On This Day

What Happened on June 29, 1956

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • Charles Dumas makes 1st high jump over 7' (2.13 m)-LA, California
  • Dutch PM Drees refuses resignation of queen Juliana (Greet Hofmans)
  • US Federal interstate highway system act signed

Famous Birthdays

  • Pedro Guerrero, Dominican MLB player (LA Dodgers), born in San Pedro de MacorĂ­s, Dominican Republic
  • Pedro Santana Lopes, 116th Prime Minister of Portugal (2004-05), born in Lisbon, Portugal

Famous Weddings

LoveWedding of Interest

Actress and sex symbol Marilyn Monroe (30) weds for the 3rd time, this time marrying playwright Arthur Miller (40) at White Plains Court House in White Plains, New York

Actress Marilyn Monroe
Marilyn Monroe
Playwright Arthur Miller
Arthur Miller

Famous Deaths

  • Johan[nes F] Bakker Jr, actor, dies at 62