What Happened on June 6th, 1956

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • David Marshall, Singapore's first Chief Minister, resigns.

Famous Birthdays

  • Andy Pycroft, cricketer (Zimbabwe Test batsman)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Björn Borg, Swedish tennis champion (Wimbledon 1976-79), born in Stockholm, Sweden

Tennis Player Björn Borg
Tennis Player
Björn Borg
  • Jay C Buckey, physician/astronaut (STS 58 alt, sk: 90), born in NYC, New York
  • Marilyn Jones, actress (Carey-King's Crossing), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Famous Weddings

  • Three-time Olympic Champion figure skater Sonja Henie (44) weds Norwegian shipping magnate and art patron Niels Onstad (47)

Famous Deaths


Person of interestPerson of Interest

Hiram Bingham, American Archaeologist (Incan site of Machu Picchu), dies at 80

Archaeologist and Explorer Hiram Bingham
Archaeologist and Explorer
Hiram Bingham
  • Margaret Wycherly, actress (Claudia), dies at 74