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 for 678 performances

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestAkio Toyoda

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

President of Toyota Motor Corporation Akio Toyoda
President of Toyota Motor Corporation
Akio Toyoda
  • 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? 64 years, 11 months and 18 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Taurus