On This Day

What Happened on August 1, 1956

Historical Events

  • KRCR TV channel 7 in Redding-Chico, California (ABC) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

  • Doug Burgum, American businessman (Great Plains Software) and politician, Governor of North Dakota (2016-), born in Arthur, North Dakota
  • Tom Leykis, American radio personality (The Tom Leykis Show), born in The Bronx, New York
1956 Highlights

About August 1, 1956

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 65 years, 3 months and 28 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Leo