On This Day

What Happened on October 20, 1956

Historical Events

  • 58°F (15°C), Esperanza Station, Antarctica (then Antarctic record high)
  • Hannes Lindemann begins journey across Atlantic in a 17' craft

Famous Birthdays

Danny Boyle

Danny Boyle, English film director (Trainspotting; Slumdog Millionaire), born in Manchester, England

1956 Highlights

About October 20, 1956

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 65 years, 1 month and 7 days
Leap Year: Yes

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