On This Day

What Happened on May 13, 1956

Historical Events

  • Pachyderm Building at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo opens

Famous Birthdays

  • Aleksandr Yuriyevich Kaleri, Russian cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-14)
  • 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, Russ author (Young Guard), commits suicide at 54
1956 Highlights

About May 13, 1956

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 64 years, 9 months and 22 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Taurus