On This Day

What Happened on May 3, 1956

Historical Events

  • A new range of mountains discovered in Antarctica (2 over 13,000')
  • Frank Loesser's musical "Most Happy Fella" opens at Imperial Theater, NYC; runs for 678 performances

Famous Birthdays

Akio Toyoda

Akio Toyoda, Japanese president of Toyota Motor Corporation, born in Nagoya, Japan

  • Gillian Rolton, Australian equestrian (Summer Olympics 1992, 1996- gold), born in Adelaide, South Australia (d. 2017)
  • Marc Bellemare, French Canadian lawyer and politician, born in Saint-Hyacinthe, Quebec
1956 Highlights

About May 3, 1956

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 66 years, 1 month and 23 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

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