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)
  • Dave Blood [Schulthise], American rock bassist (The Dead Milkmen -"Punk Rock Girl"), born in Ridley Park, Pennsylvania (d. 2004)

David 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
  • Marcelo Campo, Argentine rugby union winger (20 Tests Argentina, 6 South America; Pueyrredón SC), born in Quilmes, Argentina (d. 2021)
  • 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? 65 years, 2 months and 15 days
Leap Year: Yes

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