On This Day

What Happened on December 27, 1956

Historical Events

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

NBA Guard Bill Sharman
NBA Guard
Bill Sharman

Famous Birthdays

  • Doina Melinte, Romanian running star (world record 1500 m/mile indoor)

Famous Deaths

  • Lambert McKenna, Irish editor and lexicographer, dies at 86
1956 Highlights

About December 27, 1956

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 63 years, 9 months and 28 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Capricorn