On This Day

What Happened on November 22, 1956

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
1956 Highlights

About November 22, 1956

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 63 years, 7 months and 23 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Sagittarius