On This Day

What Happened on August 11, 1956

Historical Events

  • 1st flight 4-motor Cessna 620

Famous Birthdays

  • Pierre-Louis Lions, French mathematician

Famous Deaths


Person of interestJackson 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? 64 years, 3 months and 25 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Leo