What Happened on July 6, 1956

Historical Events

  • British Open Men's Golf, Royal Liverpool: Australian Peter Thomson wins by 3 shots from Flory Van Donck of Belgium for his 3rd consecutive Open victory
  • Cleveland outfielder Jim Busby hits a second grand slam on consecutive days during Indians 4-2 win v Kansas City A's
  • MLB Commissioner Ford Frick inaugurates Cy Young Award, to honour baseball's outstanding pitcher of the season

Wimbledon Men's Tennis

Wimbledon Men's Tennis: In an all-Australian matchup Lew Hoad wins his first of 2 Wimbledon singles crowns beating Ken Rosewall 6-2, 4-6, 7-5, 6-4

1956 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Casey Sander, American actor (Mike-The Big Bang Theory), born in Washington, D.C.
  • John Jorgenson, American singer (Desert Rose Band-Love Reunited), born in Madison, Wisconsin
  • Matt Bahr, American NFL placekicker (NE Patriots, NY Giants), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Born in 1956

Famous Weddings

Ben Bradlee

Journalist Ben Bradlee (34) weds Antoinette Pinchot

About July 6, 1956

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 66 years, 10 months and 25 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Cancer

Music Charts

  • UK #1 Song: I'll Be Home - Pat Boone