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Historical Events Happened In 1956

Saturday, 01 November 2014

Nov 13   On this day in history supreme Court strikes down segregation of races on public buses  

Nov 14   In the year 1956 hungarian revolt put down  

Nov 15   "Li'l Abner" opens at St James Theater NYC for 693 performances on this day in history.  

Nov 17   On this day in history syracuse fullback Jim Brown, scores NCAA record of 43 pts (vs Colgate)  

Nov 18   On this day in history morocco gains independence  

Nov 19   Francis L Sullivan, actor (Joan of Arc, Winslow Boy), dies at 53 on this day in history.  

Nov 21   In the year 1956 don Newcombe, wins NL MVP & 1st-ever Cy Young Award  

Nov 22   On this day in history 16th modern Olympic games opens in Melbourne  

Nov 22   On this day in history vincent (Moro-)Giafferi, French criminal (Caillaux/Landru), dies  

Nov 23   In the year 1956 jeanne Cappe, Belgian author (Tres Grand Cardinal), dies at about 61  

Nov 24   "Pajama Game" closes at St James Theater NYC after 1063 performances on this day in history.  

Nov 26   In the year 1956 "The Price Is Right" debuts on NBC  

Nov 26   On this day in history tommy Dorsey, big bandleader, dies at 51  

Nov 27   F Goodrich & A Hackett's "Diary of Anne Frank," premieres in Neth in the year 1956.  

Nov 28   In the year 1956 photography begins on "... & God Created Women"  

Nov 29   In the year 1956 "Bells Are Ringing" opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 925 performances  

Nov 30   1st use of videotape on TV (Douglas Edwards & the News) in the year 1956.  

Dec 02   On this day in history fidel Castro lands with "Granma" on coast of Cuba  

Dec 03   England & France pull troops out of Egypt in the year 1956.  

Dec 03   Wilt Chamberlain's first collegiate basketball game (scores 52) on this day in history.  

Dec 04   In the year 1956 22nd Heisman Trophy Award: Paul Hornung, Notre Dame (QB)  

Dec 04   Paul Hornung wins the Heisman Trophy in the year 1956.  

Dec 05   Thornton Wilder's "Matchmaker," premieres in NYC on this day in history.  

Dec 06   In the year 1956 "Happy Hunting" opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 413 performances  

Dec 06   On this day in history nelson Mandela and 156 others arrested for political activities in S Africa  

Dec 07   Helen O'Connell joins the Today Show panel in the year 1956.  

Dec 07   Helen O'Connell joins Today Show panel in the year 1956.  

Dec 08   16th Olympic games close at Melbourne, Australia on this day in history.  

Dec 08   In the year 1956 edgar Leslie Bainton, composer, dies at 76  

Dec 09   On this day in history hans Barth, composer, dies at 59  

Dec 11   On this day in history anti-Russian demonstrates in Stettin & Wroclaw Poland  

Dec 12   Commencement of the Irish Republican Army's Border Campaign on this day in history.  

Dec 12   Lorenzo Perosi, composer, dies at 83 on this day in history.  

Dec 13   Dodgers trade Jackie Robinson to Giants for pitcher Dick Littlefield & $35,000 Robinson retires in the year 1956.  

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Famous Birthdays In 1956

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 02   Lynda Barry, American cartoonist was born in the year 1956.  

Jan 03   In the year 1956 birth of mel Gibson, Peekskill NY, actor (Mad Max, Mrs Soffel, Lethal Weapon)  

Jan 03   Willy T. Ribbs, American race car driver was born on this day in history.  

Jan 04   Ann Magnuson, Charleston WV, actress (Anything But Love, Hunger) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 04   Barney Sumner, rock guitarist/vocalist (New Order-Blue Monday) was born in the year 1956.  

Jan 04   In the year 1956 birth of bernard Albrecht, English pop guitarist (Joy Division)  

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

Jan 05   Chen Kenichi, Japanese-born chef was born in the year 1956.  

Famous Deaths In 1956

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 03   Alexander Tikhonovich Gretshaninov, Russian/US composer, dies at 91 on this day in history.  

Jan 04   On this day in history alexandr Tikhonovich Grechaninov, composer, dies at 91  

Jan 05   On this day in history jeanne F Bourgeois, French head mistress (Moulin Rouge), dies at 84  

Jan 08   Jim Elliot, American Christian missionary (b. 1928) died in the year 1956.  

Jan 10   In the year 1956 henricus P Bremmer, Dutch art historian (Beeldende Kunst), dies at 84  

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   Sam Langford, Canadian boxer (b. 1883) died in the year 1956.