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

Michael 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? 65 years, 4 months and 2 days
Leap Year: Yes

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