What Happened on October 29, 1956

Historical Events

Music History

Greek-American soprano Maria Callas makes her Metropolitan Opera debut, in the title role of Bellini's "Norma"

  • International zone of Tangier returns to Morocco

Film & TV History

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

  • 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
1956 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Wilfredo Gómez, Puerto Rican boxer, born in San Juan, Puerto Rico
Born in 1956

About October 29, 1956

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 66 years and 11 months
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

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