On This Day

What Happened on June 29, 1956

Historical Events

  • American Charles Dumas records first high jump over 7' (2.13m) during US Olympic Trials at Los Angeles, 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

Wedding 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

Famous Deaths

  • Johan[nes F] Bakker Jr, actor, dies at 62
  • Max Emmerich, American athlete and gymnast (Olympic gold, triathlon 1904), dies at 77
1956 Highlights

About June 29, 1956

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 65 years, 5 months and 3 days
Leap Year: Yes

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