On This Day

What Happened on July 31, 1956

Historical Events

  • England cricket spin bowler Jim Laker takes 10-53 in Australia's 2nd innings; match figures 19-90 in 4th Test at Old Trafford; England win by innings & 170 runs

Famous Birthdays

  • Bill Callahan, American college football and NFL coach (Nebraska; Oakland Raiders), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Deval Patrick, 71st Governor of Massachusetts (2007-15), born in Chicago, Illinois

Person of interestMichael Biehn

Michael Biehn, American actor (Rampage, Hog Wild, Aliens, Abyss), born in Anniston, Alabama


1956 Highlights

About July 31, 1956

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 64 years, 3 months and 26 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Leo