What Happened on June 13, 1956

Historical Events

  • 1st European Cup Final, Paris: Héctor Rial scores twice as Real Madrid beats Stade de Reims, 4-3 to claim inaugural title
  • Harry Warren, James Lawrence, Ribert E. Lee, and James Hilton's musical "Shangri-La", based on Hilton's novel "Lost Horizon", and featuring Jack Cassidy and Alice Ghostley, opens at Winter Garden Theater, NYC; runs for 21 performances
  • Parliamentary election: Dutch Democrats 50/KVP 49
  • The last British troops leave the Suez Canal Zone in Egypt
1956 History

Famous Deaths

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

About June 13, 1956

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 67 years, 3 months and 17 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

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