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In the year 1956

1,377 Notable birthdays

Carrie Fisher

American actress and writer.

Born October 21st, 1956 in Burbank. [ref]

Died December 27th, 2016 at 60 years old in UCLA Ronald Reagan Medical Center (myocardial infarction). [ref]

Tom Hanks

American actor and film producer.

Born July 9th, 1956 (age 67 years) in Concord. [ref]

Anthony Bourdain

American chef and television personality (1956-2018).

Born June 25th, 1956 in New York City. [ref]

Died June 8th, 2018 at 61 years old in Kaysersberg Vignoble (hanging). [ref]

Mel Gibson

American actor and filmmaker.

Born January 3rd, 1956 (age 68 years) in Peekskill.

Theresa May

Prime minister of the united kingdom from 2016 to 2019.

Born October 1st, 1956 (age 67 years) in Eastbourne. [ref]

Pedro Picapiedra

American actor and filmmaker.

Born March 7th, 1956 (age 68 years) in Hollywood.

Bob Saget

American stand-up comedian, actor, and television host (1956–2022).

Born May 17th, 1956 in Philadelphia.

Died January 9th, 2022 at 65 years old in Orlando (blunt trauma, head injury). [ref]

Aileen Wuornos

American serial killer (1956–2002).

Born February 29th, 1956 in Rochester.

Died October 9th, 2002 at 46 years old in Florida State Prison (lethal injection).

Larry Bird

American basketball player, coach, executive.

Born December 7th, 1956 (age 67 years) in West Baden Springs. [ref]

John Paul Getty III

Eldest of the four children of john paul getty, jr. (1956-2011).

Born November 4th, 1956 in Minneapolis.

Died February 5th, 2011 at 54 years old in Wormsley Park (disease). [ref]

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