What Happened on August 24, 1956

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • 1st non-stop transcontinental helicopter flight arrived Washington, D.C.

Famous Birthdays

  • Gerry Cooney, heavyweight boxer (US Olympics team 1980)
  • John Culberson, American politician

Famous Deaths

  • Kenji Mizoguchi, Japanese film director (b. 1898)