What happened this day in history May 24, 1956

What are the important events that happened on May 24, 1956? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

May 24, 1956: Facts & Myths About This Day

May 24, 1956 is the 145th day of the year 1956 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 221 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Thursday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is May 11, 1956 – a Thursday. 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 ‘hectatetracontapentagon’ day.

If a person born on this day saved a Dime every day starting at age 4, then by now that person has accumulated $2,338.00. (Assuming this person is still alive today.)

Gemini 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 24, 1956 Historical Events

  • 1956
    Conclusion of the Sixth Buddhist Council on Vesak Day, marking the 2,500 year anniversary after the Lord Buddha’s Parinibbāna.
  • 1956
    The first Eurovision Song Contest is held in Lugano, Switzerland

Who were born on May 24, 1956?

  • 1956
    Larry Blackmon, American singer (Cameo)
  • 1956
    Michael Jackson, Northern Irish clergyman
  • 1956
    Richard B. Bernstein, American constitutional and legal historian

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