On This Day

What Happened on February 6, 1956

Historical Events

  • Chicago's Daily Defender, begins publishing
  • French Prime Minister Guy Mollet pelted with tomatoes in Algiers
  • University of Alabama suspends African-American student Autherine Lucy claiming that it can no longer provide for her safety

Famous Birthdays

  • Jon Walmsley, British actor (Jason in The Waltons), born in Lancashire, England
  • Linda Grovenor, American actress (Die Laughing, Wheels of Fire), born in Baltimore, Maryland
1956 Highlights

About February 6, 1956

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 64 years, 6 months and 2 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Goat/Sheep
Star Sign: Aquarius