On This Day

What Happened on May 18, 1956

Historical Events

  • Hungarian party leader Matyas R├íkosi enforces his own policy

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Mickey Mantle hits HR from both sides of plate for record 3rd time

Baseball Legend Mickey Mantle
Baseball Legend
Mickey Mantle
  • Queen Juliana opens Rembrandt fairs in Amsterdam

Famous Birthdays

  • Naomichi 'Joe' Ozaki, Japanese golfer (32 Japan Tour titles), born in Tekushima, Japan

Famous Deaths

  • Maurice Tate, English cricket all-rounder (39 Tests, 155 wickets, 1 x 100, 5 x 50), dies at 60
1956 Highlights

About May 18, 1956

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 64 years, 9 months and 17 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Taurus