On This Day

What Happened on July 18, 1956

Historical Events

  • Erno Gero succeeds Matyas R├íkosi as party leader of Hungary

Famous Birthdays

  • Audrey Landers [Hamburg], American actress and singer (Dallas, Chorus Line), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Razor Shines, American baseball player (Montreal Expos), born in Durham, North Carolina

Famous Deaths

  • Willem Kernkamp, Dutch minister of Colonies (Islam & Woman), dies at 57
1956 Highlights

About July 18, 1956

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 64 years and 28 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Cancer