On This Day

What Happened on June 21, 1956

Historical Events

  • Anti-protons detected in the atmosphere
  • German DR frees almost 19,000 prisoners
  • Oriole Connie Johnson beats WS Jack Harshman (1-0) in dual 1 hitters

Famous Birthdays

  • Mikhail Burtsev, Soviet sabre fencer (Olympic gold 1976, 1980), born in Moscow (d. 2015)
  • Rick Sutcliffe, American baseball pitcher (LA Dodgers, Chicago Cubs), born in Independence, Missouri
1956 Highlights

About June 21, 1956

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 65 years, 5 months and 10 days
Leap Year: Yes

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