On This Day

What Happened on October 30, 1956

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • Dodgers sell Ebbets Field to a real estate group. They agree to stay until 1959, with an option to stay until 1961
  • Israel captures Egyptian military post at El-Thamad

Famous Birthdays

  • Juliet Stevenson, English actress (Secret Rapture, Life Story), born in Kelvedon, Essex, England
  • Leslie Webb, equestrian dressage (Olympics 1996)
  • Tim Roemer, American politician (Rep-D-Indiana), born in South Bend, Indiana

Famous Deaths


Person of interestPío Baroja

Pío Baroja y Nessi, Spanish Basque writer, author of over 100 novels (The Struggle for Life, Zalacain the Adventurer), dies at 83

Spanish Writer Pío Baroja
Spanish Writer
Pío Baroja