On This Day

What Happened on December 16, 1956

Historical Events

  • "Fanny" closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 888 performances

Famous Birthdays

  • Tommy Burns, Scottish soccer midfielder (8 caps; Celtic, Kilmarnock) and manager (Scotland, Celtic, Kilmarnock, Reading), born in Glasgow, Scotland (d. 2008)

Famous Deaths

  • Nina Hamnett, Welsh artist and writer, dies at 66
1956 Highlights

About December 16, 1956

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 64 years, 11 months and 24 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Sagittarius