On This Day

What Happened on April 16, 1956

Historical Events

  • 1st solar powered radios go on sale
  • 60th Boston Marathon won by Antti Viskari of Finland in race record 2:14:14

Famous Birthdays

  • David M. Brown, U.S. Navy Captain and NASA astronaut, born in Arlington, Virginia (d. 2003)
  • Lise-Marie Morerod, Swiss skier, born in Les Diablerets, Vaud, Switzerland
1956 Highlights

About April 16, 1956

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 64 years, 3 months and 26 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Aries