What Happened on December 6, 1956

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • "Happy Hunting" opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 413 performances

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nelson Mandela & 156 others arrested for political activities in S Africa

Anti-apartheid activist and South African President Nelson Mandela
Anti-apartheid activist and South African President
Nelson Mandela

Famous Birthdays

  • Peter Buck, US pop guitarist (REM-Murmur)
  • Randy Rhoads, Heavy metal guitarist (Quiet Riot), born in Santa Monica, California (d. 1982)

Famous Deaths

  • B. R. Ambedkar [Baba Saheb], Indian politician, jurist (architect of the Constitution of India) and social reformer who inspired the Dalit Buddhist Movement, dies after suffering from diabetes at 65