On This Day

What Happened on May 24, 1956

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • 1st Eurovision Song Contest: Lys Assia for Switzerland wins singing "Refrain" in Lugano
  • Conclusion of the Sixth Buddhist Council on Vesak Day, marking the 2,500 year anniversary after the Lord Buddha's Parinibbāna

Famous Birthdays

  • Helen Terry, British rocker (Now You're Mine), born in England
  • Michael Jackson, Northern Irish clergyman (Archbishop of Dublin), born in Lurgan, County Armagh, Northern Ireland

Famous Deaths

  • Guy Kibbee, American actor (Capt Blood, Babes in Arms), dies at 74