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Historical Events For 1956

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

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

Nov 14   Hungarian revolt put down in the year 1956.  

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 in the year 1956.  

Nov 19   On this day in history francis L Sullivan, actor (Joan of Arc, Winslow Boy), dies at 53  

Nov 21   In the year 1956 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 in the year 1956.  

Nov 23   In the year 1956 jeanne Cappe, Belgian author (Tres Grand Cardinal), dies at about 61  

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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 in the year 1956.  

Nov 26   Tommy Dorsey, big bandleader, dies at 51 on this day in history.  

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

Nov 28   On this day in history 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   1st use of videotape on TV (Douglas Edwards & the News) in the year 1956.  

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   Wilt Chamberlain's first collegiate basketball game (scores 52) on this day in history.  

Dec 04   In the year 1956 22nd Heisman Trophy Award: Paul Hornung, Notre Dame (QB)  

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

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

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

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

Dec 08   On this day in history edgar Leslie Bainton, composer, dies at 76  

Dec 09   Hans Barth, composer, dies at 59 on this day in history.  

Dec 11   In the year 1956 anti-Russian demonstrates in Stettin & Wroclaw Poland  

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

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   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 on this day in history.  

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

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   In the year 1956 alexander Tikhonovich Gretshaninov, Russian/US composer, dies at 91  

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 in the year 1956.  

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

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   On this day in history siegfried F Nadel, Aust/Brit anthropologist (Nuba), dies at 52  

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

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