On This Day

What Happened on June 30, 1956

Historical Events

  • "Pipe Dream" closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 245 performances
  • "Shangri-La" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 21 performances
  • United DC-7 & TWA collide over Grand Canyon killing 128

Historic Publication

Vladimir Lenin's politics testament (1923) published in Moscow


Famous Birthdays

  • David Alan Grier, American actor and comedian (In Living Color, Boomerang), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Ronald Winans, American gospel singer (Winans), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2005)
  • [Philip] Adrian Wright, British composer and keyboard player (Human League - "Don't You Want Me"; "Human"), born in Wakefield, England
1956 Highlights

About June 30, 1956

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 65 years, 4 months and 29 days
Leap Year: Yes

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