On This Day

What Happened on May 7, 1956

Historical Events

  • Battle at Oran, Algeria, kills 300
  • NY Giant Bill White, homers in his 1st at bat

Historic Event

Pulitzer Prize for Drama awarded to Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett for their play "The Diary of Anne Frank"


Famous Birthdays

  • Anne Dudley, British classical and film composer (The Full Monty), born in Beckenham, Kent
  • Jan Peter Balkenende, Prime Minister of the Netherlands (2002-10), born in Biezelinge, Netherlands
  • Jean Lapierre, Canadian politician and television host, born in Bassin, Quebec, Canada (d. 2016)

Famous Deaths

  • Josef Hoffmann, Austrian architect, dies at 85
1956 Highlights

About May 7, 1956

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 66 years and 12 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

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