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
Born in 1956

Famous Deaths

  • Walter Sydney Adams, American astronomer & director of Mount Wilson, dies at 79

About May 11, 1956

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 67 years and 27 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

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