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 This day in History - May 6
435 Historic Events for May 6
1942

Colin Earl, rocker

Birth
1942

Corregidor and Philippines surrender to Japanese Armies

Event
1943

British 1st army opens assault on Tunis

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1944

KJR-AM in Seattle Wash swaps calls with KOMO

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1944

70th Kentucky Derby: Conn McCreary aboard Pensive wins in 2:04.2

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1945

Bob Seger, Dearborn Mich, folk singer (Silver Bullet Band-Shake Down)

Birth
1945

Richard Eyers, LA Calif, actor (My Friend Irma, Stagecoach West)

Birth
1945

Victoria Bond, composer

Birth
1945

Gen J Blaskowitz surrenders German troops in Netherlands

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1946

Sydne Rome, Akron Ohio, actress (What?, Candy)

Birth
1946

Jim Ramstad, (Rep-R-Minnesota)

Birth
1946

Pulitzer prize awarded to Arthur M Schlesinger (Age of Jackson)"

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1946

Susan Brown, actress (Gail Baldwin-General Hospital)

Birth
1947

Dennis Cowan, London, rocker (Bonzo Dog Band)

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1947

Sandra Fisher, painter

Birth
1947

Andy Roberts, cricketer (NZ batsman 1976)

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1947

Ben Masters, Corvalis OR, actor (Vic-Another World, Making Mr Right)

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1947

Richard "Dick" Fosbury, Portland Ore, high jumper (Oly-gold-68)

Birth
1948

"Sally" opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 36 performances

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1948

Lolita, [Abr zame], spanish singer (Esp‚rame)

Birth
1948

Richard Cox, NYC, actor (Mark-Executive Suite)

Birth
1948

43 communist rebels, executed in Athens

Death
1949

A L Ochse, cricketer (10 wickets in 3 Tests for S Afr 1927-29), dies

Death
1949

P-M-B Maurice Maeterlinck, Belg philosopher (Nobel 1911), dies at 86

Death
1949

David Cornell Leestma, Muskegon Mich, USN/astronaut (STS 41-G, 28, 45)

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