On This Day

What Happened on May 13, 1956

Historical Events

  • Pachyderm Building at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo opens (Cleveland, Ohio)

Famous Birthdays

  • Aleksandr Yuriyevich Kaleri, Russian cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-14)
  • David Hollestelle, Dutch rock guitarist (Herman Brood & His Wild Romance), born in Hilversum, Netherlands
  • Richard Madeley, British TV presenter, journalist, columnist and novelist (Richard & Judy, The Wright Stuff), born in Romford, Essex
  • Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, Indian spiritual leader and founder of the Art of Living Foundation, born in Papanasam, India

Famous Deaths

  • Aleksandr A. Fadejev, Russian author (Young Guard), commits suicide at 54
1956 Highlights

About May 13, 1956

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 66 years and 4 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

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