Friday May 18, 1956
US date format: 5/18/1956, UK date format: 18/5/1956
It was Friday, under the sign of Taurus (see birth chart on May 18, 1956). The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Sir Anthony Eden (Conservative), Pope Pius XII was leading the Catholic Church.
Famous people born on this day include Catherine Corsini and Jim Moginie.
In UK No Other Love by Ronnie Hilton was in the top 5 hits.
The Searchers, directed by John Ford, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1956
while Comfort Me With Apples by Peter De Vries was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Panorama.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of May 18, 1956?
- Mickey Mantle hits homerun from both sides of plate for record third time.
- Queen Juliana opens Rembrandt fairs in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
- First ascent of Lhotse 8,516 meters, by a Swiss team.
- Lhotse (main), the fourth highest mountain, is first ascended.
Which were the top hits in that special week of May 18, 1956?
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Days to next May 18If May 18, 1956 is your birthday you're 64 years, 2 months, 25 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 9 months, 6 days.
Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks?
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