On This Day

What Happened on June 17, 1956

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Golda Meir begins her term as Israel's foreign minister

4th Prime Minister of Israel Golda Meir
4th Prime Minister of Israel
Golda Meir

Famous Birthdays

  • Nick Cook, English cricketer (left arm slow bowler in 15 Tests 1983-89), born in Leicester

Famous Deaths

  • Bob Sweikert, American racing driver (b. 1926)
  • Paul Rostock, German doctor (b. 1892)
1956 Highlights

About June 17, 1956

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

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Gemini