What Happened on October 18, 1956

Famous Birthdays

  • Craig Bartlett, American animator (Hey Arnold!, Dinosaur Train, Ready Jet Go!), born in Seattle, Washington
  • Jim Talent, American politician (Rep-R-Missouri), born in Des Peres, Missouri

Martina Navratilova (66 years old)

Czech-American tennis player (18 Grand Slam singles titles), born in Prague, Czech Republic

Born in 1956

Famous Deaths

Charles Strite (1878-1956)

American inventor who invented the automatic pop-up toaster, dies at 78

  • Harry Parry, Welsh jazz clarinetist and bandleader (BBC's Radio Rhythm Club), dies at 44
1956 Highlights

About October 18, 1956

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 66 years, 11 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