On This Day

What Happened on June 25, 1956

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • 46 die in collision of the SS Andrea Doria and the MS Stockholm off the coast of Nantucket
  • WKNO TV channel 10 in Memphis, Tennessee (PBS) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

  • Anthony Bourdain, American-French celebrity chef, author, and TV personality considered one of the most influential chefs in the world (No Reservations, Parts Unknown), born in NYC, New York (d. 2018)
  • Bongiwe (Bongi) Dhlomo-Mautloa, South African artist, born in Vryheid, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
  • Boris Trajkovski, 2nd President of the Republic of Macedonia, born in Monospitovo, Strumica, SR Macedonia, Yugoslavia (d. 2004)

Famous Deaths

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