On This Day

What Happened on August 5, 1956

Historical Events

  • KUAM TV channel 8 in Agana, GU (CBS/ABC/NBC) begins broadcasting
  • WCYB TV channel 5 in Bristol-Kingsport, Virginia (NBC) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

  • Ferdi Bolland, Dutch singer/guitarist (Bolland & Bolland)

Person of interestMaureen McCormick

Maureen McCormick, American actress (Marcia-Brady Bunch), born in Encino, California


Famous Weddings

  • Actress-singer Shirley Jones (22) weds film and stage actor Jack Cassidy (29)

Famous Deaths

  • AndrĂ© Milhoux, Belgian racing driver, dies at 27
1956 Highlights

About August 5, 1956

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 64 years and 3 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Leo