On This Day

What Happened on November 6, 1956

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events


Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Dwight D. Eisenhower is re-elected President of the United States, defeating Democrat candidate Adlai Stevenson

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower
US Governor and Presidential Candidate Adlai Stevenson II
US Governor and Presidential Candidate
Adlai Stevenson II
  • Netherlands and Spain withdraw from Olympics in protest against Soviet actions in the Hungarian Revolution
  • Suez Crisis: British Royal Marines storm Port Said in Egypt amid growing domestic and international opposition to the Anglo-French-Israeli military operation

Famous Birthdays

  • Graeme Wood, Australian cricketer (Australian lefty opening batsman 1978-88), born in East Fremantle, Australia