Holidays, Horoscope and History
Thank you for stopping by Time for the Holidays! Here is a page all about May 6th. We list everything from celebrity birthdays, to horoscope information to historical events that have happened today! If you are stopping by because it’s your birthday, then Happy Birthday To You! Hope you enjoy this page!
May 6th Holidays List
This is a list of today’s holidays. Some are fun, some are quirky and some are serious awareness days. See if there are any on the list that you would like to observe!
- International No Diet Day
International No Diet Day (INDD) is an annual celebration of body acceptance and diversity. This day is also dedicated to promoting a healthy life style with a focus on health at any size. Today aims to raise awareness of the potential dangers of dieting and the unlikelihood of success. International No Diet Day is observed on May 6, and its symbol is a light blue ribbon.
- Joseph Brackett Day
Joseph Brackett Jr. was an American songwriter, author, and elder of The United Society of Believers in Christ’s Second Appearing, better known as the Shakers. The most famous song attributed to Brackett was “Simple Gifts.” The “Tune Lovers Society”, an online organization designed to preserve and protect American tunes from the past, sponsored Joseph Brackett Day on his birthday, May 6th.
- National Beverage Day
National Beverage Day can be found as early as 1921, but back then it was known as Bottled Carbonated Beverage day. It was originally a way to promote bottled fizzy drinks as “pure” and “wholesome!” Eventually Bottled Carbonated Beverage Day became National Beverage Day, and now promotes healthier drinks.
- National Crêpe Suzette Day
National Crepe Suzette Day is celebrated annually on May 6. This is a French dessert, that was invented for the Brits! French dessert crepe Suzette consists of fresh crepes and a sauce made of caramelized sugar, butter, orange juice and zest, and orange liqueur. Once set afire, the alcohol evaporates quickly, resulting in a thick caramelized sauce.The recipe first appeared in the 19th century in Paris courtesy of Chef Henri Charpentier who wrote in his memoir that he accidentally ruined a sauce for the crepes he was serving Prince Edward of Wales. He had no time to prepare something else so he tasted the burnt sauce and discovered it was delicious. So he went on to serve the dish. He wanted to name this dish Crepes Princesse, but the prince wasn’t happy with that so Charpentier changed the name to Suzette in honor of the one of the female guests at the table.
- National Nurses Day
National Nurses Day is a day to thank nurses and other healthcare workers for the hard work they do every day keeping patients healthy. This day is also the first day of National Nurses Week and is sometimes known as National RN Recognition Day.
- National Tourist Appreciation Day
National Tourist Appreciation Day is marked annually on May 6th to acknowledge the tourists who come to your town, city or country and help in the growth of the economy. Tourists sometimes get a bad rap but we must remember they also help boost the economy of towns.
- No Homework Day
No Homework Day is celebrated on May 6th annually. This is a day a child can tell a parent truthfully, there is no homework today! This is yet another holiday created by the fun duo Thomas and Ruth Roy of Wellcat.com.
May 6th Zodiac Sign is Taurus
Taurus is the second astrological sign in the present zodiac. The Sun is in the sign of Taurus.
Time period: April 20 – May 21
Ruling planet: Venus
Zodiac quality: Fixed
Birthstones: Emerald, Diamond, Sapphire, Garnet, Rose quartz
Famous Tauruses: Dwayne Johnson, Queen Elizabeth II, Megan Fox, George Clooney, Adele, Mark Zuckerberg, Shakespeare, David Beckham, Princess Charlotte of Cambridge
May 6th Trivia
- 1840 – The Penny Black postage stamp becomes valid for use in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.
- 1856 – Sigmund Freud, Austrian neurologist was born in Příbor, Czechia.
- 1877 – Chief Crazy Horse of the Oglala Lakota surrenders to United States troops in Nebraska.
- 1889 – The Eiffel Tower is officially opened to the public at the Universal Exposition in Paris.
- 1910 – George V becomes King of the United Kingdom upon the death of his father, Edward VII.
- 1915 – Babe Ruth, then a pitcher for the Boston Red Sox, hits his first major league home run.
- 1945 – Bob Seger, American singer-songwriter was born in Detroit, MI.
- 1940 – John Steinbeck is awarded the Pulitzer Prize for his novel The Grapes of Wrath.
- 1941 – At California’s March Field, Bob Hope performs his first USO show.
- 1948 – The #1 movie was, “Hamlet.”
- 1959 – The #1 song on the Hot 100 Billboard was, “Come Softly To Me,” by The Fleetwoods.
- 1960 – More than 20 million viewers watch the first televised royal wedding when Princess Margaret marries Anthony Armstrong-Jones at Westminster Abbey.
- 1961 – George Clooney, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter was born in Lexington, KY.
- 1968 – The #1 movie was, “2001: A Space Odyssey.”
- 1973 – The #1 song on the Hot Country Songs Billboard was, ” The Lord Knows I’m Drinking,” by Cal Smith.
- 1983 – Gabourey Sidibe, American actress was born in Bedford-Stuyvesant, New York, NY. She has starred in Precious, American Horror Story and Empire.
- 1985 – The #1 song was, “We Are The World,” by USA For Africa.
- 1986 – The #1 movie was, “Short Circuit,” starring Ally Sheedy.
- 1992 – Baekhyun, is a South Korean singer, songwriter, actor, and model and member of the South Korean-Chinese boy group Exo, was born in Wonmi-gu, Bucheon-si, South Korea.
- 1994 – Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom and French President François Mitterrand officiate at the opening of the Channel Tunnel.
- 1995 – The #1 song was, “I Know,” by Dionne Farris.
- 1995 – The #1 movie was, “French Kiss,” starring Meg Ryan, Kevin Kline, Timothy Hutton & Jean Reno.
- 1996 – The body of former CIA director William Colby is found washed up on a riverbank in southern Maryland, eight days after he disappeared.
- 2001 – During a trip to Syria, Pope John Paul II becomes the first pope to enter a mosque.
- 2010 – In just 36 minutes DOW Jones plunged nearly a 1000 points in what is known as the 2010 Flash Crash.
- 2019 – The #1 song on the Hot 100 Billboard was, “Old Town Road,” by
Lil Nas X Featuring Billy Ray Cyrus.
- 2019 – Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s son, Henry Charles Albert David was born at 5:26 a.m. on May 6th, weighing seven pounds and three ounces.