On This Day

What Happened on August 28, 1956

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • 17th Venice Film Festival opens. No Golden Lion awarded
  • Australia clings on for a draw in 5th Test at The Oval, London; England retain cricket Ashes with Jim Laker's 46 wickets a record series haul

Famous Birthdays

  • Beverley Goddard-Callender, English track and field athelete (Olympic bronze 1980, 84), born in Barbados
  • Luis Guzm├ín, Puerto Rican actor (The Limey), born in Cayey, Puerto Rico