On This Day

What Happened on June 4, 1956

Day of the Week: Monday

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, 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