On This Day

What Happened on October 16, 1956

Day of the Week: Tuesday

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 Orchestra), born in NYC, New York
  • Melissa Belote, American 100m/200m swimmer (Olympics 3 gold-1972), born in Washington, D.C.

Famous Deaths

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