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Historical Events Happened In 1956

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

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

Nov 14   In the year 1956 hungarian revolt put down  

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

Nov 17   On this day in history syracuse fullback Jim Brown, scores NCAA record of 43 pts (vs Colgate)  

Nov 18   In the year 1956 morocco gains independence  

Nov 19   On this day in history 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 in the year 1956.  

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

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

Nov 24   In the year 1956 "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   In the year 1956 f Goodrich & A Hackett's "Diary of Anne Frank," premieres in Neth  

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

Nov 29   "Bells Are Ringing" opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 925 performances on this day in history.  

Nov 30   In the year 1956 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   Wilt Chamberlain's first collegiate basketball game (scores 52) in the year 1956.  

Dec 04   On this day in history 22nd Heisman Trophy Award: Paul Hornung, Notre Dame (QB)  

Dec 04   In the year 1956 paul Hornung wins the Heisman Trophy  

Dec 05   Thornton Wilder's "Matchmaker," premieres in NYC on this day in history.  

Dec 06   "Happy Hunting" opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 413 performances in the year 1956.  

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

Jan 03   On this day in history 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   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   In the year 1956 birth of nels Cline, American guitarist and composer  

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   In the year 1956 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   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.