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Historical Events Happened In 1956

Tuesday, 07 July 2015

Nov 13   Supreme Court strikes down segregation of races on public buses in the year 1956.  

Nov 14   Hungarian revolt put down in the year 1956.  

Nov 15   In the year 1956 "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   In the year 1956 morocco gains independence  

Nov 19   Francis L Sullivan, actor (Joan of Arc, Winslow Boy), dies at 53 in the year 1956.  

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   Vincent (Moro-)Giafferi, French criminal (Caillaux/Landru), dies on this day in history.  

Nov 23   Jeanne Cappe, Belgian author (Tres Grand Cardinal), dies at about 61 in the year 1956.  

Nov 24   On this day in history "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   Tommy Dorsey, big bandleader, dies at 51 in the year 1956.  

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

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

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

Nov 30   On this day in history 1st use of videotape on TV (Douglas Edwards & the News)  

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

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   On this day in history 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   "Happy Hunting" opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 413 performances in the year 1956.  

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

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

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

Dec 08   In the year 1956 16th Olympic games close at Melbourne, Australia  

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

Dec 09   Hans Barth, composer, dies at 59 in the year 1956.  

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 in the year 1956.  

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   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 in the year 1956.  

Jan 03   In the year 1956 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   In the year 1956 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   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 in the year 1956.  

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

Jan 21   In the year 1956 death of sam Langford, Canadian boxer (b. 1883)