On This Day

What Happened on October 31, 1956

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • Britain and France join Israeli forces in Egypt and begin to bomb Egypt to reopen Suez Canal
  • Brooklyn, NY ends streetcar service
  • Rear Adm GJ Dufek becomes 1st American to land an airplane at South Pole

Famous Birthdays

  • Anders Lago, Swedish Social Democratic politician, born in Jönköping, Sweden
  • Charles Moore, British editor-in-chief (Sunday Telegraph), born in Hastings, Sussex, England