On This Day

What Happened on August 16, 1956

Historical Events

  • Adlai E Stevenson nominated as US Democratic presidential candidate
  • Indians' Rocky Colavito hits his 1st grand slam, Cleveland 5, Tigers 4

Famous Birthdays

  • Colleen Walker, American golfer (du Maurier Classic 1997), born in Jacksonville, Florida (d. 2012)
  • Daniel Willems, Belgian cyclist
  • Dominic Erban, French rugby international player

Famous Deaths


Person of interestBela Lugosi

Bela Lugosi, actor (Dracula), dies of heart attack at 73


1956 Highlights

About August 16, 1956

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 64 years, 3 months and 19 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Leo