What happened this day in history May 18, 1956

What are the important events that happened on May 18, 1956? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

May 18, 1956: Facts & Myths About This Day

May 18, 1956 is the 139th day of the year 1956 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 227 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Friday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is May 5, 1956 – a Friday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘hectatriacontaenneagon’ day.

If a person born on this day saved a Cent every day starting at age 7, then by now that person has accumulated $221.98. (Assuming this person is still alive today.)

Taurus is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Emerald is the modern birthstone for this month. Sapphire is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

Monkey is the mythical animal and Fire is the element for this person if we consider the very old art of Chinese astrology.

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May 18, 1956 Historical Events

  • 1956
    First ascent of Lhotse 8,516 meters, by a Swiss team.

Who died on May 18, 1956?

  • 1956
    Maurice Tate, English cricketer (b. 1895)

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