What Happened on November 22, 1956

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Bill Sharman (Boston) begins NBA free throw streak of 55 games

NBA Guard Bill Sharman
NBA Guard
Bill Sharman
  • 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, Canadian singer (Styx)
  • 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