On This Day

What Happened on June 4, 1956

Historical Events

Historic Event

'Secret speech' by Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev criticising Joseph Stalin is made public

Famous Birthdays

  • John Hockenberry, American journalist (HEAT with John Hockenberry), born in Dayton, Ohio
  • John Treacy, Irish marathoner (Olympic silver 1984), born in Villierstown, County Waterford
  • Keith David, American actor (Platoon, There's Something About Mary), born in NYC, New York
  • Martin Adams, English darts player (BDO World Champion 2007, 10-11), born in Sutton, Surrey, England
  • Reeves Gabrels, American rock guitarist, songwriter and producer (Tin Machine/David Bowie;, 1987-99; The Cure, 2012-), born in Staten Island, New York
  • Terry Kennedy, American baseball player, born in Euclid, Ohio

Famous Deaths

  • Katherine MacDonald, American actress (b. 1881)
  • Max Kowalski, German singer, composer, singing teacher, and concentration camp survivor, dies at 73
1956 Highlights

About June 4, 1956

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 65 years, 5 months and 24 days
Leap Year: Yes

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