On This Day

What Happened on August 30, 1956

Historical Events

  • Lake Pontchartrain Causeway opens in Louisiana, longest continuous bridge in the world
  • 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

  • Anita Donostia [Jose Antonio de Donostia], Spanish composer, musicologist and priest, dies at 70
1956 Highlights

About August 30, 1956

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 64 years, 2 months and 30 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Virgo