On This Day

What Happened on August 20, 1956

Historical Events

  • Republicans convene at Cow Palace

Famous Birthdays

  • Alvin Greenidge, West Indian cricketer (WI opener, no relation to Gordon or Geoff), born in Bath Village, Christ Church, Barbados
  • Joan Allen, American actress (Peggy Sue Got Married, Tucker, In Country), born in Rochelle, Illinois
  • Rick Olsen, American rock guitarist (Berlin - "Take My Breath Away")
1956 Highlights

About August 20, 1956

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 65 years, 2 months and 4 days
Leap Year: Yes

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