On This Day

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)
1956 Highlights

About May 1, 1956

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 65 years, 5 months and 23 days
Leap Year: Yes

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