On This Day

What Happened on July 26, 1956

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

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

Famous Birthdays

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