What Happened on July 16, 1956

Historical Events

  • Detroit Tigers & Briggs Stadium sold for then record $5.5 million
  • Karelo-Finnish SSR becomes part of Russian SFSR
  • King Faisal of Iraq begins visit to England
  • Last Ringling Bros, Barnum & Bailey Circus under a canvas tent
1956 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Tony Kushner, American playwright and screenwriter (Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes), born in New York
Born in 1956

Famous Deaths

  • Brian Norton, South African tennis player (Wimbledon 1921 runner-up), dies at 56

About July 16, 1956

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 66 years, 10 months and 25 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

  • UK #1 Song: Why Do Fools Fall In Love - Teenagers Featuring Frankie Lymon