What Happened on October 16, 1956

Famous Birthdays

  • James H Newman, Trust Territory of Pacific, PhD/Astronaut (STS 51, 69)
  • Johnny Chavis, American football coach
  • Marin Alsop, American conductor and 1st woman to head a major American orchestra (Baltimore Symphony, 2007-2021; Vienna RSO, 2019-present), born in NYC, New York
  • Melissa Belote, American 100m/200m swimmer (Olympics 3 gold-1972), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Roger Phegley, American NBA basketball player, 1977-84 (Washington Bullets, San Antonio Spurs, and 3 other teams), born in East Peoria, Illinois
Born in 1956

Famous Deaths

  • Jules Rimet, French football administrator (3rd President of FIFA 1921-54), dies at 83
1956 Highlights

About October 16, 1956

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 66 years, 7 months and 12 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

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