On This Day

What Happened on July 5, 1956

Historical Events

  • France raises tobacco tax 20% due to war in Algeria

Famous Birthdays

  • James Lofton, American NFL wide receiver (Bills, Packers, Raiders), born in Fort Ord, California
  • Patricia "Patsy" Pease, American actress (Kimberly-Days of Our Lives), born in Charlotte, North Carolina
1956 Highlights

About July 5, 1956

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 65 years, 6 months and 21 days
Leap Year: Yes

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