On This Day

What Happened on August 22, 1956

Historical Events

Music History

Elvis Presley begins filming "Love Me Tender" (The Reno Brothers)

Presidential Convention

US President Eisenhower and VP Richard Nixon renominated by Republican convention in San Francisco


Famous Birthdays

  • Jeffrey Lloyd, South African jockey based in Australia, born in Durban, South Africa
  • Paul Molitor, American baseball infielder (7 x MLB All-Star Milwaukee Brewers; World Series MVP 1993 Toronto Blue Jays), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • Peter Taylor, Australian cricketer (Australian off-spinner 1987-92), born in North Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
1956 Highlights

About August 22, 1956

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 65 years, 3 months and 7 days
Leap Year: Yes

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