What Happened on July 20th, 1956

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • France recognizes Tunisian independence
  • Great Britain refuses to lend Egypt money to build Aswan Dam
  • US performs atmospheric nuclear Test at Bikini Island

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Yankee pitcher Whitey Ford ties AL record of 6 straight strike-outs

MLB Pitcher Whitey Ford
MLB Pitcher
Whitey Ford

Famous Birthdays

  • Charlie Magri, world champ flyweight boxer (1983)
  • Jim Prentice, Canadian politician

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Mima Jausovec, Yugoslavian tennis player (French Open-1977), born in Maribor, Yugoslavia

Tennis Player and French Open Champion Mima Jausovec
Tennis Player and French Open Champion
Mima Jausovec
  • Paul Cook, English rock drummer (Sex Pistols), born in London

Famous Deaths

  • James Alexander Calder, Canadian politician (b. 1868)
  • Ken Burn, cricketer (Tasmanian rep on 1890 Ashes tour, 2 Tests), dies