On This Day

What Happened on April 29, 1956

Historical Events

  • WLUC TV channel 6 in Marquette, MI (CBS/NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting
  • WSPA TV channel 7 in G'ville-Spartanburg, SC (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • WWBT TV channel 12 in Richmond, VA (NBC) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

  • Ketil Stokkan, Norwegian singer (Zoo), born in Harstad, Norway

Famous Deaths

  • Nemesio OtaƱo, Spanish organist, choral director, educator, and composer (Basque Suite), dies at 75
1956 Highlights

About April 29, 1956

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 65 years, 3 months and 1 day
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Taurus