On This Day

What Happened on August 25, 1956

Historical Events

Sports History

To make room for Enos Slaughter, NY Yankees release Phil Rizzuto

Famous Birthdays

  • Henri Toivonen, Finnish rally driver (3 x World Rally C'ship round wins for Talbot, Opel, Porsche, Lancia), born in Jyväskylä, Finland (d. 1986)
  • Matt Aitken, English songwriter and rocker (Stock Aitken & Waterman-Road Block), born in Coventry, England

Famous Deaths

  • Alfred Kinsey, American entomologist and sexologist (Kinsey Report), dies from a heart ailment and pneumonia at 62
1956 Highlights

About August 25, 1956

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 65 years, 4 months and 25 days
Leap Year: Yes

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