What Happened on August 28, 1956

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 athlete (Olympic bronze 1980, 84), born in Barbados
  • Luis Guzm├ín, Puerto Rican actor (The Limey), born in Cayey, Puerto Rico
1956 Highlights

About August 28, 1956

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 66 years and 29 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