What Happened on December 8, 1956

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • 16th Olympic games close at Melbourne, Australia
  • 1st test firing of Vanguard satellite program, TV-0
  • Guy Mitchell's "Singing the Blues" single goes #1 for 10 weeks

Famous Birthdays

  • Warren Cuccurullo, rock guitarist (Missing Persons)

Famous Deaths

  • Edgar Bainton, British-Australian composer, dies at 76