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Historical Events Happened In 1956

Saturday, 13 February 2016

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

Nov 14   In the year 1956 hungarian revolt put down  

Nov 15   On this day in history "Li'l Abner" opens at St James Theater NYC for 693 performances  

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   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   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   "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   F Goodrich & A Hackett's "Diary of Anne Frank," premieres in Neth in the year 1956.  

Nov 28   Photography begins on "... & God Created Women" on this day in history.  

Nov 29   On this day in history "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   Fidel Castro lands with "Granma" on coast of Cuba in the year 1956.  

Dec 03   England & France pull troops out of Egypt in the year 1956.  

Dec 03   On this day in history 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   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 in the year 1956.  

Dec 07   Helen O'Connell joins the Today Show panel in the year 1956.  

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

Dec 08   On this day in history 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   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   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   Lynda Barry, American cartoonist was born in the year 1956.  

Jan 03   In the year 1956 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   In the year 1956 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   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 on this day in history.  

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 on this day in history.  

Jan 05   On this day in history jeanne F Bourgeois, French head mistress (Moulin Rouge), dies at 84  

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 on this day in history.  

Jan 14   Siegfried F Nadel, Aust/Brit anthropologist (Nuba), dies at 52 on this day in history.  

Jan 21   Sam Langford, Canadian boxer (b. 1883) died in the year 1956.  

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