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Historical Events Happened In 1956

Tuesday, 28 June 2016

Nov 13   Supreme Court strikes down segregation of races on public buses on this day in history.  

Nov 14   Hungarian revolt put down on this day in history.  

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) in the year 1956.  

Nov 18   Morocco gains independence in the year 1956.  

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

Nov 21   In the year 1956 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   In the year 1956 jeanne Cappe, Belgian author (Tres Grand Cardinal), dies at about 61  

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

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

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" 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   England & France pull troops out of Egypt on this day in history.  

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   Paul Hornung wins the Heisman Trophy in the year 1956.  

Dec 05   On this day in history thornton Wilder's "Matchmaker," premieres in NYC  

Dec 06   "Happy Hunting" opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 413 performances on this day in history.  

Dec 06   Nelson Mandela and 156 others arrested for political activities in S Africa in the year 1956.  

Dec 07   On this day in history helen O'Connell joins the Today Show panel  

Dec 07   On this day in history helen O'Connell joins Today Show panel  

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   Anti-Russian demonstrates in Stettin & Wroclaw Poland on this day in history.  

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

Dec 12   On this day in history lorenzo Perosi, composer, dies at 83  

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 on this day in history.  

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

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   On this day in history birth of nels Cline, American guitarist and composer  

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

Jan 04   In the year 1956 alexandr Tikhonovich Grechaninov, composer, dies at 91  

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

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 on this day in history.  

Jan 14   In the year 1956 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)  

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