On This Day

What Happened on August 11, 1956

Historical Events

  • 1st flight 4-motor Cessna 620

Famous Birthdays

  • June Daugherty, American women's college basketball coach (Boise State Uni, Uni of Washington, Washington State University), born in Columbus, Ohio (d. 2021)
  • Pierre-Louis Lions, French mathematician

Famous Deaths

Jackson Pollock

Jackson Pollock, abstract artist, dies in auto accident (East Hampton)

1956 Highlights

About August 11, 1956

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 65 years, 3 months and 18 days
Leap Year: Yes

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