On This Day

What Happened on November 23, 1956

Historical Events

  • Vladimir Kuts of the Soviet Union runs Olympic record 28:45.6 to win the 10,000m at the Melbourne Olympics; later also wins 5,000m gold

Famous Birthdays

  • Bruce Edgar, cricketer (NZ opener through the 80')
  • Shane Gould, Australian freestyle swimmer (Olympic-3 gold-1972), born in Sydney, Australia

Famous Deaths

  • Jeanne Cappe, Belgian author (Tres Grand Cardinal), dies at about 61
1956 Highlights

About November 23, 1956

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 64 years, 11 months and 2 days
Leap Year: Yes

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