On This Day

What Happened on December 20, 1956

Historical Events

  • Military coup under colonel Simbolon in Sumatra
  • Montgomery, Alabama removes race-based seat assignments on its buses

Famous Birthdays

  • Blanche Baker, American actress, Carroll Baker's Daughter (French Postcard), born in NYC, New York
  • Guy Babylon, American keyboard player (Elton John) and arranger, born in New Windsor, Maryland (d. 2009|)
  • Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, Mauritanian 8th President of Mauritania (2009-present), born in Akjoujt, French West Africa

Famous Deaths

  • Ramon Carrillo, Argentine neuroscientist and Public Health minister (b. 1906)
1956 Highlights

About December 20, 1956

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 64 years, 10 months and 3 days
Leap Year: Yes

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