On This Day

What Happened on May 18, 1956

Historical Events

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

Baseball Record

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

  • Queen Juliana opens Rembrandt fairs in Amsterdam, Netherlands

Famous Birthdays

  • James Moginie, Australian rock musician, and songwriter (Midnight Oil - "Beds Are Burning"; "Blue Sky Mine"), born 64) Kalamunda, Western Australia, Australia
  • 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? 66 years and 6 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

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