What Happened on November 10, 1956

Historical Events

Music Premiere

Gene de Paul and Johnny Mercer's musical "Li'l Abner", based on the hillbilly comic strip, opens at the St. James Theatre, NYC; runs for 693 performances

Famous Birthdays

  • Matt Craven, Canadian actor (Juror, Killer, K2), born in Port Colborne, Ontario
  • Mohsen Badawi, Egyptian entrepreneur and political activist, born in Cairo, Egpyt
  • Scott Columbus, American heavy metal drummer (Manowar, 1983–91 & 1994–2008), born in USA (d. 2011)
  • Sinbad [David Adkins], American comedian and actor (First Kid, Vibe), born in Benton Harbor, Michigan

Famous Deaths

Harry Ford SinclairHarry Ford Sinclair (1876-1956)

American industrialist who founded Sinclair Oil and implicated in the Teapot Dome scandal, dies at 80

  • Victor Young, American violinist, arranger, orchestra leader, and composer ("Street of Dreams"; "Love Letters"; "I Don't Stand a Ghost of a Chance with You"), dies of a cerebral hemorrhage at 57
1956 Highlights

About November 10, 1956

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 66 years, 2 months and 19 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

  • UK #1 Song: Just Walkin' In The Rain - Johnnie Ray