On This Day

What Happened on October 6, 1956

Historical Events

Music History

Dmitri Shostakovich's 6th Iron quartet premieres in Leningrad


Famous Birthdays

  • Kathleen Webb, American comic book writer and artist
  • Michael Shipley, Australian audio engineer, and record producer of rock and country music, born in Sydney, Australia (d. 2013)

Famous Weddings

  • South African politician "Kobie" Coetsee marries Helena E Malan

Ken Rosewall

Tennis player champ Ken Rosewall (21) weds Wilma McIver at St John's Church of England Cathedral in Brisbane, Australia


Famous Deaths

  • Charles E. Merrill, American investment banker (Merrill Lynch), dies at 70
  • Walter Herlihy, announcer (Music at Meadowbrook), dies at 42
1956 Highlights

About October 6, 1956

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 65 years, 1 month and 20 days
Leap Year: Yes

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