On This Day

What Happened on August 14, 1956

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Famous Birthdays

  • Rusty Wallace, American race car driver, born in Arnold, Missouri
  • Sharon Bryant, American vocalist (Atlantic Star-Touch a 4 Leaf Clover), born in Westchester County, New York

Famous Weddings

  • Writer Iris Murdoch (37) marries academic John Bayley (31)

Famous Deaths

  • Bertolt Brecht, German poet and playwright (Mother Courage), dies of a heart attack at 58
  • Freiherr Constantine von Neurath, German foreign min (1932-38), dies