June 1956 in History

Events in History

  • Jun 2 Yugoslav president Tito visits Moscow
  • Jun 3 3rd class travel on British Railways ends

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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 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 Richard B. Fitzgibbon, Jr. killed by another USAF airman in Vietnam, becoming the first American killed in the Vietnam War
  • Jun 9 Heavy earthquake strikes Afghanistan, 400 killed
  • Jun 13 After 72 years Britain gives up Suez Canal to Egyptian control
  • Jun 13 Parliamentary election: Dutch Democrates 50/KVP 49
  • 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
  • Jun 20 Venezuelan Super Constellation crashes in NJ, 74 killed
  • 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 "Transfusion" by Nervous Norvous peaks at #8
  • Jun 23 Gamal Abdel Nasser elected president of Egypt
  • Jun 25 51 die in collision of "Andrea Doria" & "Stockholm" (Cape Cod)
  • Jun 28 1st atomic reactor built for private research operates (Chicago Illinois)
  • Jun 28 Riots break out in Poznan Poland, 38 die
  • Jun 29 US Federal interstate highway system act signed
  • Jun 29 Dutch PM Drees refuses resignation of queen Juliana (Greet Hofmans)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Birthdays in History

  • Jun 2 Mark L Polansky, pilot/astronaut, born in Paterson, New Jersey
  • Jun 2 Malcolm Garrett, English graphic designer
  • Jun 4 Martin Adams, English darts player
  • Jun 4 John Hockenberry, American journalist
  • Jun 5 Richard A Searfoss, Mount Clemons Mich, Astronaut (STS 58, 76, sk 90)
  • Jun 6 Jay C Buckey, American physician/astronaut (STS 58 alt, sk: 90), born in NYC, New York
  • Jun 9 Patricia Cornwell, American author
  • Jun 10 Georg Borwin, Duke of Mecklenburg, head of the House of Mecklenburg-Strelitz
  • Jun 22 Shah Mehmood Qureshi, Pakistani Politician and Foreign Minister
  • Jun 25 Boris Trajkovski, President of the Republic of Macedonia (d. 2004)
  • Jun 25 Anthony Bourdain, Chef and author
  • Jun 25 Bongiwe (Bongi) Dhlomo-Mautloa, Vryheid, Natal, South African artist
  • Jun 26 Azhar Cachalia, Scottish/South African leader (United Democratic Front)
  • Jun 26 Bernard A Harris Jr, Temple Texas, MD/Astronaut (STS 55, 63)
  • Jun 27 Ted Haggard, American evangelical preacher
  • Jun 28 Noel Mugavin, Australian Rules Football player
  • Jun 29 Pedro Santana Lopes, former Prime Minister of Portugal

Weddings in History


HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 16 British Poet and Poet Laureate Ted Hughes marries American writer and poet (The Bell Jar) Sylvia Plath at St George the Martyr Holborn, London.

Poet Ted Hughes
Poet
Ted Hughes
Author and Poet Sylvia Plath
Author and Poet
Sylvia Plath

Deaths in History


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Jun 6 Hiram Bingham, American Archaeologist (Incan site of Machu Picchu), dies at 80

Archaeologist and Explorer Hiram Bingham
Archaeologist and Explorer
Hiram Bingham
  • Jun 7 Julien Benda, Fren philosopher/writer (La trahison des clercs), dies
  • Jun 8 Marie Laurencin, French painter (b. 1883)
  • Jun 11 Corrado Alvaro, Italian writer (Poesie grigio-verdi), dies at 61
  • Jun 17 Paul Rostock, German doctor (b. 1892)
  • Jun 19 Lulu [Luise] Strauss und Torney, German poet/writer, dies at 82
  • Jun 19 Thomas J. Watson, American businessman (IBM) (b. 1874)
  • Jun 25 Ernest J King, US fleet admiral/Chief of Naval Operations, dies at 77