What Happened on August 26, 1956

Historical Events

  • KREY TV channel 10 in Montrose, CO (CBS/NBC) begins broadcasting

Sports History

Yankees announce purchase of outfielder Enos Slaughter from KC

Famous Birthdays

  • Maneka Gandhi, Indian politician and activist, wife of Sanjay Gandhi, born in Delhi, India
  • Mark Mangino, American football coach, born in New Castle, Pennsylvania
  • Sally Beamish, British violist and composer (Monster; River; The Singing; Spinal Chords), born in London, England
Born in 1956

Famous Deaths

  • Alfred Wagenknecht, German-born American activist, dies at 75

About August 26, 1956

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 66 years, 9 months and 7 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