On This Day

What Happened on September 16, 1956

Famous Birthdays

  • Anatoly Beloglazov, Russian 52 kg freestyle wrestler (Olympic gold 1980), born in Kaliningrad, Russia
  • Charles Fearing, American rock guitarist (Raydio)

Person of interestDavid Copperfield

David Copperfield [Kotkin], American magician, born in Metuchen, New Jersey

  • Kevin R. Kregel, American pilot and astronaut (STS 70, 78, 87), born in Amityville, New York
  • Mark Daniel Gearan, American campaign manager (Al Gore), born in Gardner, Massachusetts
  • Nick Banton, founder of Body Positive (d. 1994)
  • Peter Zaremba, American rocker (Fleshtones), born in Queens, New York
  • Sergei Beloglazov, Russian 57 kg freestyle wrestler (Olympic gold 1980, 88), born in Kaliningrad, Russia

Famous Deaths

  • Shorty Ray, American football player and supervisor of NFL officials, dies at 71
1956 Highlights

About September 16, 1956

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 64 years, 2 months and 18 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Virgo