On This Day

What Happened on October 15, 1956

Historical Events

  • First plane to land safely on water - Pan Am Flight 6 San Francisco to Honolulu, all 24 passengers and 7 crew survive
  • Pyotr Bolotnikov runs world record 10k (28:42.8)
  • William J. Brennan, Jr. is appointed to US Supreme Court

Famous Birthdays

  • Chris Lacklison,, British pop keyboardist (Kenny - "Fancy Pants"; "Julie Anne"), born in London, England
1956 Highlights

About October 15, 1956

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 65 years, 1 month and 11 days
Leap Year: Yes

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