On This Day

What Happened on July 26, 1956

Historical Events

Historic Event

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

Famous Birthdays

Dorothy Hamill

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

  • Tommy Rich, American professional wrestler, born in Hendersonville, Tennessee

Famous Deaths

  • Miguel Bernal Jiménez, Mexican organist, composer and pedagogue (Tata Vasco; Tres Cartas de México), dies of a heart attack at 46
1956 Highlights

About July 26, 1956

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 65 years, 4 months and 7 days
Leap Year: Yes

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