On This Day

What Happened on June 8, 1956

Historical Events

  • Lim Yem Hock forms Singapore government
  • Richard B. Fitzgibbon, Jr. killed by another USAF airman in Vietnam, becoming the first American killed in the Vietnam War
  • WDAM TV channel 7 in Laurel-Hattiesburg, MS (NBC) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

  • Uri Caine, American classical and jazz pianist and composer, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Famous Deaths

  • Marie Laurencin, French painter, dies at 72
1956 Highlights

About June 8, 1956

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 65 years and 6 months
Leap Year: Yes

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