What Happened on November 3, 1956

Historical Events

The Wizard of Oz

1939 film "The Wizard of Oz" televised for 1st time - hosted by Bert Lahr and 10 year old Liza Minnelli, as the finale of the Ford Star Jubilee series (CBS-TV)

  • Suez Crisis: After several days of fighting, Israeli forces capture the Gaza Strip

Famous Birthdays

  • Bob Welch, American baseball pitcher (AL Cy Young Award 1990; Oakland A's; World Series 1981, 89, 2001), born in Seal Beach, California (d. 2014)
  • Gary Ross, American film director
  • Kevin Murphy, American actor and puppeteer
Born in 1956

About November 3, 1956

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 66 years, 4 months and 23 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

  • UK #1 Song: A Woman In Love - Frankie Laine