On This Day

What Happened on May 20, 1956

My Fair Lady's Special Day

Historical Events

  • Atomic fusion (thermonuclear) bomb dropped from plane at Bikini Atoll
  • Jordan government of Samir resigns

Famous Birthdays

  • Andrew Hilditch, cricketer (Australian opening bat 1979-85)
  • Dean Butler, American actor
  • Ingvar Ambjørnsen, Norwegian author (Elling tetralogy, Brødre i blodet), born in Tønsberg, Norway
  • John Carney, American politician, Governor of Delaware (2017-), born in Willington, Delaware
  • Tomas Smid, Czech, tennis star
  • William Michaelian, American novelist and poet

Famous Deaths

  • Andre Eugene Maurice Charlot, actor (Summer Storm), dies
  • Max Beerbohm, English caricaturist, writer and parodist (Saturday Review), dies at 83
1956 Highlights

About May 20, 1956

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 66 years and 1 day
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

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