What Happened on November 27, 1956

Historical Events

  • 1957 NFL Draft: Paul Hornung from University of Notre Dame first pick by Green Bay Packers

Olympic Gold

Al Oerter wins first of 4 consecutive men's discus gold medals when he throws Olympic record 56.36m to lead an American medal sweep at the Melbourne Games; Fortune Gordien silver, Desmond Koch bronze

  • Bobby Morrow takes out the Melbourne Olympics sprint double when he wins the 200m gold medal in equal world record 20.75s; beats American teammates Andy Stanfield and Thane Baker
  • Elżbieta Krzesińska of Poland equals world record with leap of 6.53m to win the women's long jump gold medal at the Melbourne Olympics
  • Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett's "The Diary of Anne Frank" premieres in Netherlands
1956 History

Famous Birthdays

  • William Fichtner, American actor (Prison Break), born at Mitchel Air Force Base, New York
Born in 1956

About November 27, 1956

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 66 years, 6 months and 6 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

  • UK #1 Song: Just Walkin' In The Rain - Johnnie Ray