On This Day

What Happened on June 16, 1956

Historical Events

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

Sport awardUS 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

Golfer Ben Hogan
Ben Hogan

Famous Weddings

LoveWedding 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.

Poet Ted Hughes
Ted Hughes
Author and Poet Sylvia Plath
Author and Poet
Sylvia Plath

1956 Highlights

About June 16, 1956

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 64 years, 5 months and 13 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Gemini