On This Day

What Happened on November 29, 1956

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 Tony Award-winning singer, dancer, and actor (The Wiz), born in Neubr├╝cke, Hoppst├Ądten, West Germany
  • Leo Laporte, American television personality
1956 Highlights

About November 29, 1956

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 64 years, 10 months and 27 days
Leap Year: Yes

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