What Happened on June 24, 1956

Historical Events

Music History

"Steve Allen Show" returns on NBC-TV

LPGA Championship

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
1956 History

Famous Birthdays

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

Famous Deaths

  • Earl Morris, American archaeologist (Aztec Ruins National Monument), dies at 66

About June 24, 1956

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 66 years, 11 months and 14 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

  • UK #1 Song: I'll Be Home - Pat Boone