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Today: May 6th, 2021.

Today's date falls on a Thursday. It is day 126 of 2021. The decade is the 2020s.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Taurus.

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • Week Number: We are currently in Week 18 of 2021.
  • Leap Year: 2021 is NOT a leap year.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 1620255600.

On this day: 6th of May.

Events that have occurred on the 6th of May.

  • May 6th, 1527: The Sack of Rome occurs.
  • May 6th, 1950: The "Tollund Man" mummy is discovered by peat cutters in Denmark.
  • May 6th, 1950: Soccer: Portsmouth F.C. win the First Division title after beating Aston Villa 5-1.
  • May 6th, 1957: The final episode of "I Love Lucy" is aired.
  • May 6th, 1960: The Civil Rights Act of 1960 is signed into law.
  • May 6th, 1961: FA Cup Final 1961: Tottenham Hotspur defeat Leicester City 2-0.
  • May 6th, 1966: Moors murders: Ian Brady is found guilty and sentenced to 3 concurrent terms of life imprisonment.
  • May 6th, 1970: Irish politicians Charles Haughey and Neil Blaney are dismissed from the government after they are accused of being involved in a plot to import weapons for the Provisional IRA.
  • May 6th, 1970: Football: Feyenoord win the European Cup after they defeat Celtic 2-1.
  • May 6th, 1972: FA Cup Final 1972: A goal from Allan Clarke helps Leeds United secure a 1-0 victory over Arsenal.
  • May 6th, 1975: Serial killer Ted Bundy abducts and murders 12-year-old Lynette Dawn Culver in Pocatello, Idaho.
  • May 6th, 1976: 900 people are killed when an earthquake strikes the Friuli region of Italy.
  • May 6th, 1978: A goal from Roger Osborne helps Ipswich Town win the FA Cup Final with a 1-0 victory over Arsenal.
  • May 6th, 1989: Roy Jones Jr. makes his professional boxing debut in a win over Ricky Randall.
  • May 6th, 1991: Football: Arsenal win the Football League First Division after beating Manchester United 3-1.
  • May 6th, 1993: The bodies of three missing eight-year-old boys (Steve Branch, Michael Moore and Christopher Byers) are discovered in West Memphis, Arkansas.
  • May 6th, 1994: The Channel Tunnel between France and the UK is opened.
  • May 6th, 1996: The Backstreet Boys release their debut album.
  • May 6th, 1997: Soccer: Michael Owen makes his debut for Liverpool.
  • May 6th, 2000: The Provisional IRA begins to decommission its weapons.
  • May 6th, 2002: Dutch politician Pim Fortuyn is assassinated.
  • May 6th, 2002: The Attitude Era in the WWE comes to an end.
  • May 6th, 2004: The TV show "Friends" comes to an end after nearly ten years.
  • May 6th, 2005: Kingdom of Heaven (2005) is released.
  • May 6th, 2007: Manchester United win the Premier League title after Chelsea fail to beat Arsenal.
  • May 6th, 2008: Irish politics: Bertie Ahern resigns as Taoiseach.
  • May 6th, 2009: "It's a disgrace!": Barcelona knock Chelsea out of the Champions League after a number of controversial refereeing decisions go their way.
  • May 6th, 2010: The Conservative Party become the largest party in the 2010 United Kingdom general election.
  • May 6th, 2011: Thor (2011) is released in cinemas.
  • May 6th, 2012: François Hollande defeats incumbent President Nicolas Sarkozy in the 2012 French presidential election.
  • May 6th, 2013: Amanda Berry, Michele Knight and Georgina DeJesus are all found alive after having been missing for a decade.
  • May 6th, 2016: Justin Timberlake releases his single "Can't Stop the Feeling!".
  • May 6th, 2019: The television miniseries Chernobyl is released.
  • May 6th, 2019: Meghan Markle gives birth to Archie Mountbatten-Windsor.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around May 6th, 2021.

  • April 6th, 2021: Media personality Kim Kardashian achieves billionaire status.
  • April 9th, 2021: Prince Philip passes away at the age of 99.
  • April 9th, 2021: Rap star DMX dies at the age of 50.
  • April 15th, 2021: 8 people are killed in a mass shooting at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis, Indiana.
  • April 17th, 2021: Jake Paul defeats Ben Askren in a boxing match.
  • April 17th, 2021: The funeral of Prince Philip is held at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle.
  • April 18th, 2021: Soccer: 12 of Europe's biggest football clubs announce that they will be forming a breakaway Super League.
  • April 19th, 2021: Soccer: José Mourinho is sacked as the manager of Tottenham Hotspur.
  • April 19th, 2021: Soccer: The announcement that 12 of Europe's biggest football clubs will be forming a "Super League" is roundly criticized by fans, players, managers, politicians and media pundits.
  • April 20th, 2021: Former US police officer Derek Chauvin is convicted of the murder of George Floyd.
  • April 20th, 2021: Soccer: Multiple teams begin to pull out of the European Super League after Chelsea signal their intention to withdraw.
  • April 20th, 2021: Soccer: Ed Woodward announces that he will be resigning as the executive vice-chairman of Manchester United following backlash against the proposed European Super League.
  • April 28th, 2021: Irish / UK politics: Arlene Foster announces that she will be stepping down as the leader of the DUP.
  • April 30th, 2021: 45 people are killed in a crowd crush at an annual pilgrimage in Meron, Israel.
  • May 2nd, 2021: A Premier League game between Manchester United and Liverpool is postponed after protesters break into the stadium.
  • May 3rd, 2021: Bill and Melinda Gates announce on Twitter that they are divorcing after 27 years of marriage.
  • This date: May 6th, 2021

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on May 6th, 2021, will have the star sign Taurus.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 2020, then the sign for this date is actually Aries.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 2021 is the year of the Ox (Yin Wood).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 7.
  • Native American Zodiac: May 6th, 2021 falls under the Beaver.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of May will have the birthstone Emerald.
  • Birth flower (May): The Lily of the Valley and the Hawthorn.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and notable people who were born on the 6th of May.

  • May 6th, 1856: Sigmund Freud (Father of psychoanalysis) was born exactly 165 years ago today.
  • May 6th, 1953: Tony Blair (British Prime Minister) is 68 years old today.
  • May 6th, 1961: George Clooney (Actor) is 60 years old today.
  • May 6th, 1983: Dani Alves (Brazilian soccer player) is 38 years old today.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • If your baby is due on May 6th, 2021, then the date of conception was probably around the 27th of July, 2020.
  • A baby that is conceived on May 6th, 2021, will be due around the 13th of February, 2022.

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