On This Day

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, Des Peres, Missouri, American politician (Rep-R-Missouri)

Martina Navratilova

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

Famous Deaths

Charles Strite

Charles Strite, 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? 65 years, 1 month and 10 days
Leap Year: Yes

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