On This Day

What Happened on December 21, 1956

Historical Events

Historic Event

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

Civil Rights Activist Martin Luther King Jr.
Civil Rights Activist
Martin Luther King Jr.

Famous Birthdays

  • Kevin Burnham, American sailor (Olympic gold 470 class 2004; silver 470 1992), born in Hollis, New York City (d. 2020)
  • Lee Roy Parnell, American country singer (Oughta be a Law), born in Abilene, Texas

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? 64 years, 10 months and 2 days
Leap Year: Yes

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