On This Day

What Happened on June 19, 1956

Historical Events

Music History

Jerry Lewis & Dean Martin end partnership after 10 years, and 16 films

Famous Birthdays

  • Doug Stone, American singer

Famous Deaths

  • (Luise) "Lulu" von Strauss und Torney, German poet (Erde der Väter - Our Forefathers' Soil), and novelist (Der jüngste Tag - Judgment Day), dies at 82

Thomas J. Watson

Thomas J. Watson, Sr., American businessman (Chairman and CEO of IBM, 1914-1956), dies at 87

1956 Highlights

About June 19, 1956

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 65 years, 5 months and 15 days
Leap Year: Yes

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