What Happened on June 25, 1956

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • 51 die in collision of "Andrea Doria" and "Stockholm" (Cape Cod)
  • WKNO TV channel 10 in Memphis, Tennessee (PBS) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

  • Anthony Bourdain, American chef and author, born in New York City
  • Bongiwe (Bongi) Dhlomo-Mautloa, Vryheid, Natal, South African artist
  • Boris Trajkovski, President of the Republic of Macedonia (d. 2004)

Famous Deaths

  • Ernest J King, US fleet admiral/Chief of Naval Operations, dies at 77