On This Day

What Happened on August 17, 1956

Historical Events

  • Federal Constitutional Court bans the Communist Party of Germany (KPD) in West Germany
  • One of the largest demonstrations in South Africa's history, 20,000 women marched to Pretoria's Union Buildings to present petition against carrying of passes by women to the Prime Minister

Famous Birthdays

  • Álvaro Pino, Spanish cyclist, born in Ponteareas, Spain
  • Gail Berman, American film executive, born in Brooklyn, New York
1956 Highlights

About August 17, 1956

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 64 years, 3 months and 12 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Leo