On This Day

What Happened on October 29, 1956

Historical Events

  • International zone of Tangier returns to Morocco

Event of interestEvent of Interest

NBC anchors Chet Huntley and David Brinkley first team up in "The Huntley–Brinkley Report"

NBC News Anchor and Journalist David Brinkley
NBC News Anchor and Journalist
David Brinkley
  • Suez Crisis erupts into war as Israel invades the Gaza Strip and the Sinai Peninsula, to be followed by a planned airborne assault by France and Britain

Famous Birthdays

  • Wilfredo Gómez, Puerto Rican boxer
1956 Highlights

About October 29, 1956

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 64 years, 1 month and 7 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Scorpio