What Happened on May 13, 1956

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • Pachyderm Building at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo opens

Famous Birthdays

  • Aleksandr Yuriyevich Kaleri, Russian cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-14)
  • Ravi Shankar [Sri Sri], Indian spiritual leader and founder of the Art of Living Foundation, born in Papanasam, India
  • Richard Madeley, British TV presenter, journalist, columnist and novelist (Richard & Judy, The Wright Stuff), born in Romford, Essex

Famous Deaths

  • Aleksandr A Fadejev, Russ author (Young Guard), commits suicide at 54