On This Day

What Happened on July 26, 1956

Historical Events

  • Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser announces plan to nationalize Suez Canal, initiating the "Suez Crisis"

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestDorothy Hamill

Dorothy Hamill, American figure skater (Olympic gold 1976), born in Chicago, Illinois

Figure Skater Dorothy Hamill
Figure Skater
Dorothy Hamill
  • Tommy Rich, American professional wrestler, born in Hendersonville, Tennessee

Famous Deaths

  • Miguel Bernal JimĂ©nez, Mexican composer and pedagogist who made major contributions to the nacionalismo sacro movement, dies of a heart attack at 46
1956 Highlights

About July 26, 1956

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 64 years and 4 months
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Leo