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Historical Events Happened In 1956

Friday, 29 May 2015

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

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

Nov 15   "Li'l Abner" opens at St James Theater NYC for 693 performances in the year 1956.  

Nov 17   In the year 1956 syracuse fullback Jim Brown, scores NCAA record of 43 pts (vs Colgate)  

Nov 18   Morocco gains independence on this day in history.  

Nov 19   In the year 1956 francis L Sullivan, actor (Joan of Arc, Winslow Boy), dies at 53  

Nov 21   On this day in history 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   Vincent (Moro-)Giafferi, French criminal (Caillaux/Landru), dies in the year 1956.  

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

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

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 on this day in history.  

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   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 on this day in history.  

Dec 03   In the year 1956 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   On this day in history paul Hornung wins the Heisman Trophy  

Dec 05   Thornton Wilder's "Matchmaker," premieres in NYC in the year 1956.  

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

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

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

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

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

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   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   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   In the year 1956 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   Willy T. Ribbs, American race car driver was born in the year 1956.  

Jan 04   On this day in history birth of ann Magnuson, Charleston WV, actress (Anything But Love, Hunger)  

Jan 04   Barney Sumner, rock guitarist/vocalist (New Order-Blue Monday) was born on this day in history.  

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

Jan 04   Alexandr Tikhonovich Grechaninov, composer, dies at 91 in the year 1956.  

Jan 05   Jeanne F Bourgeois, French head mistress (Moulin Rouge), dies at 84 in the year 1956.  

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   On this day in history john Raedecker, Dutch sculptor (WW II Monument Amsterdam), dies at 70  

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.