On This Day

What Happened on October 26, 1956

Historical Events

  • UN's International Atomic Energy Agency statute approved
  • Vietnam promulgates its constitution

Famous Birthdays

  • Mike LeDonne, American jazz Hammond organist, pianist, and composer (Benny Golson; The Groover Quartet), born in Bridgeport, Connecticut
  • Regina Benjamin, 18th US Surgeon General (2009-13), born in Mobile, Alabama
  • Rita Wilson, American actress, singer, and film producer, born in Los Angeles, California
  • Stephen Gumley, Australian businessman (1st CEO of Australian Defence Materiel Organisation)

Famous Deaths

  • Walter Gieseking, French-German pianist, composer, and lepidopterist, dies at 60
1956 Highlights

About October 26, 1956

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 65 years, 1 month and 6 days
Leap Year: Yes

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