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Historical Events Happened In 1956

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

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 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   Don Newcombe, wins NL MVP & 1st-ever Cy Young Award on this day in history.  

Nov 22   On this day in history 16th modern Olympic games opens in Melbourne  

Nov 22   On this day in history vincent (Moro-)Giafferi, French criminal (Caillaux/Landru), dies  

Nov 23   On this day in history jeanne Cappe, Belgian author (Tres Grand Cardinal), dies at about 61  

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

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

Nov 28   On this day in history 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   1st use of videotape on TV (Douglas Edwards & the News) on this day in history.  

Dec 02   On this day in history fidel Castro lands with "Granma" on coast of Cuba  

Dec 03   On this day in history 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) on this day in history.  

Dec 04   Paul Hornung wins the Heisman Trophy on this day in history.  

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 on this day in history.  

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

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

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

Dec 08   Edgar Leslie Bainton, composer, dies at 76 on this day in history.  

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 on this day in history.  

Dec 12   Lorenzo Perosi, composer, dies at 83 on this day in history.  

Dec 13   Dodgers trade Jackie Robinson to Giants for pitcher Dick Littlefield & $35,000 Robinson retires on this day in history.  

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

Jan 03   Willy T. Ribbs, American race car driver was born on this day in history.  

Jan 04   Ann Magnuson, Charleston WV, actress (Anything But Love, Hunger) was born on this day in history.  

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

Jan 04   Bernard Albrecht, English pop guitarist (Joy Division) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 04   On this day in history birth of nels Cline, American guitarist and composer  

Jan 05   Chen Kenichi, Japanese-born chef was born on this day in history.  

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

Jan 08   Jim Elliot, American Christian missionary (b. 1928) died on this day in history.  

Jan 10   Henricus P Bremmer, Dutch art historian (Beeldende Kunst), dies at 84 on this day in history.  

Jan 12   On this day in history john Raedecker, Dutch sculptor (WW II Monument Amsterdam), dies at 70  

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)