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 This day in History - May 6
435 Historic Events for May 6
1959

Aidan Quinn, actor (Avalon, Crusoe, Desperately Seeking Susan)

Birth
1959

Iceland gunboats shoot at British fishing ships

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1959

Eric D Fingerhut, (Rep-D-Ohio)

Birth
1960

Bart de Boer, Dutch guitarist (Ivy Green)

Birth
1960

Larry Steinbachek, rock synthesizer (Bronski Beat-Smalltown Boy)

Birth
1960

Pres Eisenhower signs Civil Rights Act of 1960

Event
1960

English prince Margaret marries Antony Armstrong-Jones (Lord Snowdon)

Event
1960

Paul Abraham, Hungarian composer (Blume von Hawaii), dies at 67

Death
1960

Students attack Dutch embassy in Djakarta

Event
1960

Trotsky's murderer Jacques Mornard (Ram¢n Mercader), freed in Mexico

Event
1960

Julianne Phillips, Lake Oswego Oregon, actress (Frankie Reed-Sisters)

Birth
1961

George Clooney, Lexington KY, actor (Dr Douglas Ross-ER, Batman)

Birth
1961

Clay O'Brien, Ray Az, actor (Weedy-Cowboys)

Birth
1961

Lucian Blaga, philosopher/poet (Transcendental censor), dies at 65

Death
1961

Omer Vanaudenhove chosen chairman of Belgium Liberal Party

Event
1961

87th Kentucky Derby: John Sellers aboard Carry Back wins in 2:04

Event
1961

Roma Downey, Derry Ire, actress (1 Life to Live, Touched by an Angel)

Birth
1962

Lori Singer, Corpus Christi TX, actress (Jurasic Park)

Birth
1962

Mary Lena Faulk wins LPGA Peach Blossom Golf Tournament

Event
1962

Neil Foster, cricketer (England right-fast medium)

Birth
1962

Antonio Segni elected president of Italy

Event
1962

Pathet Lao breaks cease fire/conquerors Nam Tha Laos

Event
1962

US performs nuclear test at Pacific Ocean

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1962

1st nuclear warhead fired from Polaris submarine (Ethan Allen)

Event
1963

Monty Wooley, actor (Pied Piper, Man Who Came to Dinner), dies at 74

Death