On This Day

What Happened on October 4, 1956

Historical Events

  • Great Britain performs nuclear test at Maralinga Australia

Famous Birthdays

  • Christoph Waltz, German Austrian actor (Django Unchained), born in Vienna, Austria
  • Hans van Breukelen, Dutch soccer goalkeeper (73 caps; PSV Eindhoven; technical director KNVB), born in Utrecht, Netherlands

Sherri Turner

Sherri Turner, American golfer (Women's PGA C'ship 1988), born in Greenville, South Carolina


1956 Highlights

About October 4, 1956

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 65 years, 7 months and 13 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

  • UK #1 Song: Lay Down Your Arms - Anne Shelton