On This Day

What Happened on August 27, 1956

Historical Events

  • Curt Robert of Columbus (Intl League) hits 4 HRs in 7 inning game

Famous Birthdays

  • Glen Matlock, British punk rock bassist (The Sex Pistols; The Philistines), born in Paddington, London

Famous Weddings

  • Socialite Gloria Vanderbilt (32) weds "12 Angry Men" director Sidney Lumet (32)
1956 Highlights

About August 27, 1956

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 65 years, 5 months and 1 day
Leap Year: Yes

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