On This Day

What Happened on September 22, 1956

Famous Birthdays

  • David Krakauer, American Grammy Award-winning klezmer, jazz and classical clarinetist (Klezmer Madness!), born in New York City
  • Debby Boone, American singer (You Light Up My Life), born in Hackensack, New Jersey
  • Masayuki Suzuki, Japanese singer (Rats & Star)

Famous Deaths

Person of interestFrederick Soddy

Frederick Soddy, English chemist, Nobel Prize laureate, dies at 79

Nobel Laureate Chemist Frederick Soddy
Nobel Laureate Chemist
Frederick Soddy
1956 Highlights

About September 22, 1956

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 65 years and 21 days
Leap Year: Yes

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