On This Day

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, 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