On This Day

What Happened on September 13, 1956

Historical Events

  • Dike around Dutch polder Eastern Flevoland closes
  • Stravinsky's "Canticum Sacrum," premieres in Venice

Famous Birthdays

  • Alain Ducasse, French-born Monégasque chef, born in Orthez, France
  • David Mansfield, American session and touring fiddler, guitarist, mandolin player (Bob Dylan; The Alpha Band; Buce Hornsby and The Range), and film score composer, born in Leonia, New Jersey
  • Oribe Canales, Cuban American celebrity hairdresser, born in Havana, Cuba (d. 2018)
  • [Joan] Joni Sledge, American vocalist (Sister Sledge "We Are Family"), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2017)
1956 Highlights

About September 13, 1956

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 65 years, 2 months and 22 days
Leap Year: Yes

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