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
Born in 1956

Famous Deaths

Jackson PollockJackson Pollock (1912-1956)

American expressionist painter (Lavender Mist), dies at 44 in a car accident in East Hampton

1956 Highlights

About August 11, 1956

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 66 years, 9 months and 30 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

  • UK #1 Song: Whatever Will Be Will Be - Doris Day