On This Day

What Happened on August 23, 1956

Famous Birthdays

  • Andreas Floer, German mathematician (Floer homology), born in Duisburg, Germany (d. 1991)
  • David Wolf, American astronaut (STS 58, sk: 89/91), born in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Kile Smith, American contemporary orchestral and choral composer, born in Camden, New Jersey
  • Skipp Sudduth, American actor (Third Watch), born in Wareham, Massachusetts
  • Valgerd Svarstad Haugland, Norwegian politician, born in Kvam, Norway
1956 Highlights

About August 23, 1956

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 65 years, 3 months and 5 days
Leap Year: Yes

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