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
  • Pulitzer prize awarded to Frances Goodrich & Albert Hackett

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? 64 years, 9 months and 28 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Taurus