What Happened on December 1, 1956

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • "Candide" opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 73 performances
  • 21st Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 34-7 in Birmingham
  • Alain Mimoun wins 13th Olympics marathon (2:25:00.0)
  • Frank Robinson (NL) & Luis Aparicio (AL) voted Rookie of the Year
  • Indonesian VP Mohammed Hatta resigns

Famous Birthdays

  • Julee Cruise, American singer and actress
  • Stuart Kimball, rock guitarist (Face To Face)