On This Day

What Happened on November 29, 1956

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • "Bells Are Ringing" opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 925 performances
  • Chris Brasher becomes first Briton to win an Olympic gold medal in track and field since 1936; claims 3,000m steeplechase in 8:41.2 at the Melbourne Games; initially disqualified but reversed on appeal

Famous Birthdays

  • Eric Laakso, American football player
  • Hinton Battle, American dancer
  • Leo Laporte, American television personality