On This Day

What Happened on June 13, 1956

Historical Events

  • "Shangri-La" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 21 performances
  • 1st European Cup Final, Paris: H├ęctor Rial scores twice as Real Madrid beats Stade de Reims, 4-3 to claim inaugural title
  • Parliamentary election: Dutch Democrats 50/KVP 49
  • The last British troops leave the Suez Canal Zone in Egypt

Famous Deaths

  • Reginald Goss-Custard, British organist, arranger and composer (Chelsea Fayre), dies at 79
1956 Highlights

About June 13, 1956

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 65 years, 5 months and 14 days
Leap Year: Yes

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