On This Day

What Happened on June 17, 1956

Historical Events

Historic Event

Golda Meir begins her term as Israel's foreign minister

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? 65 years, 5 months and 18 days
Leap Year: Yes

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