On This Day

What Happened on August 18, 1956

Historical Events

  • Cincinnati Reds (8) & Cubs (2) combine to hit 10 HRs in a 9 inning game

Music release#1 in the Charts

Elvis Presley's "Hound Dog" and "Don't Be Cruel" reach #1 in the charts

Singer & Cultural Icon Elvis Presley
Singer & Cultural Icon
Elvis Presley

Famous Birthdays

  • John Debney, American composer, born in Glendale, California
  • Jon "Bermuda" Schwartz, American musician, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Sandeep Patil, Indian cricketer (Indian batsman Great 174 v Adelaide 1981), born in Mumbai, India
1956 Highlights

About August 18, 1956

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 64 years, 5 months and 6 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Leo