On This Day

What Happened on May 27, 1956

Historical Events

  • French raid in Algiers
  • US performs nuclear test at Enwetak (atmospheric tests)

Famous Birthdays

  • Cynthia McFadden, American television anchor
  • Lisa Niemi, actress (Dirty Dancing, Will Rodgers Follies), born in Houston, Texas
  • Nick Lowery, NFL kicker (NY Jets)
1956 Highlights

About May 27, 1956

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 65 years and 23 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Gemini