What Happened on July 6, 1956

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • British Open 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

Sport awardTennis Open

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

Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion Lew Hoad
Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion
Lew Hoad
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion Ken Rosewall
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion
Ken Rosewall
  • Wimbledon Women's Tennis: American Shirley Fry beats Angela Buxton of England 6-3, 6-1 for her only Wimbledon singles title

Famous Birthdays

  • Casey Sander, American actor
  • John Jorgenson, singer (Desert Rose Band-Love Reunited), born in Madison, Wisconsin
  • Matt Bahr, NFL kicker (NE Patriots, NY Giants)

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

Journalist Ben Bradlee (34) weds Antoinette Pinchot

Journalist Ben Bradlee
Journalist
Ben Bradlee