What Happened on May 22, 1956

Historical Events

Television Finale

"Bob Hope Show" last airs on NBC-TV

  • KRIS TV channel 6 in Corpus Christi, TX (NBC) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

  • Douglas Heyes Jr., American actor (Captains & Kings, Aspen), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Lucie Brock-Broido, American poet and academic (Noctuary), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 2018)
  • Natasha Shneider, Russian musician (Eleven), born in Riga, Latvia (d. 2008)

Famous Weddings

Anita Ekberg

Swedish actress Anita Ekberg (24) weds actor and singer Anthony Steel (36) in Florence, Italy; divorce in 1959

1956 Highlights

About May 22, 1956

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 66 years, 6 months and 17 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

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