Friday 4 May 1956
It was Friday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Jackie Bertsch and Ulrike Meyfarth.
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.
On TV people were watching A Show Called Fred.
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- Star Wars day, "May the 4th be with you" pun on "May the force be with you"
- Republic of China - Literary Day (???, commemorating May Fourth Movement).
- International Firefighters' Day.
- Saint Ladislaus of Gielnow
- People's Republic of China - Youth Day (???, commemorating May Fourth Movement).
- Blessed Catherine of Park
- Saint Judas Cyriacus
- Saint Florian
- Saint Godehard
- Saint Monica of Hippo (d. 387)
- Saint Ethelred
- Saint Silvianus
- Saint Titianus
- Saint Willerik
- Saint John Houghton, Saint Robert Lawrence, Saint Augustine Webster, Saint Richard Reynolds, and Saint John Hale; all put to death in 1535.
- Saint Malou
- The Netherlands - Remembrance of the Dead.
- Jackie Bertsch: LPGA golfer.
- Ulrike Meyfarth: Frankfurt, Germany -- High jumper (1972 Olympics - Gold Medalist).
- Michael L Gernhardt in Mansfield: Ohio, USA; PhD/astronaut (STS 69, 83, 94, sk 100).
- Michael Gernhardt: American astronaut and engineer.
- David Guterson: American journalist and author.
- Ken Oberkfell: American baseball player and coach
- Queen Juliana unveils National Monument to Dams in Amsterdam
- US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Enwetak.
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