On This Day

What Happened on May 5, 1956

Historical Events

  • 82nd Kentucky Derby: David Erb aboard Needles wins in 2:03.4
  • Broekster Boys soccer team forms in Damwoude
  • Jim Bailey (US) runs mile a record 3:58.6 in LA Calif
  • World championships of judo are 1st held in Tokyo

Famous Birthdays

  • Dick Kemper, Dutch rock vocalist and bassist (Vandenberg), born in Eindhoven, Netherlands

Famous Deaths

  • Karel Rudolph Gallas, Dutch lexicographer (French Dictionary), dies at 88
1956 Highlights

About May 5, 1956

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 65 years, 6 months and 28 days
Leap Year: Yes

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