On This Day

What Happened on November 27, 1956

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • 1957 NFL Draft: Paul Hornung from University of Notre Dame first pick by Green Bay Packers
  • 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 team mates 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
  • F Goodrich and A Hackett's "Diary of Anne Frank" premieres in Netherlands

Famous Birthdays

  • William Fichtner, American actor