On This Day: May 6
On May 6, 1937, the hydrogen-filled German dirigible Hindenburg burned and crashed in Lakehurst, N.J., killing 36 of the 97 people on board.
On May 6, 1915, Orson Welles, the American motion-picture actor, director, producer and writer who combined his talents in the highly regarded movie "Citizen Kane," was born. Following his death on Oct. 10, 1985, his obituary appeared in The Times.
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Orson Welles5/6/1915 - 10/10/1985American movie actor, director, producer and writer.Go to obituary »