What Happened on June 23, 1956

Historical Events

Television Finale

"Jimmy Durante Show" last airs on NBC-TV

  • "Transfusion" by Nervous Norvous peaks at #8

Election of Interest

Gamal Abdel Nasser elected President of Egypt

1956 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Randy Jackson, American session and touring bassist, singer, and record producer (Jean-Luc Ponty; Journey; Mariah Carey) and TV personality (American Idol judge, 2002-14), born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Tony Hill, American football player
Born in 1956

Famous Deaths

  • Michael Arlen [Dikran Kouyoumdjian], British author and scriptwriter (An American Verdict), dies at 60
  • Reinhold Glière, Russian-Soviet composer, dies at 81

About June 23, 1956

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 66 years, 11 months and 6 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

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