On This Day

What Happened on October 8, 1956

Historical Events

  • Yankees pitcher Don Larsen throws a perfect game as New York beats Brooklyn Dodgers, 2-0 in Game 5 of the World Series at Yankee Stadium

Famous Birthdays

  • Janice Voss, American astronaut (shuttle radar topography mission), born in South Bend, Indiana (d. 2012)
  • Larry Crane, American rock guitarist (John Mellencamp band), born in Seymour, Indiana
  • Scott Michael Pellaton, American barefoot water ski champ
  • Stephanie Zimbalist, American actress (Remington Steele, Centennial), born in NYC, New York

Famous Deaths

  • Dirk Koster, literary (New noises), dies at 69
1956 Highlights

About October 8, 1956

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 65 years, 3 months and 20 days
Leap Year: Yes

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