What Happened on July 7, 1956

Historical Events

Hancock's Half Hour

"Hancock's Half Hour" premieres as a TV show starring Tony Hancock and Sid James, written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson

  • Douglas Moore/John Latouche' opera "Ballad of Baby Doe," premieres
  • Fritz Moravec reaches the peak of Gasherbrum II (8,035 m).
  • Wimbledon Women's Tennis: American Shirley Fry beats Angela Buxton of England 6-3, 6-1 for her only Wimbledon singles title
1956 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Bill Lagattuta, American news correspondent (CBS, 48 Hours, Eye to Eye), born in New York City
Born in 1956

Famous Deaths

  • Gottfried Benn, German poet and essayist, dies at 70

About July 7, 1956

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 67 years, 2 months and 21 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

  • UK #1 Song: I'll Be Home - Pat Boone