On This Day

What Happened on August 19, 1956

Famous Birthdays

  • Adam Arkin, American actor (Busting Loose, Pearl, Northern Exposure), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Cindy Nelson, American skier (Olympic bronze 1976)

Famous Weddings

Christopher Plummer

Actor Christopher Plummer (26) weds actress Tammy Grimes (22) at Cherokee Castle in Sedalia, Colorado

1956 Highlights

About August 19, 1956

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 65 years, 3 months and 16 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Leo