On This Day

What Happened on July 2, 1956

Historical Events


Music releaseMusic Recording

Elvis Presley records "Hound Dog" and "Don't Be Cruel"

Singer & Cultural Icon Elvis Presley
Singer & Cultural Icon
Elvis Presley
  • US performs nuclear test at Enwetak (atmospheric tests)

Famous Birthdays

  • Jeffrey Cooper, rock guitarist (Midnight Star-No Parking)
  • Jerry Hall, American model, married to Mick Jagger and Rupert Murdoch (Batman, Freejack), born in Mesquite, Texas
  • Leslie Reid, equestrian dressage (Olympics 1996), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
1956 Highlights

About July 2, 1956

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 64 years, 3 months and 25 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Cancer