On This Day

What Happened on October 30, 1956

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

1956 Highlights

About October 30, 1956

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 64 years and 28 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Scorpio