On This Day

What Happened on June 24, 1956

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

"Steve Allen Show" returns on NBC-TV

TV Personality, Comedian and Composer Steve Allen
TV Personality, Comedian and Composer
Steve Allen
  • LPGA Championship Women's Golf, Forest Lake CC: Marlene Hagge wins her only major title; beats Patty Berg by 2 strokes in a sudden-death playoff
  • WISC TV channel 3 in Madison, WI (CBS) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

  • Joe Penny, English actor (Gangster Wars, Riptide, Jake & the Fatman), born in London, England
1956 Highlights

About June 24, 1956

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 64 years, 5 months and 1 day
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Cancer