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Historical Events Happened In 1956

Saturday, 31 January 2015

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

Nov 14   Hungarian revolt put down in the year 1956.  

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   Morocco gains independence on this day in history.  

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   16th modern Olympic games opens in Melbourne on this day in history.  

Nov 22   On this day in history 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.  

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 in the year 1956.  

Nov 26   In the year 1956 tommy Dorsey, big bandleader, dies at 51  

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

Nov 28   Photography begins on "... & God Created Women" in the year 1956.  

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) on this day in history.  

Dec 02   Fidel Castro lands with "Granma" on coast of Cuba on this day in history.  

Dec 03   In the year 1956 england & France pull troops out of Egypt  

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

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

Dec 04   On this day in history paul Hornung wins the Heisman Trophy  

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   Nelson Mandela and 156 others arrested for political activities in S Africa in the year 1956.  

Dec 07   Helen O'Connell joins the Today Show panel on this day in history.  

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

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

Dec 08   On this day in history edgar Leslie Bainton, composer, dies at 76  

Dec 09   In the year 1956 hans Barth, composer, dies at 59  

Dec 11   Anti-Russian demonstrates in Stettin & Wroclaw Poland in the year 1956.  

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

Dec 12   In the year 1956 lorenzo Perosi, composer, dies at 83  

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

Jan 03   In the year 1956 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   In the year 1956 birth of ann Magnuson, Charleston WV, actress (Anything But Love, Hunger)  

Jan 04   In the year 1956 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   In the year 1956 birth of nels Cline, American guitarist and composer  

Jan 05   On this day in history 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 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   In the year 1956 death of jim Elliot, American Christian missionary (b. 1928)  

Jan 10   On this day in history 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   On this day in history siegfried F Nadel, Aust/Brit anthropologist (Nuba), dies at 52  

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