On This Day

What Happened on June 22, 1956

Historical Events

  • 6th Berlin International Film Festival: "Invitation to the Dance" wins Golden Bear

Famous Birthdays

  • Alfons De Wolf, Belgian cyclist
  • Derek Forbes, rocker (Simple Minds-Water Front)
  • Green [Gartside], rock vocalist (Scritti Politti-Flesh & Blood)
  • Shah Mehmood Qureshi, Pakistani Politician and Foreign Minister
  • Tim Russ, actor (Tuvoc-Star Trek Voyager), born in Washington, D.C.

Famous Deaths

  • Walter de la Mare, British poet and author (The Listeners, Memoirs of a Midget), dies at 83
1956 Highlights

About June 22, 1956

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 64 years, 5 months and 3 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Cancer