What Happened on December 21, 1956

Historical Events

Event of Interest

Martin Luther King Jr. and others sit in the new integrated bus

Famous Birthdays

  • Kevin Burnham, American sailor (Olympic gold 470 class 2004; silver 1992), born in NYC, New York (d. 2020)
  • Lee Roy Parnell, American country singer ("Oughta Be A Law"), born in Abilene, Texas
  • Stuart Kimball, American session and touring rock guitarist (Bob Dylan, 2004-18; Face To Face 1979-88), born in New Hampshire
Born in 1956

Famous Deaths

  • Lewis M Terman, psychologist (Genetic studies of genius), dies at 79
1956 Highlights

About December 21, 1956

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 66 years, 5 months and 7 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

  • UK #1 Song: Just Walkin' In The Rain - Johnnie Ray