What Happened on May 1, 1956

Historical Events

  • A doctor in Japan reports an "epidemic of an unknown disease of the central nervous system", marking the official discovery of Minamata disease

Famous Birthdays

  • Byron Stewart, Baxter Springs Ks, actor (Warren Coolidge-St Elsewhere)
  • Wan Chi Keung, Hong Kong soccer striker (32 caps; South China AA, Seiko SA) and actor, born in British Hong Kong (d. 2010)
Born in 1956
1956 Highlights

About May 1, 1956

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 67 years, 1 month and 8 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Taurus

Music Charts

  • UK #1 Song: No Other Love - Ronnie Hilton