Saturday 5 May 1956
It was Saturday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
In UK No Other Love by Ronnie Hilton was in the top 5 hits.
Godzilla, King of the Monsters!, directed by Ishir Honda, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1956
while The Last Hurrah by Edwin O'Connor was one of the best selling books.
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- Martyrs Neophytos, Gaius and Gaianus
- Euthymios the Wonderworker
- Barlaam of Serpukhov
- Martin and Heraclius of Illyria
- Eulogios the Confessor
- New Martyr Ephraim of Nea Makri
- Albania: Martyrs' Day.
- Great Martyr Irene
- Roly Poly of Georgia.
- Saint Aventinus (d. 1189)
- Ethiopia: Liberation Day (1941).
- International Midwives Day.
- Adrian of Monzensk
- South Korea: Children's Day.
- Guyana: Indian Immigration Day (1838).
- Council of Europe: Europe Day.
- International No Pants Day.
- Hong Kong, Macau, South Korea and Taiwan (2006): Buddha's Birthday.
- Japan: Tango no Sekku (Boy's Day) or Kodomo no hi (Children's Day).
- Mexico and (informally) the United States: Cinco de Mayo (1862).
- Kamagurka : Belgian cartoonist, playwright, comic strip artist, painter, comedian, singer and producer.
- Fernando Rodrigues-Nunes: French homicide, the killer of his wife and his sister-in-law, before killing himself with a bullet under his chin.
- Lisa Eilbacher: American actress.
- Robert Marien: Quebecois actor, singer and songwriter.
- Steve Scott: American runner and coach.
- Dick Kemper in Amsterdam: Netherlands; rock vocalist/bassist (Vandenberg).
- Charles R Gallas: lexicographer (French Dictionary), dies at age 88.
- Broekster Boys soccer team forms in Damwoude
- Jim Bailey (US) runs the mile record 3:58.6 in Los Angeles, California.
- World championships of judo are first held, in Tokyo, Japan.
- 82nd Kentucky Derby: David Erb aboard Needles wins in 2:03.4.
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