Historical Events in June 1956

  • Jun 2 Yugoslav president Tito visits Moscow
  • Jun 3 3rd class travel on British Railways ends
  • Jun 3 KGUN TV channel 9 in Tucson, AZ (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Jun 3 Marlene Bauer Hagge wins LPGA Pittsburgh Golf Open

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Jun 4 Speech by Khrushchev criticising Stalin made public

Soviet First Secretary Nikita Khrushchev
Soviet First Secretary
Nikita Khrushchev
  • Jun 5 "Milton Berle Show" last airs on NBC-TV
  • Jun 5 Fed court rules racial segregation on Montgomery buses anti-Const
  • Jun 6 David Marshall, Singapore's first Chief Minister, resigns.
  • Jun 7 Singapore government of Marshall resigns
  • Jun 8 Lim Yem Hock forms Singapore government
  • Jun 8 WDAM TV channel 7 in Laurel-Hattiesburg, MS (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • Jun 9 Heavy earthquake strikes Afghanistan, 400 killed
  • Jun 10 16th modern Olympiad equestrian events open in Stockholm
  • Jun 10 Marlene Bauer Hagge wins LPGA Triangle Round Robin Golf Tournament
  • Jun 13 "Shangri-La" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 21 performances
  • Jun 13 After 72 years, Britain gives up Suez Canal to Egyptian control
  • Jun 13 Parliamentary election: Dutch Democrates 50/KVP 49
  • Jun 13 1st European Cup: Real Madrid beats Stade Reims 4-3 at Paris
  • Jun 14 "New Faces of 1956" opens at Barrymore Theater NYC for 221 performances
  • Jun 16 56th US Golf Open: Cary Middlecoff shoots a 281 at Oak Hill CC NY
  • Jun 16 88th Belmont: David Erb aboard Needles wins in 2:29.8
  • Jun 17 Golda Meir begins her term as Israel's foreign minister
  • Jun 18 Last of foreign troops leaves Egypt as British leave Suez Canal

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Jun 19 Jerry Lewis & Dean Martin end partnership after 16 films

Comedian Jerry Lewis
Comedian
Jerry Lewis
  • Jun 20 Venezuelan Super Constellation crashes in NJ, 74 killed

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Jun 20 At Detroit's Briggs Stadium, Mickey Mantle hits 2 Billy Hoeft pitches into right center field bleachers (no else hits 1 there)

Baseball Legend Mickey Mantle
Baseball Legend
Mickey Mantle
  • Jun 21 Anti-protons detected in the atmosphere
  • Jun 21 German DR frees almost 19,000 prisoners
  • Jun 21 Oriole Connie Johnson beats WS Jack Harshman (1-0) in dual 1 hitters
  • Jun 22 6th Berlin International Film Festival: "Invitation to the Dance" wins Golden Bear
  • Jun 23 "Jimmy Durante Show" last airs on NBC-TV
  • Jun 23 "Transfusion" by Nervous Norvous peaks at #8
  • Jun 23 Gamal Abdel Nasser elected president of Egypt

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Jun 24 "Steve Allen Show" returns on NBC-TV

TV Personality, Comedian and Composer Steve Allen
TV Personality, Comedian and Composer
Steve Allen
  • Jun 24 2nd LPGA Championship won by Marlene Hagge
  • Jun 24 WISC TV channel 3 in Madison, WI (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • Jun 25 51 die in collision of "Andrea Doria" & "Stockholm" (Cape Cod)
  • Jun 25 WKNO TV channel 10 in Memphis, TN (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Jun 27 Indians trailing Orioles 9-1 come back to win 12-11 in 11 innings
  • Jun 28 1st atomic reactor built for private research operates Chicago Ill
  • Jun 28 Riots break out in Poznan Poland, 38 die
  • Jun 29 Charles Dumas makes 1st high jump over 7' (2.13 m)-LA, Calif
  • Jun 29 US Federal interstate highway system act signed
  • Jun 29 Dutch PM Drees refuses resignation of queen Juliana (Greet Hofmans)
  • Jun 30 "Pipe Dream" closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 245 performances
  • Jun 30 "Shangri-La" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 21 performances

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Jun 30 Lenin's politics testament (1923) published in Moscow

Marxist Revolutionary and Soviet Leader Vladimir Lenin
Marxist Revolutionary and Soviet Leader
Vladimir Lenin
  • Jun 30 United DC-7 & TWA collide over Grand Canyon killing 128