On This Day

What Happened on September 27, 1956

Famous Deaths

Babe Didrikson Zaharias

Babe Didrikson Zaharias, American all-round athlete (10 LPGA majors, Olympic gold medals 80m hurdles, javelin 1932), dies of colon cancer at 45

  • Gerald Finzi, British composer (Dies natalis), dies at 55 of disseminated shingles, complicated by encephalitis
  • Milburn G. Apt, American test pilot, 1st person to exceed Mach 3, killed in a X-2 rocket plane reaching 3370 kph, dies in the crash at 32
1956 Highlights

About September 27, 1956

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 65 years, 10 months and 16 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

  • UK #1 Song: Lay Down Your Arms - Anne Shelton