What Happened on May 16, 1956

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"
1956 History

Famous Deaths

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

About May 16, 1956

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 67 years and 14 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

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