On This Day

What Happened on November 10, 1956

Historical Events


Music releaseMusic Premiere

Gene de Paul and Johnny Mercer's musical "Li'l Abner" premieres in NYC

Songwriter Johnny Mercer
Songwriter
Johnny Mercer

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
  • Sinbad [David Adkins], American comedian and actor (First Kid, Vibe), born in Benton Harbor, Michigan

Famous Deaths


Person of interestHarry Ford Sinclair

Harry Ford Sinclair, founder of Sinclair Oil, dies at 80

Founder of Sinclair Oil Harry Ford Sinclair
Founder of Sinclair Oil
Harry Ford Sinclair

1956 Highlights

About November 10, 1956

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 63 years, 8 months and 23 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Scorpio