On This Day

What Happened on June 6, 1956

Historical Events

  • David Marshall, Singapore's first Chief Minister, resigns.

Famous Birthdays

  • Andy Pycroft, cricketer (Zimbabwe Test batsman)

Person of interestBjörn Borg

Björn Borg, Swedish tennis player (11-time Grand Slam winner), born in Stockholm, Sweden

Tennis Player Björn Borg
Tennis Player
Björn Borg
  • Jay C Buckey, American physician/astronaut (STS 58 alt, sk: 90), born in NYC, New York
  • Marilyn Jones, American actress (Carey-King's Crossing), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Famous Weddings

  • Three-time Olympic Champion figure skater Sonja Henie (44) weds Norwegian shipping magnate and art patron Niels Onstad (47)

Famous Deaths


Person of interestHiram Bingham

Hiram Bingham, American Archaeologist (Incan site of Machu Picchu), dies at 80

Archaeologist and Explorer Hiram Bingham
Archaeologist and Explorer
Hiram Bingham
  • Margaret Wycherly, English actress (Claudia), dies at 74
1956 Highlights

About June 6, 1956

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 64 years, 5 months and 22 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Gemini