On This Day

What Happened on November 3, 1956

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events


Film PremierThe Wizard of Oz

"The Wizard of Oz" 1st televised (CBS-TV)
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Publicity still of the Wizard of Oz, showing the Tin Man, Scarecrow, Dorothy and Cowardly Lion
Publicity still of the Wizard of Oz, showing the Tin Man, Scarecrow, Dorothy and Cowardly Lion
  • Suez Crisis: After several days of fighting, Israeli forces capture the Gaza Strip

Famous Birthdays

  • Bob Welch, American MLB pitcher (Oakland), born in Seal Beach, CA, (d. 2014)
  • Gary Ross, American film director
  • Kevin Murphy, American actor and puppeteer