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Historical Events Happened In 1956

Thursday, 24 April 2014

Oct 29   Chet Huntley & David Brinkley, NBC News, team up on this day in history.  

Oct 29   On this day in history international zone of Tangier returned to Morocco  

Oct 29   On this day in history israeli paratroopers drop into the Sinai to open Straits of Tiran  

Oct 29   On this day in history the Huntley-Brinkley Report nightly newscast premieres on NBC TV.  

Oct 30   On this day in history israel captures Egyptian militay post at El-Thamad  

Oct 31   1st American to land an airplane at South Pole-Rear Adm GJ Dufek on this day in history.  

Oct 31   On this day in history britain and France begin to bomb Egypt to reopen the Suez Canal  

Oct 31   Brooklyn, NY ends streetcar service on this day in history.  

Oct 31   On this day in history first American to land an airplane at South Pole-Rear Adm GJ Dufek  

Nov 01   On this day in history delhi becomes a territory of the Indian union  

Nov 01   Indian state of Madhya Pradesh formed on this day in history.  

Nov 01   Lajos Asztalos, International Chess Master (1950), dies at 67 on this day in history.  

Nov 01   Nagy government of Hungary withdraws from Warsaw Pact on this day in history.  

Nov 02   Hungary appeals for UN assistance against Soviet invasion on this day in history.  

Nov 02   On this day in history israel captures Gaza and Sheham  

Nov 02   On this day in history jacob Weinberg, composer, dies at 77  

Nov 03   On this day in history "Wizard of Oz" first televised (CBS-TV)  

Nov 04   200,000 Russian troops attack anti-Stalinist revolt in Budapest on this day in history.  

Nov 04   Art[hur] Tatum, US jazz pianist/composer, dies at 46 on this day in history.  

Nov 04   On this day in history israel captures Straits of Tiran from Egypt  

Nov 05   Art Tatum, black pianist, dies at 46 in Los Angeles on this day in history.  

Nov 05   Britain & France land forces in Egypt on this day in history.  

Nov 06   On this day in history holland & Spain withdraw from Olympics, protest Soviets in Hungary  

Nov 06   Holland and Spain withdraw from Olympics, protest Soviets in Hungary on this day in history.  

Nov 06   On this day in history president Eisenhower (D) re-elected defeating Adlai E Stevenson (R)  

Nov 07   On this day in history una Mae Carlisle, US pianist/singer, dies at 40  

Nov 08   On this day in history uN demands USSR leave Hungary  

Nov 09   Lou Thesz beats Whipper Billy Watson in St Louis, to become NWA champ on this day in history.  

Nov 10   Gene de Paul/John Meyer's musical "Li'l Abner," premieres in NYC on this day in history.  

Nov 11   Victor Young, orch leader (Milton Berle Show), dies at 56 on this day in history.  

Nov 12   On this day in history gerhard Alexander, actor (One Zomerzotheid), dies at 49  

Nov 12   Largest observed iceberg, 208 by 60 miles, 1st sighted on this day in history.  

Nov 12   On this day in history largest observed iceberg, 208 by 60 miles, first sighted  

Nov 12   On this day in history morocco, Sudan, and Tunista join the United Nations.  

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Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 02   On this day in history birth of lynda Barry, American cartoonist  

Jan 03   Mel Gibson, Peekskill NY, actor (Mad Max, Mrs Soffel, Lethal Weapon) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 03   On this day in history birth of willy T. Ribbs, American race car driver  

Jan 04   On this day in history birth of ann Magnuson, Charleston WV, actress (Anything But Love, Hunger)  

Jan 04   Barney Sumner, rock guitarist/vocalist (New Order-Blue Monday) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 04   Bernard Albrecht, English pop guitarist (Joy Division) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 04   Nels Cline, American guitarist and composer was born on this day in history.  

Jan 05   Chen Kenichi, Japanese-born chef was born on this day in history.  

Famous Deaths In 1956

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 03   On this day in history alexander Tikhonovich Gretshaninov, Russian/US composer, dies at 91  

Jan 04   Alexandr Tikhonovich Grechaninov, composer, dies at 91 on this day in history.  

Jan 05   Jeanne F Bourgeois, French head mistress (Moulin Rouge), dies at 84 on this day in history.  

Jan 08   Jim Elliot, American Christian missionary (b. 1928) died on this day in history.  

Jan 10   Henricus P Bremmer, Dutch art historian (Beeldende Kunst), dies at 84 on this day in history.  

Jan 12   John Raedecker, Dutch sculptor (WW II Monument Amsterdam), dies at 70 on this day in history.  

Jan 14   Siegfried F Nadel, Aust/Brit anthropologist (Nuba), dies at 52 on this day in history.  

Jan 21   On this day in history death of sam Langford, Canadian boxer (b. 1883)