What Happened on November 22, 1956

Historical Events

Sports History

Boston shooting guard Bill Sharman hits 10 free throws in Celtics 101-78 over Philadelphia Warriors at Philadelphia Civic Center; begins NBA FT streak of 55 games

  • XVI Summer Olympic Games open in Melbourne, Australia; first to be staged in Southern Hemisphere and Oceania, as well as first to be held outside Europe and North America

Famous Birthdays

  • Lawrence Gowan, Scottish-Canadian rock keyboard player and singer (Styx, 1999-), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • Richard Kind, American actor

Famous Deaths

  • Theodore Kosloff, Russian-born actor, ballet dancer and choreographer, dies at 74
  • Vincent de Moro-Giafferi, French criminal attorney, dies at 77
1956 Highlights

About November 22, 1956

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 66 years and 12 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

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