Daily Archives: June 9, 2016

President Eisenhower undergoes emergency surgery to relieve intestinal blockage 60 years ago this hour (June 9 1956)

Video: 'Eisenhower Seriously Ill (1956)'

(Saturday, June 9, 1956, 2:59 a.m. EDT) — U.S. President Dwight Eisenhower, 65, was taken to Walter Reed hospital today for an emergency operation to remove an intestinal blockage. Eisenhower’s physicians termed his condition “excellent,” saying they looked for a “rapid and complete recovery.”