On This Day

What Happened on May 4, 1956

Historical Events

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

Famous Birthdays

  • David Guterson, American author (Snow Falling on Cedars), born in Seattle, Washington
  • Ken Oberkfell, American baseball player, born in Highland, Illinois
  • Michael L. Gernhardt, American NASA astronaut (STS 69, 83, 94, sk 100), born in Mansfield, Ohio
  • Sharon Jones, American soul singer (Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings), born in Augusta, Georgia (d. 2016)
  • Ulrike Meyfarth, German high jumper (Olympic gold 1972), born in Frankfurt, Germany
1956 Highlights

About May 4, 1956

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 65 years, 7 months and 3 days
Leap Year: Yes

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