On This Day

What Happened on June 26, 1956

Famous Birthdays

  • Azhar Cachalia, Scottish-South African leader (United Democratic Front), born in Scotland
  • Bernard A. Harris Jr., African American astronaut (STS 55, 63), born in Temple, Texas

Person of interestChris Isaak

Chris Isaak, American rock singer-songwriter ("Wicked Game"), born in Stockton, California

Singer Chris Isaak
Chris Isaak

Famous Deaths

  • Clifford Brown, American jazz trumpeter and composer (Joyspring, Jordu), dies at 25
1956 Highlights

About June 26, 1956

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 65 years, 3 months and 26 days
Leap Year: Yes

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