On This Day

What Happened on September 16, 1956

Day of the Week: Sunday

Famous Birthdays

  • Anatoly Beloglazov, USSR, 52 kg freestyle wrestler (Olympic gold 1980)
  • Charles Fearing, rock guitarist (Raydio)

Person of interestDavid Copperfield

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

  • Kevin R Kregel, Pilot/astronaut (STS 70, 78, 87), born in NYC, New York
  • Mark Daniel Gearan, Gardner Mass, campaign manager (Al Gore)
  • Nick Banton, founder (Body Positive)
  • Peter Zaremba, rocker (Fleshtones)
  • Sergei Beloglazov, USSR, 57 kg freestyle wrestler (Olympic gold 1980)

Famous Deaths

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