What Happened on May 5, 1956

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • 82nd Kentucky Derby: David Erb aboard Needles wins in 2:03.4
  • Broekster Boys soccer team forms in Damwoude
  • Jim Bailey (US) runs mile a record 3:58.6 in LA Calif
  • World championships of judo are 1st held, in Tokyo

Famous Birthdays

  • Dick Kemper, Amsterdam Neth, rock vocalist/bassist (Vandenberg)

Famous Deaths

  • Charles R Gallas, lexicographer (French Dictionary), dies at 88