What Happened on July 8, 1956

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • Joyce Ziske wins LPGA Syracuse Golf Open
  • US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Enwetak

Famous Birthdays

  • Millard Frank Hampton, 4x100m runner (Olympic-gold-1976), born in Fresno, California
  • Russell Christian, rocker (Christians-Harvest the World)

Famous Deaths

  • Gerrit Jan van Heuven Goedhart, dutch min of Justice (Nobel 54), dies
  • Giovanni Papini, Italian author/poet (Un Uomo Finito), dies at 75