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Historical Events For 1956

Saturday, 25 March 2017

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

Nov 14   On this day in history hungarian revolt put down  

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

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

Nov 18   Morocco gains independence in the year 1956.  

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

Nov 21   On this day in history don Newcombe, wins NL MVP & 1st-ever Cy Young Award  

Nov 22   In the year 1956 16th modern Olympic games opens in Melbourne  

Nov 22   In the year 1956 vincent (Moro-)Giafferi, French criminal (Caillaux/Landru), dies  

Nov 23   Jeanne Cappe, Belgian author (Tres Grand Cardinal), dies at about 61 on this day in history.  

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Nov 24   In the year 1956 "Pajama Game" closes at St James Theater NYC after 1063 performances  

Nov 26   "The Price Is Right" debuts on NBC on this day in history.  

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

Nov 27   On this day in history f Goodrich & A Hackett's "Diary of Anne Frank," premieres in Neth  

Nov 28   Photography begins on "... & God Created Women" on this day in history.  

Nov 29   "Bells Are Ringing" opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 925 performances on this day in history.  

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

Dec 02   Fidel Castro lands with "Granma" on coast of Cuba in the year 1956.  

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

Dec 03   On this day in history wilt Chamberlain's first collegiate basketball game (scores 52)  

Dec 04   On this day in history 22nd Heisman Trophy Award: Paul Hornung, Notre Dame (QB)  

Dec 04   In the year 1956 paul Hornung wins the Heisman Trophy  

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

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

Dec 06   Nelson Mandela and 156 others arrested for political activities in S Africa on this day in history.  

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

Dec 07   In the year 1956 helen O'Connell joins Today Show panel  

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   Hans Barth, composer, dies at 59 on this day in history.  

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 in the year 1956.  

Dec 12   Lorenzo Perosi, composer, dies at 83 in the year 1956.  

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

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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   On this day in history birth of mel Gibson, Peekskill NY, actor (Mad Max, Mrs Soffel, Lethal Weapon)  

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

Jan 04   Ann Magnuson, Charleston WV, actress (Anything But Love, Hunger) was born in the year 1956.  

Jan 04   On this day in history birth of barney Sumner, rock guitarist/vocalist (New Order-Blue Monday)  

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 in the year 1956.  

Jan 05   In the year 1956 birth of chen Kenichi, Japanese-born chef  

Famous Deaths In 1956

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 03   Alexander Tikhonovich Gretshaninov, Russian/US composer, dies at 91 in the year 1956.  

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

Jan 05   In the year 1956 jeanne F Bourgeois, French head mistress (Moulin Rouge), dies at 84  

Jan 08   In the year 1956 death of jim Elliot, American Christian missionary (b. 1928)  

Jan 10   Henricus P Bremmer, Dutch art historian (Beeldende Kunst), dies at 84 in the year 1956.  

Jan 12   John Raedecker, Dutch sculptor (WW II Monument Amsterdam), dies at 70 in the year 1956.  

Jan 14   Siegfried F Nadel, Aust/Brit anthropologist (Nuba), dies at 52 in the year 1956.  

Jan 21   Sam Langford, Canadian boxer (b. 1883) died in the year 1956.  

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