On This Day

What Happened on December 13, 1956

Historical Events


Film release premierFilm Release

"Anastasia" comeback film for Ingrid Bergman is released in the US, role wins Bergman Academy Award for Best Actress.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dodgers trade Jackie Robinson to Giants for pitcher Dick Littlefield & $35,000. Robinson will retire rather than be traded.

Baseball Player Jackie Robinson
Baseball Player
Jackie Robinson

Famous Birthdays

  • Dale Berra, American baseball infielder (Pittsburgh Pirates, NY Yankees), born in Ridgewood, New Jersey
  • Majida El Roumi, Lebanese singer, born in Kfarshima, Lebanon
  • Phil Hubbard, American basketball player (Olympic gold 1976), born in Canton, Ohio
1956 Highlights

About December 13, 1956

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 63 years, 10 months and 11 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Sagittarius