What Happened on December 27, 1956

Historical Events

  • 45th Davis Cup: Australia beats USA in Adelaide (5-0)

Sports History

Bill Sharman (Boston) ends NBA free throw streak of 55 games

Famous Birthdays

  • Doina Melinte, Romanian running star (world record 1500 m/mile indoor)
  • Karl Denson, American funk and jazz saxophonist, flutist and vocalist (Lenny Kravitz; Tiny Universe), born in Santa Ana, California
Born in 1956

Famous Deaths

  • Lambert McKenna, Irish editor and lexicographer, dies at 86

About December 27, 1956

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 66 years, 5 months and 2 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

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