On This Day

What Happened on August 15, 1956

Famous Birthdays

  • Gordon Bruks, England, Dr/cosmonaut
  • Lorraine Desmarais, French Canadian jazz pianist and composer, born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Peter-John Vettese, Scottish keyboardist (Jethro Tull, 1982-89), songwriter, arranger, and producer born in Scotland, United Kingdom
  • Vinny Denunzio, American drummer (The Feelies), born in New Jersey

Famous Deaths

  • Constantine Freiherr von Neurath, German foreign minister, dies at 83
1956 Highlights

About August 15, 1956

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 65 years, 3 months and 13 days
Leap Year: Yes

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