On This Day

What Happened on May 17, 1956

Famous Birthdays

  • Bob Saget, American comedian (Full House, America's Funniest Home Video), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Dave Sim, Canadian cartoonist
  • Sue Carpenter, TV presenter/journalist

Person of interestSugar Ray Leonard

Sugar Ray Leonard, American boxer (Olympic gold 1976), born in Rocky Mount, North Carolina


1956 Highlights

About May 17, 1956

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 64 years, 6 months and 13 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Taurus