What Happened on October 24, 1956

Historical Events

  • AP names Cin manager Birdie Tebbets as NL Manager of the Year
  • Margaret Towner becomes first woman to be ordained into the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America (PCUSA)

Event of Interest

Soviet troops invade Hungary, Imre Nagy becomes Prime Minister of Hungary

1956 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Dale Maharidge, American author (And Their Children After Them), born in Ohio
  • Jeff Merkley, American politician (Senator-D-Oregon 2009-), born in Myrtle Creek, Oregon
Born in 1956

Famous Deaths

  • Henry Nicholas Ridley, British botanist (Malay Peninsula rubber industry), dies at 100

About October 24, 1956

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 66 years, 7 months and 10 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

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