On This Day

What Happened on August 13, 1956

Historical Events


Music releaseMusic Single

Elvis Presley releases music single "Don't Be Cruel"

Singer & Cultural Icon Elvis Presley
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Elvis Presley
  • WBIR TV channel 10 in Knoxville, TN (CBS) begins broadcasting

Famous Deaths

  • Harry Donnan, cricketer (5 Tests for Australia 1891-96), dies
1956 Highlights

About August 13, 1956

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 64 years, 3 months and 22 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Leo