What Happened on October 6, 1956

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • Dmitri Shostakovitch's 6th Iron quartet premieres in Leningrad
  • Dr Albert Sabin discovers oral polio vaccine

Famous Birthdays

  • Kathleen Webb, American comic book writer and artist

Famous Weddings

  • South African politician "Kobie" Coetsee marries Helena E Malan

HeartWedding of Interest

Tennis player champ Ken Rosewall (21) weds Wilma McIver at St John's Church of England Cathedral in Brisbane, Australia

Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion Ken Rosewall
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion
Ken Rosewall

Famous Deaths

  • Charles E. Merrill, American investment banker (Merrill Lynch), dies at 70
  • Walter Herlihy, announcer (Music at Meadowbrook), dies at 42