What Happened on August 24, 1956

Historical Events

  • 1st non-stop transcontinental helicopter flight arrived Washington, D.C.

Famous Birthdays

  • John Culberson, American attorney and politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Texas), born in Houston, Texas
  • Kile Smith, American contemporary orchestral and choral composer (The Arc in the Sky), and podcaster (Fleisher Discoveries), born in Camden, New Jersey [1]
Born in 1956

Famous Deaths

  • Kenji Mizoguchi, Japanese film director (Ugetsu), dies of leukemia at 58
1956 Highlights

About August 24, 1956

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 67 years, 1 month and 6 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

  • UK #1 Song: Whatever Will Be Will Be - Doris Day