What Happened on July 16, 1956

Day of the Week: Monday

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

Famous Birthdays

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

Famous Deaths

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