What Happened on October 23, 1956

Historical Events

  • First video recording on magnetic tape televised coast-to-coast
  • Thousands of Hungarians protest against the government and Soviet occupation. (The Hungarian Revolution is crushed on November 4).

Famous Birthdays

  • Betsy Nagelsen, American tennis player (Australian Open doubles 1978, 80; Australian Open singles 1978 runner-up), born in St Petersburg, Florida
  • Darrell Pace, American archer (Olympic gold individual 1976, 84; silver team 1988), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Dwight Yoakam, American country singer-songwriter ("Honky Tonk Man"), born in Pikeville, Kentucky
Born in 1956

About October 23, 1956

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 66 years, 7 months and 15 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

  • UK #1 Song: A Woman In Love - Frankie Laine