On This Day

What Happened on May 16, 1956

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • Egypt recognizes People's Republic of China
  • England cricket spin bowler Jim Laker takes 10-88 for Surrey v Australia in tour match at The Oval, London
  • Great Britain performs nuclear Test at Monte Bello Is Australia
  • Kraft Theater presents an act from "Profiles in Courage"

Famous Deaths

  • H. B. Reese, American inventor of Reese's, dies at 76