What Happened on November 26, 1956

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • "The Price Is Right" debuts on NBC
  • American weightlifter Charles Vinci wins bantamweight gold medal at the Melbourne Olympics with world-record 3-lift (snatch, clean & jerk, overhead press) total of 342.5 kilograms
  • Australian sprinter Betty Cuthbert wins the coveted 100m gold medal in 11.5 at the Melbourne Olympics; takes sprint double winning 200m final four days later
  • Egil Danielsen of Norway sets a new world record throw of 85.71m to win the men's javelin gold medal at the Melbourne Olympics
  • USSR single sculls winner Vyacheslav Ivanov wins Olympic gold medal in his excitement he jumps for joy, & loses his medal, it sinks

Famous Birthdays

  • Dale Jarrett, American race car driver
  • Don Lake, Canadian television writer
  • Nico Slothouwer, Dutch poet (Man & his Bag)

Famous Deaths

  • Tommy Dorsey, big bandleader, dies at 51