What Happened on June 6th, 1956

Day of 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

Bjorn Borg, Sodertlage Sweden, tennis champ (Wimbledon 1976-79)

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, Pitts Pa, actress (Carey-King's Crossing)

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