May 6

May 6 Information from the Holidays and Observances Website

 Holidays and Observances
(Alphabetical Order)

2023 Daily Holidays that fall on May 6, include:

  • Bladder Cancer Awareness Day - May 6, 2023 (First Saturday in May)
  • Bombshell's Day - May 6, 2023 (First Saturday in May)
  • Childhood Stroke Awareness Day - May 6, 2023 (First Saturday in May)
  • Free Comic Book Day - May 6, 2023 (First Saturday in May)
  • International Doodle Dog Day - May 6, 2023 (First Saturday in May)
  • International Drone Day - May 6, 2023 (First Saturday in May)
  • International No Diet Day 
  • Join Hands Day: Youth and Adults Volunteering Together - May 6, 2023 (First Saturday in May)
  • Joseph Brackett Day 
  • Learn to Ride a Bike Day - May 6, 2023 (First Saturday in May)
  • Mariachi Day - May 6, 2023 (First Saturday in May)
  • National Auctioneers Day - May 6, 2023 (First Saturday in May)
  • National Beverage Day 
  • National Crepes Suzette Day 
  • National Explosive Ordinance Disposal (EOD) Day - May 6, 2023 (First Saturday of May)
  • National Fitness Day - May 6, 2023 (First Saturday in May)
  • National Herb Day - May 6, 2023 (First Saturday in May) and also April 29, 2023
  • National Homebrew Day - May 6, 2023 (First Saturday in May)
  • National Nurses Day, or National RN Recognition Day 
  • National Play Outside Day - May 6, 2023 - (First Saturday in EVERY Month)
  • National Scrapbooking Day - May 6, 2023 (First Saturday in May)
  • National Tourist Appreciation Day 
  • National Wildfire Community Preparedness Day - May 6, 2023 (First Saturday in May)
  • No Homework Day 
  • Pilates Day - May 6, 2023 (First Saturday in May)
  • Start Seeing Monarchs Day - May 6, 2023 (First Saturday in May)
  • World Beer Pong Day - May 6, 2023 (First Saturday in May)
  • World Naked Gardening Day - May 6, 2023 (First Saturday in May)

2023 Weekly Holidays that include May 6, are:

  • Choose Privacy Week - May 1-7
  • Go Diaper Free Week - April 30 - May 6, 2023 (7 Days Starting the Last Sunday in April)
  • National Auctioneers Week - May 1-6, 2023 (Observed the week ending with National Auctioneers Day)
  • National Children's Book Week - May 1-7, 2023, and also November 6-12, 2023
  • National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend - May 6-7, 2023
  • National Nurses Week - May 6-12
  • National Physical Education and Sports Week - May 1-7 (First Week in May)
  • National Small Business Week - April 30 - May 6, 2023 (First Week of May)
  • National Sun Safety Week - May 1-7, 2023
  • Preservation Week - April 30 - May 6, 2023
  • Screen-Free Week (Digital Detox Week - Formerly TV Turnoff Week) - May 1-7, 2023
  • Stewardship Week - April 30 - May 7, 2023 (Last Sunday in April to First Sunday in May)
  • The Biggest Week in American Birding - May 5-14, 2023
  • World Cocktail Week - May 6-13
  • World Dystonia Awareness Week - May 3-11

2023 Monthly Holidays that include May 6, are:

There are too many monthly holidays to include here, so please check out our May page to see all of the holidays that are celebrated the entire month of May.


  1. A page on each holiday will be coming soon and linked above.
  2. If a date is a movable holiday, that is different every year, I'll include the year as well as the date rule above. Otherwise, the holiday falls on the same date each year.

World Festivals and Events
(Date Order)

  • Kentucky Derby - May 6, 2023 (First Saturday in May)

Astrological Sign

The Astrological Sign for May 6 is Taurus.

Birth Flower of the Month

The Birth Flower(s) for the Month for May are:

  • The Lily of the Valley - Humility, Chastity and Sweetness - signifies a return to happiness
  • Hawthorn


The Birthstone(s) for May is the Emerald which is a symbol of rebirth and is believed to grant the owner foresight, good fortune, and youth.

Famous Birthdays

  • 1856 - Sigmund Freud, Austrian neurologist who was the founding father of psychoanalysis (d. 1939)
  • 1915 - Orson Welles, American actor, screenwriter, director, producer (Citizen Kane, War of the Worlds) (d. 1985)
  • 1931 - Willie Mays, American baseball player 
  • 1945 - Bob Seger, American singer, songwriter, and guitarist (Silver Bullet Band)
  • 1960 - Roma Downey, Irish-American actress, singer, and producer (Touched by an Angel, Son of God)
  • 1961 - George Clooney, American actor, screenwriter, director and producer (ER, Batman, Oceans Eleven)
  • 2019 - Prince Archie of Sussex, child of Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex

Famous Deaths

  • 1862 - Henry David Thoreau, American author and philosopher (b. 1817)
  • 1952 - Maria Montessori, Italian physician and educator (Montessori schools) (b. 1870) 
  • 1987 - William J. Casey, American politician and 13th Director of the C.I.A. from 1981-1987 (b. 1913)
  • 1992 - Marlene Dietrich - German-American actress and singer (The Blue Angel, Shanghai Express) (b. 1901)
  • 2022 - George Perez, American comic book writer and artist (Fantastic Four, the Avengers and the New Teen Titans) (b. 1954)

Famous Weddings and Divorces

  • 1950 - Actress, Elizabeth Taylor marries her 1st husband, hotel heir Conrad Hilton
  • 1960 - English princess Margaret marries Antony Armstrong-Jones (Lord Snowdon)
  • 1997 - Actor David Duchovny (X-Files) marries actress Tea Leoni
  • 2007 - Singer Amy Lee (Evanescence) marries Josh Hartzler
  • 2007 - Actress Jordana Brewster (Fast and Furious) marries movie producer Andrew Form

Quote of the Day

Recipe of the Day or a
Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day

May 6 Information from the Holidays and Observances Website

Today, May 6, is INTERNATIONAL NO DIET DAY. Today, our Healthy Diet Habit of the Day is to learn about Lifestyle Solutions.

Lifestyle Solutions are the opposite of diets!  You take a look at your personal life, what you love to eat, and how you use food in your life. You develop a new way of dealing with food, without deprivation.  It is a process that involves learning to eat for health, but keeping your favorite foods in your life in moderation!

It is not a complicated diet menu that you hate, but learning to prepare healthy meals full of more vegetables.  You will develop a plan to incorporate healthy diet habits into your life!

Learn more about the Lifestyle Solutions process, from Kerry of Healthy Diet Habits. (link opens in her website)

This Day in History

  • 1536 - King Henry VIII orders Bibles to be placed in every church in England
  • 1833 - John Deere makes the 1st steel plough
  • 1835 - James Gordon Bennett, Sr. publishes the first issue of the New York Herald with a price of 1 cent
  • 1851 - Chamber of Commerce in San Francisco, CA starts
  • 1861 - During the American Civil War, the states of Arkansas & Tennessee becomes the 9th and 10th states to secede from the Union
  • 1882 - The United States Congress passes the Chinese Exclusion Act and ceases Chinese immigration
  • 1889 - The Eiffel Tower is officially opened to the public at the Universal Exposition in Paris
  • 1904 - The American Lung Association holds its 1st meeting
  • 1935 - U.S. Executive Order 7034 creates the Works Progress Administration, which provided jobs and income to the unemployed during the Great Depression of the U.S.
  • 1937 - The German zeppelin Hindenburg catches fire and is destroyed. Thirty six people are killed
  • 1940 - Pulitzer prize is awarded to John Steinbeck for his novel The Grapes of Wrath
  • 1955 - West Germany joins NATO 
  • 1960 - U.S. President Eisenhower signs the Civil Rights Act of 1960
  • 1996 - Eight days after he disappeared, the body of former CIA director William Colby is found washed up on a riverbank in southern Maryland
  • 2002 - SpaceX is founded by Elon Musk
  • 2010 - The Dow-Jones average plunged nearly 1,000 points in 36 minutes

This Day in Music

  • 1941 - Bob Hope performs his first USO show at March Field in California
  • 1971 - Proud Mary, by Ike and Tina Turner is certified gold
  • 1972 - Elton John releases Rocket Man
  • 1977 - Beatles at Hollywood Bowl is released in the UK
  • 1982 - Diana Ross gets a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
  • 1984 - Hello, by Lionel Richie hits #1
  • 1984 - What's Love Got to Do With It, by Tina Turner is released
  • 1995 - Melissa Etheridge has back to back singles on the Hot 100 for at least 40 weeks - Come to My Window (video below), and I'm the Only One

This Day in Sports

  • 1844 - The Glaciarium, the world's first mechanically frozen ice rink opens
  • 1860 - The 1st US athletic club forms in San Francisco, CA - The SF Olympic Club
  • 1903 - The Chicago White Sox commit 12 errors against the Detroit Tigers
  • 1954 - Roger Bannister is the 1st person to run the mile in under four minutes
  • 1970 - Yuchiro Miura of Japan skies down Mt. Everest
  • 1980 - Gaylor Perry of the Seattle Mariner's becomes the 15th pitcher to win 300 games
  • 1987 - Mario Andretti sets a one-lap speed record at Indy at 218.204 MPH

Word of the Day from Wiktionary

Softly softly (adverb)

(UK Idiomatic) In a very tactful, careful, or non disruptive manner

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