What Happened on December 6, 1956

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • "Happy Hunting" opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 413 performances

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nelson Mandela & 156 others arrested for political activities in South Africa

Anti-apartheid activist and South African President Nelson Mandela
Anti-apartheid activist and South African President
Nelson Mandela

Famous Birthdays

  • Peter Buck, US pop guitarist (REM-Murmur)
  • Randy Rhoads, Heavy metal guitarist (Quiet Riot), born in Santa Monica, California (d. 1982)

Famous Deaths


Person of interestB.R. Ambedkar

B.R. Ambedkar [Baba Saheb], Indian politician, jurist (architect of the Constitution of India) and social reformer who inspired the Dalit Buddhist Movement, dies after suffering from diabetes at 65

Jurist and Social Reformer B.R. Ambedkar
Jurist and Social Reformer
B.R. Ambedkar