What Happened on May 4, 1956

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • Queen Juliana unveils National Monument to Dams in Amsterdam
  • US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Enwetak

Famous Birthdays

  • David Guterson, American author
  • Jackie Bertsch, LPGA golfer
  • Ken Oberkfell, American baseball player
  • Michael L Gernhardt, Mansfield OH, astronaut (STS 69, 83, 94, sk 100)
  • Sharon Jones, soul singer (Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings), born in Augusta, Georgia (d. 2016)
  • Ulrike Meyfarth, Frankfurt West Germany, high jumper (Olympic gold 1972)