On This Day

What Happened on October 7, 1956

Famous Birthdays

  • James Van Patten, American actor (Bo-Chisholms), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Mike Shipley, Australian audio engineer (Paper Airplane), born in Sydney, Australia (d. 2013)

Famous Deaths


Person of interestClarence Birdseye

Clarence Birdseye, American inventor and founder of the modern frozen food industry (Birdseye), dies of a heart attack at 69


1956 Highlights

About October 7, 1956

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 64 years, 1 month and 20 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Libra