On This Day

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Randy Jackson, American bassist, singer, and record producer (American Idol judge), born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Tony Hill, American football player

Famous Deaths

  • Michael Arlen [Dikran Kouyoumdjian], British author and scriptwriter (An American Verdict), dies at 60
  • Reinhold Glière, Russian-Soviet composer, dies at 81
1956 Highlights

About June 23, 1956

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 65 years, 5 months and 13 days
Leap Year: Yes

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