On This Day

What Happened on May 29, 1956

Historical Events

Music History

Arnold Schoenberg's "Modern Psalm" premieres

  • WESH TV channel 2 in Daytona Beach-Orlando, FL (NBC) 1st broadcast

Famous Birthdays

  • Larry Blackmon, American singer (Cameo-Alligator Woman), born in New York City
  • LaToya Jackson, American singer ("If You Feel the Funk"), and model, born in Gary, Indiana

Famous Deaths

  • Albert H. Edelkoort, Dutch theologist (Christusverwachting), dies at 65
  • Hermann Abendroth, German conductor (Gewandhausorkest), dies at 73
1956 Highlights

About May 29, 1956

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 65 years, 5 months and 29 days
Leap Year: Yes

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