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Historical Events Happened In 1956

Tuesday, 28 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   "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   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   16th modern Olympic games opens in Melbourne on this day in history.  

Nov 22   In the year 1956 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   "The Price Is Right" debuts on NBC on this day in history.  

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 in the year 1956.  

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

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

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) on this day in history.  

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

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

Dec 06   In the year 1956 "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 in the year 1956.  

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

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 in the year 1956.  

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

Dec 13   On this day in history 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   In the year 1956 birth of willy T. Ribbs, American race car driver  

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 in the year 1956.  

Jan 04   In the year 1956 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 in the year 1956.  

Jan 04   Alexandr Tikhonovich Grechaninov, composer, dies at 91 on this day in history.  

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

Jan 08   On this day in history death of jim Elliot, American Christian missionary (b. 1928)  

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

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

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