What Happened on May 18, 1956

Day of the Week: Friday

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

  • Joe [Naomichi] Ozaki, Tekushima Japan, golfer (1995 Phoenix Open-8th)

Famous Deaths

  • Maurice Tate, cricketer (39 Tests for England, 155 wickets), dies