On This Day

What Happened on August 30, 1956

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • Lake Pontchartrain Causeway opens.
  • USSR performs nuclear test (atmospheric tests)
  • White mob prevents enrollment of blacks at Mansfield High School, Texas

Famous Birthdays

  • Jayne Irving, English TV hostess (Live at 3), born in Sheffield, West Riding of Yorkshire

Famous Deaths

  • Jose Antonio de Donostia, composer, dies at 70