What Happened on July 6, 1956

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events


Sport awardTennis Open

70th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Lew Hoad beats Ken Rosewall (6-2 4-6 7-5 6-4)

Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion Lew Hoad
Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion
Lew Hoad
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion Ken Rosewall
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion
Ken Rosewall
  • 85th British Golf Open: Peter Thomson shoots a 286 at Hoylake England
  • Ford Frick inaugurates Cy Young Award, to honor to outstanding pitcher
  • Indians' Jim Busby hits a grand slam in two consecutive at bats

Famous Birthdays

  • Casey Sander, American actor
  • John Jorgenson, singer (Desert Rose Band-Love Reunited), born in Madison, Wisconsin
  • Matt Bahr, NFL kicker (NE Patriots, NY Giants)

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

Journalist Ben Bradlee (34) weds Antoinette Pinchot

Journalist Ben Bradlee
Journalist
Ben Bradlee