On This Day

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Dale Maharidge, American author (And Their Children After Them), born in Ohio

Famous Deaths

  • Henry Nicholas Ridley, British botanist (Malay Peninsula rubber industry), dies at 100
1956 Highlights

About October 24, 1956

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 64 years, 1 month and 11 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Scorpio