On This Day

What Happened on October 2, 1956

Historical Events

  • 1st atomic power clock exhibited-NYC

Famous Birthdays

  • Freddie Jackson, American R&B singer and songwriter ("Rock Me Tonight"), born in Harlem, New York
  • Murphy Morobe, South Afr UDF leader (spent 3 yrs in Robbeneiland Jail)

Famous Deaths

  • George Bancroft, American actor (Texas, Stagecoach, Little Men), dies at 74
  • Paul de Backer, Belgian radiologist, dies at 73
1956 Highlights

About October 2, 1956

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 65 years, 2 months and 5 days
Leap Year: Yes

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