What Happened on August 16, 1956

Day of the Week: Thursday

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, LPGA golfer (1988 Mazda Champions), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • 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