What Happened on October 1, 1956

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • Johnny Heckmann rides 7 winners at Chicago Hawthorne Horse track
  • Zestienhoven airport at Rotterdam official opens

Famous Birthdays

  • Leslie Burr-Howard, equestrian show jumper (Olympics-silver-96)
  • Theresa May, British politician (C), Prime Minister (2016-), born in Eastbourne, England

Famous Deaths

  • Stan Ockers, Belgian world champ cyclist (1955), dies at 36