Saturday 19 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.
The Killing, directed by Stanley Kubrick, 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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- National Hug-Your-Cat Day
- NASCAR Day USA.(2006)
- Commemoration of Pontian Greeks Genocide in Greece.
- Commemoration of Atatnrk, Youth and Sports Day in Turkey (1919).
- Theophilus of Corte
- Peter Celestine
- Feast day of the following saints in the Roman Catholic Church: Dunstan
- Ramona Dell'Abate: Italian TV presenter.
- Steven Ford in East Grand Rapids: Michigan, USA; actor (When Harry Met Sally, The Young and the Restless) / son of President Gerald Ford.
- Althea Gwyn: Women's Professional Basketball League center (New York Stars).
- Oliver Letwin: English philosopher and politician Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster.
- Martyn Ware: English keyboard player songwriter and producer (The Human League and Heaven 17).
- Steven Ford: American noted family, third and most visible son of Betty and Gerald Ford. He became a rough rider on a rodeo team in 1978 and performed as a calf-roper and chief public spokesman for the Los Angeles Rough Rider team. He acted in the film, "Cattle Annie and Little Britches," 1979, and played an Army captain in the TV move "Shooter," 1988. Ford has a ranch in San Luis Obispo, California where he runs a thoroughbred racing business.
- Pirate Dale Long hits 9th-inning HR, 1st HR in 8 straight games
- 82nd Preakness: Bill Hartack aboard Fabius wins in 1:58.4.
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