On This Day

What Happened on July 29, 1956

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jacques Cousteau's Calypso anchors in 7,500 m of water (record)

Oceanographer, Explorer and Scientist Jacques Cousteau
Oceanographer, Explorer and Scientist
Jacques Cousteau
  • US Open Women's Golf, Northland CC: Kathy Cornelius wins her only major title in an 18-hole playoff by 7 strokes over amateur Barbara McIntire
  • WCKT (now WSVN) TV channel 7 in Miami, Florida (IND) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

  • Patti Scialfa, American singer-songwriter ("As Long As I Can Be (With You)"), wife of Bruce Springsteen, born in Deal, New Jersey
  • Ronnie Musgrove, Former Governor of Mississippi
  • Teddy Atlas, American boxing trainer and commentator

Famous Deaths

  • Ludwig Klages, German philosopher (study of graves), dies at 83
1956 Highlights

About July 29, 1956

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 65 years, 1 month and 19 days
Leap Year: Yes

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