On This Day

What Happened on May 11, 1956

Historical Events

Music History

Elvis Presley's 1st entry on UK charts with "Heartbreak Hotel"

  • Pinky Lee Show last airs on NBC-TV

Famous Birthdays

  • Alex Lester, British broadcaster
  • Theresa Burke, Canadian journalist

Famous Deaths

  • Walter S Adams, American astronomer & director of Mount Wilson, dies at 79
1956 Highlights

About May 11, 1956

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 65 years, 6 months and 21 days
Leap Year: Yes

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