What Happened on June 6, 1956

Historical Events

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Andy Pycroft, cricketer (Zimbabwe Test batsman)

Björn BorgBjörn Borg (67 years old)

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

  • 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
Born in 1956

Famous Weddings

Sonja Henie

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

Famous Deaths

Hiram BinghamHiram Bingham (1875-1956)

American archaeologist who re-discovered the Incan site of Machu Picchu, dies at 80

  • Margaret Wycherly, English actress (Claudia), dies at 74
1956 Highlights

About June 6, 1956

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 67 years and 1 day
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

  • UK #1 Song: No Other Love - Ronnie Hilton