On This Day

What Happened on July 8, 1956

Historical Events

  • US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Enwetak

Famous Birthdays

  • Millard Frank Hampton, 4x100m runner (Olympic gold 1976), born in Fresno, California
  • Russell Christian, British rock keyboardist, and vocalist (The Christians - "Harvest For The World"), born in Liverpool, England

Famous Deaths

  • Gerrit Jan van Heuven Goedhart, dutch min of Justice (Nobel 54), dies
  • Giovanni Papini, Italian author/poet (Un Uomo Finito), dies at 75
1956 Highlights

About July 8, 1956

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 65 years, 4 months and 30 days
Leap Year: Yes

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