On This Day

What Happened on July 13, 1956

Historical Events

  • WCBI TV channel 4 in Columbus, MS (CBS) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

  • Bill Caudill, American MLB reliever (All Star 1984), born in Santa Monica, California
  • Mark "The Animal' Mendoza [Glickman], American bassist (Twisted Sister - "We're Not Gonna Take It"), born in Long Island, New York
  • Michael Spinks, American boxer (undisputed world light heavyweight title 1983-85; lineal world heavyweight title 1985-88; Olympic gold middleweight 1976), born in St. Louis, Missouri

Famous Deaths

  • Vladimir Grigor'yevich Zakharov, Soviet-Russian composer, dies at 54
1956 Highlights

About July 13, 1956

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 65 years, 3 months and 8 days
Leap Year: Yes

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