May 12th, 1956

May 12th, 1956, fell on a Saturday. It was day 133 of 1956. The decade was the 1950s.

64 years, 11 months and 10 days have passed since May 12th, 1956.



Fictional Date

May 12th, 1956 relates to an event in a movie, book, game or television series:

  • Homer Simpson is born.

Top song: May 12th, 1956

The best-selling single on this exact date.

  • The most popular song on May 12th, 1956 was "Heartbreak Hotel" by Elvis Presley.

Take Me Back!

The date is May 12th, 1956 and it's a Saturday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Taurus. Currently, people are enjoying their weekend.

The summer of 1956 has finally arrived. The weather has warmed up and the evenings are brighter than usual. In music, the song "Heartbreak Hotel" by Elvis Presley is the best-selling record at the moment. Dwight David Eisenhower is currently the President of the United States and Sir Anthony Eden is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

In fashion, women are sporting chemise dresses, sheaths, sack dresses and straight-cut suits. Short boxy jackets and shift dresses are also beginning to become popular. Meanwhile, a lot of men are sporting a "Teddy Boy" style that involves leather jackets, greased-back hair, extremely narrow trousers and velvet-collared jackets. Men are also wearing formal suits as daywear. Tailfins on cars are extremely popular at the moment. The design looks futuristic, almost like a rocket or the twin rudders on the back of an airplane. It's 1956, so radio stations and jukeboxes are playing songs from singers such as Elvis Presley, Nelson Riddle, The Platters, Gogi Grant, Les Baxter, Doris Day, Dean Martin and Kay Starr.

On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "The Ed Sullivan Show", "The Gene Autry Show", "The Danny Thomas Show" and "Gunsmoke". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Tom and Jerry", "Crusader Rabbit", "Captain Kangaroo" and "Mighty Mouse Playhouse".


News Topics, Fads & Culture

Trending news stories and fads that were prevalent throughout this time period. These are news stories and events that would have been in the media on May 12th, 1956.

  • The Hungarian freedom fighter.

    "The Hungarian freedom fighter" was named as the Time Person of the Year in 1956. This followed the Hungarian Revolution in October and November.

  • 1956 in music.

    The radio stations in 1956 were dominated by artists such as Elvis Presley, Nelson Riddle, The Platters, Gogi Grant, Les Baxter, Doris Day, Dean Martin and Kay Starr.

  • Movies from 1956.

    The most popular movies in 1956 were The Ten Commandments, Around the World in 80 Days, Giant, Seven Wonders of the World, The King and I, Trapeze and War and Peace.

  • The rise of Elvis Presley.

    Between April, 1965 and December, 1956, a new Rock and Roll singer called Elvis Presley had four top-selling records.


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • This date fell on a weekend.
  • 64 years, 11 months and 10 days have passed since May 12th, 1956.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 19 of 1956.
  • Leap Year: 1956 was a leap year, which means that it contained 366 days instead of 365 (with an extra day in February).
  • Age: Anyone born on May 12th, 1956, will be 64 years of age.
  • People born in 1956 belong to the Baby Boomer generation.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around May 12th, 1956:

  • April 16th, 1956: Buddy Holly releases his debut single "Love Me".
  • April 27th, 1956: Boxer Rocky Marciano announces his retirement, having gone undefeated at 49-0.
  • May 1st, 1956: The first episode of the clay animation series "The Gumby Show" is aired.
  • May 5th, 1956: Soccer: Manchester City win the 1956 FA Cup Final with a 3-1 victory over Birmingham City.
  • This date: May 12th, 1956

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on May 12th, 1956, will have the star sign Taurus.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system (2020), then the sign for this date is actually Aries.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1956 was the year of the Monkey (Yang Water).
  • Native American Zodiac: May 12th, 1956 falls under the Beaver.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of May will have the birthstone Emerald.

Television Shows

TV shows that people would have been watching around this time.

  • Fury - American Western series about ranch operator Jim Newton and his adopted son Joey Clark.
  • Gunsmoke - Western drama series.
  • Annie Oakley - American Western series that fictionalizes the life of sharpshooter Annie Oakley.
  • The Danny Thomas Show - American sitcom about a successful nightclub singer.
  • The Roy Rogers Show - American Western television series about a ranch owner called Roy Rogers.
  • I Love Lucy - Sitcom starring Lucille Ball.
  • Sky King - Western series starring Kirby Grant, Gloria Winters and Ron Hagerthy.
  • The Jack Benny Program - 25-minute-long situation comedy series that broadcast on CBS.
  • The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show - TV series that broadcast on CBS.
  • You Bet Your Life - Comedy quiz series hosted by Groucho Marx.
  • The Gene Autry Show - Cowboy TV series starring Gene Autry.
  • What's My Line? - Panel game show.

1956 - Kid's TV

Children's and Teen TV shows that would have been airing on this date in 1956.

  • The Gumby Show
  • Mighty Mouse Playhouse
  • Captain Kangaroo
  • Father Knows Best
  • Lassie
  • Adventures of Superman
  • Crusader Rabbit
  • Tom and Jerry
  • Looney Tunes

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures and noteable people who were born on the 12th of May:


US President

Who was the US President on May 12th, 1956?

  • Dwight David Eisenhower was the President of the United States.

UK Prime Minister

Who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on May 12th, 1956?

  • Sir Anthony Eden was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Irish Taoiseach

Who was the Taoiseach (Prime Minister) of Ireland on this date?

  • John A. Costello was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on May 12th, 1956 was probably conceived around the 3rd of August, 1955. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on May 12th, 1956 is the 19th of February, 1957. (Rough Estimate).

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about May 12th, 1956.

  • 23,721 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,049,494,400 seconds have passed since the May 12th, 1956.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 2,391,076,800 times.
  • Since May 12th, 1956, earth has travelled approximately 1,057,539,110,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 341,582,400 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 176,256,518 steps. That's about 78,336 miles!
  • Since this date, 24,593,933 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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