On This Day

What Happened on December 28, 1956

Historical Events

  • Miss Frances [Horwich], last Ding Dong School on NBC-TV

Famous Birthdays

  • Kenneth Grant, American funk bassist andvocalist (Midnight Star - "No Parking On The Dance Floor"; "Operator")
  • Nigel Kennedy, British classical, jazz and Klezmer violinist, born in Brighton, England

Famous Weddings

LoveWedding of Interest

Actress Elizabeth Montgomery (23) weds actor Gig Young (43)

LoveWedding of Interest

Singer Patti Page (29) weds choreographer Charles O'Curran in Las Vegas, Nevada

Singer Patti Page
Patti Page

Famous Deaths

  • Roelof Kranenburg, Dutch social democratic chairman (1st Chamber), dies at 76
1956 Highlights

About December 28, 1956

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 64 years, 9 months and 20 days
Leap Year: Yes

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