On This Day

What Happened on May 19, 1956

Historical Events

  • 81st Preakness: Bill Hartack aboard Fabius wins in 1:58.4
  • Pirate Dale Long hits 9th-inning HR, 1st HR in 8 straight games

Famous Birthdays

  • Althea Gwyn, WBL center (NY Stars)
  • Martyn Ware, rocker (Heaven 17-Electric Dreams)
  • Steve Ford, actor (Young & Restless)/son of President Gerald Ford
1956 Highlights

About May 19, 1956

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 65 years, 5 months and 8 days
Leap Year: Yes

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