On This Day

What Happened on November 8, 1956

Historical Events

Film Release

Biblical drama film "The Ten Commandments", directed by Cecil B. DeMille, starring Charlton Heston and Yul Brynner opens in the US

Historic Event

NYT critic Brooks Atkinson writes of Eugene O'Neill's latest play 'With the production of 'Long Day's Journey Into Night' at the Helen Hayes last evening, the American theater acquires size and stature." [1]

  • UN demands USSR leave Hungary

Famous Birthdays

  • Randi Brooks, American actress (Man With 2 Brains, Tightrope), born in NYC, New York
  • Richard Curtis, British screenwriter (Blackadder, Four Wedding and a Funeral), born in Wellington, New Zealand
1956 Highlights

About November 8, 1956

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 65 years, 6 months and 20 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

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