July 16, 1956 in History

Day of the Week: Monday

Events in History

  • Karelo-Finnish SSR becomes part of Russian SFSR
  • King Faisal of Iraq begins visit to England
  • Last Ringling Bros, Barnum & Bailey Circus under a canvas tent

Birthdays in History

  • Tony Kushner, American playwright and screenwriter (Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes), born in New York