On This Day

What Happened on July 6, 1956

Day of the Week: Friday

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

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

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

Famous Weddings


LoveWedding of Interest

Journalist Ben Bradlee (34) weds Antoinette Pinchot

Journalist Ben Bradlee
Journalist
Ben Bradlee