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

Book releaseHistoric Publication

Lenin's politics testament (1923) published in Moscow

Marxist Revolutionary and Soviet Leader Vladimir Lenin
Marxist Revolutionary and Soviet Leader
Vladimir Lenin
  • United DC-7 & TWA collide over Grand Canyon killing 128

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-Only Human), born in Wakefield, England
1956 Highlights

About June 30, 1956

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 64 years, 4 months and 28 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Cancer