On This Day

What Happened on August 26, 1956

Historical Events

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

Famous Deaths

  • Alfred Wagenknecht, German-born American activist, dies at 75
1956 Highlights

About August 26, 1956

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

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