On This Day

What Happened on August 7, 1956

Historical Events

  • 51-year-old Satchel Paige (Miami Marlins) wins a game before the largest crowd in minor league history, 57,000 at Miami‚Äôs Orange Bowl; International League: Marlins 6-2 v Columbus Jets

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Boston Red Sox fine slugger Ted Williams $5,000 for spitting at heckling Boston fans, third incident in 3 weeks

Baseball Player Ted Williams
Baseball Player
Ted Williams
  • British government sends 3 aircraft carriers to Egypt
  • Dynamite transport explodes in Colombia; about 1200 die

Famous Birthdays

  • Kent Rominger, American astronaut (STS 73, 80, 85), born in Del Norte, California
1956 Highlights

About August 7, 1956

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 64 years, 3 months and 28 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Leo