On This Day

What Happened on May 22, 1956

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

"Bob Hope Show" last airs on NBC-TV

Entertainer and TV Personality Bob Hope
Entertainer and TV Personality
Bob Hope
  • 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

LoveWedding of Interest

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

Actress Anita Ekberg
Anita Ekberg

1956 Highlights

About May 22, 1956

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 65 years, 1 month and 28 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Gemini