On This Day

What Happened on May 11, 1956

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Singer & Cultural Icon Elvis Presley
Singer & Cultural Icon
Elvis Presley
  • 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? 64 years, 6 months and 17 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Taurus