On This Day

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, born in St Petersburg, Florida
  • Darrell Pace, American archer (Olympic 2 gold/silver-1976, 84, 88), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Dwight Yoakam, American country singer-songwriter ("Honky Tonk Man"), born in Pikeville, Kentucky
1956 Highlights

About October 23, 1956

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 65 years, 1 month and 11 days
Leap Year: Yes

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