 – Denny Wright, English guitarist, composer, and producer (d. )
  • 1926 – Gilles Grégoire, Canadian politician, co-founded the Parti Québécois (d. 2006)
  • 1929 – Rosemary Cramp, English archaeologist and academic
  • 1929 – Paul Lauterbur, and biophysicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. )
  • 1929 – John Taylor, English bishop and theologian (d. 2016)
  • 1931 – Willie Mays, and coach
  • 1931 – Louis Gambaccini, American government official (d. )
  •  – Ahmet Haxhiu, Kosovan activist (d. 1994)
  • 1932 –  Thynn, 7th Marquess of Bath, English lieutenant and politician (d. )
  • 1934 – Richard Shelby, American lawyer and politician
  • 1937 – Rubin Carter, American-Canadian boxer (d. 2014)
  • 1938 – Jean Garon, Canadian economist, lawyer, and politician (d. 2014)
  • 1939 – Eddie C. Campbell, American singer and guitarist (d. 2018)
  • 1939 – Chet Allen, American child actor (d. 1984)
  • 1942 – Ariel Dorfman, Argentinian author, playwright, and academic
  •  – Andreas Baader, German terrorist, co-founded the Red Army Faction (d. 1977)
  • 1943 – Milton William Cooper, American theorist and author (d. 2001)
  • 1943 – Wolfgang Reinhardt, German pole vaulter (d. )
  • 1943 – James Turrell, American sculptor and illustrator
  •  – Anton Furst, English-American production designer and director (d. )
  • 1944 – Masanori Murakami, Japanese baseball player and coach
  • 1945 – Jimmie Dale Gilmore, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, actor, and producer
  • 1945 – Bob Seger, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  •  – Alan Dale, actor
  • 1947 – Martha Nussbaum, American philosopher and author
  • 1947 – Ljubomir Vračarević, Serbian martial artist, founded Real Aikido (d. 2013)
  •  – Frankie Librán, Puerto Rican-American baseball player (d. 2013)
  •  – Jeffery Deaver, American journalist and author
  •  – Samuel Doe, Liberian sergeant and politician, 21st President of Liberia (d. )
  • 1952 – Gerrit Zalm, Dutch economist and politician, Deputy Prime Minister of the Netherlands
  •  – Alexander Akimov, Ukrainian Chernobyl worker (d. 1986)
  • 1953 – Tony Blair, British politician, 
  • 1953 – Michelle Courchesne, Canadian urban planner and politician, Deputy Premier of Quebec
  • 1953 – Ülle Rajasalu, Estonian politician
  • 1953 – Graeme Souness, Scottish footballer and manager
  • 1953 – Lynn Whitfield, and producer
  • 1954 – Tom Abernethy,
  • 1954 – Dora Bakoyannis, Greek politician, 120th Greek Minister for Foreign Affairs
  • 1954 – Angela Hernández Nuñez, Dominican author and poet
  • 1954 – Ain Lutsepp, Estonian actor and politician
  • 1955 – Nicholas Alexander, 7th Earl of Caledon, English politician, Lord Lieutenant of Armagh
  • 1955 – Tom Bergeron, American television host
  • 1955 – John Hutton, Baron Hutton of Furness, English academic and politician, Secretary of State for Defence
  •  – Lakis Lazopoulos, Greek actor and screenwriter
  • 1956 – Cindy Lovell, and writer
  • 1956 – Roland Wieser, German race walker and coach
  •  – Randall Stout, , designed the Taubman Museum of Art (d. 2014)
  • 1959 – Andreas Busse, German runner
  • 1959 – Charles Hendry, English politician
  • 1960 – Lyudmila Andonova, Bulgarian high jumper
  • 1960 – Keith Dowding, English political , philosopher, and academic
  • 1960 – Roma Downey, Irish-American actress and producer
  • 1960 – John Flansburgh, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1960 – Aleksei Lotman, Estonian biologist and politician
  • 1960 – Anne Parillaud, French actress
  •  – Oleksandr Apaychev, Ukrainian decathlete and coach
  • 1961 – George Clooney, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1961 – Tom Hunter, Scottish businessman and philanthropist
  • 1961 – Gina Riley, Australian actress, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1961 – Frans Timmermans, Dutch politician and diplomat, First of the Commission
  •  – Tom Brake, English politician
  • 1962 – Brad Izzard, Australian rugby league player
  •  – Alessandra Ferri, Italian ballerina
  •  – Leslie Hope, Canadian actress, director, producer, and screenwriter
  •  – Worku Bikila, Ethiopian runner
  • 1968 – Lætitia Sadier, French singer and keyboard player
  •  – Jim Magilton, Northern Irish footballer and manager
  •  – Roland Kun, Nauruan politician
  • 1970 – Kavan Smith, Canadian actor
  •  – Chris Shiflett, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1972 – Martin Brodeur, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1972 – Naoko Takahashi, Japanese runner
  • 1974 – Bernard Barmasai, Kenyan runner
  • 1974 – Daniela Bártová, Czech pole vaulter and gymnast
  • 1975 – Alan Richardson, English and coach
  • 1976 – Dean Chandler,
  • 1976 – Iván de la Peña, Spanish footballer
  • 1977 – Christophe Brandt, Belgian cyclist
  • 1977 – Marc Chouinard, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1977 – Mark Eaton, American ice hockey player and coach
  • 1977 – Chantelle Newbery, Australian diver
  • 1978 – John ,
  • 1978 – Tony Estanguet, French slalom canoeist
  • 1978 – Fredrick Federley, Swedish journalist and politician
  • 1978 – Alexandr Fedorov, Russian bodybuilder
  • 1979 – Gerd Kanter, Estonian discus thrower
  • 1979 – Jan Erik Mikalsen, Norwegian composer
  • 1979 – Jon Montgomery, Canadian skeleton racer and television host
  •  – Brooke Bennett, American swimmer
  • 1980 – Dimitris Diamantidis, Greek professional basketball player
  • 1980 – Ricardo Oliveira, Brazilian footballer
  • 1980 – Matthew Whiley, English cricketer
  •  – Jason Witten, American football player
  • 1983 – Dani Alves, Brazilian footballer
  • 1983 – Ingrid Jonach, Australian author
  • 1983 – Gabourey Sidibe, American actress
  • 1983 – Trinley Thaye Dorje, Tibetan religious leader, the 17th Karmapa Lama
  • 1983 – Fredrik Sjöström, Swedish ice hockey player
  • 1984 – Anton Babchuk, Ukrainian ice hockey player
  • 1984 – Juan Pablo Carrizo, Argentinian footballer
  • 1985 – Chris Paul, American basketball player
  • 1986 – Goran Dragic, Slovenian basketball player
  •  – Dries Mertens, Belgian footballer
  • 1987 – Meek Mill,
  • 1987 – Adrienne Warren, American actress
  • 1988 – Ryan Anderson, American basketball player
  • 1988 – Dakota Kai, New Zealander profesional wrestler
  • 1989 – Dominika Cibulková, Slovak player
  • 1989 – Jesse Hughes, Canadian DJ and producer
  • 1990 – José Altuve, Venezuelan baseball player
  • 1992 – Brendan Gallagher, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1992 – Byun Baekhyun, South Korean musician and actor
  • 1992 – Jonas Valančiūnas, Lithuanian professional basketball player
  • 1993 – Gustavo Gómez, Paraguayan footballer
  • 1994 – Mateo Kovačić, Austrian-Croatian footballer
  • 1997 – Duncan Scott, Scottish swimmer
  •  – Archie Mountbatten-Windsor, British royal

Deaths on May 6

  •  – Eadberht, bishop of Lindisfarne
  •  – Ninmyō, Japanese emperor (b. )
  • 932 – Qian Liu, Chinese warlord and king (b. )
  • 988 – Dirk II, count of Frisia and Holland
  •  – Ealdwulf, Archbishop of York, Abbot of Peterborough and Bishop of Worcester
  •  – Ruben III, Prince of Armenia (b. )
  •  – Roger of Wendover, Benedictine monk and chronicler
  •  – Edmund Beaufort, English commander (b. )
  • 1471 – Thomas Tresham, Speaker of the House of Commons
  •  – Dieric Bouts, Flemish painter (b. )
  •  – Queen Jeonghui, Korean regent (b. )
  •  – James Tyrrell, English knight (b. )
  • 1527 – Charles III, Duke of Bourbon, Count of Montpensier and Dauphin of Auvergne (b.)
  •  – Juan Luís Vives, Spanish scholar (b. )
  •  – Giaches de Wert, Flemish-Italian composer (b. )
  •  – Sir Robert Cotton, 1st Baronet, of Connington, English historian and politician, founded the Cotton library (b. )
  •  – Cornelius Jansen, Dutch-French bishop and theologian (b. )
  •  – François de Laval, French-Canadian bishop (b. )
  • 1757 – Charles FitzRoy, 2nd Duke of Grafton, English politician, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (b. )
  • 1757 – Kurt Christoph Graf von Schwerin, Prussian field marshal (b. )
  • 1782 – Christine Kirch, German astronomer and academic (b. )
  • 1840 – Francisco de Paula Santander, Colombian general and politician, 4th President of the Republic of the New Granada (b. )
  •  – Alexander von Humboldt, German geographer and explorer (b. 1769)
  •  – Henry David Thoreau, American essayist, poet, and philosopher (b. 1817)
  • 1877 – Johan Ludvig Runeberg, Swedish-Finnish poet and hymn-writer (b. )
  • 1882 – Thomas Henry Burke, Irish civil servant (b. )
  • 1882 – Lord Frederick Cavendish, British politician, Chief Secretary for Ireland (b. 1836)
  • 1902 – Bret Harte, and poet (b. 1836)
  • 1905 – Robert Herbert, English-Australian politician, 1st Premier of Queensland (b. )
  • 1907 – Emanuele Luigi Galizia, Maltese architect and civil engineer (b. )
  • 1910 – Edward VII of the United Kingdom (b. )
  • 1919 – L. Frank Baum, (b. 1856)
  • 1939 – Konstantin Somov, Russian-French painter and illustrator (b. 1869)
  • 1949 – Maurice Maeterlinck, Belgian-French poet and playwright, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1862)
  • 1951 – Élie Cartan, French mathematician and physicist (b. 1869)
  • 1952 – Maria Montessori, Italian-Dutch physician and educator (b. 1870)
  • 1959 – Maria Dulęba, Polish actress (b. 1881)
  • 1959 – Ragnar Nurkse, Estonian- and academic (b. 1907)
  • 1961 – Lucian Blaga, Romanian poet, playwright, and philosopher (b. 1895)
  • 1963 – Theodore von Kármán, Hungarian-, physicist, and engineer (b. 1881)
  • 1963 – Ted Weems, American violinist, trombonist, and bandleader (b. )
  • 1963 – Monty Woolley, American raconteur, actor, and director (b. )
  •  – Zhou Zuoren, Chinese author and translator (b. )
  • 1970 – Alexander Rodzyanko, Russian general (b. 1879)
  •  – Ernest MacMillan, Canadian conductor and composer (b. )
  • 1975 – József Mindszenty, Hungarian cardinal (b. )
  • 1980 – María Luisa Bombal, Chilean writer (b. 1910)
  • 1983 – Ezra Jack Keats, American author and illustrator (b. 1916)
  • 1983 – Kai Winding, Danish-American trombonist and composer (b. 1922)
  • 1984 – Mary Cain, American journalist and politician (b. 1904)
  • 1984 – Bonner Pink, English politician (b. )
  • 1987 – William J. Casey, American politician, 13th Director of Central Intelligence (b. 1913)
  • 1989 – Earl Blaik, American football player and coach (b. 1897)
  • 1990 – Charles Farrell, American actor (b. 1901)
  • 1991 – Wilfrid Hyde-White, English actor (b. 1903)
  • 1992 – Marlene Dietrich, German-American actress and singer (b. 1901)
  • 1993 – Ann Todd, English actress and producer (b. )
  •  – Noel Brotherston, Northern Irish footballer (b. 1956)
  •  – Gordon McClymont, Australian ecologist and academic (b. 1920)
  • 2002 – Murray Adaskin, Canadian violinist, composer, conductor, and educator (b. 1906)
  • 2002 – Otis Blackwell, American singer-songwriter and pianist (b. 1932)
  • 2002 – Pim Fortuyn, Dutch sociologist, academic, and politician (b. 1948)
  • 2002 – Bjørn Johansen, Norwegian saxophonist (b. 1940)
  •  – Art Houtteman, American baseball player and journalist (b. 1927)
  • 2004 – Virginia Capers, American actress and singer (b. 1925)
  • 2004 – Philip Kapleau, American monk and educator (b. 1912)
  • 2004 – Barney Kessel, and composer (b. 1923)
  • 2006 – Grant McLennan, Australian singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1958)
  • 2006 – Lorne Saxberg, Canadian journalist (b. 1958)
  • 2007 – Enéas Carneiro, Brazilian physician and politician (b. 1938)
  • 2007 – Curtis Harrington, American actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1926)
  •  – Kevin Grubb, American race car driver (b. 1978)
  • 2010 – Robin Roberts, American baseball player, coach, and sportscaster (b. 1926)
  • 2012 – James R. Browning, , lawyer, and judge (b. 1918)
  • 2012 – James Isaac, American director and producer (b. 1960)
  • 2012 – Jean Laplanche, French psychoanalyst and author (b. 1924)
  • 2013 – Giulio Andreotti, and politician, 41st Prime Minister of Italy (b. 1919)
  • 2013 – Severo Aparicio Quispe, Peruvian bishop (b. 1923)
  • 2013 – Michelangelo Spensieri, Italian-Canadian lawyer and politician (b. 1949)
  • 2014 – Wil Albeda, Dutch economist and politician, Dutch Minister of Social Affairs (b. 1925)
  • 2014 – William H. Dana, American pilot, engineer, and astronaut (b. )
  • 2014 – Jimmy Ellis, (b. 1940)
  • 2014 – Billy Harrell, American baseball player and scout (b. )
  • 2014 – Antony Hopkins, English pianist, composer, and conductor (b. 1921)
  • 2014 – Maria Lassnig, Austrian painter and academic (b. 1919)
  • 2014 – Farley Mowat, Canadian environmentalist and author (b. 1921)
  •  – Novera Ahmed, Bangladeshi sculptor (b. 1930)
  • 2015 – Denise McCluggage, American race car driver and journalist (b. 1927)
  • 2015 – Jim Wright, American soldier, lawyer, and politician, 56th Speaker of the United States House of Representatives (b. 1922)
  • 2016 – Patrick Ekeng, Cameroonian footballer (b. 1990)
  • 2016 – Reg Grundy, Australian businessman (b. 1923)

Holidays and observances on May 6

  • Christian Feast Day:
    • Dominic Savio
    • Evodius of Antioch (Roman Catholic Church)
    • François de Laval
    • Gerard of Lunel
    • Lucius of Cyrene
    • Petronax of Monte Cassino
    • St George’s Day related observances (Eastern Orthodox Church):
      • Day of Bravery, also known as Gergyovden (Bulgaria)
      • Đurđevdan (Gorani, Roma)
      • Police Day ()
      • Yuri’s Day in the Spring (Russian Orthodox Church)
    • St John before the Latin Gate
    • May 6 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Earliest day on which Military Spouse Day can fall, while is the latest; celebrated on before Mother’s Day (United States)
  • International No Diet Day
  • Martyrs’ Day (Gabon)
  • Martyrs’ Day (Lebanon and Syria)
  • Teachers’ Day (Jamaica)
  • The first day of Hıdırellez (Turkey)
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