On This Day

What Happened on June 16, 1956

Historical Events

  • 88th Belmont: David Erb aboard Needles wins in 2:29.8

US Golf Open

US Open Men's Golf, Oak Hill CC: Cary Middlecoff wins his second Open title, 1 stroke ahead of runners-up Julius Boros and Ben Hogan

Famous Weddings

Wedding of Interest

British Poet and Poet Laureate Ted Hughes marries American writer and poet (The Bell Jar) Sylvia Plath at St George the Martyr Holborn, London.

1956 Highlights

About June 16, 1956

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 65 years, 5 months and 18 days
Leap Year: Yes

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