On This Day

What Happened on November 24, 1956

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • "Pajama Game" closes at St James Theater NYC after 1063 performances
  • Americans go 1-2 in the men's 100m final at the Melbourne Olympics; Bobby Morrow and Thane Baker both record hand-timed 10.50s but automatic timing gives gold medal to Morrow
  • CFL Grey Cup, Varsity Stadium, Toronto: Edmonton Eskimos make it 3rd consecutive Championships; defeat Montreal Alouettes for 3rd straight year, 50-27
  • Glenn Davis leads an American trifecta in the men's 400m hurdles at the Melbourne Olympics; hurdles Olympic record equalling 50.1s to beat team mates Eddie Southern and Joshua Culbreath

Famous Deaths

  • Guido Cantelli, Italian conductor, dies at 36