On This Day

What Happened on October 10, 1956

Historical Events

Film Premiere

"Giant", directed by George Stevens, starring Elizabeth Taylor, Rock Hudson and James Dean in his last role, premieres in NYC

Sports History

Baseball World Series: Behind Yogi Berra's 2 HRs, NY Yankees beat Brooklyn Dodgers, 9-0 in Game 7 at Ebbets Field; MVP: Yankees pitcher Don Larsen

  • Fazal Mahmood takes 13-114 for match v Australia in Karachi

Famous Birthdays

  • Mark Gordon, American film producer (Saving Private Ryan), born in Newport News, Virginia
1956 Highlights

About October 10, 1956

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 65 years, 10 months and 1 day
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

  • UK #1 Song: Lay Down Your Arms - Anne Shelton