On This Day

What Happened on July 27, 1956

Historical Events

  • England cricket spin bowler Jim Laker takes 9-37 in Australia's 1st innings in 4th Test at Manchester; best return ever in Test cricket; bettered in 2nd innings 10-53

Famous Birthdays

  • Carol Leifer, American actress and comedian, born in East Williston, New York
  • Duncan Cameron, American guitarist (Sawyer Brown) and commercial pilot, born in Utica, New York

Famous Deaths

  • Mick Commaille, South African cricketer and soccer rep (12 Tests for South Africa 1910-28), dies at 73
1956 Highlights

About July 27, 1956

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 64 years, 4 months and 1 day
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Leo