On This Day

What Happened on June 4, 1956

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Soviet First Secretary Nikita Khrushchev
Soviet First Secretary
Nikita Khrushchev

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
  • Terry Kennedy, American baseball player, born in Euclid, Ohio

Famous Deaths

  • Katherine MacDonald, American actress (b. 1881)
  • Max Kowalski, composer, dies at 73
1956 Highlights

About June 4, 1956

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 64 years, 5 months and 28 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Gemini